The Back Beat @ NAMM 2017 “Play by feel”

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”

The NS Design CR5 Radius Bass is KILLIN’

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’

Optima Strings – 24 Carat Gold Strings @ Summer NAMM 2017

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

Pirate Pete Tripstick Pro @ 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

The journey to Summer NAMM

We are all packed and ready for our journey to Summer NAMM 2017 Nashville, Tennessee. Last year 2016 was my first experience of the NAMM show and boy I was nervous. I did not know what to expect going through those doors. Let us go back a bit to how I got the opportunity in…Read more The journey to Summer NAMM