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Old 01-16-2016, 07:33 PM   #1
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NAMM news

I know this board in general has to be U2 related so forgive me if this thread becomes less about gear not usable for U2-related music.

So Namm 2016 is close. This NAMM should be bit special for us as Edge sig models will be announced. Plus, there are tons of cool pedals/guitars/any instrument-related products coming out. So I guess I dedicate this thread to news for recent releases that are aimed to be presented at NAMM. Obviously, if NAMM comes, any NAMM update is welcomed.

actually this thread was somewhat an excuse to post news about LesterG/K from EHX which is basically Leslie speaker sim. I loved how it sounded and I may see it used in U2 songs (well probably only One but still)


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Old 01-18-2016, 12:34 AM   #2
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well Vox is announcing couple of new amps/guitars, one of which is modeling guitar. I don't see Edge using it (i mean, Edge didnt even use Line 6 electric JTV on stage or anywhere as far as i know, so). but I can be good tool for all of us. link to Vox guitar:
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That guitar is fugly as sin. But I'd love to get my hands on that little module that makes all the sounds.

Too bad they're probably not going to sell it separately.
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That guitar is fugly as sin. But I'd love to get my hands on that little module that makes all the sounds.

Too bad they're probably not going to sell it separately.
I am starting to see lots of amp companies trying out the modeling now (I have heard Vox is doing multi-voicing amps as well as modeling guitar); even Marshall is doing some amps with modeling capability, apparently. I guess companies are afraid of Axe-fx and Kemper taking over the world.

I agree that the guitar is fugly.
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Musicradar.com has tons of update if you guys are interested. I saw Boss is doing waza-craft version of VB-2 on that site. and 8 pedals from Eearthquaker Device.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:59 PM   #6
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Too bad they're probably not going to sell it separately.
I hate the fact that those guitar-modeling systems (i.e. Variax system) aren't mostly sold separately unless you use some special connection or something ( I remember Adrian Belew has Varian system installed in his sig. Parker guitar).
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I hate the fact that those guitar-modeling systems (i.e. Variax system) aren't mostly sold separately unless you use some special connection or something ( I remember Adrian Belew has Varian system installed in his sig. Parker guitar).
*cough* Custom Line6 MIDI capable rack DM-4 distortion modelers for a certain Irish guitarist. *cough*

I guess when you're a famous artist its good to be the king.
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:38 PM   #8
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*cough* Custom Line6 MIDI capable rack DM-4 distortion modelers for a certain Irish guitarist. *cough*

I guess when you're a famous artist its good to be the king.
I totally agree with you, whenever I see Adrian Belew with his MIDI-capable Parker guitar what probably weighs around 4 pounds.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:44 AM   #9
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Boss has a solid state amp that costs like 2000 dollars, guy! and guitarists are already hating it solely because it's transistor operated!!! what a world
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Well, anything amp related that does not have the word 'tubes' in it is bound to make purists go apeshit. I'm sure the words 'digital modeling' inspires the same amount of hatred. Probably even more as it has the word 'digital' in it as well, as opposed to the more acceptable 'analog'.

Personally I like solid state amps. Not only are they a lot less heavy, I find them to be a lot more consistent. Many were the times at rehearsal when I played a tube amp and find myself wondering why does it sound differently this time. All the pedals were the same, same amp settings, and yet..... Now that I've gone fully solid state (AMT F1 preamp -> Marshall 8008) my sound has become very reliable. It works for me, although I'm sure others have legitimate other opinions. In the end its all subjective.
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I feel like some people could be pretty confused and infuriated by Boss/Roland as they try to cater "vintage" business by releasing waza craft things while boasting "modern, cutting-edge" technologies with these amps, so I am personally pretty bewildered what some companies are trying to do.

I have never used tube amps, really so I really can't compare them form my personal experiences, sorry....... I wish I can buy those mini tube heads, though.
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It depends on what you consider the Waza brand to be. Re-releases of vintage classic designs or....., which I think, a marketing attempt by Boss to establish a high end sub brand for quality stuff. Which sometimes means re-releases of old pedals and sometimes cutting edge new stuff. Not very well thought out I'll admit, better to have them separate, high end modern on the one end, and a vintage brand for vintage stuff. I wonder if this is a Japanese cultural thing, where to them Waza as a brand for the best of the best of Boss, past and present, makes more sense to them as it does to us.

As for tube amps, you'll probably love them once you get one. There's a reason why they are so much beloved. Or you could sell your soul to the Digital Devil and stay away from them and enjoy the freedom that comes with modeling and solid state. What you never had you don't miss anyway.
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I know that waza brand is supposed to be Boss's best; so collection of high quality pedals/whatever Boss has produced or will be producing. I am Japanese and I love Boss but the directionality of that brand seems pretty fuzzy. I guess it kinda catered to the idea of "Japan used to produce quality stuff so let's get back to those times," which is what lots of Japanese companies do nowadays (weird trace of nationalism, i see). plus, Roland has produced amazing solid states like JC120 and I guess Roland is one of those companies which are obsessed with being "cutting edge (no pun intended)" so I guess for the people at Roland, producing high end solid state amps is a natural step.


with all that said, I would love to try VB-2, I heard that original is pretty rare and costs like 500 bucks. I remember Nels Cline had the original Vb-2.


PS: one time I talked about the existence of high-end multi fx like Axe-Fx and my mom said, "that's hell a lot cheaper than buying all of those expensive vintage gear you talk about often" and I was slightly convinced that it's kinda stupid to care about vintage stuff when these units can nail their sounds 99% of the time.
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The only things that really caught my eye from NAMM are the JHS Seesaw volume pedal/tuner and the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall.
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The only things that really caught my eye from NAMM are the JHS Seesaw volume pedal/tuner and the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall.
that volume pedal was insane, though. tuber on the pedal? i wonder it can endure the frequent pedaling, i mean are those screens made that kind of abuse?


and you really like Chase Bliss, do you?

I was kinda impressed by new lines of Keeley pedals, not that I can afford them, but.
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