NAMM started off early with a breakfast and a performance by Jake Shimabukuro and presentation with NAMM president Joe Lamond.dsc044141[1]

Next was hitting the convention and seeing as much as possible before it got too packed.

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JOHN PETRUCCI

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GREG MARRA

CONRADO PESINATIO

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TODD VINNY VINCIGUERRA at LUDWIG

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TODD VINNY VINCIGUERRA at LUDWIG ALEX’ VAN HALEN’S KIT

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ROTODRUM drums are cool.   You can remove the drum heads and space out the toms and the bass drums.   The hardware also swivels on a ball joint, which was quite impressive

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Satchel from Steel Panther did a guitar clinic at FISHMAN

 Bill Hudson of TSO and Savatage did a clinic  over at ESP

 

Eric Singer of KISS at Pearl Drums.


Then it was off the the RUSH TRIBUTE SHOW at M3 to end the evening.