NAMM 2010: Day One highlights

It's Day One and the 2010 NAMM Show has just opened its doors to an international pack of gear-hungry musicians, journalists and industry raconteurs, desperately clambering to see, tweak and thrash the hell out of the new musical instruments that will shape the way we make and play music for the next year. Among them, MusicRadar's intrepid reporters.

Armed with laptops, cameras and dark glasses, we'll be reporting live from the show floor. All you need to do is bookmark our NAMM 2010 Ultimate Guide and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the action as it happens. Scroll down for our suitably impressive day one highlights. Much, much more to come...

NAMM 2010: Day One highlights

Gibson unveils Slash 2010 Appetite Les Paul
Slash's Appetite For Destruction axe previewed

Korg Kaossilator Pro unveiled
New version is more powerful and flexible

In pictures: Mapex's redesigned Black Panther snare range
14 brand new drums and spec revealed

Vox announces new electric guitars
New Virage-derived solidbody and semi designs

IK Multimedia presents AmpliTube 3
Update features 160+ pieces of gear

Akai APC20 Ableton Live controller announced
It's like half an APC40...

Fender introduces new G-DEC 3 amps
New generation combos feature artist presets and loops

PRS launches high-spec new SE guitar
A model for metal fans?

Blackstar set to launch HT-Venue series
See the HT-60 in action here!

Pearl previews e-Pro Live electronic drum kit
Exact look and size of a real acoustic setup

Cakewalk showcases Mobile Studio Canvas
Roland SD-50 sound module and audio interface in one

Next: more highlights from NAMM 2010

Paiste and Alex Van Halen announce Big Ride
Van Halen drummer's 2002 Series 24" cymbal

Peavey introduces HP Single Cut Series guitars
Classic tones and style combine with modern playability

Roland unveils TD-12KX V-Drums kit
New electronic set-up announced

Zakk Wylde launches Marshall JMD:1 amps
Zakk tears it up at the Marshall party

IK Multimedia introduces StealthBoard controller
Foot control for AmpliTube users

Ableton/Serato collaboration in video
A preview clip of their new technology

Vox announces new AC Custom range
Most versatile AC30 and AC15 ever?

Korg Sound on Sound recorder offers "unlimited tracks"
Overdub as many times as you like

Roland unveils Octapad SPD-30 digital percussion pad
New eight-padded portable instrument


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