NAMM 2018

Well, It’s that time of year.  Time for the pilgrimage to Annaheim for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show.  Here are the highlights:

My friend Juanito Pascual was here doing his thing in the Cordoba/Guild room.  So nice to hear him play whilst not sweating over the sound.

My Guitar Circle/touring buddy Brad Hogg was also in the Cordoba/Guild room.  That was a pleasant surprise.

Talked about frequency of Stick string changes with this guy.  Tony something.  I hear he’s played on a couple records.

One of the few instruments I was drooling over.  No idea what it sounds like but look at it!

 

My “Nicko moment”* – Running into Dug Pinnick at the Tech 21 booth.  He said, “Get this man a bass” and directed me over to test drive his new signature pedal (which is awesome).  There is nothing like playing a Dug Pinnick bass through a Dug Pinnick pedal while standing next to Dug Pinnick to remind you that you will never be Dug Pinnick.

 

And the big highlight – meeting Emmett Chapman.  It’s a pretty special and rare occasion for a musicain to meet the person who invented the instrument they play.  I thanked him profusely and tried not to fawn or gush.  I think I walked away with my dignity intact.

 

* A “Nicko Moment” is when I meet a person of a certain notoriety/fame who has had an influence and impact on my life and I lose restraint over my fanboy tendencies.  Named after the occasion of meeting Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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