The final day of this year's Summer NAMM show was filled with new gear from Korora, 3rd Power, Gillett Guitars, Ciari, and more!

Electro-Harmonix came to Nashville NAMM with the Dirt Road Special ($399 street), which is something of a reboot of the short-lived ‘70s amp but with a few cool new tricks up its sleeve. Featuring 40 watts of MOSFET power, the 1x12 serves as a great pedal platform but can also dish out a bit of dirt at higher settings. It also has several built-in ambience options hailing from the company’s Holy Grail Reverb pedal.

Why Fender + Fender (or other brands) = more than the sum of their own signature sounds.

This column is not for the faint of back, but the rewards of such potentially heavy lifting are great. In my previous columns "Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Classic Guitar & Fender-Amp Pairings" (May 2020) and "Finding Perfect Tones in Imperfect Amps" (January 2021), I've discussed classic Fender amp and guitar pairings and how to EQ and tweak amps to get ideal tones. Let's take it a step further and discuss how to combine multiple amps to achieve even more complex, richer tones.

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Mystery Stocking is here! These will sell out fast, so don't miss it!

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