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Metal Life Magazine Winter NAMM 2013 Report

Metal Life Magazine Winter NAMM 2013 Report

Winter NAMM is an industry only convention where members of the music industry, music manufacturing companies and musicians all gather to network, shows off their products, announce new products and announce new business partnerships and projects. The event is also attended by endorsed musicians, music industry heavyweights and other special guests. Think San Diego Comic Con for the music industry minus the general public. Metal Life Magazine attended Winter NAMM for the first time this year and we were very […]

Gibson Guitar to unveil Jason Hook Special Edition guitar at NAMM 2013

Gibson Guitar to unveil Jason Hook Special Edition guitar at NAMM 2013

Gibson is proud to announce a limited edition electric guitar designed by one of rock’s most acclaimed guitarists, Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch. The official launch of Hook’s M-4 Sherman Explorer will take place at NAMM at Gibson booth #303AB on Saturday, January 26, at 2pm. Guests will have the chance to meet and greet Hook and participate in his guitar giveaway. The Jason Hook M-4 Sherman Explorer is a limited-edition signature model with chrome plating, mahogany neck […]

NAMM Show News: BUCKCHERRY rocks with the RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY

NAMM Show News: BUCKCHERRY rocks with the RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY

Hard rock group Buckcherry can jam out more than ever thanks to The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment. Whether they’re on tour or at an individual performance, Buckcherry’s band members and techs all rely on the quality of RapcoHorizon’s custom splitter snakes and RoadHog cables. The band will also be signing autographs at the company’s booth during the 2013 NAMM Show (Hall C, Booth 4558) on Sunday, January 27 at 12 p.m. Designed for […]

FRAMUS GUITARS unveils Wolf Hoffman signature series guitar at NAMM 2013

FRAMUS GUITARS unveils Wolf Hoffman signature series guitar at NAMM 2013

Framus Guitars has welcomed ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann as the newest member of their family. States Hoffmann: “Growing up in Germany, everybody had a Framus guitar at one point or another and I could have never anticipated that one day I would be friends with Hans Peter Wilfer, the man behind the re-birth of his father’s legendary brand. I had no idea what an amazing company they really are until I went to their factory and saw firsthand the unbelievable […]

Peavey unveils VYPYR VIP Series amps & more at NAMM 2013

Peavey unveils VYPYR VIP Series amps & more at NAMM 2013

Music and audio innovator Peavey Electronics introduces a new generation of modeling amplifiers today with the Vypyr® VIP series, the world’s first Variable Instrument PerformanceTM amplifiers. After the award-winning original Peavey Vypyr series set the new standard for modeling guitar amplifiers, the Vypyr VIP series introduces an entirely new level of technological sophistication and tonal versatility. With the Vypyr VIP series, Peavey introduces the world’s first amp that contains Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar and Electric guitar amplifier models. With Peavey’s […]

Monster @ NAMM 2013 – signing and performaces

Monster @ NAMM 2013 – signing and performaces

Stop by our NAMM Booth #C4850 to see how Monster is continuing to lead the way in the audio accessories category, including essential gear and the world’s most advanced accessories for music industry professionals and consumers. Experience the latest generation of Monster audio products, all delivering our signature Pure Monster SoundTM, plus a completely new line of the world’s most advanced pro connectivity solutions. There will also be exciting performances, and you will have an opportunity to meet “Famous Monsters” […]

IK Multimedia announces iLoud, the first portable speakers designed for musicians

IK Multimedia announces iLoud, the first portable speakers designed for musicians

IK Multimedia is proud to announce iLoud®, the first portable stereo speakers designed for musicians. IK leveraged its 16 years of pro-audio engineering expertise, and its experience as the leading developer of mobile music-creation apps and accessories, to design battery-operated speakers that combine superior power, pristine frequency response and amazing low-end in an ultra-portable form factor that make them the perfect alternative to studio speakers for music creation and composition on the go. The iLoud line consists of two models, […]

new Schecter Signature Series guitars: Kenny Hickey, Tommy Victor, Maus

new Schecter Signature Series guitars: Kenny Hickey, Tommy Victor, Maus

Schecter Guitar Research is proud to announce three pivotal players in the metal arena with new Schecter Signature Series guitars to be released: Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Danzig, Seventh Void), Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry, Danzig) and Marco “Maus” Biazzi (Lacuna Coil): three distinct players with different styles and tone, but with one ingredient in common: Schecter Guitars. Kenny Hickey’s well defined baritone sound was the heart of Type O Negative, Gothic-metal homages to man’s darkest corners, while the bite […]

Dean Markley USA giving away strings at NAMM

Dean Markley USA giving away strings at NAMM

Dean Markley USA today announced that it will be giving away free strings every day at their booth #5710 during the upcoming NAMM show. To receive free strings, attendees simply need to be present at the booth January 24 through 27 at 2PM. The promotion is on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees need only provide their email address. The recent success and growth of Dean Markley USA can be credited to its recent purchase by private equity group, […]

Schecter Guitars signs NIKKI SIXX, to unveil new bass at NAMM

Schecter Guitars signs NIKKI SIXX, to unveil new bass at NAMM

2013 is proving to already be a monumental year for Schecter Guitar Research as the company settles into its expanded headquarters in Sun Valley, CA, ramps up for MAJOR new gear announcements and continues to amass a stellar lineup of artists, which includes some of the biggest names in the recording and touring industries. To that note, the company is proud to announce the partnership with a true modern-day rock icon by signing Motley Crue / Sixx: A.M. bassist, NY […]

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