The first day was full of interesting and weird gear from Mythos, Yamaha, Blackstar, Fender, and more!

Jim Dunlop Guitar Products' booth is always a hoot to drop by at NAMM, both for the cool gear and the great performances by reps like Bryan Kehoe. Today was no different, as we heard four tiny little killers from the Authentic Hendrix '69 Psych Series—a Fuzz Face with top-panel pushbuttons for engaging a buffer and switching between silicon and germanium transistors, the Band of Gypsys Fuzz, the Octavio Fuzz, and the Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato. All go for $129 street, while the new '60s R&B-vibed Gary Clark Jr signature wah goes for $179 street.

Want to play different pedal sequences in a flash? These handy boxes provide more tone solutions than you might realize.

There is no right or wrong way to wire a pedalboard. It’s really a matter of personal taste and what our ears find pleasing. Every musician has their own thing, and our pedalboards are certainly an extension of that. For some, reconfiguring the pedalboard is a lifelong process, and adding a new device often means something has got to go, because real estate is crucial!

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Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein unveils a new line of strings, collaborating with Josh Vittek of Sheptone.

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

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