NAMM Oddities 2007 The Other Room
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So Hi-Tech, So Happy

So crappy sounding. This suction cup device creates a transducer out of the object to which it adheres. Then, plug your iPod into it and immerse yourself in band-limited, high-THD, stunning mono. You can get two of them to enjoy band-limited, high-THD, stereo.

Soh Electronics Co., Ltd
8/F East TowerYangcheng
International Commercial Center
Tian He Ti Yu Dong Road
GuangZhou, China, 510620
+86 20 388 70028



Guitar Jacket

Guitar Jacket

This is a clever fabric cover for your guitar. It not only protects the guitar's finish, but is customizable by permitting you to upload your own image for decoration. I can't wait to see what some of my more disturbed guitar-player friends do with this. BTW, I love the name of the company.

Seemingly Obvious


Robo Cab

The basic idea here is that motors inside the cabinet allow to you change the angle of the speakers. It comes with a footswitch with up and down buttons. My favorite feature is that you can set it to oscillate over a short range for mechanical phasing effects.

Kasha Amplifiers
1464 Madera Road #N Suite 332
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(818) 584-2299

Robo Cab


Rack Color LED

Light Show In A Rack

As more of my hardware is replaced by software, my rack-mounted modules are ending up on eBay. Instead of replacing them with rack drawers or something equally useless, I should have taken the opportunity to create a light show. The "Rack Color LED" can be set to various solid colors or it can sweep through gradations. The best part is that it comes with a remote control.

American Audio
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
(323) 582-2650


Core Cables

Guitar Acupuncture

The picture on the left reminds me of one of those nature shows where some big creature is taken down by an army of little ones. Or maybe this was a prop from "The Matrix."

I've got to imagine that the spark plug wire guitar cables will be a hit with the rockabilly crowd. They just say "big block Chevy."

Core One Creative, Inc.
20915 S. Western Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 533-1204

Core Cables


The Shredneck

Now you can warm up anywhere, in the car, on a plane, on the toilet, or in between sets while you talk to groupies.

IMO, they really need to put a pickup of some kind in this. Then it would be truly odd.

Shredneck LLC PO Box 77
West Granby, CT 06090
(860) 413-9787

Shred Neck


Blue Ice Amplifier

Amplifier iPod Dock

Why use a wire or a simple white plastic dock when you can display your iPod in a place of honor… hanging off the front of your power amp?

Technical Hi-FI
140 58th Street
Suite 5G / Mail: Box 85
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 567-7767


Tuning Fork Amplification

I thought this was kind of cool. It's a tuning fork mounted on a wooden box that's open on one end that acts as resonator.

Wittner GmbH & Co. KG
P.O. Box 1464
D-88308 Isny/Allgäu
+49 7562 7040

Wittner Tuning Fork


History of Making Music

History of Making Music

Oddities have a long and respected tradition at NAMM, so much so that NAMM often fields their own historic oddities.



Drum Stick Pen

The Pen is Mightier When It's a Stick

Or maybe that should have been "walk softly but carry a big drum stick." In any case, these guys have it covered.

I think every studio should have a huge pair of Zeppelin drum sticks so they can try to convince drummers that that was how Bonham got his sound.

Coopersburg Sports
120 East Station Avenue
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(800) 227-2891

Really Big Stick



For Really Big Bluegrass Players

What would NAMM be without a smattering of really big things?

Guptill Music
PO Box 521
Orange, CA 92856
(714) 556-8013


Attack of the Cable Clamp

Q: What's better than just having a really big thing in your booth?

A: Having a really big thing that moves.

This jumbo Cable Clamp was motorized and slowly opened and closed.

QA Worldwide
P.O. Box 46555
St. Peete Beach, FL 33741
(727) 528-1000

Cable Clamp


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