More gear from the floor in Nashville

We're back with more photos of Summer NAMM's coolest offerings, direct from the floor, via our Twitter. We're working hard on editing all of the footage from the show, so check back often for more video demos.

Coolness with 6 strings -- The vibey, stratty, telepathic Reverend Six Gun.

Guitar Hands lotion for players. Keeps hands slick. Many demo players at this show tried it and are raving!

Mad Professor's Sweet Honey overdrive

Coolest looking banjo ever? By Doc Fossey.

Martin guitars David Crosby 12 string. Made with the 2-in-1 bridge pin set-up that Croz McGuyvered.

Kay reissue Jazz II archtop with Bigsby. Same guitar Clapton used with the Roosters.

Gorgeous Collings C10 Deluxe acoustic. Doghair mahogany, midnight black stain w/ white grain fill.

A Mad Professor amp that will sell for around $2K. The Old School 21.

The cab of all cabs from Simple Amps- the Texas Full Stack.

New Nuno amp: Randall NB King 112 combo

The Neverkink cable clip, helps if you're always stepping on your cord

Beatles Straps from Planet Waves

The first look at a new Randall modular head.. Check out this prototype of the RM22

Nylon awesomeness: Yamaha's NTX900 has a cutaway, flame maple back/sides. No wonder Rodrigo y Gabriela play them!

New wireless system w/ very small transmitter & receiver units. 100 foot range. Company is called Radian.

Long time Italian brand EKO now back in US. Any of you older cats recognize the Rock IV or the Camaro?

Acoustic hottie from Breedlove: A25 Custom w/ Moon Spruce top, Aussie Blackwood back/sides, ebony binding

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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