10 From Summer NAMM 2010

 10 Cool Bass Moments From Summer NAMM

There's no denying that this year's Summer NAMM show in Nashville was slow from a bass perspective. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why. Certainly, the continuing struggles in the economy have forced manufacturers to cut-back on trade-show expenditures, but there was also the devastating flood of a few months ago and the feeling from some manufacturers that in the internet age, Summer NAMM is becoming increasingly superfluous (there's already a huge show in the Winter in LA). Regardless, there was still some cool bass stuff to be seen--it just took a little extra effort.

Victor Wooten was all over the place, wowing attendees as usual. He's often seen at the summer show because he lives in Nashville. Here he is at a clinic enlisting the services of his son Adam.

Another Nashville resident, Adam Nitti, wowed the crowds at a Friday night concert.

Also appearing at the bass-heavy Friday night gig was our very own Bryan Beller. Here he is with his uber-talented vocalist wife, Kira Small.

 Summer NAMM always features a lot of newcomers. I really dug these beauties from Erizias Basses.

 Dig the custom bass strap from LM Products.

Another new-to-me boutique builder: Prat Basses. Pretty stuff.

Peterson debuted a new stompbox tuner that strobes like their old classic table-top.

 Warrior showed off a couple of sweet new bolt-ons.

Access had some rugged new gig bags.

 The Jam Hub is the very groovy device that allows a full-band to play together through headphones. Perfect for apartment dwellers.


Summer NAMM 2010 Opens Doors to the Public

NAMM recently announced a continuation of its recent efforts to broaden attendance at Summer NAMM by inviting and allowing its Members to invite more music students, parents, music advocates and enthusiasts to the 2010 event. Called "Wanna Play Music Sunday,"

Public Day at 2011 Summer NAMM

Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and Electronic Musician Magazines to Co sponsor Public Day at 2011 Summer NAMM NewBay Media’s Music Player Network division of musician targeted consumer magazines, in a joint effort with NAMM, will be providing additional promotional efforts

Summer NAMM 2011 Opens to All!

For the second year in a row, the NAMM show is opening its doors to the public during the summer event in Nashville on Saturday, July 23. The Music Player Network (BASS PLAYER, ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN, GUITAR PLAYER, and KEYBOARD) is part


New Gear from NAMM 2010

THE VIBE OF THIS YEAR’S NAMM SHOW WAS UPBEAT, PERHAPS INFLUENCED BY THE ECONOMIC improvements of the past year. Manufacturers, retailers, and artists were excited by the variety of new products, and getting to check them out in person was an absolute delight. What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of new items from NAMM, but rather a small selection from the many products that caught our eye. Please note: A few manufacturers big NAMM releases were covered in our April issue, and we’ll continue to cover new releases in future issues. Check out the manufacturers’ websites for more details on products that grab your attention, and for our photos, videos, and blogs from the show floor, go to the Community page at bassplayer.com.


NAMM 2010 Warm Up

Among the tons and tons of new gear we're looking forward to getting our hands on at this year's Winter NAMM show, are three new basses from Warwick. The Adam Clayton Reverso model reflects a first time collaboration between U2’s