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  • Phil's 2019 Winter NAMM Photo Thread

    What would NAMM be without lots of photos of the cool new stuff that is being unveiled at the show?

    In keeping with tradition, I'll be populating this thread each evening with various photos and information that I gather throughout each day of NAMM. If the hotel wifi is super-slow (almost always an issue unfortunately, but I'm staying at a different hotel this time, so maybe we'll get lucky...) I may still be uploading pictures well into next week (after I return home to my speedy FiOS connection), so stay tuned and check back daily for more updates...

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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    Fender is showing their recently announced American Performer series electric guitars and basses - their lower-cost Corona USA-built line.




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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

      Comment


      • #4
        BTW, those photos were from a trip I took to New York City about two weeks ago - Fender did a media preview day and I flew out to that and took advance pics of a lot of their new stuff - some of which I can't really talk about until tomorrow when the embargoes lift.

        In the meantime, today was "Press Preview Day" at NAMM, and I am here in beautiful and sunny Anaheim, ready to do the rounds and collect as much as I can to share with all of you.

        Ready? Here's what I saw at Press Preview Day...

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        I had never heard of Heiserman Microphones before, but they had an interesting looking U47 FET inspired mic, as well as one that is obviously based on the U47; it uses a EF800 tube instead of the unobtainable VF14m of the original mic.

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        D'Angelico Guitars had a couple of nice looking instruments on display for Press Preview Day.

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        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
        - George Carlin

        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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        • #5
          Roland was at the Press Preview... they were showing the new module for their Blues Cube, as well as their new A/V mixer...

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          Fender was also there... they had their new pedals on display. I've reviewed several of their new series of effects already (and was impressed with them), but they're releasing several brand new models at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show.

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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

          Comment


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            The Downtown Express is a pedal for the bass players of the world... with preamp, EQ, overdrive and compression, all in one pedal.

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            The MTG Tube Distortion pedal has an actual 6205 tube inside it - it's a really small (sub-miniature) tube, and it sounded really good when I heard it demoed in New York. It was designed in partnership with Bruce Egnater.


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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              I was wondering if they were going to do some more modulation pedals, and they are indeed... including the new Lost Highway Phaser...

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              And the new Fender Bubbler Chorus...

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              The Tre-Verb is an interesting pedal... it combines three different types of classic Fender reverb with three different types of tremolo - yes, the classic brownface "Harmonic tremolo" is one of the options, and you can run a reverb and a tremolo simultaneously.

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              The Pinwheel is probably my favorite of the new pedals - at least based on the demos I've heard so far. In case you're wondering - it's a Leslie speaker simulator, and it's a good one - and I'm pretty picky about Leslie sims.

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              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9
                  Peavey was at Press Preview Day too, showing off their new mini-head - the Misha Mansoor signature Invective.MH.

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                  NEXI Industries was showing off their latest pedalboard...


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                  Cordoba was there as well...

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                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    More from Cordoba...

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                    This Schiedmayer Celesta looked really cool...

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                    Korg was also there... they've got a new Volca - the Volca Modular, as well as an expanded version of their Minilogue analog synth - the Minilogue XD 4-voice synth.

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                    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                    - George Carlin

                    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

                    Comment


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                      NAMM can be a bit hectic, so they put up signs to remind you - just in case you've forgotten where you're at...

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                      Sennheiser was showing some new IEM's - the IE 500 Pro.

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                      The Guitar Strap Co. - because you can never have too many guitars (or basses), and all of your guitars (or basses) NEED a strap.

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                      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                      - George Carlin

                      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

                      Comment


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                        Martin Guitars was also at Press Preview Day... they had two guitars on display. One commemorates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and the other was a highly inlayed model that looked amazing, but that you'd probably be afraid to play...


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                        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                        - George Carlin

                        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                          Dangerous Music was also there...

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                          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                          - George Carlin

                          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                            Denon DJ had a really cool looking controller on display...

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                            Morley was also there, with several of their pedals on display.

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                            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                            - George Carlin

                            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                              Ciariguitars had a very unique looking folding travel guitar on display...


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                              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                              - George Carlin

                              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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