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NAMM Show 2017

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Musicians and Equipment geeks know: The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim takes place every year in January. The newest musical instruments and brand new music equipment is presented here. In addition to the Summer NAMM, the NAMM Show in Anaheim has become one of the most important industry events, the latest products of the year are shown here for the first time to a passionate audience. Once again thousands have traveled this year to take part in the 2017 NAMM Show with more than 7,000 brands presented by some 1,780 exhibitors and we can report sensational visitor records this year as well. Many of our new products are already available in our online shop
–And there are more every day! You can find information about the new products on the product detail pages...


NAMM Guitar News – New Guitars & Amps

Once again, the biggest and the not so big names of the guitar world met at the Winter NAMM Show 2017 bringing us some interesting news from the realm of guitars, amps and effects pedals. While Ibanez and ESP have new signature models from Kirk Hammett, Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal and Korn's Brian "Head" Welch, the amp forges are enjoying increasingly popularity with mini-amplifiers such as the VOX MV50 series or the new EVH 5150III LBXII in lunch box format.
For fans of the Western guitar, Yamaha presents its new A-Series line-up with the brand new A5 top model from Japan and two new Acoustic Singer Pro & Live acoustic amplifiers are on the starting blocks at Boss.


NAMM Bass News – New Basses & Amps

For fans of the gigantic Ampeg sound, who do not want to carry any oversized stacks to the gig, Ampeg presents with the classic analog bass preamp as well as the scrambler Bass Overdrive, two effect pedals that bring the well-known sound character of an SVT or Portaflex on the pedalboard.
The Ibanez Bass Workshop series is a real update: from the 4-string SRFF with fan binding over the 2nd Gen Ashula Bass with a Hybrid Fretted / Fretless Neck, the Japanese traditional manufacturer once again ventures to refreshingly exotic bass concepts.


NAMM Drum News

The NAMM Show 2017 also provided drummers with lots of news from drums and percussion. Among the most striking new products are the Paiste ColorSound series of drum kits. Zildjian and Meinl also expand their range of bronze cymbals with the K Custom Special Dry Collection and Pure Alloy Series. With the Classic Dry Aluminum and the Fat Spruce, Tama introduces two new Snare drums from the S.L.P. Family. Sonor goes into production with the SQ2 Custom Drums, Pearl provides the Mimic Pro sound module to mix up the e-drum sector. Here are the most important news for drums, e-drums and percussion:


NAMM Digital Piano: New Stage Pianos and Digital Pianos

The digital piano has now become more than just a substitute for the piano. The quality of digital pianos is at the highest level it has ever been over all price classes. This is also demonstrated by the new Kawai, and Roland models, which set new milestones in the Digital piano sector. Here the NAMM news for of Digital Piano:


NAMM Synth: New Synthesizers and Modules

Already in the run-up to the Namm 2017 the rumor kitchen was in full swing as always. The probably hottest topics are the ARP Odyssey FS analog synthesizer in original size, new instruments from synthesizer pioneer Dave Smith as well as numerous new modules - no doubt: Synthesizer is now a big topic.


NAMM Recording News

Also in the recording industry, there were some highlights again at this year's NAMM show. Neumann, Dynaudio and Adam Audio were all represented with new studio monitors and have ensured for some glowing eyes. Mackie presented a new triple version of their Big Knob monitor controller, Presonus showed a new series of their popular Studiolive mixing consoles and Aston Microphones even attracted Stevie Wonder to their stand with a small diaphragm microphone!


NAMM DJ: New DJ-Player, DJ-Mixer and more

This year, the first music fair for musical instruments in Anaheim is once again offering some news from the world of DJ equipment. Denon DJ has attracted the most attention with their new Prime series. Reloop is also launching a new DJ mixer and more. Pioneer DJ turns to DJ live performers with a mono synthesizer from Dave Smith. Here is the NAMM news from the DJ industry ...