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

Gamechanger Audio got quite the hometown-hero boost at Nashville NAMM this year: Third Man Records and JackWhite teamed with the Latvian innovators for a new version of their existing bug-zapper-inspired fuzz pedal. The Plasma Coil features the same electrified xenon-gas-filled tube as the original Plasma Pedal but swaps the blend knob out for a 6-position octave control. Octave modes can be activated on the fly with the new momentary footswitch, or engaged in tandem with the normal fuzz effect via a back-panel switch (not shown).

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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