New Product Preview for Summer NAMM 2018

MikesGig’s picks of “must see” new guitars, basses, amps, recording gear and other music making products at the 2018 Summer NAMM Show.

Held in Nashville every June, The Summer NAMM Show presents exhibitors of the latest musical instruments and related products, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, concerts and experiences where “only at NAMM” moments take place.

 


Artist Appearances At Summer NAMM 2018

Eventide Artists Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and Brev Sullivan at Summer NAMM 2018 Eventide Artists Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and Brev Sullivan at Summer NAMM 2018Summer is finally here and that means NAMM in Nashville is heating up. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on and connect with friends old and new. All Eventide products will be available for demo at our booth #1135, and this year we’ll be hosting incredible performances by Eventide artists Doug Wimbish of ... Read more


Bass Gear At Summer NAMM 2018

Pigtronix Introduces the Philosopher Bass Compressor Micro at Summer NAMM 2018 Pigtronix Introduces the Philosopher Bass Compressor Micro at Summer NAMM 2018The brand-new Pigtronix Philosopher Bass Compressor Micro brings the heralded Philosopher’s Tone compressor circuit to bassists in a micro-sized stompbox format. The SUSTAIN control on this pedal varies the compression threshold to provide everything from subtle peak limiting to infinite clean sustain, all with incredible low-end response. The Philosopher Bass Compressor also sports a BLEND ... Read more

G&L Introduces the CLF Research L-1000 at Summer NAMM 2018 G&L Introduces the CLF Research L-1000 at Summer NAMM 2018In the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender† was looking forward to launching his new G&L brand featuring his latest innovations including Magnetic Field Design pickups and the Saddle Lock bridge.  Leo developed these technologies at his CLF™ Research company, and production of the new G&L instruments took place in the CLF Research factory on Fender ... Read more

Guild reintroduces the b-240e & b-240ef fretless at Summer NAMM 2018 Guild reintroduces the b-240e & b-240ef fretless at Summer NAMM 2018In the mid-1970s, Guild pioneered acoustic bass guitar design with the introduction of the B-50 model, which featured a jumbo body shape, arched mahogany back, and an easy to play, 30 3/4” scale length. Guild has reintroduced these vintage features with the new Westerly Collection B-240E & B-240EF, offering bassists a workhorse acoustic instrument with ... Read more

Summer NAMM 2018: Z.Vex channels legendary Sunn Concert Bass amp with Super Duper Concert Bass Mod pedal Summer NAMM 2018: Z.Vex channels legendary Sunn Concert Bass amp with Super Duper Concert Bass Mod pedalZ.Vex has announced the Super Duper Concert Bass Mod, which promises to capture the sound of the infamous Sunn Concert Bass head in a dual-footswitch pedal. Utilising a modified Super Duper 2-in-1 circuit, the Concert Bass aims to nail the distinct solid-state distortion and low-end that’s found plenty of fans in the stoner and doom community, ... Read more


Guitar Gear At Summer NAMM 2018

Martin Jimmy Buffet Custom to Debut at Summer NAMM 2018 Martin Jimmy Buffet Custom to Debut at Summer NAMM 2018Legendary artist and chief Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett, has used Martin guitars throughout his career, with multiple Martin signature models in his collection. Always looking for new and exciting instruments, Jimmy was inspired when he discovered Chris Martin’s CEO-6 Black model from 2013. Along with his guitar tech Dan Cook, Jimmy worked with the Martin ... Read more

Your Heaven® Audio – A REVOLUTION IN RECORDING Your Heaven® Audio - A REVOLUTION IN RECORDING Your Heaven® Audio has created unique mic systems for capturing and recording the sound of acoustic musical instruments. The CloseUp® System is now available for Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Mandolin. The CloseUp® System provides you with the crisp, clean, natural-sounding recordings you’ve always wanted—in almost any environment. With five patents, the CloseUp® System captures the unique, authentic sound of ... Read more

IK Multimedia adds Live mode update for AmpliTube 4 (Mac/PC) IK Multimedia adds Live mode update for AmpliTube 4 (Mac/PC)New update offers enhanced integration between AmpliTube 4 and iRig Stomp I/O IK Multimedia has added a new Live mode to AmpliTube 4 (Mac/PC) for use with IK’s iRig Stomp I/O USB pedalboard controller. This update provides a clear and intuitive visual indication of the status between the pedalboard and AmpliTube. Users can access an at-a-glance ... Read more

New G7th 12 string capo solution New G7th 12 string capo solutionAfter 2 years of development work, G7th are delighted to announce a new solution for 12 string capos, the patent-pending “Compensated String Pad” for the Newport and Heritage capo models. So far, the only solution capo manufacturers have devised is to apply extreme tension to all 12 strings, inevitably pulling most of them out of tune. ... Read more

Supro Black Magick Reverb Amplifier Now Shipping! Supro Black Magick Reverb Amplifier Now Shipping!The Black Magick Reverb amplifier adds artist-requested features to the award-winning recreation of the vintage Supro amp loaned by Jimmy Page to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Developed in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz, the Black Magick Reverb captures the mid-range grind and signature sound of the original model—while adding all-tube reverb, 2-band ... Read more

GMF Ai ProTube (Vacuum Tube Preamp/ DI box) Now Available GMF Ai ProTube (Vacuum Tube Preamp/ DI box) Now AvailableRemember the soft blue glow from an old vacuum tube amp and their nice warm tone? You can have it again in a 2.2 pound package. The Ai ProTube is an innovative, great sounding “analog” Pre-Amp/DI. Geared towards the acoustic instrument market the Ai ProTube has a real “tube” that will make any acoustic instrument sound ... Read more


Pro Audio Gear At Summer NAMM 2018

DPA Microphones Turn Up the Volume in Music City USA for 2018 Summer NAMM Show DPA Microphones Turn Up the Volume in Music City USA for 2018 Summer NAMM Showd:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument and d:facto™ 4018 Vocal Microphones On Display at the Show and Will be Used During Facebook Live Performances On June 28, the music industry will come together in Nashville for the 2018 Summer NAMM show and DPA Microphones (Booth 314), a leading manufacturer of high-quality miniature microphone solutions for professional audio applications, ... Read more


Recording Gear At Summer NAMM 2018

Your Heaven® Audio – A REVOLUTION IN RECORDING Your Heaven® Audio - A REVOLUTION IN RECORDING Your Heaven® Audio has created unique mic systems for capturing and recording the sound of acoustic musical instruments. The CloseUp® System is now available for Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Mandolin. The CloseUp® System provides you with the crisp, clean, natural-sounding recordings you’ve always wanted—in almost any environment. With five patents, the CloseUp® System captures the unique, authentic sound of ... Read more

Genelec to Hold Listening Event at Addiction Studios in Nashville on Tuesday, June 26 Genelec to Hold Listening Event at Addiction Studios in Nashville on Tuesday, June 26Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for 40 years, is holding a special event on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (12 noon – 5 p.m.), at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood (506 East Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204). The event is an informal kickoff to the activities around the Summer NAMM Show, ... Read more


Summer NAMM 2018 Education Events

Recording Academy™ Producers & Engineers Wing® to Present Panel at Summer NAMM Show in Nashville “The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited – Lessons in Self Preservation” will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. At the upcoming Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, the Recording Academy™ Producers & Engineers Wing® will host a timely and informative panel on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1 p.m., titled “The ... Read more


Summer NAMM 2018 Free Stuff and Raffles

World’s Fastest Drummer Finals World's Fastest Drummer Finals Do you have what it takes to be the World’s Fastest Drummer? Prove it! This highly charged interactive event will be held on the NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace at the Music City Center during Summer NAMM. The contest consists of two categories: Battle of the Hands and Battle of the Feet. Preliminaries will be ... Read more

Vintage King Gear and Beer Summit  Saturday, June 30, 2018 — 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Vintage King, 2826 Dogwood Place, Nashville, TN  GET FREE TICKETS Unwind after Summer NAMM at Vintage King Nashville with an afternoon full of incredible food, tasty drinks, gear demos and panel discussions. The Nashville-based location of the pro audio outfitter has lined up an exciting afternoon, including a conversation with Grammy award-winning ... Read more

Martin Guitar & Strings Open Mic Saturday, June 30, 2018 — 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Music City Center, Lobby (Level 3) C. F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) invites guitar and uke players of all levels to perform at Summer NAMM at the Martin Guitar and Strings Open Mic event, part of the Make Music Experience, on Saturday, June 30 at the Music City Center, in Nashville, TN, from 10 ... Read more

D’Angelico booth (#1235) Open Mic Giveaway!  D’Angelico Guitars – Booth #1235, Sign up at the D’Angelico booth (#1235) for our Open Mic Giveaway! You’ll get the chance to play on the NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace on Thursday and Friday at 3pm for your chance to win a D’Angelico guitar! Jump on stage and show us what you’ve got! The best ... Read more

Win a D’Angelico Guitar  D’Angelico Guitars – Booth #1235, Sign up to our mailing list at our booth & enter for your chance to win a D’Angelico Guitar! Read more