2019 NAMM highlights.

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  1. DC1

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    Yeah, it was WAY too loud in D. Crazy!

    You ordered one of those new Princetons! Lucky dog! Wadda amp!

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    Thanks.
     
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    Funny thing about the new Brown Princeton reissue. I owned the original as a 15 year old ,that I bought for $50 in 1973.
     
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    I was invited to join going to NAMM by a keyboard friend who happens to have an endorsement from a keyboard manufacturer a few years ago, didn't end up going and I sort of didn't see the point for me specifically to go, as a nobody musician. It seems like the main draw of NAMM is mostly either a bit of meeting ground for famous musicians and industry insiders, or as a place for Youtube stars to demo stuff for the companies that endorse them and maybe snap some chummy pics together with the usual suspects or maybe someone a little more famous. Then it's people one step below them hoping to catch an endorsement or be hooked up with industry insiders themselves.
     
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    For me, it’s to catch up with industry friends and find a jewel here and there.

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    If you have the $$ or live in L.A.and the patience like the above poster DC1.By all means go to NAMM, it's like an Amusement Park for musicians and hobbyists alike!
     
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    I could see the appeal of going maybe once for the novelty and maybe catching some performances, maybe running into a Youtube B-lister or two you're fond of if you're lucky. But in the absence of any serious "industry friends", that "mojo factor" of going kind of isn't there, and certainly any hope of getting some sort of connection or career boost is a silly delusion for most of anyone.

    That "industry friends" thing makes all the difference in rationale for sure.
     
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    Not all that patient! Only went Thursday and Friday. Had fun though.

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    More patient than me. I Could only last as long as my Ibuprofen. LOL!
     
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    You Tube Stars! Wow no filter or apprenticeship needed . And as long as the YouTube is free no talent or very little is needed,other than a Cute Affect.

    Count me as glad to have had all of those horrible record industry people around.I now get what purpose they actually served.
     
  11. DC1

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    Hah! I left my ibuprofen in the car on Friday. Serve me right to suffer...

    Dang that's a long walk to see that show...

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    Well, sometimes you get lucky. Over the years I've been able to catch some amazing shows and I've missed some that were even more amazing.
     
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    There was a guy selling tickets on Orange County Craigslist.

    I can't imagine it ended well.
     
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    Yes the no NAMM tide is rising most of the SoCal guys I know now have gone NoNamm. The vintage show was surprisingly well attended after the last few slow years.
     
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    I did Thursday and mostly hung out with old friends! Saw a few things I wanted to see, but I rarely go for more than a handful of gear related things I want to check out!
     
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    For me one of the highlights was seeing the "Eat Em and Smile" band reunite at the Ultimate jam. Vai was on fire!!
     
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    Some friends went Saturday. As has been said, it was painfully loud. They had ear protection but were shocked to see folks with kids in tow. The kids didn't have ear protection. What??? They had spare pairs and gave them to some children. Oh brother. Parents don't be too cool for the room with your kids.
     
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    Like I said earlier Long Hair guitarists noodling and a Fantasy Camp for Rock Wannabe Guitarists mostly. Very entertaining, especially the Dean Girls if they still have them.

    Reminds me of guys who park their rented trailer just outside of Sturgis ,South Dakota. And proceed to dress up in all of their Harley Regalia,LOL!
     
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    My first NAMM - so glad to have gone and with good Westone earplugs! Amazing experience and there is nothing like running into musicians and celebrities that you have never met in person. Stevie Wonder? Check. Pete Thorn? yeah - and hey Paul Reed Smith band was a blast. Too many things to mention. Also a chance to hit up Wild West and Normans guitar shops. ;)
     
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  20. DC1

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    Last year a guy was covering a Stevie Wonder tune in the Marriott bar. Stevie was in the crowd, and got up and sang it with him.

    That would be a cool night.

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