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

Analog Outfitters

Analog Outfitters The Cadet

A few months ago Analog Outfitters reached out to their fans for help in naming their latest creation. The result is The Cadet, a 10-watt, Class A design that runs on a pair of EL84 power tubes. The dead-simple design features a single volume knob that adds some righteous vintage-style breakup as you crank it up. The combo will street for $999 and the head will be $699.

Can a bona fide funk guru help design a better Klone?

Wide range of gain. Very useful EQ.

Doesn’t do the Klon clean boost as well as original.

$349

Jackson Audio The Optimist
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Jackson Audio’s pedal collaboration with modern funk hero Cory Wong could have taken a few different paths. Considering Wong’s style, a compressor would have been an obvious choice. Instead, the Optimist is a dual overdrive that builds on a Klon-inspired baseline, adds a second overdrive, and has a clever EQ to create a super-flexible overdrive. Named after Wong’s second album, The Optimist suits Wong’s exuberant and fun-loving personality. But it also describes the way you might approach a gig with this pedal in hand. Together, the two separate overdrives and active EQ give you enough tones to cover almost any gig this side of Slayer cover band.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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