NAMM 2015

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by felis, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    Are new basses usually announced at NAMM shows?

    I'm fairly new to bass playing, haven't known what was available, and seem to have missed out on some things I would have liked to get if I had known about them.
    Also - any rumors, speculation, or inside scoops?
  2. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Well, what did you miss out on? Kind of sounds vague. Everything most bass guitarists needs are available to buy new, sometimes used, or can be ordered or custom made.
  3. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    I would have liked to have gotten a Squier Mustang bass - new.
    I guess I can look for a used one, but if I had known about them,
    I would have gotten one before they were recently discontinued.

    Anyways - about the original question: Are new basses usually announced at NAMM shows?
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Sometimes. Usually companies just show off newly made instruments (hoping to get them sold). New colors and options may be offered.
  5. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
  6. Winfred


    Oct 21, 2011
    Yes, lots of new gear gets announced during NAMM. The problem is, just because it's announced doesn't mean it's available to the public.

    There's lots of over-promising and under-delivering from NAMM.

    As already said, it's best to check with retail stores first to see if the new gear is actually available.
  7. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    I wish I had time and money to go!
    Christmas drained the travel fund, so no NAMM for me....
  8. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA

    I got a Fender Mustang recently - love it.

    If you read post #3 again though, you'll see that I was talking about the Squier (not Fender) Mustang.
  9. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    Digital mixers are on my list for NAMM
  10. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Hope fender brings back a bass with their wide range mudbucker. Love that pawn shop mustang