During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Guitar World crew visited the Line 6 booth to check out the company's new AMPLIFi guitar amp and stereo bluetooth speaker system with iOS integration. In the clip, which you can check out below, Line 6's Paul Hindmarsh explains and demos the new amp.
Rotosound has introduced its entire range of strings with new color-coded ball ends in environmentally friendly airtight packaging — with new artwork. The innovative, air-tight packaging is made from foil. It provides an unparalleled moisture barrier ensuring strings will not tarnish or fade while in the packs keeping them factory fresh until ready for use.
A pack of Howling Monkey guitar picks arrived at the office. I wound up with two of them, and Brad Tolinski — or was it Paul Riario? — got a nice red one. Howling Monkey picks are unique because they are handmade in Batavia, New York (Wait, there's more!), out of a nut found in South America called the tagua nut, also known as "vegetable ivory."
Fishman has taken on the challenge of rethinking and improving pickup technology for electric guitars. The result of this effort: Fishman Fluence pickups, the first truly new electric pickup system design in more than 80 years. Fluence pickups incorporate a combination of new technologies including Fluence Core “coils” and true Multi-Voice electronics to consistently create the idealized versions of classic sounds guitarists demand.
AMPLIFi is an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier. By combining a high-performance guitar amp, a streaming Bluetooth speaker system and a breakthrough iOS app into one powerful device, AMPLIFi will change the way guitarists practice, perform and enjoy music.
The new VOX SoundBox Mini is a fun, "grab-n-go" type of mobile media player with optional battery power. It can be used with any audio source, from MP3 players to microphones, as well as instruments such as guitar, bass and keyboard.
Aluminum Bronze strings give acoustic players a new and improved voice that hasn't been previously available. We really think players are going to respond to the gain in projection, clarity and note separation.
Available in handheld, headset, lavalier and guitar configurations, the Synth 7 is perfect for a variety of users, including serious musicians, business professionals, educators, house of worship engineers, audio installation specialists and others looking for pristine wireless operation with exceptional sound.