SUmmer NAMM | 2021

The Year's Most Anticipated Summer Tradeshow Returns!

It’s back! Summer NAMM makes Music City its home for 2021, taking over downtown Nashville with the great gear you have to hear this year. Of course, we’ll be there, providing you with all the urgent updates on new lines, new brands, new releases, and more. So stay tuned for the low-down on NAMM’s new and noteworthy, right here on the Soundboard Blog

THE LATEST GEAR NEWS!

Epiphone |  Slash Collection

Gibson | Non-Reverse Thunderbirds

Fender | J Mascis Telecaster

Fender | Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang

Fender | Cory Wong Stratocaster

Squier | Paranormal Series

Gretsch, Jackson, Charvel, & EVH | New Releases 2021

Fender | 2021 Summer Releases

Squier | Affinity Series

The Soundboard Blog

NEW FOR 2021: JOHN MAYER'S ROXY PINK PRS SILVER SKY

Sob Rock is finally here, but who’s ready for Roxy Pink? You might’ve seen it with John Mayer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now, PRS Guitars makes it the newest color available on their collaborative Silver Sky model, available for preorder today!

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink Electric Guitars / Solid Body

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink

$3,838.00
The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars (but larger than most vintage frets), and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).
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GIBSON BRINGS THE THUNDER IN 2021!

The ‘Bird is back! New non-reversed Gibson Thunderbirds are here, available for preorder in Faded Pelham, Inverness Green, and Sparkling Burgundy! Can you feel it?

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SYNTH AND DRUM EXCHANGE PARTAKE IN THE 2021 FESTIVITIES

Take your pick between Ludwig snare drums, featuring Brushed Brass and Brushed Copper Ludwig Acro snares, new for 2021, & Sequential’s Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Desktop Modules downsize the historic Dave Smith-designed Prophet series of polysynths into compact, connectable studio staples made to fit right in!

Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare

Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum

$1,046.00
  • Seamless USA made Copper Shell
  • 10 Small Twin Lugs
  • Brushed finish
  • P88 Throw / P35 Butt Plate
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Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module Keyboards and Synths / Synths / Analog Synths

Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module

$3,630.00
Fast on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer, Sequential has created a desktop version of the acclaimed instrument. It features the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls as the Prophet-5 keyboard, but in a smaller form factor designed for portability and space-conscious studios.

Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

And just like the new Prophet-5 Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.

Also present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators, filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.

Other modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.
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SHOP 2021 SUMMER NAMM

Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb
Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb
Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb Pedal Effects and Pedals / Reverb

Fender Dual Marine Layer Reverb Pedal

$349.00
Fender Professional Pedal Board Large Effects and Pedals / Pedalboards and Power Supplies
Fender Professional Pedal Board Large Effects and Pedals / Pedalboards and Power Supplies
Fender Professional Pedal Board Large Effects and Pedals / Pedalboards and Power Supplies
Fender Professional Pedal Board Large Effects and Pedals / Pedalboards and Power Supplies

Fender Professional Pedalboard Large

$377.00
Gator Frameworks ID Series Content Creator Tree w/ Light, Mic & Camera Attachment Accessories / Stands
Gator Frameworks ID Series Content Creator Tree w/ Light, Mic & Camera Attachment Accessories / Stands

Gator Frameworks ID Series Content Creator Tree w/ Light, Mic & Camera Attachment

$419.00
Gator Frameworks Double Sided Adhesive for Mounting Acoustic Foam 8-Pack Accessories / Tools
Gator Frameworks Double Sided Adhesive for Mounting Acoustic Foam 8-Pack Accessories / Tools

Gator Frameworks Double Sided Adhesive for Mounting Acoustic Foam 8-Pack

$14.00
Gator ICON Bass Guitar Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Bass Gig Bags
Gator ICON Bass Guitar Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Bass Gig Bags
Gator ICON Bass Guitar Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Bass Gig Bags

Gator ICON Bass Guitar Gig Bag

$349.00
Gator ICON Dreadnaught Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Guitar Gig Bags
Gator ICON Dreadnaught Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Guitar Gig Bags
Gator ICON Dreadnaught Gig Bag Accessories / Cases and Gig Bags / Guitar Gig Bags

Gator ICON Dreadnaught Gig Bag

$349.00
Gator Fret Mute String Dampener Extra Large Black Accessories
Gator Fret Mute String Dampener Extra Large Black Accessories
Gator Fret Mute String Dampener Extra Large Black Accessories

Gator Fret Mute String Dampener Extra Large Black

$14.00
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body
PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin Electric Guitars / Solid Body

PRS Satin S2 Standard 24 McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Satin

$2,093.00

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