Summer NAMM 2013 Live Blog - Day 1

Thursday through the eyes of Michael Elsner   11-Jul-13

Summer NAMM 2013 Live Blog - Day 1


Summer NAMM is coming to you from the home of country music -  Nashville Tennessee where its darned hot.

Today is the first day of the show, and our man on the spot is professional guitarist Michael Elsner - with studio and live touring experience as well as a sideline in as movie trailer music compositiion.

He'll be bringing you his findings from the show floor in a daily live blog posted real-time, to compliment our usual news service of course.

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Enjoy the show. [See Day 2 Here]

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Check out these reissue guitars from Kay. There’s a lot of history in these instruments!!


Enough said!!


Weber mandolins look and sound incredible.


And finally, to end the isle of guitars, we have a little bit of Axe Heaven!


New Vox practice amps.


What better combination can you have than cars and guitars?? These Metalin’ Guitars are made with aluminum bodies and graphite necks. (


This is the POK by X-Tempo. It’s a wireless controller that connects to your computer via a wireless USB stick. I’ve owned one of these for a few years now and use it often. It’s extremely useful for anyone who needs to track themselves in an iso booth (singers, acoustic guitar, drums, etc) while your DAW is located away from you -OR - to control backing tracks on stage. This allows you to program in quick key functions to pedals and control your DAW with your feet (play, stop, record, rewind, etc.)


LT Series by Blackstar. From left to right:
LT Dual: 2 channels of gain
LT Metal: aggressive high gain
LT Dist: classic drive to high gain
LT Drive: warm boost to screaming lead
LT Boost: continuously variable boost

Each pedal features high integrity buffered bypass and silent switching.


New from Sonoma Wire Works and coming out this fall are the GuitarJack Mini, StudioJack Mini, GuitarJack Stage and Studio Jack. Each compatible with Mac, PC, IOS and Android. As a bonus, they allow you to charge your device while you use them!!
24 bit, and the A/D D/A converters were designed by Joe Bryan from Universal Audio.


Let the games begin!!


"Getting ready to start the adventure they call Summer NAMM!"

- Michael Elsner 

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Nick b    Said...

Sorry for the delay folks. Experiencing network issues on the ground

11-Jul-13 01:20 PM

Darth Pastor    Said...

What's your thoughts on the West Coast Pedalboards? Also is Visual Sound there? Wondering what their new possible pedal is.

11-Jul-13 02:24 PM

Michael E    Said...

Darth Pastor, Visual Sound is not here, although I have been in contact with Steven over there and we're having lunch next week. He sent me a picture of one of their new pedals however I can't spill the beans until they make their official announcement. I will say that it looks pretty bad ass though!! The housing is completely different, and from what I've been told about the circuits, (they) sound different and better than their previous pedals... BUT, I haven't played through any of them myself yet - hopefully next week. I'm a big fan and user of their pedals. Not only do they make a great product, they are just first class people!

11-Jul-13 11:28 PM

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