Posts made in January, 2011

NAMM Sunday

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in Non Lutherie, Product Images

Sunday was an equally fun day, with lots of traffic in the booth. I still had far too little time to walk around and realize now that there were tons of things I should have looked for. Here’s part of the motley crew – should have had a “before” picture as well: Elias Kesh, who helped me out with booth duty (thanks!) Trev Wilkinson, one of the big innovators in the guitar world! And Thomas Nordegg again, he came by with Don and Rocket Richotte (check him...

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Tosin Abasi Clips

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials, Sound Samples

Tosin Abasi from Animals as Leaders and I have been communicating for a while and it was a thrill to finally meet at NAMM. I watched AALs set in the Mackie booth and he tried out #6 there and again later in the .strandberg* booth. Here are two short clips of how it went...

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NAMM Saturday

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials, Non Lutherie, Product Images

Another great day passed. I met Thomas Nordegg, the super-hero guitar tech for Steve Vai and Zappa. Caught a gig with one of my absolute favorite bands – Animals as Leaders Tosin Abasi has to be one of the most interesting guitar players on the planet right now Tosin had a chance to try out #6 on his own rig and then later in the booth Facebook friend Danny Thrasher came by In the evening, I attended the All Star Guitar Night. The high points being Vicky Genfan, Andreas Öberg (accompanied by Stu Hamm) and Billy...

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NAMM Thu-Fri

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials, Product Images

NAMM is awesome so far! Lots of traffic in the booth at all times and tons of interest both in .strandberg* guitars and bridges. Elias Kesh is a great help to me in sharing the booth duty, but despite that, I have only been able to browse through Hall E, which is the smallest of them all… Hopefully, I will have some more time tomorrow. Anaheim Convention Center The booth setup – great to be practically in the aisle! Maris the Great, his bass and its maker and one of my booth-share partners, Chris Cardone. Maris licked me, thanked me for the honor and promised to restrain himself and not eat me… He has graced us with his presence throughout most of the show. Yours truly A new fan Chris and Travis from Scale the Summit came by Brian Bloi, who became a great fan Michael Spalt, one of my customers and guitar building heroes, came by to see me! Vance Galloway, ready to purchase his third .strandberg* bridge! Thom Turner And Don Ramsay, inventor of the linear tremolo With legs, feet, ears and throat hurting, I’m still looking forward to...

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