NAMM 2017 Performance (and Signings) Schedule!

Ahhh, yes. It’s the most wonderful time of year. NAMM 2017 is right around the corner, and Gear Gods is your handy-dandy guide to killer performances, signings, and artist hangs. We’ll be updating this page as more performances are announced, so do whatever you gotta do to stay in the loop. You’ll also want to keep track of more NAMM 2017 happenings too.

Wednesday

  • Lucky Strike Live, Hollywood
    • 8:00 pm – Soundcheck Live (Take 42) featuring Tony MacAlpine, Glen Sobel, Dave Ellefson, Nita Strauss, Pete Griffin, Nili Brosh, and more. Admission is free!

Thursday

  • A Little Thunder, Booth 2894
    • 11:00 am – Guitarist and artist Mary Spender 
    • 1:30 pm – @PickupJazz and @SamBlakelock
  • Schecter Guitars, 210D
    • 12:00 pm – Nick Johnston talks Schecter guitars, latest album
  • Red Panda, Booth 1495
    • 1:00 pm – Bassist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta/Racer X)
  • Boss Pedals, Booth 303A
    • 1:30 pm – Guitarist Tommy Bolan
  • Gruv Gear, Booth 4190
    • 2:00 pm – Felix Martin and Kilian Duarte 
  • Revv/Two Notes, Booth 4590
    • 10:00 am – Ronnie Ladobruk
    • 11:00 am – Tyler Morris
    • 12:00 pm – Sam Jacobs
    • 1:00 pm – Ariel Posen 
    • 2:00 pm – Per Nilsson
    • 3:30 pm – signing with Devin Townsend
    • 5:00 pm – Joey Landreth 
  • JST, Booth 2497
    • 3:00 pm – Jason Richardson
  • Morley Pedals, Booth 4382
    • 2:00 pm – Gus G. 
    • 4:00 pm – Tommy Bolan
  • Seymour Duncan, Booth 5560
    • 12:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 1:00 pm – Doug Rappoport
    • 2:00 pm – Dave Baker
    • 3:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 4:00 pm – Alex Skolnick
    • 5:00 pm – Adam Miller 
  • Cal Poly Pomona
    • 3:00-5:00 pm – Rohan Stevenson of I Built The Sky free songwriting, guitar, and music business seminar

And a very special on-campus, off-NAMM-campus masterclass by Rohan Stevenson of I built the sky:

Friday

  • Red Panda, Booth 1495
    • 11:00 am – Juan Alderete 
  • A Little Thunder, Booth 2894
    • 11:00 am – Mary Spender
    • 3:30 pm – Meet jazz guitarist Horace Bray
  • Revv/Two Notes, Booth 4590
    • 10:00 am – Ariel Posen
    • 11:00 am – signing with Glenn Fricker
    • 11:30 am – Kevin Chown
    • 1:00 pm – Robert Baker
    • 2:00 pm – Pete Thorn
    • 3:00 pm – Per Nilsson
    • 4:00 pm – Joey Landreth
    • 5:00 pm – David Brons
  • ISP Technologies, Booth 5860
    • 1:00 pm – signing and hang-around with Allan Holdsworth 
  • Ideabench, Booth 1695
    • 1:00 pm – Tommy Bolan
  • Orange Amplification, Booth 4890
    • 1:30 pm – meet and greet with Stephen Carpenter 
  • Cleartone Strings, Booth 5943
    • 2:00 pm – Rob Scallon
  • Jim Dunlop, Booth 4568
    • 2:00 pm – Misha Mansoor (demoing the Horizon Devices Precision Drive and more)
  • Schecter Guitars, 210D
    • 2:00 pm – Conquering Dystopia 
  • JST, Booth 2497, Hall D
    • 3:30 pm – Jason Richardson
  • Morley Pedals, Booth 4382
    • 11:00 am – Gus G.
    • 4:00 pm – Tommy Bolan
  • Seymour Duncan, Booth 5560
    • 12:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 1:00 pm – Doug Rappoport
    • 2:00 pm – Dave Baker
    • 3:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 4:00 pm – Jared James Nichols
    • 5:00 pm – Dario Lorina
  • Strandberg Guitars, Booth 3383
    • 12:30 pm – Sarah Longfield 
    • 1:00 pm – Plini
    • 2:00 pm – Yvette Young
    • 3:00 pm – Beyond Creation 
    • 4:00 pm – Per Nilsson
    • 4:30 pm – Adam Rafowitz

Saturday

  • ISP Technologies, Booth 5860
    • 11:15 am – signing with Allan Holdsworth 
  • Keith McMillen Instruments, Booth 6226
    • 11:15 am – Jordan Rudess MIDI controller demo
  • Schecter Guitars, 210D
    • 12:00 pm – signing with Zakk Wylde 
  • Fender Corp./Jackson Guitars, 304
    • 12:00 pm – signing with Chris Broderick, Dave Davidson, and Misha Mansoor
    • 2:00 pm – signing with Gus G.
  • Cleartone Strings, Booth 5943
    • 12:00 pm – signing with Stone Sour
  • Orange Amplification, Booth 4890
    • 12:00 pm – meet and greet with Brent Hinds
    • 2:00 pm – meet and greet with Brian “Head” Welch
    • 3:30 pm – meet and greet with Jesse Hughes 
  • Revv/Two Notes, Booth 4590
    • 10:00 am – Tyler Morris
    • 11:00 am – Ronnie Ladobruk
    • 12:00 pm – signing with Tosin Abasi
    • 1:00 pm – signing with Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow
    • 2:00 pm – Joey Landreth 
    • 3:00 pm – Robert Baker
    • 4:00 pm – signing with Glenn Fricker 
  • Ideabench, Booth 1695
    • 1:00 pm – Tommy Bolan
  • Ernie Ball, 5440
    • 1:00 pm – signing with Tony MacAlpine and Chris Broderick 
  • EMG, Booth 4784
    • 2:00 pm – signing with Zakk Wylde 
  • Rock N Roll Industries, Booth 2493
    • 2:00 pm – Metal Blade Artists Signing, featuring Dave Davidson, Jordan Mancino, and Nick van Dyk
  • Fishman, Booth 4340
    • 2:30 pm – Tosin Abasi 
  • Boss Pedals, Booth 303A
    • 2:30 pm – Tommy Bolan
  • Jim Dunlop, Booth 4568
    • 12:00 pm – Felix Martin
    • 1:00 pm – Dan Sugarman
    • 3:00 pm – Aaron Marshall (Intervals) and Plini 
  • JST, Booth 2497
    • 1:00 pm – Drewsif Stalin
    • 3:30 pm – Jason Richardson
  • A Little Thunder, Booth 2894
    • 3:30 pm – Nick Maybury of Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts/Juliette Lewis & The Licks
  • Shure, Booth 6540
    • 3:30 pm – photo op with Zakk Wylde 
  • Seymour Duncan, Booth 5560
    • 12:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 2:00 pm – Felix Martin
    • 3:00 pm – Dave Nassie
    • 4:00 pm – Dave Baker
    • 5:00 pm – signing with Mick Thomson
  • Strandberg Guitars, Booth 3383
    • 12:30 pm – Gustavo Assis-Brasil
    • 1:00 pm – Alex Machacek
    • 2:00 pm – Yvette Young
    • 3:00 pm – Sarah Longfield 
    • 4:00 pm – Plini 
    • 4:30 pm – Per Nilsson
  • M3 Live (3 blocks from the Convention Center)
    • 6:00 pm – The X-JAMM with Tony MacAlpine, Travis Larson, Andy Timmons, Mike Keneally, and more. Tickets are $20 at the door!
  • Chain Reaction in Anaheim
    • 7:00 pm – The Guitar Collective, featuring Angel Vivaldi, Felix Martin, Covet, Nili Brosh, James Norbert Ivanyi, and Dan Sugarman in concert

The Guitar Collective at Chain Reaction Saturday, 7:00pm (click photo for tickets!)

Sunday

  • Revv/Two Notes, Booth 4590
    • 10:00 am – Dave Sheldon
    • 1:00 pm – Lee Henderson
    • 2:00 pm – Rabea Massaad
    • 3:00 pm – Ronnie Ladobruk
    • 4:00 pm – Sam Jacobs
  • Cleartone Strings, Booth 5943
    • 12:00 pm – signing with Dave Mustaine
  • D’Angelico Guitars, 212AB
    • 1:00 pm – Nick Maybury 
  • Boss Pedals, Booth 303A
    • 1:30 pm – Tommy Bolan 
  • The Baked Potato in Los Angeles
    • 9:30 and 11:30 pm – solo shows with Tony MacAlpine. Ticketing info is available here.

Chapman Guitars/Victory Amplification (Booth 3191) have a mega-loaded schedule. Check it out below:

  • Thursday
    • 11:00 am – Rocco Pezzin
    • 12:00 pm – Perfecto de Castro
    • 1:00 pm – TJ Armstrong
    • 2:00 pm – Rabea Massaad 
    • 3:00 pm – Leo Morrachioli
    • 4:00 pm – Rob Scallon
  • Friday
    • 11:00 am – Rocco Pezzin
    • 12:00 pm – Chris Mike
    • 1:00 pm – TJ Armstrong
    • 2:00 pm – Rabea Massaad
    • 3:00 pm – Rob Scallon
    • 4:00 pm – Leo Morrachioli
  • Saturday
    • 11:00 am – Rocco Pezzin
    • 12:00 pm – Chris Mike
    • 1:00 pm – Rabea Massaad
    • 2:00 pm – Ariel Posen 
    • 3:00 pm – Rob Scallon
    • 4:00 pm – Leo Morrachioli
  • Sunday
    • 11:00 am – Perfecto de Castro
    • 12:00 pm – Chris Mike
    • 1:00 pm – Rocco Pezzin
    • 2:00 pm – Ariel Posen 
    • 3:00 pm – Rabea Massaad
    • 4:00 pm – Leo Morrachioli

 

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