NAMM Show attendees or exhibitors?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Steve Swan, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    Anyone on the doublebass forum going to Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA this coming week? I'll be in the halls on Wednesday and Thursday and then again on Sunday. There may some evening events that I'll attend as well. Any tips on great players that will be demonstrating in booths or concertizing in the evenings?

    Steve Swan
  2. mpm

    mpm Guest

    May 10, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I'll be there Thursday, Friday (I think) and definately Sat.
  3. brutuscheezcake


    Nov 8, 2003
    hey guys!

    i have been there for the last couple of days, i had to leave early. i am at booth 3576 (i think) for sunlite instruments backing up del casher. ( ) i will be there all day saturday generally doing shows on the hour for about 20 mins or so. you know the routine. stop by and say hi ! i will be the guy in the flannel playing a sadowsky. dels music lends itself better to slab.

    who did i see? matt garrison, michael manring, tony, uncle will is there tomorrow, herbie , i finally got to meet kyle eastwood!!!!! so many names so many bassists, so many great musicians and industry people. i am in a hurry to get out the door (gig on the malibu pier!) or i would yammer on.

    its brutal though. honestly, i feel as though i have a mini-hernia and i have lived on snickers and kashi bars for the last couple of days. its way too f***ing hot.


    pain and suffering are manditory, misery is optional.


  4. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    For whatever it's worth. Shen basses has a new model....the SB-190. I tried it, played it, loved it, BOUGHT IT! :D
    Same size body as the larger violin-cornered basses. BIG shoulders, flatback hybrid, LOUD, and sounds very much like a fully carved bass. I own the SB-200 willow, and I am BLOWN AWAY by this new bass. Look forward to getting it as soon as it's set up.
    Thanks, Steve!!! :)
  5. brandonwong


    Dec 16, 2003
    You mean the Rogeri models? Is the SB-200 Willow smaller in size?
    I always wonder how the willow wood compares to the maple and have seen most players chose the willow over maple.
    Jacochops, can you share your experiences?
  6. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    Well, IME, the willow sounds darker, even when new. The new 190 bass is Rogieri in size (BIG table), and has the larger shoulders, and is louder acoustically than the willow. Same string length, but the willow has a smaller box, by a long shot.
    I'm just hoping this hybrid will open up as quickly as the willow bass has! Just 2 weeks until it arrives! It'll be stung with mittels, and have a very flat camber to the board...growly!
  7. e.maynard

    e.maynard Guest

    Nov 11, 2004
    Afton, Virginia
    Photos upon arrival..... Or sooner?
  8. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    Oh Yes! Please! Pics Please!!!!

    on the EB side there are tons of pics and I was wondering about DB