NAMM 2024: “It’ll raise the tonal game of guitarists the world over”: Palmer’s Supreme Soaker is an all-in-one loadbox, speaker simulator and connection hub that could solve all sorts of problems

Palmer Supreme Soaker
(Image credit: Palmer)

NAMM 2024: This has been the year in which we’ve seen amps and pedals equipped with AI-controlled EQ, but not every guitarist wants a robot in their signal chain. As such, German firm Palmer’s new Supreme Soaker is a load-box and cabinet simulator that’s aimed at those who prize all-things analog.

While digital cab sims on analog amps/pedals are becoming increasingly common (for instance, the Friedman IR-X or Two Notes collabs), the Supreme Soaker takes a simpler route, yet offers a lot of flexibility in the process.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.