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We're going to be shooting some videos at NAMM this year, and this thread is where we'll be posting them. I shot a few today at Press Preview, so they'll start going up tonight. Enjoy!

 

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Is your Gear Secure? Gearsecure wants to help make it much more so… a very small unit is installed into your instrument and is invisible… but if it's stolen, it can be tracked. Cost is about twenty bucks a year for the service - that's cheap insurance if it gets your stolen guitar back!

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People love playing with analog synths, and there's been quite an upswing in their popularity. Check out this fun, cheap and cheerful yet surprisingly powerful little noisemaker from Dubreq called the Stylophone Gen X1.

 

 

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In the "does it come with a laser?" category, Aston Microphones is showing off their new Starlight condenser microphone… and yes, it really does come with a laser. Frankly, I can't believe someone didn't think of this already - the laser can be used to insure pinpoint "aim" of the mic, and it makes it much easier to get the mic back into the exact same position at a later date - just take a picture of the mic and the spot where the laser is hitting… :idea:

 

Yes, I've already let them know I want to borrow a set and do a review. Stay tuned.

 

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UE Sound Tap is a fairly simple but clever little box that easily connects to your PA system and provides you with a hassle-free way to connect your in-ear monitors.

 

 

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IK Multimedia's original iRig Acoustic (click here to check out my review) has been taken a step further with the introduction of IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage, which makes it easier to mix in some of your built-in piezo pickup along with the signal from iRig Acoustic if you want to, and makes on-stage use more practical. It sounded pretty darned good too.

 

 

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IK Multimedia was also demoing AmpliTube Fender Collection 2. Designed in cooperation with Fender, this can run as a stand-alone program or as a DAW plugin.

 

 

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Orange is known for their electric guitar amps, but this year they've gotten in touch with their more sensitive side and have brought out their first acoustic oriented product - the Orange Acoustic Preamp.

 

 

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Fender Custom Shop Senior Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov was showing off his skill and craftsmanship with an Art Deco themed Stratocaster that was inspired by a 1930s era Kodak camera.

 

 

 

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Here's a couple more videos - First we'll start with the 2017 Gibson Acoustics. I had the opportunity to try one of the vintage line (the J-45) with the thermally aged top… and it really does seem to make a difference for the better in the tone… they sound like sweet old guitars. I was amazed by how light it was too.

 

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I also got the rundown about Gibson Custom. It looks like Matt at Gibson Custom needs to lay off the blueberries…

 

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The word that probably best describes the 2017 Gibson USA Les Pauls is choice. Not only are they soo choice (as Ferris Bueller would say), but there's a bunch of options to choose from.

 

 

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Since I started out on reeds, I'm always interested in new MIDI Wind Controllers, and Roland has a very interesting new one out called the Aerophone AE-10. Stay tuned for a HC Review...

 

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Here's the information on Fender's new Classic Design Acoustics...

 

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After 30 years Fender has retired the American Standard series and replaced it with the new Fender American Professional Series. What's different and new? Click play and find out!

 

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Their basses also were updated...

 

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And for the first time in ages the famous Offsets are back in the Fender USA main production lineup.

 

I really like that Mystic Seafoam! :love:

 

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Here's a couple of videos that Dendy shot of the Casio LK series keyboards, and Craig Anderton's reaction to them...

 

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Of course Fender Telecasters are also part of their new American Professional Series too.

 

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Looks like Dendy and or Craig ran into Mike Huckabee. I haven't seen him yet this year but I did a few years ago… and unlike what I typically expect from politicians (and whether or not you agree with him politically) he came across as a very nice, friendly guy who's really into music and gear.

 

 

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Gibson Memphis put a lot of thought and care into their new Alex Lifeson Les Paul ES model.

 

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In fact Gibson Memphis was showing off three new artist models at this year's NAMM show.

 

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Fender's Limited Edition collection was turning a lot of heads with their exotic woods - some of which utilize naturally felled / reclaimed wood.

 

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Dendy and Craig got the latest from Line 6 about the Variax.

 

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Ever wonder what it's like to deal with the crowds at NAMM? Come along as Dendy navigates one of the aisles…

 

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