We built a guitar for Joel Korte of Chase Bliss Audio, a delightful man with a great company that makes fantastic pedals. He invited us to come to NAMM this year. We have been curious, so we made the trip.
Teeny plane above the MSP rain
Anaheim Convention Center. It's across the street from Disneyland. Anaheim is 80's-era Hotels, chain family restaurants, and 6-lane streets. But there are palm trees. It's amazing what palm trees do to your state of mind.
First things first
Made it to Chase Bliss Audio's booth.
Chase Bliss Audio's guitar
Don giving the guitar a run through on an amazing Benson Chimera amp.
Then a troll was found in the white house.
Friday night drive up to LA for an "Anit-NAMM" taco party at Gabriel Tenorio String Company. Cool space, cool company. Amazing Tacos....Still thinking about them.
Even though the tacos were amazing, we still needed to smash In-n-out burgers in our faces. So tasty.
Woke up Saturday to find there were mountains not far away. It was raining on friday and I hadn't been to Anaheim since I was a kid so I didn't remember this. Now all I want to do is go to the mountains.
Don tweakin' sounds on Chase Bliss' sonic manipulation offereings.
Walking around NAMM, you see a lot of interesting people and things. This was a tank that hauled pianos. Which, I def recommend for about anyone to own.
Chase Bliss Audio booth
Joel and Don getting ready to demo Chase Bliss Audio's new pedal "Brothers" for a certain large guitar publication.
Tony had personal biz in northern CA, So I flew home all lonely like.
^ Little mini-doc about the Brothers pedal. It's cool and Pete of Resonant Audio is also a solid dude.
It was a good experience. NAMM is overwhelming, a constant whooomphbangbang of sound, lots of hustlers, lots of characters, heaps of bad taste, lots of wannabes, and a few truth seekers. Got some new ideas and rethought some old ones. It was good to experience, even if it's not really for us at the moment, or possibly ever. Thanks for letting us tag along, Joel.