The guitar gear of NAMM 2016 – PLUS win a Fender Strat worth over £500!

This competition is now over! The winner was Phil Darling from Diss. Go Phil!

It’s NAMM season: time to dust off the GAS and get the piggy bank on standby! In this post, we’ll highlight some of the guitar-related gear that has most caught our eye, so stay tuned for regular updates…

Without further ado…

Fender Elite Series Guitars and Basses

Apogee Symphony I/O mkIIThe American Deluxe Series is dead, long live the Fender American Elite Series! Much like its esteemed predecessor, the Fender American Elite Series of Strats, Teles, Jazz and Precision basses is designed for working players. With the latest generation of noiseless pickups – the N4 series – easy truss-rod adjustment and a new compound radius neck, the Fender American Elite Series ticks all the boxes for the jobbing guitarist and bassist.

Pre-order the Fender American Elite instruments here!

Digitech Trio Plus

Roland JC01B Bluetooth SpeakerThe original Trio was a huge hit, not just for making solo practice that bit more interesting, but for songwriting as well. With the new Digitech Trio Plus (Trio+ if you prefer), Digitech have upped their game with a load of features that turn the Trio Plus into a serious songwriting and performance tool!

Pre-order the Digitech Trio Plus here!

Boss BC1X Bass Compressor

Boss BC1X Bass CompressorHaving learned about compressors from the studio side of things, I’m used to terms like ‘ratio’ and ‘threshold’; my stomp box says ‘sustain’; I get confused. With the new Boss BC1X Bass Compressor, you get controls like ‘ratio’ and ‘threshold’. I like it. You also get a handy gain reduction meter, making it so easy to set up you’ll never know how much complicated processing is going on behind the scenes!
Pre-order the Boss BC1X here!

VOX Starstream guitars


These bad boys look like they’re out to make a statement, sonically and visually. With a pair of conventional pickups augmented by a piezo pickup and some powerful DSP, there’s a lot more than an electric guitar inside. One could say it was… more than meets the eye.

Pre-order your Starstream today!

VOX AV (Analogue/valve) amps

These amps looks like a nice trinity of tone. With a choice of 8 preamp types and a panel that looks like any ‘normal’ amplifier, the Vox AV15, AV30 and AV60 not only look delightfully retro, they look they might be a lot more immediate than you might expect from a ‘modelling’ amp…

Pre-order a VOX AV amp today!

Roland Blues Cube Hot

Roland Blues Cube HotAny amp that Eric Johnson says has good tone, must have good tone. The Roland Blues Cubes have taken home great reviews the world over since their launch. With the release of the Roland Blues Cube Hot, the small, portable combo market just got a bit more interesting with the acclaimed Tube Logic design putting Tweed tone into a great new form factor!

Pre-order a Blues Cube Hot today!

Boss Waza Amplifier Head

Boss Waza AmpWhen the Waza Craft pedals were released, I think people were a bit sceptical; but they were very quickly convinced: those things sounded mighty impressive. We’re expecting no less from the Boss Waza Amp! With 150W of power, clean, crunch and two lead channels and Tone Capsule Compatibility, the Boss Waza amp – and its 2×12” and 4×12” cabs – look like the big amp world got another heavyweight!

Pre-order your elite BOSS Waza amp today!

Boss V-01 Vocoder

Boss Vocoder V01The talk box effect is great – think Frampton, or Jovi’s classic Living on a Prayer – but can be a bit annoying to achieve with bits of plastic tubing collecting phlegm. With the Boss V-01 Vocoder, those sounds – and more – can be on your pedalboard, without the phlegm! Hopefully.

Pre-order a BOSS V01 vocoder today!

Celebrate NAMM 2016: Win a Fender Strat worth over £500!

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102 Responses to “The guitar gear of NAMM 2016 – PLUS win a Fender Strat worth over £500!”

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  1. Alex Rushton says:

    I have been waiting to find out what changes fender 're going to make to their deluxe range and also I am extremely excited to see the new PRs 24 fret. Beautiful guitar wig a stunning teal quilted top.

  2. Ludwig drums new keystone shells

  3. Josh Stock says:

    That Vox is looking interesting, to say the least

  4. Will Fender suprise us at NAMM 2016?

  5. Will Fender suprise us at NAMM 2016?

  6. Paul Lacey says:

    Looking forward to seeing the CE24 back

  7. Looking forward to seeing what Marshall Amps surprise is

  8. Kris Glen says:

    New fender deluxe range

  9. Dewi Roebuck says:

    I wanna see some new Faith guitars, and the Fender acoustics!

  10. VOX Starstream guitars.

  11. Aristrides Guitars would have to beat me away from their stand with a big stick.

  12. Rory Butler says:

    Not a fan of that Vox design at all. But as always looking forward to the new releases at NAMM!

  13. The Vox Starstream is an interesting little beastie.

  14. Engl, mesa, Ibanez, usual!

  15. Simply looking forward to seeing what new electric guitars are available

  16. James Jordan says:

    fender deluxe range cool

  17. The Vox AV amps look great, hope they sound as good.

  18. Scott Smith says:

    The vox guitar looks stunning

  19. More Fenders to drool over please!

  20. Ray Miller says:

    New Year and a new guitar would be a great start. Love the Vox amps too.

  21. Grayson King says:

    The Starstreams look epic. 😉

    Very cool =P

  22. Ross Luker says:

    Very curious to see what Marshall are announcing, but that Vox guitar looks insane!

  23. Comper Keith says:

    Like the look of the vox

  24. Peter Dagg says:

    New TC Electronic pedal?….:-)

  25. Paul Taylor says:

    Looking forward to trying out the AV60 from Vox. Analog circuit with 2 x 12AX7 tubes. Sounds really promising.

  26. Nick Lishman says:

    The Vox amps look very cool

  27. Ted Bevan says:

    The fox amps look amazing with all the pre loads, just waiting to have a guitar plugged in

  28. Whatever Marshall is counting down to

  29. Mark Wrigley says:

    Definitely be keen to have a look at the Vox amps. But I'm really intrigued with the new Mesa John Petrucci head… that would be fun

  30. The new Gibson range, can't wait

  31. Can't wait to try this out at my local store

  32. The Vox Starstream is interesting.

  33. Sally Carter says:

    The new Gibson range,for me.

  34. Greyum May says:

    This might be the perfect recording guitar for my new studio 🙂

  35. Matt Hedges says:

    Looking forward to the Chapman stall.

  36. Easily looking forward to the fender deluxe range!

  37. Paul Wilson says:

    Really like the sound of the Blues Cube hot. Would be curious on how a 30w Solid State amp holds up to a tube amp volume-wise.

  38. Ken Wiggins says:

    Them new Blues Cubes,

  39. Darren Lock says:

    The Vox guitars look interesting…

  40. VOX Starstream guitars.

  41. Rob Dadd says:

    Looking forward ti the Moog stuff

  42. I'm getting more and more interested in pedals and would love to learn a bit more about new brands like DryBell

  43. Eager to see Fenders new American Elite series, particularly the tele range and the Strat HSS 'Shawbucker'.

  44. Graham Lawn says:

    All the Fender gear! They never rest on their laurels. They always seem to push that envelope a little further each year whilst keeping their guitars timeless. Lovely stuff indeed! Fingers crossed:-)

  45. I've always wanted a fender. Fingers crossed

  46. Geoff Large says:

    I would like to know about any thing Fender that is making news at the Namm 2016 . Amps / Guitars

  47. Larry Baker says:

    Interested in anything Bass related, especially Ashdown. 🙂

  48. Any Guitar synth that actually makes usable sounds – Vox Starstream, is that you?

  49. That is one nice Fender!

  50. Anthony Cook says:

    I am intrigued by the Waza amp by Boss. I will have to keep an eye out for a video review.

  51. Mark Bursa says:

    New pedals, always new pedals! Boss/EH etc…

  52. I want to see what innovations Fender have come up with this year.

  53. Luke Mulvey says:

    might have to try out those vox amps

  54. Ian Smith says:

    Looking forward to new gizmos from the guild of calamitous effects!

  55. Can't wait to see Spector's 40th anniversary basses.. everything they make us truly wonderful in both looks and sound!

  56. Roland, Audient and fender

  57. Marshall Amps surprise will be awesome

  58. Russ Vaughan says:

    I love fender guitars.

  59. Looking the look of the Vox guitars!

  60. Vox Starstream Type 1 Black Electric Guitar is my favourite

  61. Sam Brittle says:

    The Vox Starstreams look interesing, and I'm interested in the Waza craft head 😛

  62. David Runcie says:

    The new gretsch line up

  63. Amy Fidler says:

    I'd love to be strumming this x

  64. I'm looking forward to whatever Marshall has up their sleeve. And anything by Fender.

  65. The VOX Starstream guitars look amazing! Looking forward to any other takes on the classic guitar shape!

  66. I am looking forward to the new Fender Deluxe Range!

  67. I`d love to see some new faith Guitars x

  68. Izzy Elmes says:

    this would be wonderful to win

  69. Colin Bird says:

    Stratmospheric 🙂

  70. Simon Maisey says:

    Fender Deluxe range!

  71. Fabulous prize! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  72. Awesome strat, looks like the bold Gilmour's

  73. Amazing competition- My husband would love this 🙂

  74. Need to check out the Vox

  75. Marty Ward says:

    The new VOX amps look really interesting

  76. ESP New Artists Signature Series Models

  77. Joe Johnson says:

    New fender deluxe range

  78. Liam Silcock says:

    I can't wait to see what new guitars fender are going to be adding to their range! Would be nice to see Squier broaden the classic vibe range too! 😀

  79. Kitty Lang says:

    I'm waiting to see what wizzardry TC Electronics come up with this year

  80. Paul Wilson says:

    The new Fender Deluxe range.

  81. Bob Scott says:

    Looking forward to seeing what new digital recording interfaces are on offer from Focusrite and the other brands in this field.

  82. Those badboy Fender Elite Series guitars!

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