Unveiled at Winter NAMM 2013, these delicious morsels from Dunlop let you add the classic Fuzz Face sound to your pedalboard without displacing two or three other pedals. This video from designer Jeorge Tripps and Voodoo Labs VP/excellent guitarist James Santiago is not just a demonstration of the three fuzz flavors available in this configuration, but a terrific education in the difference between silicon and germanium fuzz tones.
The 2013 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show had the most palpable excitement of any NAMM in the last five years. Whether from the rising economy, or because with the death of record sales, musicians need more instruments to play live, who can say? The bottom line is: this show was alive with fantastic new technology, much of it of special interest to the modern guitarist. There was way more than I can cover alone, but these were the products I found most interesting. Read on for words, pix, and vids of this year’s extravaganza. Keep in mind that NAMM unofficially stands for Not Available Maybe March (or May), so check the company sites for shipping dates.
Oz Noy in the Seymour Duncan booth, with Steve Ferrone and Darryl Jones. Poor kid can’t muster up a decent rhythm section.