Hey all, Just wanted to share a quick NAMM experience with you.. I walked the show all day Friday looking and listening for new and exciting stuff. I walked up and down the isles, rode up and down the escalators, and walked the isles again to make sure i hadn't missed anything. I did see and hear quite a few impressive things: An amazing demo by Doug Johns for Dunlop.. playing his Pedula through what looked like an Aguilar ToneHammer 500 and the aguilar 210 cab. Very nice tone, and chops galore.. Very cool.. A very entertaining demo by Sekou Bunch at the Carvin Booth, of course playing his signature model SB5000 through a B2000 and 210 carvin cab... Most of the booths where there was good to great bass tone from demos seemed to be coming from either aguilar or epifani gear. I'm sure, there were other rigs set up sounding great I didn't see or hear too.. HOWEVER, from a couple isles away as I was getting ready to leave, I began to hear the punchiest, clearest, most gorgeous bass tone ever.. FAR above any of the tone quality I had heard all day at NAMM.. I made my way over to a small crowd gathered in front of the TecAmp booth. I had heard great things about TecAmp on talkbass, but had never tried any of their gear or heard anything live before. I slipped into the front of the crowd to see Andrew Gouche Playing his Red MTD... Plugged directly into this TecAmp Puma 500 head -SET FLAT! : Which was plugged into a New Prototype TecAmp Cabinet that was a configuratioin of 2 10" drivers + 2 12" drivers + 3 Tweeters.. Yes, 3 Tweeters.. Image Here: (unfortunately, There are no Pics of this amazing cab yet on TecAmps site..Hopefully soon!) Sitting by the cab with a grin from ear to ear Was Sekou Bunch. he was fiddling with some controls on the cab that the gathered crowd couldnt see as Andrew played some super groovy stuff. Sekou would adjust something and the sound would get gut punch huge, then he'd do something else and super glassy shimmering highs would come forth. Not annoying but, studio quality lovely glassy highs... Andrew just kept shaking his head in dis belief of the tone.. I was standing next to Gladys Knights Bassist and we just looked at each other like "what is in this Cabinet!?" So this cab- i wish i could remember the name of it .. the Victory cab or the Vitality cab or something.. is a prototype that weighs about 60lbs i was told (hope i'm correct there), Has two large switches that activate either both 10s or Both 12s.. or all 4 drivers at once. In addition, there are 3 tiny switches that turn on the 3 tweeters separately. So effectively you have 3 cabinets in one, with 3 levels of HiFi, to super HiFi. I mean, it was the absolute best tone at the show.. i know tone is subjective, but i'm telling you it was the creme de la creme. Super present punch, warm and totally amazing all at once. The owner Thomas, was very very approachable and kind. I was totally struck by his excitement about creating new and inventive bass gear. He said even after all this time he is still chasing tone. He has created quite a few very unique and original product for bass players too (Check out the Pleasure board)...TecAmp is my new favorite. Why? Because I like their gutsy philosophy to bring new and inventive products to the market for us bassists, their drive for absolute excellence, AND OH MY GOD, THE TONE THAT GEAR PUTS OUT!!! People, I'm saving my pennies for a TecAmp Puma and that beautiful cab.