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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fivestringdan, Dec 29, 2005.
Of course I work for the enemy so I can't attend NAMM, again!!! Anyone have any preNAMM bass porn?
Hey, me too. Show us the goods.
who is the enemy?
NAMM isn't available to the public, right? Cuz it's pretty close to me, and it starts the day after my birthday.
If it's availiable to the public at decent prices i think I can go as a b-day gift... It's only for music stores and famous people and the media, right?
Any idea what new stuff is going on?
Nah, it's available to the public AFAIK
Cool... so I guess it isn't like the LA Auto show where you can just show up and buy tickets there, right?
Apparantly you needed to send the badge registration in by December 9th.
Have to be a manufacturer, business or have ties to one of those to be able to get a badge.
The only way to go as an individual is to have an endorsement deal with a manufacturer and have them give you a badge. The couple of years I went, I used the name of my production company to get a badge. According to the NAMM website that may be more difficult now...
NAMM is an association for COMPANIES in the music products industry, NOT for individuals (see list below). Qualified NAMM Member companies make, buy, sell or distribute musical instruments and products
The following categories of companies/individuals DO NOT qualify for NAMM Membership and CANNOT attend the NAMM trade shows:
bands or musical groups, DJs, churches, school districts, colleges, concert promoters, production companies, film and movie companies, home recording studios, music clubs or venues, performing artists or musicians, private music teachers, producers, record labels, record/CD stores, songwriters, studio audio engineers or theaters
If it weren't for what's on that list there would be no NAMM show
And the only NAMM member I know went out of business last year...oh well...will save me the airfare I was planning on spending this year to go, and allow me to spend it on equipment that I WON'T purchase from a distributor...
I agree...it's like having an auto show but only inviting the car dealers and not the people actually buying and driving the cars...but I guess they have to limit the number of people some way. The NAMM shows I went to were PACKED!!!
Ah well, I live on the wrong side of the pond so don't blame me for getting it wrong .
The last thing that music equipment retailers (who are, for the most part, the actual direct customers of most manufacturers) want is the end consumers coming in mass to a trade show with all the wholesale prices, etc. in plain view with direct access to the manufacturers!
That being said, I was honored to attend a couple of NAMM's as a guest of St. Louis Music a while back and it was amazing.
I'm going! I''ll be sure to take the digital camera.
Take pictures of the bass babes.