Summer NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 1

From fresh amps to new stompers, here are the five best offerings from day 1 of Summer NAMM 2019.

Summer NAMM 2019 has officially kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee with a slew of new gear on show. Here are five of our favourite offerings from day 1.

Six new Fender pedals

First up is Fender. the industry titan has revealed six new additions to their effects family. These include Fender’s first-ever acoustic guitar-centric pedal and the brand’s take on the fabled envelope filter.

Fender Tone Master Amp Series

Besides new stompers, Fender has also unveiled a bevy of notable amp updates, including the Tone Master Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb. Both cabs are lighter than their predecessors, and rely on digital modelling to craft what the brand has described as a “tubeless tube” amp tone.

Taylor 562CE 12-string

Taylor, on the other hand, has expanded its V-class range with new 12-string acoustics. These new models come from the brand’s 300 and 500 series, and tout greater pitch accuracy and harmonic agreement between notes.

Gibson 2019 Original Collection

Now here’s a huge announcement from Gibson. The brand has lifted the lid on the 2019 Original Collection, which takes cues from golden era instruments and focuses on vintage features and traditional materials. The cherry on top of the cake? This range is far more affordable than its 2018 predecessor.

Greer Gorilla Warfare MKII

Greer Amps has unveiled the Gorilla Warfare MKII, which is the Athens, Georgia brand’s take on the well-known Rat distortion circuit. Version two boasts better quality components and a new tone control.

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