Playing live might be the best way to hone your performance skills, but when it comes to technique, you need practice, practice, practice. If you play an electric guitar, your woodshedding sessions demand an amp that not only reveals the details and nuance of your playing but also sounds great—so great that it makes you want to practice more and become the best guitarist you can.
A celebration of everything gear-related, NAMM is a large convention in Anaheim, CA, where 100,000 industry folks gather to check out new gear and connect. The week is spent checking out one cool piece of gear after another. Check out this gallery for some of my favorite gear picks, events and more!
For 2015 only, Peavey celebrates its golden anniversary with the release of two limited-edition amplifiers, the 50th anniversary commemorative 6505 + head, and the 50th anniversary commemorative Classic 30 112 combo.
Peavey Electronics is proud to introduce the 6505 MH mini head. The newest addition to Peavey’s celebrated 6505 series, the all-tube 6505 MH authentically produces the legendary tones of the Peavey 6505 in a small, portable package.
Peavey Electronics has introduced the Headliner 1000, a new 1000-watt rack-mountable bass amplifier head. With matching enclosures, the Headliner 1000 packs huge power and innovative tone features in a lightweight 10-pound package.
Composite Acoustics, Peavey’s line of premium carbon fiber acoustic guitars, recently partnered with members of the clean water organization Raincatchers to bring guitar instruction and enjoyment to the people of Haiti. While on a Raincatchers trip to Haiti to teach members of local communities how to collect rainwater and provide clean water on a daily basis, team member Chad Dohring learned just how much experiencing guitar meant to the townspeople when he brought out his acoustic guitar.
How cool would it be to come across the legendary Eddie Van Halen doing a guitar demo at a NAMM Show? It happened in 1996, as this just-uploaded (March 14) video shows. The Van Halen guitarist was on hand to demo Peavey's Wolfgang Standard model guitar.
I must admit, I might be dragging from some late night fun, but I tried to cover a lot of ground and check out a larger variety of acoustic gear be it guitars, ukes, accessories or other odds and ends.