NAMM 2012 – Make it Count

Get ready for the biggest NAMM ever

Its that time of the year again – time to prepare for the most fantastic musical product industry trade show of the year – Winter NAMM at Anaheim. This is no ordinary trade show with slick talking tricksters hawking their wares. No, this is a state of consciousness enhancing phantasm that will rock your world for 4 solid days and nights.  Count on over 90,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors.

Let’s meet for breakfast at NAMM U

Not to be missed are the breakfast sessions to get warmed up, and coffee’d up, for the show each morning. Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM, hosts these sessions in the Hilton ballroom. Always informative, they have featured industry icons including: Gene Simmons of KISS, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Yoko Ono and Quincy Jones. Manufacturers have been represented by: Tom Bedell of Two Old Hippies, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars, Remo Belli of Remo, Henry Steinway of Steinway & Sons, Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars, Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars and Bob and Andy Zildjian among others. Joe also interviews retailers to gain insights about their businesses. The last day features the NAMM U Best in Show presentation.

They’re Rockin’ in the aisles

Some of the best musicians in the business will be on hand to demonstrate all the hottest new products. We will be there, as we were at NAMM 2011, for interviews and video, so be sure to check back starting January 19, 2012 for the latest news.

And don’t forget the after party

Each night after the show you can catch several great acts performing at the Marriott, Hilton and other local hotels. Yamaha and others have special concerts, if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket. And don’t forget the TEC Awardson Friday, January 20.

 

BEST IN SHOW:
NAMM U Picks Best in Show for NAMM 2012 

TEC AWARDS:
27th Annual TEC Awards Feature Fun and Good Music 


APPS:
AmpKit Matures With AmpKit LiNK HD 

ARTISTS:
James Denton and The Band From TV
Will Lee, Master of Ceremonies at 27th TEC Awards
Robert Marcello Demos the GK-Ready Stratocaster®
Michelle Phillips Makes a NAMM 2012 Appearance
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Demos AmpKit LiNK HD
Brian Wilson to Receive NAMM “Music For Life” Award

BASS:
Paul Lairat Showing New “Sirya” Bass at NAMM 2012

DRUMS:
Molecules Drum Company Debuts It’s New Shape
ROLAND HOSTS V-DRUMS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT NAMM

GUITARS:
Gibson Custom Releases Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom
C. F. Martin Announces the New 00-45SC John Mayer Edition
Roland and Fender Unveil the New Roland/Fender V-Guitar

KEYBOARDS:
Keith McMillen Instruments today announced the launch of the QuNeo
Mellotron – M4000D Digital Mellotron at NAMM 2012
Moog Slim Phatty Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
Scalewand® By Pianowand®

PICKUPS AND ELECTRONICS:
David Allen Pickups


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About Michael DiMattio

Michael is a singer/songwriter, bass and guitar player, and marketing and graphic design professional in Huntington Beach. Editor of MikesGig.com, he also contributes video and stories on musicians, instrument builders and concerts.