Your Guide to NAMM 2015 Metal Performances

NAMM is Disneyland for musicians. To make matters worse, it’s right across the street from actual Disneyland in Anaheim, California. So if there’s a better place in the whole of Earth, I dare you to show me this cheerleader orgy/Chinese food & BBQ endless buffet.

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One of the best things about NAMM is the performances – people that are better than everyone else at their respective instrument demonstrating said superiority. So here’s a list of your musical betters and where they will be besting you:

At the .strandberg* booth:

 

Strandberg Schedule

 

NAMM Jam featuring Steel Panther (with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer!) at the Grove of Anaheim, Friday Jan 23rd 6pm. Tickets available at the Epiphone booth (300B) or Delve/Gotham booth (4130):

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Fluff (Ryan Bruce) will be jamming twice at the KSR Amps booth (4695) and once at Cleartone Strings (4750):

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KSR Schedule

Schecter has lots of clinics and signings happening:

SCHECTER NAMM SCHEDULE FOR 2015

THURSDAY CLINIC:
CHRIS POLAND: 12PM & 3pm (SIGNING AFTER)
dUg PINNICK (KINGS X): 2pm (SIGNING AFTER)

FRIDAY SIGNING 12PM:
TOMMY VICTOR, SIN QUIRIN & AL JOURGENSON (MINISTRY), KEITH MERROW (CONQUERING DYSTOPIA)

FRIDAY CLINIC:
THRASHER & TJ (ESCAPE THE FATE): 11am
NIKKI STRINGFEILD & BRAD JURJENS: 2pm
SIN QUIRIN (MINISTRY) 3pm

SATURDAY SIGNING 12pm:
IN THIS MOMENT FULL BAND, THRASHER AND TJ OF ESCAPE THE FATE, JAKE & JINXX OF BVB

SATURDAY CLINIC:
THRASHER & TJ (ESCAPE THE FATE): 11am
ROB SCALLON 2pm,
SIN QUIRIN (MINISTRY): 3pm

dUg Pinnick’s Grinder Blues
Friday, January 23, 2015 – 10:00pm to 10:40pm
Hilton Anaheim Lobby Stage
Hot for Teacher (Van Halen tribute)
Fri, 01/23/2015 – 11:59pm
Hilton Anaheim, Lobby Stage

ESP GUITARS – 212-2 (Level 2), 213D (Level 2)

Thursday –
10:30am – Syu. (Galneryus)
11:30am – Frank Bello
1:00pm – Alex Skolnick
3:00pm – George Lynch
Friday –
11:00am – Frank Bello
12:30pm – Alex Skolnick
2:30pm – George Lynch

4:30pm – Syu. (Galneryus)

Saturday –
11:00am – Javier Reyes. Javier is a guitarist in the acclaimed progressive metal band Animals As Leaders, and will be performing on his new LTD Signature Series 8-string guitar.
12:30pm – Gary Holt. Gary’s new ESP and LTD Signature Series guitars are debuting at NAMM 2015.
2:30pm – Marco Mendoza. Marco is a world-renowned rock bassist, having spent time with bands including Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, and his current band, The Dead Daisies.

GRAVITY GUITAR PICKS – 1184 (Hall E)

Thursday –
12:00pm -Tommy Denander
1:00pm – Tom Quayle & Martin Miller
2:00pm – Toni Martinez & Jack Gardiner
4:00pm – Fernando Pareta
Friday –
11:00am – Steve Trovato
12:00pm – Tommy Denander
2:00pm – Toni Martinez & Jack Gardiner
3:00pm – John Kiernan
4:00pm – Fernando Pareta
Saturday –
1:00pm -Tom Quayle & Martin Miller
2:00pm – Toni Martinez & Jack Gardiner
3:00pm – John Kiernan

ISP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC – 5863 (Hall B)

Thursday & Friday:
12:00pm – Ethan Brosh: Instrumental guitarist extraordinaire, who, after recently opening for Yngwie Malmsteen and fresh off the Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel Tour, will be appearing in the booth.
1:30pm – Giorgio Mongelli solo artist from Italy appearing at 1:30 daily.
3:00pm – Ethan Brosh

KORG USA, INC. – 6440 (Hall A)

Thursday –
4:00pm – Jordan Rudess w OrKeystra – Performance showcasing the New Kronos by Korg Inc. – Korg USA Sound Room. (4:15 P.M.)
Friday-
11:00am – James LoMenzo – Performance showcasing new products from Ashdown Engineering. – Korg USA Sound Room.
11:30am – Adrian Legg – Performance showcasing new Ashdown Engineering products – Korg USA Sound Room.
12:30pm – Nita Strauss (The Iron Maidens, Alice Cooper) – Performance showcasing new Blackstar Amplification products – Korg USA Sound Room.
1:00pm – Mike Spreitzer – Performance showcasing new Blackstar Amplification products – Korg USA Sound Room.
2:00pm – Jordan Rudess w OrKeystra – Performance showcasing the New Kronos by Korg Inc. – Korg USA Sound Room. (2:10 & 2:50 P.M.)
3:00pm – Jordan Rudess w OrKeystra – Performance showcasing the New Kronos by Korg Inc. – Korg USA Sound Room. (2:50 P.M.)
4:00pm – Dirty Loops – Performance showcasing the New Korg Kronos – Korg USA Sound Room. (4:15 P.M.)
5:00pm – Dirty Loops – Performance showcasing the New Korg Kronos – Korg USA Sound Room.
Saturday –
1:00pm -Al Jourgensen & Sin from Ministry
4:00pm – Jordan Rudess w OrKeystra – Performance showcasing the New Kronos by Korg Inc. – Korg USA Sound Room. (4:15 P.M.)
5:00pm – Jordan Rudess w OrKeystra

NS DESIGN – 5860 (Hall B)

Thursday –
12:30pm – Levin Brothers – featuring Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Krimson Projekt and many more . . . .Tony on his NS Cello and Double Bass and his brother Pete on Keyboard will be performing “Cool Jazz” from their latest Levin Brothers realease.
3:30pm – Levin Brothers

CLEARTONE STRINGS – 4750 (Hall C)

Friday –
1:00pm – Anthrax Lead Guitarist Dan Spitz Live Performance & Discussion
Experience three-time Grammy nominated multiple Platinum recording artist Dan Spitz as he performs on a lap steel, and discusses a variety of music related topics you’re sure to wanna hear!

MOJOTONE – 4599 (Hall C)

Friday –
11:30am – Mojotone Pickup Tone Demonstration Featuring Josh Snow
2:30pm – Signature Guitar Pickup (PW HORNET) Demonstration by: Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM)

WOOD VIOLINS – 3404 (Hall D)

Friday-
10:00am – Wood Violins to Unveil 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Viper Electric Violin Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess and professional electric violinist Mark Wood will perform at the special ceremony

FISHMAN – 4340 (Hall C)

Saturday –
12:30pm – Emil Werstler of the metal band, Chimaira, demonstrates the NEW Fishman Fluence 7-String Modern Humbucking Pickups
1:30pm – Devin Townsend, songwriter and music producer will be demonstrating the Fishman Fluence pickups
2:00pm – Gary Hoey will be demonstrating the new Fishman Fluence pickups

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