It's rock-star day at the NAMM show. They're everywhere. I just had a really nice conversation about the joys of Fatherhood with Phil X (who was carrying his newborn son). Marty F's hair is perfect (of course). Derek St. Holmes looks happy. Paul Gilbert still has abnormally long fingers. Grissom still walks the halls without the fanfare he deserves. Blue Oyster Cult sounded just awful. And it turns out Skunk Baxter and I have a lot in common. There are many more, of course.
After the 1st few bours this place starts to feel lime a comic-book convention. I make no excuses for the fact that I am a willful participant but I wish this crowd was a little less superficial. At least 1 in 20 guys I've seen are wearing a rug - about the same ratio for dudes in Hipster beanies. Don't even get me started about all the old men who look like they just left their wife's salon. Phil Spector would be proud.
I'm ready to get outta here and spend some time with friends.
Tone King has an ESP videos showing all those custom guitars.
Yep, some are just for looks, they would be to hard to hold or play.
I'll post pics of the best guitars soon. But 1st... There's this.
Skunk and I used to work for the same company in the 90s.
Everyone needs more cowbell.
"I watched approximately 45 seconds of 'Rock Of Ages'. It was like getting punched in the soul." - Abby Krizner
Thanks for all the pics Hanso! How does that faded whale blue look in person? Any pics of that 1?
Sweet moses Hans!!!
-I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.
SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE 30 Head/Cab
Thanks for posting all the pics…looks like a great show!
Wow! Thanks for all the close up shots. There are some awesome finishes. Have fun and don't spend too much money.
Wait. Never mind. Have fun and spend lots!