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    Hans' Winter NAMM 2014 Blog

    Greetings from Anaheim, Forum Brothers!

    We're all settled in for a grand time at the Winter NAMM show. As I lay here in the back of the truck we rented (the roll-away cot wasn't very inviting), I feel a sense of youth and adventure. Yes, I really am sleeping in the truck. It's not the 1st time. I doubt it will be the last. Its actually quite roomy. I got some sheets from the front desk and robbed some pillows from Mark and Steve so I'm pretty comfy. AND I won't have to listen to Markie snore!

    Please bare with me as I attempt to post photos directly from my iPhone. For some reason I am not seeing the usual options. The photos might be too large. We'll see how this goes and I'll fix things that post weird when I have the time.

    I landed an hour before Markie and PfennRock so I ran over to the In-n-Out burger, wolfed down a double with a strawberry shake (which should earn me some good ribbing from Shawn) and ran back to get the boys at LAX with a bag-o-burgers/fries in tow.



    After that we made a B-line for Wild West Guitars. DFD was in full-effect. While the only guitars purchased today were PRS (NGD's forthcoming), there were many cool guitars and amps to drool over.



    Shortly after posting that image to FaceBook, the Moss-Man had this little gem to offer. Look close.



    This PS had one of the best tops I've ever seen. The photos after that are of a couple Collection guitars.







    As I was poking around in one of the many storage rooms, reading labels on cases, I stumbled upon one of my dream guitars.



    There are a lot of nice upgrades to the Anaheim convention center since I was here last.



    Anyway... we pigged out at an Italian joint called Louigi's and walked around for a bit before turning in. Tomorrow is a big day and we're all pretty excited. More tomorrow.

    One Life

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    NNRRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!! Should have got my act together and gone!

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    Some nice pictures there. Innout is always a plus about California. I remember that private stock well. The top has a very wild look to it. Have a good time!

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    Stick that Double Dragon in your luggage and bring it back for me please.

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    Bangin'!
    Only one person could lake that more fun.

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    I'll be watching this thread with interest. Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Greetings from Anaheim, Forum Brothers!

    I landed an hour before Markie and PfennRock so I ran over to the In-n-Out burger, wolfed down a double with a strawberry shake (which should earn me some good ribbing from Shawn) and ran back to get the boys at LAX with a bag-o-burgers/fries in tow.


    It looks like you're having fun! Did you get some "Tough Mudder Sauce" for those fries?

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    When I am in southern California I run to carls jr, love their burgers but a double-double is nothin to sneeze at either.
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    Between the In-N-Out Burger and the Dragon...I can't decide which "double" I'm drooling over more!!!

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    Evidently, I didn't study hard enough in school...I need a better job.



    In & Out is so very nice. Tough Mudder sauce...excellent.

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    Ugh! Why did I get a day job...really bummed about missing this.
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    Don't know what I'm looking forward to the most...NAMM or getting out of this 15 degree sunny Alabama morning!
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    We finally got an In-N-Out Burger in DFW - I tried it months after they opened - at first you could barely get in, lines of cars to get into the place. I personally do not see the draw - just a regular old fast food burger, nothing special about them at all.

    Looking forward to more guitar and NGD pics - thanks for posting/blogging!
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    Way cool that you guys made it to the outside billboards!

    Man, now I'm jonesing for a mahogany burst back....
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    It's 6:37am here in Anaheim. Just looked out the motel room window. Hans is either still asleep in the truck, or dead, or kidnapped. I have to admit that Markie and I got the giggles as we were listening and visualizing the sights and sounds in the parking lot and imaging Hands attempting some shut eye under those conditions. Did I mention that it was 50 F last evening? The dude is a Boy Scout, for sure.
    Sh*tter's full

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    Still trying to figure out why Solo is sleeping in a truck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    It looks like you're having fun! Did you get some "Tough Mudder Sauce" for those fries?
    I thought the "Tough Mudder" sauce was simply the taste of your tears as you run a Tough Mudder after eating In-N-Out? :P
    Last edited by themike; 01-23-2014 at 08:53 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    It looks like you're having fun! Did you get some "Tough Mudder Sauce" for those fries?
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    Wish I was there!

    Have a great time, guys!
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    Sounds like a great time. Love the pic outside the convention center. Looking forward to more pics.

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