Much has been made of a recent article in the Washington Post about the death of the Electric Guitar. The Tone King recently bought this up in an excellent interview with the CEO of Fender, who said he didn't see it that way at all. We must say we agree, and it doesn't seem like such a shift away from the electric guitar, but a shift to more diverse styles, and not just classic blues or rock guitar. So along with The Tone King's interview, here are 5 things guitar players are doing in the 21st century.
Exciting morning today with TC Electronic releasing not 1, (not 7), but 13 new pedals. They are mainly analog (except the Reverb and Digital Delay) and strip out the Toneprint features of their more recent pedals, but bring TC quality in an affordable package, with top mounted jacks to boot. You can see all the demos in the video and playlist below:
Exciting morning today with TC Electronic releasing not 1, but 7 new pedals. They are all analog (except the Reverb) and strip out the Toneprint features of their more recent pedals, but bring TC quality in an affordable package, with top mounted jacks to boot!
For any of you in the UK who feel like you missed out on NAMM, be sure to make it to The Guitar Show
from February 27-28 at New Bingley Hall, Birmingham. We should be there so be sure to come and say hi if you see anyone from Gear Tube. More info at http://www.theguitarshow.co.uk
Check out these other posts for a few of the trends that emerged at NAMM 2016.
Another emerging tend for 2016 seems to be the release of more offset guitars. Here are a few highlights from NAMM:
At Gear Tube, we quite often get requests to feature videos for gear that is trying to get crowdfunding. We've created a new playlist to feature all these videos:
NAMM 2016 saw YouTube stars establish themselves as major for in the music gear industry. From signature gear to exclusive interviews and the most real time coverage, YouTube channels are displacing many traditional media outlets for gear. Here, in no particular order, are some of the people spotted at NAMM this year, a long with a fascinating interview with Rob Scallon by The Tone King, and you might notice a few other familiar faces.
Another mini trend at NAMM this year was also high end amplifier manufacturers expanding into the guitar pedal market. Here are three more that brought out pedals this year at NAMM:
A big surprise for NAMM 2016 was to see serval pedal manufacturers enter the studio market by releasing 500 Series (Eurorack) versions of their effects. It's one of those ideas that when you hear it actually makes so much sense, so comment in the section below who else you'd like to see producing Eurorack modules, we personally think Earthquaker Devices would be great!