It was such a pleasure to meet Jamie Gale from Boutique Guitar Showcase. He gave us brief, but clear explanations of the history and process of creation of each of the guitars he was exhibiting. It’s amazing how many incredible luthiers there are around the world with an 'outside the box' mentality. These are very…Read more Boutique Guitar Showcase @ SNAMM ’17
It was a pleasure to chat with Larry at the Anatomy of Sound booth at Summer NAMM 2017. These guitar picks are very ergonomic and produce a very pleasing tone. I am also enjoying the design, material and colour options. Check out the demo and interview at the Anatomy of Sound booth in the video…Read more Anatomy of Sound @ Summer NAMM 2017
On day three of Summer NAMM 2017, I was hanging out at the Phil Jones Bass booth and was trying out a few of their new products for 2017. I was inspired at Winter NAMM 2017 to write a tune called “Run and Tell Yuh Mamma". In this video I am playing an instrumental version…Read more Run and Tell Yuh Mamma!
We met Rob and Yerko from Back Beat® on day two of Summer NAMM 2017. They are introducing a new personal monitoring system. The Back Beat® is a very responsive tactile feedback system which transmits vibrations through the apparatus mounted to the back of the guitar strap. While playing, the musician can now not only…Read more The Back Beat @ NAMM 2017 “Play by feel”
Core from NS Design was nice enough to loan me an NS Design CR5 Radius Bass to check out and get familiar with. This was my very first experience with this type of electric bass. The cool thing about this instrument is the radius (curve). The finger board, pickups and even the body have the…Read more The NS Design CR5 Radius Bass is KILLIN’
I met Andre, VP of Optima Strings, on the second day of Summer NAMM 2017. Our introduction to gold strings started when out of the corner of my eye I saw gold reflecting brightly from a Fender Jazz bass as we passed the Optima booth. At first I thought, “that’s silly, someone has put bonze…Read more Optima Strings – 24 Carat Gold Strings @ Summer NAMM 2017
We met Pirate Pete on day two of Summer NAMM 2017 and found his invention very innovative, practical and just down right awesome. Such a simple idea that's well executed. Being able to play drums with a natural acoustic delay will open up a milion new ideas for drum pattern. Learn more in the video…Read more Pirate Pete Tripstick Pro @ Summer NAMM 2017