IIRC there were consequences for not having any booth at all, like getting bumped to the bottom of the list for space assignments at future shows.Your old Peavey coworkers appear to agree with you, judging by the amount of effort they put into their booth this year:
That is pretty deplorable..... I hope he smokes them...o.k. so should we discuss some show highlights?
1. The augspurger lawsuit. For those that do not know, George L augspurger, is involved with a lawsuit over augspurger speakers which are pimped by pro audio design. The issue here, is George does not have any involvement with them in any capacity. PAD was trying to trademark the name "augspurger" for their speakers. They are currently involved in legal proceedings. Funny to watch folks try and defend their position with phrases like it's just a last name.
Me too, George is a friend. He is also up there in age. He still designs rooms and is still working. At his house he has a set of speakers he made for himself that are to die for.That is pretty deplorable..... I hope he smokes them...
Summer NAMM was always more of a regional show, while winter NAMM attracted international participation.There was the usual over abundance of instrument manufactures. Being how summer NAMM is smaller and less expensive, it brings the real small companies out of the woodwork. I will admit there are some making some real nice guitars. I wish I could really play one. LOL
Funny how the berry hill section of town is mainly all houses and some were converted to recording studios. Other places in berry hill included the house of blues studios which was purchased by UMG(universal music group). I don't know if they have plans for that or not.
VK moved out of berry hill over to east nashville on gallatin ave.Well it's certainly in use currently—they just removed the House Of Blues name on the buildings and replaced it with East Iris, the name of the street. I know of at least one band that's been in there for the last several months, but they're also signed to Universal. Berry Hill is a very strange place, indeed, though. Both Vintage King and Westlake are there, though Vintage King is currently moving elsewhere. One of two main gear brokers was there—he may still be, for all I know. He changed his business name after getting involved with Sphere and I've only been in contact through email since. Like you said, the Blackbird compound is there—from the road you really have no idea what you're looking at with all those buildings cobbled together. But nearly four out of every five houses there is a studio. For those who aren't from here, it must be hysterical to think about having three competitors sharing your property lines.
So it's open again? I'm in the process of buying the API that was the showroom demo desk and it sounded like everything was still in flux, so I didn't even bother going by this week. I know that desk has already been shipped back to Michigan for service, though, so it's not like it would've done me any good.VK moved out of berry hill over to east nashville on gallatin ave.