Vox turned a lot of heads with their NightTrain amplifier, which was designed with help from Tony Bruno of Bruno Amps fame. Fifteen watts, switchable to 7.5 watts, head of 1×10 combo, vintage Vox tones or sweet higher gain tones with tons of clarity. Seventeen pounds, all-metal enclosure, includes carrying bag.
Visual Sound Clean Boost and Open Road – a transparent booster pedal and a very amp-like overdrive pedal respectively – at affordable prices. The clean boost is great for pumping up the volume for solos or for really pushing an overdrive pedal hard. The Open Road responds like a great guitar amp.
Our team was very fortunate to attend a semi-private concert with Eric Johnson at NAMM where he was playing his new Fender Eric Johnson Strat. Then they got a chance to play the guitar themselves later. This version has a bound rosewood fretboard, super-resonant neck and body, and four new finishes.
Roland had a launch party featuring jazz-master David Benoit and his trio for the official debut of the astounding new V-Piano. Using proprietary modeling technology, the V-Piano is an incredibly accurate simulation of an acoustic grand piano. As with the VG guitar, V-Drums, and other products, you can create a faithful grand piano or create an new piano-like sound that will take your playing to entirely new places.
Samson was showing the R16, an amazing product that combines a hardware recorder with eight inputs and sixteen tracks with a mixer. Then plug it into your computer and it’s an audio interface and a control surface. There’s a stereo built-in mic, and more…plus it’s totally portable.
The EVH Wolfgang is a new guitar that was designed, road-tested, and specified by Eddie Van Halen himself. It’s the exact same guitar he plays on stage, and was developed during Van Halen’s recent tour. It has proprietary dual humbuckers, a locking tremolo tailpiece with drop-D tuner, maple neck and fingerboard, low-friction control pots, stainless steel frets, and much more. We’ve already got them in stock!