2017 Summer NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED
Wednesday July 5, 2017. 05:46 PM , from Sweetwater inSync
BOSS MD-500 Modulation Pedal
The MD-500 modulation pedal builds on the power of BOSS’s popular DD-500. Twelve onboard modulation types make sure that tone seekers never run out of inspiration. There is also a virtually bottomless list of editing options to help dial in the perfect sound, including BOSS’s famous CH-1 Chorus and TR-2 Tremolo effects. We got a sneak peek of this killer pedal at #GearFest 2017. Check it out!
BOSS RV-500 Reverb Pedal
BOSS also rolled out the fantastic RV-500 reverb pedal. This pedal is loaded with 12 versatile reverb modes, customizable control settings, a viewer-friendly graphic display, stereo input/output, and 32-bit/96kHz of processing power.
BOSS Katana Mini 7-watt Combo Amp
BOSS is at it again with a highly portable combo amp. While it may be small, the Katana Mini packs a multi-stage analog gain circuit and three selectable voicings for an amazing sonic performance. The Brown voicing delivers iconic high-gain tone, Crunch voicing blasts out an overdriven rhythm tone, and Clean voicing creates a sparkling tone that plays well with your pedals. They even threw in battery power and a convenient handle to make it easy to practice anywhere, anytime.
Supro Black Magick Stack
Supro has re-created the highly customized 1 x 12″ Supro combo Jimmy Page used to rip up the tracks of Led Zeppelin 1. This faithful reproduction pairs a 25-watt Class A Black Magick tube head with a matching 1790C x 12″ extension cabinet holding a Celestion Cream Alnico 90 speaker. The two channels can be run independently or in parallel to provide maximum crunch and tone-shaping options.
Martin Jason Isbell Custom Signature D-18
The Custom Shop at Martin Guitar got together with Jason Isbell to create this signature-edition D-18. This guitar carries a pre-aged Vintage Tone System (VTS) Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The rear-shifted scalloped bracing produces more natural volume and a clear, powerful tone. Jason chose a thin finish and ditched the pickguard to make this guitar as loud as possible.
The new Custom Signature Edition dreadnought is adorned with original “Inside Out” artwork by none other than illustrator, luthier, musician, and Martin archivist Dick Boak. Dick created the artwork to reveal and embellish the dreadnought’s iconic scalloped X-bracing. This beauty is crafted with a Sitka spruce soundboard, genuine mahogany back and sides, bone nut and saddle, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge. With its projective, glassine tone, the D-Boak sounds as good as it looks.
Martin D-18 RG
An amazing instrument with a worthy cause is the Custom Signature Edition D-18 RG. This beautiful guitar features original artwork by artist Robert F. Goetzl and is a tribute to the Lakota Sioux Native American Tribe. The headplate has a single arrowhead inlay, along with four arrowheads on the fingerboard. Martin is donating a D-18 RG to the Native American Heritage Association, a charitable organization that provides life essentials to the Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. The guitar will be auctioned off to raise funds for this important cause.
As you can see, Summer NAMM ’17 is shaping up to be quite a show. Sweetwater will be prowling the Nashville streets, bringing you all the excitement of this festival of nonstop instrumental coolness. Be sure to check in early and often for reports from the show.
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