Better Late Than Never: NAMM and Summer NAMM 2019

Life and website issues got in the way of doing timely NAMM reports this year. In my defense many of these products just started shipping a couple of months ago. As has become habit, there were hundreds of cool pedals on offer, mostly variations on pedals you have seen and heard.

With NAMM 2020 coming up, I thought I would do a listing of the things I saw last year that might be different and of more interest to the modern guitarist. The theme in January seemed to be the return of modulation (flange, chorus, and phase), fuzz/harmonizer combos, and guitar synth pedals. I am featuring only what I consider to be the most interesting takes on each. Please check company websites for details.

MARVELOUS MODS

Poly Digit

EHX
ModRex

Eventide Harmadillo

Red Panda Particle 2

 

SYNTHY SOUNDS

Enzo Meris

Source Audio C4 Synth

Boss SY-1 Guitar Synthesizer

Source Audio Spectrum Intelligent Filter

 

FREAKY FUZZES

Beetronics Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer

Rainger FX The Drone Rainger

Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein Chop Fuzz

Godlyke TWA Mini Morph

Catalinbread Coriolis Effect

 

CONTROLLERS

Spaceman Mission Control Expressive Audio System

Disaster Area QConnect

Godlyke TWA Side Step

Death By Audio – Total Sonic Annihilation 2

Jammy Guitar

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