NAMM 2011 DAY 1

2011 NAMM Show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Jan 13th thru 16th
"National Association of Music Merchants" or the interests of the global music products industry.

The NAMM Show is the largest, most important music products show in the world, drawing people from more than 100 countries to check out the latest musical products.

This Year there were over 1600 Exhibitors, so you can imagine how much there is to see, and take in. Virtually impossible to see it all in one weekend, so here are a few new products that caught my eye.

New Signature Series Models from Metallica's Guitarists
You can get the James Hetfield Snakebyte both in ESP and LTD versions, and both are available in two finishes: Black and Snow White, featuring a pearloid snake inlay on the fingerboard.

The Kirk Hammett Signature Series model is the ESP KH-2 SE and LTD KH-SE are special edition guitars that will be limited to just 100 and 300 pieces worldwide respectively. Highlighted by a brilliant Metallic Greenburst finish

The U.S.A. Custom Shop David Ellefson Signature Model Jackson Concert Bass
features an alder body, quartersawn maple neck with compound-radius ebony fingerboard and jumbo frets, pearl shark fin inlays, EMG® 35CS neck pickup and EMG® 35DC bridge pickup, EMG® BQS electronics, Badass™ bridge, Hipshot tuners, limited-edition burned-in fallout logo and Rust in Peace-themed case. Sixty of the basses will be made, comprising four- and five-string models in both black and quicksilver finishes.

Mustaine and Zoom introduce the all-new G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Edition Guitar Effects Pedal
"This pedal is built for action," declares Mustaine. "With my personal sound effects and a large expression pedal modeled after the accelerator of one of my favorite sports cars onboard, the G2.1DM leaves all contenders at the starting line."

Reptile 2
As If the Reptile could not get any better, enter the Reptile 2, with a little more control and tap tempo. Tap Tempo gives you ultimate control of your delay on stage, by letting you match the speed of your delay effect to the tempo of your music – without ever missing a beat. Sounds awesome!

AAX Omni – A Brand New Cymbal
Not a crash, not a ride, OMNI is a revolutionary new cymbal from innovative Cymbal-maker SABIAN. Developed for the astonishing Jojo Mayer, the vision for OMNI was to create a cymbal with outstanding sonic contrast both when played on its own or with other cymbals.

A revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor.As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. Onstage or in the studio, you can instantly access the GR-55's huge library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons.

Guitar Straps
While leather is from livestock, Couch uses deadstock from old cars and sofas or vintage sources. Some styles include old Cadillac or 80's Mercedes-Benz fabric. The latest trend at the company is "upcycling" where all waste from the fabric is used to make wallets.

LS-7 "Pocket" Linear PCM Recorder
is compact and easy to operate, but technologically speaking, there is nothing small or simple about this device.Whether you are a musician who wants to record practices, shows or song ideas; a nature enthusiast with a passion for capturing bird songs; a journalist or broadcaster; a choir or theater director or just someone who demands exceptionally clear, crisp sound, the LS-7 is must-have gear.





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