NAMM 2015


Blackstar Announce BEAM Bluetooth Amp

Blackstar have just announced the new ID:Core BEAM amplifier. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity (a first for Blackstar). This amp is suited for Acoustic, Electric and Bass players can can also play back your music library! Available to pre-order now at Sound Affects Premier What Blackstar say Blackstar are proud to introduce the new ID:Core BEAM. Based on the control set of the critically acclaimed and best-selling ID:Core series of guitar amps, the ID:Core BEAM takes incredible guitar tone into the home and becomes the central hub for instruments and stunning music... Read More


Line 6 Announce Firehawk FX Multi-Effects Pedalboard

Line 6 have announced the new Firehawk FX Multi-Effects processor at Namm 2015. Featuring a tone library consisting of 200 amps and effects, wireless editing and a dedicated app for iOS and Android, this pedalboard is a guitarists dream. Press release: “Firehawk FX combines so much of what Line 6 has learned in 20 years of developing groundbreaking multi-effects units,” said Marcus Ryle, Chief Strategy Officer at Line 6. “With Firehawk FX, guitarists get intuitive wireless control, bulletproof build quality, and a collection of the best-sounding and most popular Line 6 amps... Read More


PRS 30th Anniversary Dragon

Limited to 40 pieces worldwide, PRS have announced the 30th Anniversary Dragon. The Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon nods toward history with a “pre-factory” style carved top and a pre-factory style Pattern Regular neck. The extraordinary Private Stock grade tone woods were hand selected for this very limited series and include a curly maple top, African ribbon mahogany back, and mahogany neck with a 24 fret Madagascar rosewood fingerboard. Newly introduced 85/15 treble and bass pickups define the tone with power, versatility, and clarity. The 30th Anniversary Dragon’s gold-plated hardware... Read More


TC Electronic Announce 2 New Guitar Effects Pedals

With Namm 2015 up and running we are being spoilt the amount of new products from our favourite brands. Amongst several other items TC Electronic have announced 2 new pedals to add to their popular compact guitar effects pedal range. INTRODUCING…. Helix Phaser                         No you’re not hallucinating, the Helix Phaser has finally landed and it’s ready to take your tone to new inspiring heights with all the massive mind-bending swooshes and swirly goodness you could possibly desire. But... Read More


Boss Announce New VE-1 Vocal Echo Pedal

Guitarists love effects and often can be seen with an array of pedals on stage. This is also becoming the case with vocalists thanks to products like the VE-20 and VE-2 from Boss. Now Boss have announced the VE-1 Vocal Echo pedal boasting professional grade studio effects & reverb that you can take on stage. What Boss say… Every vocalist can benefit from having professional-grade reverb and studio effects to sound their best on stage. This is what the BOSS VE-1 Vocal Echo is designed for—to make your voice sound... Read More


Boss Add New Compact FV-30H/L Volume Pedal To Their Line Up

Boss have added a new compact volume pedal to their line up. The new FV-30H/L will surely appeal to guitarists who are low on pedalboard real estate. What Boss have to say… Size: Width 80mm Depth 192mm Height 58mm Space-saving volume pedals with rugged aluminum die-cast body designs Silky feel with smooth pivot for maximum control Tuner out jack (FV-30H) Stereo input and output (FV-30L) FV-30H for direct connection to high-impedance gear like electric guitars FV-30L for low-impedance gear like synthesizers and stompboxes The FV-30H and FV-30L are compact foot volume... Read More


Boss Announce ES-8 Effects Pedal Switching System

Boss have decided to please the pro ‘high-end’ guitarists out there with the new ES-8 effects pedal switching system. Featuring 8 loops, MIDI and separate expression pedal inputs, the ES-8 will suit players with a range of pedals without sacrificing tone. Don’t forget to watch the dramatic, super slow-mo video 😉 What Boss have to say…  The ES-8 Effects Switching System begins life with a sharp and clear mission: to provide pro and high-end users with cool and creative solutions. The new and innovative ES-8 is a system that represents... Read More


Roland Announce Blues Cube Add-On | Eric Johnson Tone Capsule

Just when you thought the Blues Cube couldn’t get any better Roland have revealed that you can add new character to your amp by adding a Tone Capsule. The Eric Johnson Blues Cube will be the first of many and we can’t wait to hear it 🙂 What Roland have to say…. Grammy Award winning guitarist Eric Johnson and the makers of Blues Cube amplifiers have co-produced the new Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule. Eric’s expert audio design delivers texture, voicing, and a rich tone giving Blues Cube an... Read More


PRS Unveil Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon Guitar

As a teenager, Paul Reed Smith dreamed of building guitars decorated with European-style dragons. Paul’s dream became reality in 1992 when he unveiled his first limited edition Dragon guitar. Since that time, PRS Guitars has introduced only seven Dragon editions, each in very limited numbers. These guitars have become among the most desirable instruments in the company’s history, earning their place in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, the Museum of Musical Instruments, in Phoenix, Arizona, and the National Guitar Museum, a traveling exhibit now located... Read More


Orange Amplification Announce New Crush Series

Orange have unveiled a new line of amplifiers at Namm 2015 following the success of their popular Crush series. From bedroom to rehearsal, guitarists of all levels will be able to enjoy that awesome Orange tone. What Orange have to say… Orange is proud to announce their latest combos with the launch of the new 2015 Crush series. Redefining the benchmark for practice amplifiers, the  Crush 12, Crush 20, Crush 20RT and Crush 35RT are primed to introduce guitarists of all levels to the signature Orange sound, whilst offering a genuine alternative to digital modelling. Building on... Read More