Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Every year, NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) hosts two music industry trade shows in the U.S. The first is The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, held in January; the other is Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee, in July. This is our Summer NAMM 2017 wrap-up.

Summer NAMM 2017 took place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 13th – 15th this year at Music City Center in Nashville. Vendors from all over the world were there showing off their newest products as well as their time-tried favorites. Some of the things we found that we’ll be offering in the coming weeks and months we’re keeping secret until they arrive. Others, however, are listed below with some of our initial thoughts.

Nashville Music City Center

Outside Music City Center in Nashville.

Remo Rhythm Lids Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Remo Rhythm Lids

The Remo Rhythm Lids are drumheads pre-tuned to sound great on standard five and seven gallon buckets. They come in three varieties: Skyndeep, Controlled Sound (with optional snare), and Comfort Sound.

Killer Q Saxophone Straps Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Killer Q Saxophone Straps

The Killer Q straps are what every sax player has been looking for. The thick and wide strap is super comfortable and the patented adjustment mechanism does not slip which means your sax stays in place. It comes in lots of great patterns or can be custom printed and it’s also available with a quick disconnect.

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe

Like the original Carbon Copy, this is an analog delay pedal, but it now has a delay that can be extended up to 1.2 seconds. It’s now got tap tempo, too! That, plus the ability to use the original carbon copy tone, or the new Bright version, make this a great pedal we’re sure you’ll want.

Check out more pics…

The folks over at Premier Guitar have a lot of photos. Here’s their Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 galleries.

Fender Ed O'Brien Strat Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Fender Ed O’Brien Strat

The Fender Ed O’Brien Sustainer Strat features Seymour Duncan JB Jr. humbucker at the bridge, a Texas Special single-coil in the middle, and a Fernandes Sustainer in the neck.

Promark FireGrain Drumsticks Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Promark FireGrain Drumsticks

The Promark FireGrain sticks are flame tempered American hickory. They’ve got great strength and durability. The tempering process doesn’t impact the stick’s weight, balance, or response, but it makes it much more durable than other wood sticks.

Gravity Picks Summer NAMM 2017 Wrap-Up

Gravity Picks

Gravity Picks are handcrafted and affordable. People have been asking us to carry this line of picks, and we grabbed this set at NAMM. Each pick is hand-shaped and buffed at the company’s shop in California.

Of course, there is a lot more to Summer NAMM than just new gear.

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Stephen, Sierra, Jacob, and Rachelle drove to Nashville together. On the way, Rachelle snapped this pic of a double rainbow. We're not sure what, but it means something.
One of many photos of the NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP).
Jacob, Dan, Jim, and Nan during one of the Summer NAMM Breakfast Sessions - a breakfast buffet with live music followed by a learning session.
Dan, Stephen, Sierra, Jacob, and Rachelle pose for a quick photo the morning of Day 2. Everyone had their own objectives each day and it's not uncommon to go the whole day without bumping into one another on the main floor.
Dan spoke on a panel about website redesign with 2015 NAMM Dealer of the Year Tracy Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations in Greenville, SC and Allen McBroom, owner of Backstage Music in Starkville, MS.
Dan, Jacob, and Stephen pose for a photo before the NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards. Blues Angel Music, a Top 100 Dealer, was nominated for Best Customer Service and Best Store Turnaround.
Jim and Gator at the Gator Cases Summer NAMM Shindig day one after party.
Jim and Nan vs. Stephen and Sierra ping pong as Rachelle and Dan look on. Photo - Jacob (the gang's all here!)