The second day of the year's biggest gear show was full of tone toys from Orange, Seymour Duncan, Nu-X, Electro-Harmonix, and more.

Supro Solidbody with Authentic Faraday-cage Gold-Foil Pickups

Supro’s big unveiling at NAMM this year was this approximately $800 solidbody with authentic Faraday-cage gold-foil pickups and either an ash (left) or a mahogany body. Meanwhile, the tweed-toned Blues King combo pumps 15 watts of beefy, 6L6-derived tone through a single 12” speaker, all for about $599 street.

An overachieving overdrive that gets way bigger than its name suggests.

Sweet balanced crunch tones. Dynamic. Sparkling, full, and clean at attenuated guitar volume. High-quality build.

Pretty expensive.

$249

Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive
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Overdrive pedals don’t often set my world alight—even great ones. But I’ve spent a month with the England-built Great Eastern FX Small Speaker Overdrive, and it remains attached to the other end of my coil-y cable. Ostensibly, the Small Speaker is meant to be a variation on the tweed-Fender-Champ-in-a-box theme. However, both the pedal’s name and the Champ associations fail to do justice to how large and alive it sounds and feels tethered to a bigger amp.

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