NAMM: The Coolest Thing At NAMM: The Peacekeeper

IMG_3517Designed by one Mr. Markus Hummel, The Peacekeeper is a patent pending quick change effects system that uses actual rifle parts to integrate guitar effects into a guitar. That’s right, the effects modules are built right into rifle magazines. Hummel showed off various effect-loaded magazines including a tube preamp and an analog delay. Want distortion? Chk-chk – boom. Echo? Chk-chk – boomoomoom. Easy and cool. Hummel, perhaps the most enthusiastically eloquent guy ever to point a rifle/guitar at me, says the invention has many advantages, starting with superior sonic performance, as the effect is now located closer to the sound generation: the pickup. “Secondly the player now has the ability to manipulate the control knobs of the effects in real time adding creativity to their play. Thirdly, using battle proven magazines, effects can be interchanged quickly – especially live on stage!” It is truly a thing of beauty, and ironically (given that Hummel was born in Germany) the most American guitar at NAMM. Check out these pics… Read More …