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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2017 Day 3

Take a look at the brand-new stomps, axes, and gizmos, including new stuff from Analog Outfitters, Hungry Robot, Modulus, and Blackstar.

Somnium Guitars

Somnium Guitars Transforma

The build quality and engineering behind Somnium Guitars' Transforma series was rather impressive. It's built around a modular system of interchangeable parts that allow you to swap pickups, center blocks, and body styles quickly and easily. Within a few seconds it moved from humbuckers to single-coils. Really attached to your pickups? No problem. The company will also produce blank pickup modules that can be populated with nearly any type of pickup you can throw at it.

With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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Andy Timmons records rare Lennon/McCartney song "I'm In Love" at Abbey Road's Studio Two.

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Caleb Followill's Kings of Leon Live Rig Explained
Caleb Followill's Kings of Leon Live Rig Explained by Builder Xact Tone Solutions' Barry O'Neal

The Xact Tone Solutions chief pedal puzzle solver Barry O'Neal goes over the gear in Caleb Followill's rack and explains all the ins and outs of its configuration to pull off the Can We Please Have Fun tour hitting U.S. arenas this summer and fall.

On her new record with her trio, Molly Miller executes a live-feeling work of structural harmony that mirrors her busy life.

Photo by Anna Azarov

The accomplished guitarist and teacher’s new record, like her lifestyle, is taut and exciting—no more, and certainly no less, than is needed.

Molly Miller, a self-described “high-energy person,” is fully charged by the crack of dawn. When Ischeduled our interview, she opted for the very first slot available—8:30 a.m.—just before her 10 a.m. tennis match!

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