Line 6 Pocket POD Line 6 is now shipping the Pocket POD, the most portable member of the POD family of amp, effect and cabinet modelers. The Pocket POD

Line 6 Pocket POD

Line 6 is now shipping the Pocket POD, the most portable member of the POD family of amp, effect and cabinet modelers. The Pocket POD boasts over 300 presets, and is packed with 32 classic and modern amp models, 16 cab models and an expansive range of 16 effects. It connects to any computer via USB, providing control over each preset using the free Vyzex editing software. Features include a built-in chromatic tuner and a 1/8” headphone jack.

MSRP $179.99
Line 6 Pocket POD

Gadow Guitars MontereyGadow Guitars Monterey

Gadow Guitars presents the Monterey, the first three single coil guitar in their lineup. It comes standard with a solid alder body, a 25 1/2” scale length neck with a thinner, vintage feel, a real bone nut and hand-wound Lindy Fralin pickups. The Monterey is a bolt-on design, providing an extremely tight joining between the neck and body, and a variety of customizations are available.


Carvin SP Series “Soap Bar” Bass Humbucker Pickups

An available option for all Carvin custom-ordered 4, 5, and 6-string bass guitars, these new pickups deliver deep, smooth bass response with excellent midrange punch and top-end definition. SP Soap Bars can be used in basses with either passive or active electronics and are designed for guitars with an effective string spacing width up to 3.4”. The pickups are available for an instrument’s neck position (SPN) or bridge position (SPB).

Carvin SP Series Soap Bar Bass Humbucker Pickups

Ibanez EW20 Maple Burl Limited Edition Acoustic/ElectricIbanez EW20 Maple Burl Limited Edition Acoustic/Electric

Adding to the Exotic Wood line introduced at the 2005 Winter NAMM show, the EW20MBENT acoustic/electric features a standard sized maple burl body and a B-Band UST pickup combined with the Ibanez SRTn preamp with notch filter and on-board tuner. Also included is an Abalone rosette, D’Addario EXP Strings, an Ivorex II nut and saddle and Advantage bridge pins.

List $714.27

Planet Waves Screeching Halt Sound Hole Cover

The Planet Waves Screeching Halt sound hole cover allows acoustic and acoustic/electric players to play with increased volume before feedback, and incorporates a flexible design that promotes quick installation. A special tapered contour allows for a tight, custom fit without endless adjustments. The cover will also adapt to most pickup systems without disrupting placement or performance and is safe with most finishes and inlays.

MSRP $9.99
Planet Waves Screeching Halt Sound Hole Cover

Barge Concepts VFB-x Variable Feedback and Blend Buffer/Bypass LooperBarge Concepts VFB-x Variable Feedback and Blend Buffer/Bypass Looper

The VFB-x is a fully buffered true bypass loop with a Clean Blend control and a footswitch-activated variable feedback blend. The VFB-x uses audio grade Burr Brown op-amps to buffer the send and receive signals, allowing improved signal strength over long pedal chains and cable runs, and minimizing “tone sucking” from vintage and mass-produced effects. The Clean Blend control mixes the clean/direct signal with the output of the effects loop, while the Feedback Blend circuit controls the amount of receive signal that is fed back to the send jack.


Orange Thunderverb 50

The new Thunderverb 50 is a smaller version of the Thunderverb 200 but with tailored power and two EL34s in the output section. It retains the same preamps as the 200 and the same gain structure and separate EQs in both input channels, with the second channel having a mid-focused single knob designed for characteristically different voicings. The Thunderverb 50 also features footswitchable reverb (valve driven), channel switching and attenuator.

MSRP $2119
Orange Thunderverb 50

Seymour Duncan Blackouts Active HumbuckersSeymour Duncan Blackouts Active Humbuckers

Seymour Duncan introduces Blackouts, a new range of 9-volt active pickups for electric guitar. Blackouts active humbuckers are up to 14dB quieter than other active pickups, and feature more lows, more highs, and more output. Blackouts are available in individual neck and bridge models, or as a two-pickup set. All versions come with all necessary mounting hardware, including pots, jack, and a battery clip.

MSRP $129 each
MSRP $248 matched set

PRS DGT Signature Model

David Grissom’s first signature model PRS guitar, the DGT, was unveiled at this year’s Summer NAMM show. The result of more than 20 years of collaboration between Paul Smith and David Grissom, the DGT is essentially a McCarty Trem with special pickups, special wiring (an extra volume control), a neck smaller than PRS’ wide-fat neck, bigger frets and heavy gauge strings.

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PRS DGT Signature Model

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