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The second day of NAMM has surpassed the first with an even bigger helping of new gear on display. As I trek the show floor, I’ve run into lots of defrosting old friends from the East envious of the amazing weather here in Anaheim, CA.
A leap forward in playability and sound quality
By Bradley Weinholtz
The first day at NAMM offers an exciting chance to ogle a mind-boggling array of the latest and greatest gear from all the top manufacturers. The biggest challenge is strategizing how to navigate the 800,000 square feet and take in over 1,600 exhibits in just 37 hours. What to see first? I feel like a kid in the world’s largest candy store with an unlimited gift card in my back pocket!
Stellar vocal harmonies at your fingertips
I have to admit right from the start that metal has never been my medium of choice; I prefer trem-bar bends in short bursts, not big bombs, and I like distortion to sound like distortion, not explosions. That said, I'll also admit that there are few things that can get my blood circulating faster than bashing barre chords on a really nice neck through a very decked amp. On that count, it's easy to see why Ibanez has maintained its top standing on the hard-rock planet for decades now. And while its reputation among the global metalhead population is enough to keep the business model afloat indefinitely, the company continues to craft new permutations of its legacy models, in an effort to reach those of us who don't regularly hold digits one and four aloft.
Looking to pick up the ukulele? Many seasoned players have experience and ideas to get you started on the right chord. Getting started is easy - but don't let that limit where you can take the ukulele. You may find yourself at a lot of great events with more new friends that you can count.
By Bradley Weinholtz
In a previous life prior to my gig here at Musician’s Friend, I worked for a music gear manufacturer and was always too busy prepping my booth into the wee hours of the morning to get in on the private pre-NAMM dealer parties and all the other buzz surrounding the show. This year’s different!
Extending the Nanoweb revolution to better guitarists everywhere