Once again, Winter NAMM provided a variety of new guitar amp ideas, although most of them are just a rehash of something done before. Let's take a look at what the show had to offer.
Jet City Amplification is a new company featuring designs from Mike Soldano at a very reasonable price. Jet City had a pretty good buzz going into the show thanks to a thorough social networking campaign that really raised their visibility. I'm surprised that more companies don't take this approach, as it's a prototype for how it's done. Can't say for sure about the amps though, since I didn't really hear one. But they sure looked nice, the price was great, and Mike Soldano is one of the true amp gurus in the industry.
C1 organ, which comes with all the classic Hammond tonewheel sounds plus sounds from the cheesy Vox and Farfisa organs popular in the 60's. Nord did a pretty good job with the C1 as it was complete with dual manuals, waterfall keys and an optional pedal set.
Tomorrow we'll take a look at the pro audio portion of winter NAMM.