Egnater Rebel 30
Egnater’s Rebel 20 has spent the past year making the
rounds and gaining fans due to its mind-boggling price/
tone ratio. Instead of leaning back and enjoying their
success, Egnater took the opportunity to bring it up
a notch with the Rebel 30. The Rebel 30 adds a clean
channel, digital reverb and a silent recording out, and
will be available in a head or combo configuration.
Hahn Guitars 1229 Model
On our radar since first running across Chihoe and
his guitars at Summer NAMM ’08, he’s done it again.
This time, he’s built another Tele-style guitar, but with
some new twists. For instance, Chihoe describes the
1229 model guitar as something reminiscent to what
Fender would have done in the fifties, yet it incorporates some influences from Gibson’s Melody Maker.
Also, it’s constructed with a mahogany body and features a mahogany bolt-on neck. In addition, Hahn cut
down the body to 1-1/2 and reconfigured the headstock to enhance the control and amount of vibrato,
and to increase the sound coming off the headstock.
Orange Dual Terror Amp
While all the rage and commotion surrounding the disappearance of Orange’s Tiny Terror
shipment in late 2008 was still abuzz on the
NAMM floor, what instantly caught our attention was its huskier stepbrother of tone: the
Dual Terror Amp. Orange’s latest guitar offering is a Class A, dual-channel (Fat and Tiny
Terror) amp with adjustable stages of 30/15/7
watts. It also includes a three-stage gain section in a transportable package slightly larger
than the compact Tiny Terror. Hopefully this
little box of noise doesn’t get lost en route to
the States because it left us drooling and beg-ging for more. For those looking to grab and
gig with one guitar and a head, this miniature
beast comes with a padded travel bag.
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