What’s New At NAMM?
We’ve just unveiled a stack of new products at the Winter NAMM Show, including two power amps, two new pickups and a revolutionary digital delay pedal. You’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more about all of these in the near future but here’s the quick rundown.
PowerStage 170 and PowerStage 700
The PowerStage™ is the first power amp designed specifically for guitar players who create their unique tone with pedals, modelers and effects processors. With discreet stereo and the choice of either 170 or 700 watts of power, you can travel to any sized gig with just your gig bag and a backpack. And once you’re done gigging, PowerStage is the perfect complement for your project studio – allowing you to connect your pedals directly into your digital audio workstation. The PowerStage 170, being the size of a pedal, will fit right on to your pedal board for convenient access and control. The PowerStage 700 is a rack-mounted unit with True Cab Circuitry (TCC)™, which delivers cabinet-like feel and response direct to the PA or studio monitors.
Andromeda Dynamic Delay
The Andromeda™ Dynamic Delay pedal is a new approach to the traditional digital delay – as much a performance tool as it is a sound effect. Andromeda features warm, hypnotic repeats with an unparalleled level of control and musical, dynamic interaction. The combination of versatility and ease of use make it an indispensable tool for the creative guitarist.
Mark Holcomb Signature Alpha & Omega Pickups
The Alpha & Omega pickups were created to match the level of precision and versatility of Mark Holcomb’s playing. The Omega bridge pickup provides destructive percussion and growl in the mids and low end. It’s aggressive but it also has lots of clarity and brightness, which cuts through whether you’re playing sophisticated chords, complex single-note lines or intense solos. The Alpha neck pickup is unlike most traditional neck models. It was voiced to combine the best qualities of a neck and a bridge pickup, with some of that fat glassy sound but also plenty of your pick attack and fretting-hand phrasing.
Duality™ humbuckers dispel the notion that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. The Duality architecture revolutionizes pickup design, combining passive voicing and active dynamics into one. These pickups simultaneously deliver a strong midrange, punchy and articulate lows with a three-dimensional high end. The feel is responsive, providing an organic experience that plays as good as it sounds. The output is incredibly versatile; powerful and tight enough for metal but open and clear enough for blues and rock.
And unlike traditional active pickups, Duality’s unique, hybrid design brings the same tonal flexibility as passive pickups with the added benefits of an on board active preamp.
These new products will all be available in Q1 of 2017.