Barry Wood's NAMM Oddities 2016 Edition

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You Figure It Out

None More Analog

This is really more of an art project than a commercial one. This tremolo is powered by a candle that drives a Stirling Engine and powered photovoltaic cells.

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Go Ask Alice

I think that this Alice would give Grace Slick nightmares even with her head resting on her surrealistic pillow.

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Let's Go Furniture Shopping, Honey

Something tells me you're not going to be putting that amp in the living room like you've been wanting to do.

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Leo's Chaise Lounge

This furniture purchase just might make it past your significant other.

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The Gizmotron

Serrated spinning rubber discs are pressed down and when they contact the strings it produces kind of a bowing sound. Think of it as a mechanical EBow.

Seeking Stationary Roadrunner

Maybe if Wyle E. Coyote used a Latch Lake stand to suspend his anvil (instead of that Acme crap) he could have scored dinner.

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No Fuss, No Muss

The GaffGun is a brilliant little device for taping down cables.

A Different Sort of Strap On

Hiring some destitute person to wear this suit would still leave them strapped for cash.

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Bringing Sexy Back

…by way of piece of Hollow Fiber Foamresin Compound.

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Like a Monkey, But Worse

Nothin reminds you of your mortality like a skull on your back.

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Monday Morning Desk

The failed promise of the paperless office.

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Band or Cosplay?

AFAICR IDK IDFSA FWIW

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An Unlikely Appearance

Seeing a Wordpress booth at NAMM created a different sort of WTF moment for me. I deal with Wordpress all the time and it's produced a healthy dislike.

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The Fez Sez It

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Non-Drab

Calzone has solved the problem of dreary flight cases that you didn't know you had.

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A Little Breezy

I've got the smaller Nissan NV van, and mine has both sides intact.

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Jeepers Creepers

No, really, I'd like to know where you got them.

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A Joke of the Practical Sort

This resin-as-coffee gag was to promote the utility of keyboard covers but I'd like to have one just to mess with friends.

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Big Band

I think that Bridgecraft is planning on fielding a truly big band. Two years ago they had a giant Flying V guitar and in 2009 an enormous Hoffner bass. Within the next couple of years I'm expecting a drum kit.

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One-Upping Marshall

This Twin goes to 11-hundred. I think Fender and Bridgecraft need to collaborate.

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You've Been Warned

Diagonal stripes typically denote a warning of some sort, as if that general outfit wasn’t warning enough.

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Perfect Spokesman

The products from Apora are large, red, and have a lot of components inside them too.

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Like Wolverine

Except made of plastic, removable, and non-lethal. Other than that they're just the same.

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Sticky Mirror

Yeah, this was a little odd, but really I used it as an opportunity for an old school selfie. Just wanted to show off the beard I started growing right after the previous NAMM Show.

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I Guess it's an Asian Thing

The color of these light-up, hand-held fan sticks can be remote-controlled to create synchronized colors in the audience.

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A Welcome Sight

Coming up on the end of the day on Saturday, this was a very welcome sight.

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