The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), just to name a few.
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and More at NAMM Day 2
January 16, 2010 | 9:00am
Lemmy Kilmister playing nice at NAMM
My first stop of the day was to the massive Roland synthesizer and Boss guitar pedal display. Subscribing to the theory that one can never have enough guitar pedals, I am generally suspicious of multiple guitar effects units. These principles were questioned slightly after I tinkered with the new Boss ME-25 Guitar Effects pedal. It was very versatile and would make a great substitute if you were looking to get rid of the clutter of a bunch of guitar pedals. It even had Super Stack function that could give you that metal crunch to impress your metalhead friends.
Boss ME-25 Guitar Effects
As a huge fan of textural synthesized soundscapes of M83, I couldn't help but stop to talk to the mastermind behind it all, Anthony Gonzalez. It turns out Anthony is working on a follow up to the brilliant Saturdays=Youth
album here in Los Angeles. He was looking for the Livewire Synthesizer folks who create some amazing analog synthesizer modules. I wished him well on the new album and carried on into the vast maze of booths in search of new gear.
Peter Frampton says, "Where's the talk box exhibit?"
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