NAMM ShowNAMM 2018 – It Keeps Getting Bigger!
By Dave Schwartz

Just when you think that NAMM has fully consumed the every square inch of the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels, they go and build another building.  Yes, NAMM has gotten bigger! 

But when you think about it, the growth makes perfect sense.  Each year the amount of new gear grows exponentially and you the consumer needs to know. 

This year DaBelly switched up its reporting and, along with several of the larger brands, we checked out several of the smaller manufactures.  Check back often as we continue to add new stories.   

Now let’s check out all the cool gear from NAMM 2018!

Cort  CORT Guitars

DaBelly visits the CORT guitar booth and discovers all that new at CORT.  There are several models of accoustics, electrics and bass guitars new for 2018.  Check it out!

NEXI Industries  NEXI Pedals and Board

DaBelly visits the NEXI Industries booth and checks out their line of Analog pedals and their highly innovative and award winning collection of pedal boards.

PRS Guitars  PRS Guitars

DaBelly stopped in the Paul Reed Smith booth to check out what's new for 2018.  Check out the SE Standard Multi-foil, the S2 Studio, the SE Mark Tremonti edition and the new Mark Tremonti MT15 Amp.

DataVideo  DataVideo

Craig from DataVideo showed us how easy it is to stream live video to the Internet. DataVideo is offering SDI & HDMI Video solutions at affordable prices.

MEE Audio  MEE Audio

MEE Audio demonstrates custom fit, ear monitors for the stage and beyond. For 2018 they have upgraded the sound quality, the build quality and comes with everything you need to get started in one box.

DigiGrid  DigiGrid

DigiGrid is capitalizing on the current revolution in broadcast audio. DigiGrid is a very cool Audio Over Ethernet (AoE) solution for audio and broadcast engineering. Audio over Ethernet is the use of an Ethernet-based network to distribute real-time digital audio. Check out the video!

Ergon Guitars  Ergon Guitars

Adriano Sérgio is a custom guitar manufacturer from Lisbon, Portugal. His approach to the craft of creating guitars is artist, creative and beautiful. Check out Ergon Guitars!

ORN Custom Guitars  ORN Guitars

Gunnar is back!  Gunnar Orn began tinkering with guitars when he was 12 years old. Today he builds some of the coolest guitars with a strong Viking influence. Check out this luthier from Iceland.

iVEE Guitars  iVee Guitars

One of the most impressive boutique guitar luthiers at NAMM was iVEE Guitars, from Cimahi, Indonesia. Ivan hand etches his guitars creating an individual work of art with amazing detail. Checkout this video and learn more about iVEE Guitars.

OD Guitars  OD Guitars

OD Guitars is a custom shop out of Herzliya, Israel. Omer takes an Industrial Designer approach to the instrument incorporating geometric shapes into the hollow body design. The result is an amazing and eye-catching design. Check out the video and see.
YamahaCasioRolandAn overview of several Keyboards at NAMM 2018. Mickie checks out what's new in the world of keyboards!   

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