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

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At first glance, these might look like your typical blackface combos. However, the Tone Master series are Fender’s brand-new modeling amps. Other than an added XLR out on the back and some custom IRs, these function exactly like their tube-filled counterparts. Bonus: They come in at about half the weight. The Deluxe will be $899 and the Twin will be $999. Out in the fall.

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.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

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