Summer NAMM 2014: Hogjim Pik Tik Guitar Pick Holder

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One of the interesting new products I saw at Summer NAMM this past week was a product by Hogjim called the Pik Tik: Hogjim’s Pik Tik is a patented pick holder that allows a guitarist to seamlessly transition between fingerpicking and strumming.   The Pik Tik adheres to the guitar pick guard by suction, allowing a pick to be held perpendicular to the guitar’s surface.  … [Read more...]

Summer NAMM 2014 Music Industry Day

Summer NAMM 2014 is just a few months away and is going to run from July 17-July 19. They are once again opening the show to everyone on Music Industry Day, July 19. Music Industry Day offers musicians, pro-audio and staging professionals and music lovers access to the exclusive NAMM Show in Nashville. Try out next generation gear from hundreds of the biggest brand names in … [Read more...]

Anthony Stauffer’s NAMM Recap

Speaking of NAMM, Anthony Stauffer actually went to the show and has posted a recap of the interesting things he saw there. Even though I'm lucky enough to live in a city with a thriving music industry, I'll echo Anthony's sentiment here: At dinner, someone asked me “Why do you come to these shows?” My answer was simple. Where I live, there is virtually no music industry. … [Read more...]

NAMM 2014: Hiwatt Custom Shop Little Rigs

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Hiwatt has introduced three new amps in a new series they're calling the Custom Shop Little Rigs. There are three amps in the series right now: the Little P Rig, the Little D Rig, and the Little J Rig. Hiwatt Signature Series Little P Rig The Hiwatt Little P rig is based on the original CP103 amplifier used by Pete Townshend of The Who. This was the tone that sparked a … [Read more...]

NAMM 2014: Planet Waves Guitar Dock

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D'Addario/Planet Waves have introduced an interesting new product called the Guitar Dock: Built with safety and convenience in mind, featuring an adjustable clamp, Planet Waves’ Guitar Dock is a portable, leg-free, lock-on guitar stand that turns any flat surface with an edge into a safe place to set your prized guitar. By utilizing a 360 degree rotatable neck cradle, it … [Read more...]