Everything from retro-style axes to interstellar effects and insanely powerful amps caught our eye in Nashville.

Mike Matthews and the Electro-Harmonix gang brought three new stomps to Music City this week. The Bad Stone updates the classic phaser with a manual mode that lets you park the phasing at any point within the sine wave. The Silencer has standard noise-gate controls, plus a release knob that tailors the amount of acceptable noise for a sound and responsiveness that better matches your rig and style. And the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper has a slew of cool functions, including automatic loop-length matching, SD card storage, octave and reverse modes, XLR input for simultaneous instrument-and-vocal looping, drum loops, and more.

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