Or would that be mother load?
This is one of those items for which the NAMM Oddities was created. So which one would you buy, a "Guitarlet" or a "P-Ano?"
Metasonix makes some pretty f*cked up sh*t. Who the h*ll would spend five f*cking thousand dollars on a godd*mn amp? Especially a b*stard like this that f*cks up your tone beyond all recognition.
If you don't want to p*ss away $5k for this f*cker, but you like the artwork, you can always just buy the d*mn t-shirt.
I spent several minutes speaking with the nice ladies at the DH Electronics booth in a futile attempt to ascertain what they meant by "air noise."
Left to my own imagination (which is always dangerous), I would guess that the XLR connector could double as a rectal flatulence inhibitor.
There are so many things I could say about the VAM that I can't decide what approach to take.
Should I talk about how one looks while using it?
Should I comment that their trademark is "Sing Better Faster?"
Should I make a top 10 list of other users for the VAM?
I think not. So, I'll let you do that for yourselves.
Now get your garden bumpin' like your car.
This might be effective in getting rid of gophers. Then again, it just might encourage them to invite their friends over to party.
To me, the psychopathic undercurrent beneath the cheerful exteriors is palpable. That penguin seems to be saying "you screw up that arpeggio one more time and I'm going to rip your throat out."
"Sweaty Guitarist," "Spilled Beer," and "Unbathed Roadie" were the first things that came to my mind when I saw the Rock 'n' Aroma display.
I'm sure that many more palatable odors are available.
And it is written that there came a day when a giant of a slide entered the kingdom and not one could stand against him. All slides had no choice but to bow down before him.
The slogan for Skeeter Hand-Blown Guitar Slides is "One size does not fit all!" Indeed.
The age-old rivalry between rock and jazz can now be settled on the time-tested plain of battle: the chessboard.
The perfect accessory for the musician that has to play an outdoor gig when it's nippy out. These hand/wrist warmers leave the fingers free to move, which is kind of important for most musical instruments.
They've also got a model that has a pocket for inserting heat packets for those times when it's really frickin' nippy.
The Vorson Rock Bag is either too dumb to be cool or not quite dumb enough to be stylish. I just don't see this appealing to regular folks nor to those who are trying to be different like all the others.
The perfect PA speaker for your next Halloween gig. I'm guessing that it's a spider because it's got eight legs.
I'm all for any technological advancement that would help distract me from some pitch-challenged individual who has no business attempting karaoke.
I don't think it's possible to have too many doodads in your studio, particularly one that's 3 doodads in 1. That would leave you with more room for your other doodads!
E-Gloop will protect your electronics from corrosion due to sweat. I suspect this is more of an issue in health clubs than it is in the sedentary confines of the studio.
This is essentially a cordless screwdriver that has a clip-on sensor to tell it which way to turn.
I could see how this could save a lot of time in a beginning string class, assuming you can get the special tail pieces installed on all the instruments.
This may have been the only oversized booth magnet I saw this year. I certainly hope this staple of the NAMM Oddities isn't on the endangered species list.
There are two reasons that I avoid taking pictures of odd people at NAMM: 1) there are generally more than enough odd items to cover and 2) there are always so damn many odd people wandering around. In this case, I just couldn't resist.
So would it be politically incorrect to play a benefit concert for starving people using picks and drumsticks made out of wheat that they could have eaten?
Why make a lamp from a guitar you might ask? I would counter that with a simple "why not?"
If there were a category for "Best use of existing packaging," this gizmo would win. They're using a CD case with silk screening on the plastic layer of a CD. They've got a Transpo Gizmo, Scale Gizmo, and Chord Gizmo.
Who would've guessed that within this nondescript frog lies a 20W 2-way sound system, an mp3 CD-capable CD player and a wireless receiver? It can operate for up to 3 hours off of battery, too.
©2008 Barry Wood