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If NAMM is any indication of 2021...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bdplaid, Jan 22, 2021.


  1. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    ... it's going to be rough.
     
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  2. StayLow

    StayLow

    Mar 14, 2008
    OK.
     
  3. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    Care to share with the class?
     
  5. Bent77

    Bent77

    Mar 6, 2013
    Colorado
    How about some links?
     
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  6. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Broad generalizations about years are all the rage.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
  8. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    In lieu of NAMM, I've seen several companies doing online virtual showcases of their upcoming gear. I know ESP Guitars did one, though their bass offerings for 2021 are meh.

    In a similar fashion, E3 (think NAMM for video games) didn't happen last year but several companies put out virtual showcases of upcoming games. Steam's summer festival was amazing and "Not-E3" was a massive hit in the gaming community. We got to see more games and more coverage of games than in the conventional convention format.

    So I think "not-NAMM" will become a good thing so we the people get to see all the latest stuff as and when companies show off the concepts. And this gives a platform for companies who probably couldn't get a spot at NAMM to showcase gear.

    I love attending conventions as much as the next person. In-person interactions with people into the same thing I am is awesome. But virtual conventions are the future, I think.
     
  9. lucas303

    lucas303

    Mar 11, 2019
    Colorado
    Details are overwhelming
     
  10. No generalization is true but this one.
     
  11. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown

    Jan 8, 2018
    Erf
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  12. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    There will be fewer new toys this year due to collaboration difficulties, supply chain disruptions, etc. It will get better.
     
  13. marchone

    marchone Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    The luxury watch business is adapting successfully. They had issues well before the pandemic so were ahead of the curve.
     
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  14. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I like the idea of virtual conventions for those who can't go
     
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  15. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    NAMM looks pretty dismal, with mostly color options expanded for existing basses. Although, I like the Burnt Ends on the Stingray, and the white on the Ibanez Mezzo.

    Edit, I was hoping for some 5g.wireless for cheap from xvive, but no dice.
     
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  16. SaxBass

    SaxBass Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    San Diego
    My feet don't get nearly as tired, and my eardrums are happier. But I do miss the people-watching...
     
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  17. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I've only been to one NAMM Show (2010) but this was the most fascinating aspect of the show, really.
     
  18. SaxBass

    SaxBass Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    San Diego
    I'm also a photographer, and there are lots of opportunities for fun shots! Performances, gear, endorsers walking around in their stage outfits, random folks. Exhausting, though. :)
     
  19. ruju

    ruju

    Dec 9, 2017
    Ontario,Canada
    I think PRS is a great example of guitar/bass companies showcasing their 2021 lineup.
    There's even a new Kingfisher bass!
     
  20. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    It was really long, but well done.
     
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