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Category Archives: NAMM

the biggest trade show in the guitar calendar, NAMM. This archive covers news from both winter NAMM & summer NAMM.

NAMM 2015: Duesenberg Announce The Berlin Amplifier & Cabinet

Written on February 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by Jon

duesenberg berlin
I don’t understand why I’m not reading more about this amp on other guitar sites, this is the coolest looking amp I’ve seen released in a long time but I have to say I had no idea Duesenberg were even …

NAMM 2015: Randall Release New RD DIAVLO Combos

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm, by Jon

randall rd diavlo
The Mike Fortin designed Randall DIAVLO tube heads and combos were announced at NAMM 2013 and helped to relaunch Randall as a brand. This year at NAMM 2015 Randall have announced an updated version of the 5 watt combo which …

NAMM 2015: Washburn Comfort Series 7 String Acoustics

Written on February 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm, by Jon

Washburn brought two new 7 string acoustic guitars to NAMM 2015, the WCD187CEB (Dreadnought) and WCG187CEB (Grand Auditorium). Washburn say that the low B string on these guitars “retains its clarity and punch whether played acoustically or through an amplifier”. …

NAMM 2015: Michael Kelly Triad Acoustics

Written on February 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm, by Jon

Michael-Kelly-Triad
At NAMM 2015 Michael Kelly brought their latest Acoustic range, the Triad series, which is their top of the line collection. Consistent between all four models are the exotic wood three piece backs, a solid spruce top, flamed okoume sides, …

NAMM 2015: Source Audio Nemesis Delay

Written on January 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm, by Jon


Here’s an extremely tasty new pedal from Source Audio announced at NAMM 2015, the Nemesis Delay. The Nemesis packs 12 delays into a single pedal including digital delay, warm and vibrant analog delay, realistic tape delay and special delays such …

NAMM 2015: Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor

Written on January 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm, by Jon

Seymour Duncan vise grip
Compressor pedals are not an easy effect to sell to guitarists until you really understand what they do and how you can use them, I have to say this Seymour Duncan demo does a great job of showing exactly how …

NAMM 2015: Greg Howe’s Signature Carvin Guitar

Written on January 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm, by Jon

greg howe carvin signature
Now I don’t know about you but I’m totally confused about the whole Carvin/Kiesel thing and this new signature guitar for the amazing Greg Howe further confuses the issue in my opinion. According to Jeff Kiesel all custom Carvin guitars …

NAMM 2015: Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Signature Alpha/Omega Pickups

Written on January 26, 2015 at 11:18 am, by Jon


PRS Guitars and Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb have just announced Mark’s limited edition signature guitar, featuring Mark’s very own Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega humbucking pickups. Mark came to visit us for a few days to develop these pickups …

NAMM 2015: Toneconcepts The Luke, Steve Lukather Signature Boost/EQ Pedal

Written on January 26, 2015 at 11:05 am, by Jon

Toneconcpets The Luke
It’s hard to believe considering what an amazing and long successful career Steve Lukather has had but the Toneconcepts ‘The Luke’ is his first ever custom signature effect pedal. Luke had been impressed by Toneconcepts ‘The Distillery’ pedal to the …

NAMM 2015: New Dean Guitars Colt Series

Written on January 26, 2015 at 10:50 am, by Jon


These are a pretty cool new update to the Dean Guitars lineup, the Colt Series which is a hollowbody guitar which they have added 2 outputs to, one to run the Piezo pickups to a seperate acoustic amp for realistic …