NAMM 2018 thread!

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NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Steve Holmes » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 am

Gergo Tueseday - may go to that one!!
https://www.thebakedpotato.com/events-calendar/

Also Steve Smith at Catalina's too.
http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/calendar.htm <Simon Phillips in February too.

General vid updates:
https://www.google.com/search?q=namm+20 ... ms&tbm=vid

Who's going? What are you seeing that's interesting? Post pics here!
It's been a minute since I've been. Stay safe out there and enjoy the madness!
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:09 pm

Used to go every year...no longer.

Vinnie video camera story is always associated with NAMM for me
from around 2000 or so at Spud with The Jazz Ministry Band...
think that was the name. Man, that was a classic!

SPUD ALERT:
1/25 NAMM THURSDAY NIGHT
VIRGIL DONATI ALLSTARS

A Tribute to Allan Holdsworth
Alex Machacek ...GUITAR
Steve Hunt ....Keys
Evan Marien ...Bass
Virgil Donati ...MEGA Drums
$30.00

1/26
SCOTT HENDERSON
$30.00

1/28 NAMM SUNDAY
Michael Landau Liquid Quartet

David Frazee - Vocals & Guitar
Jimmy Johnson - Bass
Alan Hertz - Drums
Michael Landau - Guitar
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Discovered this link mainly due to the controversy og their booth getting shut down, but this kit sounds cool.

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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Steve Holmes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:57 pm

Shut down? Due to noise?
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:02 am

Steve Holmes wrote:Shut down? Due to noise?


Yah.

Could be due to price, though. :shock:


At least Vinnie's drum is still blue, but I'm undecided if that's a good thing.
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Greg Moore » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 am

Just listened to the Bill Detamore "I"d Hit That" Podcast where he talks about boycotting NAMM this year because, in his words, it's "obsolete", and how he booked a studio nearby in order to conduct business in an orderly fashion in peace and quiet. Really interesting perspective.
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:43 am

From a business perspective I'd agree. It's really just a hang. Considering how the internet works today and how things are done, though I'm not in that business, I'd say this is my perspective as well.

I went to the Messe i Frankfurt once and really, once was enough.

Best part was the Dean girls, a nice dinner and a water pipe. :lol:
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:44 pm

I think that fits Detamore's personality. Peace & quiet...
its a few days a year!

NAMM is NETWORKING and NAMM is HANG...it is where musicians
can meet up in one place once a year and shoot the shit, it is also
where us fanboys can gather. Where else can a guy like me hang
with Vinnie, Bisonette, JR Robininson, Arnoff, Abe Jr in ONE day?
Then the next day run into Jonathan Moffit standing alone in a
$1500 suit and talk the 1984 MJ Thriller Tour? The stories
are endless really if you're not shy...I see Steve Smith, Jojo
or the late great Jim Chapin at his pad and I am part of that
hang for a time. From a business POV, I was w/Roland for
years and the CFO was my friend...it's a big deal and they
pay huge bucks for their monster space.

It's not just drums, its guitar and bass and piano and...
I go with a piano buddy, he hits his floor, I hit mine,
and a few times there was a HOD hang years ago!

Downfall back in the day (it might have changed) was the
noise police guys w/their little devices walking the floor
harassing the smaller dealers, which imo comes down to
a few guys w/power issues...most of the time it was just lame
considering the crowd dug it. I get telling the 14yo kids wailing
on a kit, but not some guy doing a demo that exceeeds the max
decibel limit.
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Paul Marangoni » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 pm

NAMM is much more than the show floor and all the exhibits. There are many seminars with loads of information and advice for retailers. They get to meet retailers from around the world and compare strategies and results. Plus being able to meet the people behind the companies in ONE place is invaluable for building relationships.
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Re: NAMM 2018 thread!

Postby Rodge » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:51 am

NAMM is def a great place for business, for my friend (and great pocket drummer) Ramy Antoun president at A&F Drum, NAMM has been VERY successful, really !!!

Well said PocketPlayer and Paul.

Sure the "hey days" are gone like the music business anyway, I can see it myself from the 1st time I came down there end of the 90s, it was down town near the Staples Center, but it still remain a great place for making great connection, business, and the hang of course. :-)
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