NAMM 2020 is next week. I will try and get my report up sooner this year. If you are looking for a distillation of some of the most interesting gear for the modern guitarist to come out of 2019, this is a good place to start. Nick Reinhart, and Juan Alderete always have their fingers on the pulse of what is forward thinking and cool.
If you haven’t seen, Juan was just in a terrible bicycle accident a couple of weeks ago, right after this was posted. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (even though he was wearing a helmet and protective clothing). He has a long road to recovery. His wife is posting about it on Instagram. There is a GoFundMe page she has set up and they will need every penny they can get. https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraiser-juan-alderete-brain-injury?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Thanks – I have already contributed and will do a post soon. It is so sad
I have the Mood and truly find it equally inspiring/mystifying. I don’t think Nick and Juan reviewed it but the Old Blood Noise Minim is a really cool pedal that is kind of like a more useable/interesting Rever. I would add that to a 2019 best of list. The Rever was also cool. Old Blood is doing great things these days.