NAMM 2013 - Day 4
It’s the last day of NAMM. Thankfully, it’s also a quiet day. We don’t really have much on the docket. It’s our day to walk around and really be able to talk to vendors and get more photos of products. The Dean Guitars section is always one of the most visited places in NAMM. Never know who you'll run into there. Check them out online: http://www.deanguitars.com
One cool thing happened when Megadeth's Dave Mustaine stopped his autograph session with hundreds of fans in line and got out from behind the autograph table at the Dean Guitars booth to chat with a fan in a wheelchair that was in line as he signed her an autograph and took a picture with her :)
Ran into Buckcherry guitarist and friend Steve D. at the Rapco Cables booth.
Now here's a new product I saw I really thought should be talked about. Ever seen musicians fingers from playing guitar, bass etc? Sometimes not the prettiest of sights with cracks cuts and wearing that make their tips sore. Here's a cool product called "Rock-Tips" that's just like the stuff we bowlers use in league and on the PBA Tour (Professional Bowlers Tour) called New Skin.
A safe new alternative to using toxic glue on your fingertips! Check out their awesome website for a lot more information and ordering: http://rock-tips.com
How would you like to change a drum head in 45 seconds!? Yeah I'm NOT joking...check out Tru-Tuner cause this is what you've been looking for drummers..WOW! Check out the website: http://www.trutuner.com and video below!
Stopped by the Krank Amps section and found Queensryche Michael Wilton inside the test room goofing around (see video below). **Updated 5/2/13 - unfortunately Krank Amps have closed their doors. Repairs under the Lifetime Warranty are being handled by Krank's parent company, (this sounds funny) Kinetico Quality Water Systems.**
Remember Poison's drummer Rikki Rockett? Check out his Rockett Drum Works - U.S. Made Custom Drums! Need a custom drum set made check out http://www.rockettdrumworks.com
Want your own designed 3D guitar? Customized by you, inspired by nature! Work directly with designer Olaf Diegel to customize your 3D printed guitar. http://cubify.com/products/guitars
All of Olaf's guitars and basses are designed to have a rich, beautiful sound. Amazing pickups from Seymour Duncan and sustainable wood choices for the neck and fretboard (in maple, mahogany, and rosewood) ensure gorgeous tones. Check out the video below the Steampunk Guitar rules!
As NAMM 2013 draws to an end we said our byes and headed to the airport for our trip back home. It was a very busy 5 days and we were ready for our own bed! The body does take a toll with all the walking, running and very late nights. Until 2014 see ya next time NAMM!! Remember NAMM's mission is to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. Go support NAMM with your membership! http://www.namm.org
"Iron" Mike & Stephanie Savoia - KISW NAMM Reporters