Gibson 2019 range at SNAMM with no surprises (except a new HP protector case!)

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Remember that big old Gibson leak I reported on last month, the one where a guitar maker publishes details about its guitars on its own website for all to see and then suddenly withdraws all the information? Well, those new models were presented at the Summer NAMM show and presented on videos made by media […]

MXR introduces Dyna Comp Deluxe, limited edition Carbon Copy & Phase 90

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The Dyna Comp is certainly a classic among compressor pedals. MXR has just launched a new deluxe version at Summer NAMM, alongside a limited edition of its Carbon Copy delay and Phase 90 phaser. The fancy graphics on these two wouldn’t look amiss on the cover of Cream’s Disraeli Gears album artwork. Dyna Comp Deluxe […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Way Huge Smalls WM28 Overrated Special Overdrive

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Way Huge has just released a new, pedalboard-friendly version of the Overrated Special Overdrive pedal. It’s called the Smalls WM28 and Dunlop/Way Huge say it gives the same tones as its big brother, just in a more compact format. Smalls WM28 Overrated Special Overdrive Designed by Jeorge Tripps with some input from Joe Bonamassa, the Smalls […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2 upgrades an impressive delay pedal

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Summer NAMM is one of the year’s best platforms to launch new products, but also to release updated versions of existing ones. Hungry Robot has just announced its Moby Dick V2 delay pedal, and it sounds like the V2 adds some tasty new treats. Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2 I’m a big fan of Hungry […]

Summer NAMM 2018: MXR EVH5150 Chorus pedal

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MXR has chosen Summer NAMM to reveal officially its new EVH5150 Chorus, based on the pedal used by Eddie Van Halen on tracks like Pretty Woman and Diver Down. MXR EVH5150 The new MXR EVH5150 Chorus is, at first glance, quite a large pedal. It’s similar in size to the EVH flanger of the same series. I […]

Summer NAMM 2018 : Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dweller Phase Repeater

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Old Blood Noise Endeavors has just opened pre-orders for its Dweller Phase Repeater pedal. As phasers go, this new pedal looks interesting. Phase Control The Dweller Phase Repeater has both four- and eight-stage phasing available via a toggle switch. Sin, triangle, and random step shapes are available. There are knobs for controlling Rate, Depth, Mix and Regen, which will […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Squier Contemporary Series Active Jazzmaster HH ST offset

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Squier has added a blacked out Active Jazzmaster HH ST to its Contemporary Series. This is a stripped back model with a modern look aimed at high-gain players needing a new riff machine.  Active Jazzmaster HH ST With echoes of the Jim Root Signature model from a few years back, this new offset has a more muted look, […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Is the Line 6 Spider V 20 the ultimate home amp?

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Line 6 has just announced the new Spider V 20 amp at Summer NAMM 2018. Looking through the specs, this looks very tempting as a home or practise amplifier. Line 6 Spider V 20 The new Spider V 20 is the latest in the company’s line-up of affordable practise amps. It uses proprietary Line 6 modelling tech to […]

Summer NAMM 2018: EVH Eruption ’78 models celebrate 40-year anniversary

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Before the Floyd Rose locking tremolo system, before the red and white stripes, Eddie Van Halen was assaulting the rock world’s ears with Eruption – and did it on a guitar just like this one! EVH Eruption ’78 I’m pretty sure that when every guitar player in the world heard Eruption for the first time […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Fender Custom Shop Collection announced

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Fender Custom Shop has premiered new models at this year’s Summer NAMM, including a new Jimmie Vaughan Signature model. Jimmie Vaughan The blues legend Jimmy Vaughan gets the Custom Shop treatment with two new Strat models for 2018, one in Aged Olympic White and the other in a nice traditional Sunburst finish. These have two-piece alder […]