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These are just the thing for gigging at that Greenpeace rally or vegan festival.

Calle 21 de Mayo 367
Anta Cruz, Bolivia
(591-3) 332-6554


Clam Case

These cases are made from foam and plastic cardboard-like material. It might not sound like much protection but I've got a mountain bike shipping box made out of the same stuff and its worked great for several cross country trips. Its been quite durable.

3441 Baker Street
San Diego, CA 92117
(800) 495-8444

Clam Case


Tribal Planet Case

Tribal Planet Cases

I thought that these cases were extremely well made. Since the outer shell is somewhat flexible they actually protect the contents better than a hard case in the event of a fall. The energy is absorbed and distributed rather than resulting in a sharp hit.

Tibal Planet
936 Plaza Virgen Del Carmen Moraira
Alicante Spain E 03724
+44 7793064960


AMT Electronics

What you need are guitar stomp box effects manufactured in West Siberia. In the text around the bypass switch it says "Siberia Space Program".

AMT North America, Inc.
Atoka, Tennessee
AMT Electronics Co.
Omsk, West Siberia, Russia
(901) 581-1893

AMT Platinum


Rainbow Strings

Rainbow Strings

You can get a rainbow-colored set of strings for your acoustic or electric. If you don't want the full spectrum you can also order complete sets in a single color. I would imagine that the rainbow sets might be good for beginning players.

Bridgeport Insulated Wire
51 Brookport Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 333-3191


Ice Pix Stix

You can forget about ever being without a pick again as long as you stick a load of these to your guitar. You can also forget about looking cool on stage, and isn't that why you learned to play guitar in the first place?

Ice Pix
P.O. box 1506
Culver City, CA 90232
(888) 606-7771

Ice Pix


Shark Tooth thumb picks

Shark Tooth thumb picks

It's like a wetsuit for your thumb pick. The little bit of neoprene wraps around your thumb and holds the pick at just the right place.

Strum 'N Comfort
1815 E. Wilshire Ave, Ste 909
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Shark Tooth thumb picks


Awe in one picks

Awe-In-One Picks

Here's a company that has reinvented the guitar pick. In all my years perusing NAMM I don't think I've seen more than a dozen companies who have reinvented the guitar pick.

Awe-In-One Enterprise
144 Tai Keng Gardens
Singapore 535424
+65 62837286


Stash Picks

Reinvention at every turn, that's NAMM for you. At least these guys are offering an interesting array of shapes.

Stash Picks
9005 Eton Ave., Unit F
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 590-2554

Stash Picks



Handmaster Plus

As strange as this looks it's actually pretty cool. Unlike other grip strengthening devices this exercises your hand closing and opening. It's important to keep those two muscle groups in balance.

Davitt & Hamser (800) 999-5558
St. Louis Music (800) 727-4512



Lehle Switcher

Lehle Switcher

I'd like to say that I was attracted to this product because of its true bypass, gold plated relays or its ability to be remote controlled via MIDI. It was actually the mushroom cap foot switches.

Lehle Gitarrentechnik
Im Hundsbusch 11
D-46562 Voerde/Germany
+49 2855 850070



Noteblocks & Magnotes

These look like a couple of excellent tools for teaching music. I like the fact that the depth of the pieces corresponds to the note value.

Note Logic LLC
1042 East Fort Union #426
Midvale, UT 84047
(800) 566-88012



Krank Amp

Krank Amps

Most amplifier cabinets are built with plywood, not these babies. Nothing but solid wood here. Where were these last year when I put together the Burning Collection?

Krank Amplification
1220 W Alameda #121
Tempe, AZ 85282


Phil Jones Amps

Phil Jones Piranhas

Who would have thought that 5" speakers could put out so much low frequency sound? I was also pleasantly surprised with the little battery-powered briefcase amp, it reaches down to about 50hz.

Phil Jones Bass
8559 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 814-3383

Phil Jones Amps


Sound Enhancer

This is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" products. You put your open back combo amp on one of these and it takes what's coming out the back and redirects it forward. This about doubles the volume and greatly increases the low frequency response.

Sound Enhancer Corporation
395 Sawdust Road, PMB 2142
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

MHT Enhancer



Dickies accessories

More stuff that you don't quite know that you need. A pick pocket and a little guitar-shaped coin purse.

Yak Pak
900 Broadway, 3FL
New York, NY 10003
(718) 797-3671



Old Dog Stand

Old Dog Guitar Stand

They tout this as a "virtually unbreakable" guitar stand. That's probably because they knew that same guy in elementary school who used to go out of his way to break those unbreakable combs. These are made of Lexan and easily disassemble into three pieces.

Old Dog LLC
9409 Glen Ridge Drive
Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 362-1420


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