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NAMM 2016: Taylor Introduces TaylorSense Guitar Health Monitoring System

At the Winter NAMM show, Taylor Guitars announced the release of TaylorSense, a revolutionary new technology that puts the health and vital signs of a Taylor Guitar directly into the owner's hands. The TaylorSense smart battery box, which replaces the 9-volt battery box in any acoustic Taylor guitar, houses sensors that monitor the condition of the guitar and communicates via low-energy Bluetooth to the fre ...

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NAMM 2016: Taylor Introduces TaylorSense Guitar Health Monitoring System

At the Winter NAMM show, Taylor Guitars announced the release of TaylorSense, a revolutionary new technology that puts the health and vital signs of a Taylor Guitar directly into the owner's hands. The TaylorSense smart battery box, which replaces the 9-volt battery box in any acoustic Taylor guitar, houses sensors that monitor the condition of the guitar and communicates via low-energy Bluetooth to the fre ...

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NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop's Music Repeater Telecaster Was Inspired by an 18th-Century Pocket Watch

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and its Custom Shop has unveiled the Music Repeater Telecaster, created by Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov. As part of the Fender Custom Shop 2016 Prestige Collection for NAMM, this is a fully performing guitar with a floating timepiece musical repeater built into guitar. The guitar also comes with a two hundred year-old antique 18-karat gold and diamond repeater ...

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NAMM 2016: Peavey Announces 6505 Piranha Micro Head

Peavey announces the new 6505 Piranha micro head, the newest addition to the 6505 Series of amplifiers. Powerful and portable, the 6505 Piranha follows in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH mini head by packing high-gain tones into an even smaller, 20-watt power amp head. Small enough to use in a bedroom, but powerful enough for the studio, the new 6505 Piranha harnesses the full gain and legendary tone o ...

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NAMM 2016: Peavey Reintroduces Cirrus 4 Bass Guitar

Today Peavey reintroduces their Cirrus 4 bass guitar. The Cirrus was first released in 1997 as Peavey's flagship bass guitar line. Brought back due to its high demand, customer satisfaction and reliability, this model features all of the original qualities that made it highly sought after in the first place. This 35” scale maple neck-thru bass with mahogany stringers features a Rosewood or Pau Ferro fingerb ...

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NAMM 2016: Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces John Petrucci, St. Vincent and James Valentine Guitars

Ernie Ball Music Man (Booth 5440, Hall B) is debuting three new Artist Series guitars at NAMM 2016: the John Petrucci “JP16”, the Annie Clark “St. Vincent” and the James Valentine “Valentine” models. The new guitars were designed with extensive input from the artists and manufactured to their exact specifications. “We are honored to be working with such talented guitar players and instrument designers like ...

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NAMM 2016: Dunlop Introduces John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah

The JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah is the result of the legendary prog metal shredder’s years-long quest to hone his perfect wah tone. For years, John used the Cry Baby Rack Wah system to tweak and fine-tune its numerous parameters until he found the sound that perfectly represents all the expression and intensity he needs. Recently, he and Dream Theater engineer Richard Chycki worked with the Cr ...

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NAMM 2016: Hear and See Eventide's H9 Max Harmonizer Effect Processor in Action

Below, enjoy a demo video of Eventide's H9 Max harmonizer pedal. The H9 Max comes pre-loaded with all the effects from each of Eventide’s TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space stompboxes, including the new Looper, plus all H9 exclusive algorithms in perpetuity at no additional cost. H9 MAX comes bundled with 45 effect algorithms and more than 500 factory presets. H9 Max is full of Eventide’s handpick ...

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