Here are a few goodies that made the scene at the NAMM show in Nashville on July 9-11. Of course, for tons more product news from Music City and beyond, click to guitarplayer.com and search for “Summer NAMM 2015.” For some notable debuts in the acoustic-guitar market, please check out our Frets cover story on p. 69.
Goodies Joe Satriani likes them so much he has a Signature Series with the company and uses them on all of his guitars. Super easy to use. Strong, flexible material holds on to a variety of strap posts.
Price $7.99 direct (4 strap locks); $12.99 direct for Satch Signature
More Info straptight.com
Goodies The mechanical bowed-string effect developed in the ’70s by 10cc’s Lol Creme and Kevin Godley is back with a vengeance. No modifications to the instrument needed. Quick-release mounting system. Toolkit provided. Onboard Speed control (footpedal optional). USB or AC powered (adapter included). Toolkit. Also available for electric basses.
Price $449 direct
More Info gizmotron.com
TRANSPARENT GUITAR PEDALS
Goodies A cool pedal series that lets you see the glow of the circuitry working inside the box. First up are the 1954 Fuzz, Banshee Boost, and Betrayer Distortion.
Price $189-$199 street
More Info screaminfx.com
DD-500 DIGITAL DELAY
Goodies Twelve delay modes including Reverse, Analog, Tape, and Vintage Digital that offer emulations of ’80s Roland/Boss processors such as the SDE-2000 and DD-2. Each delay type features 4-band EQ, modulation, and other options. Phrase Loop offers 120 seconds of mono recording time (60 seconds for stereo). “Gig easy” control knobs for critical parameters that are also user assignable. Large LCD. Expression pedal input. MIDI and USB I/O. Choice of true or buffer bypass. Runs on batteries or optional AC adapter.
Price $299 street
More Info bossus.com
Goodies First officially authorized and approved models by Mesa/Boogie. Includes Dual Rectifier, Triple Rectifier, Mark III, Mark IV, and TransAtlantic TA-30. Mac and PC.
Price $99 preorder; $149 street after September 1, 2015
More Info amplitube.com/mesaboogie
TWINLINE DUAL EFFECTS LOOP ROUTER
Goodies Allows guitarists to share one pedalboard with two amps via each amp’s effects loop. Send and Receive controls for each loop. Balanced XLR and unbalanced ¼" connectors. Transformer isolated. Ground lift and Phase switches. Optional rackmount kit.
Price $349 street
More Info radialeng.com
50TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC 30 II COMBO
Goodies Limited edition with certificate of authenticity signed by Hartley Peavey. 30 watts. Two channels. Four EL84s and three 12AX7s. 12" Blue Marvel speaker. Effects loop. Black Tolex/gold chassis. Also available is a 50th Anniversary 6505 Plus head.
Price $1,379 street
More Info peavey.com
IBANEZ TALMAN PRESTIGE SERIES
Goodies Ibanez rebirths and updates its mid-to-late ’90s burn machines with alder bodies, maple or rosewood necks, medium frets, Seymour Duncan pickups (choose either a two single-coil or three single-coil model), and Gotoh tuners.
More Info ibanez.com