Is NAMM Show still worth the hype?

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    Thanks for the comments tho
     
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    It better be, I have the opportunity to attend summer Namm this year and I'm not going to pass up the opportunity.
     
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    Wanna do summer namm at some point..
     
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    NAMM has been a sh!t show for the last decade.
     
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    The 18 string guitar dominated NAMM coverage last year which was really annoying, it's a shame cause so many new products went completely unnoticed and most people never uploaded their pics or videos, except any holding the 18 string.

    NAMM has lost a lot of appeal cause we already know most new models are coming out because catalogues get released early.
     
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    If you want the opportunity to play a whole bunch of stuff you'll likely never have the opportunity to again, it'll be plenty worth while.

    It will be crowded, noisy, expensive, you'll be sold to and yelled at, and you're not going to see much that you don't already know about, so as long as you know that going in, you'll have a blast.
     
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    NAMM became GuitCon, and I don't follow GuitCon because if I want to watch guys fellatiate eachother, I usually go to Sean Cody.
     
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    Now would be a good time to Google Image Search "Sean Cody" if you want to be hip and in-the-know, kids! The dude is a monster player!
     
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    Shhh...we are too busy complaining.
     
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    It’s been less attractive for sure
     
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    Echo that, people come for new gears, NAMM surprised-released models etc. Now those new stuffs had been all over the social medias and online demo everywhere. it’s a new norm, I think NAMM needs to be evolved to adopt that game
     
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    Max is pretty much on the money there.

    Thing is NAMM is a tradeshow for industry people. Ideally its the time and place for new vendors, dealers, shops, ect to look for new gear. Its the time for brands to discover new things/manufacters/suppliers to use for their range, and to find new people who wants to sell their stuff. Its not open for the average Joe, so its not targeted at them. Yes, a lot of people get in, because they get passes from vendors or media (or not sure how).

    For me it was fully worth it alst year. I never experienced something like that. Its the biggest music shop ever!, so its amazing jsut to walk around and see new bright shinny things that I would never see on a shop. But the people I see saying "its getting worse/bad/not worth it/blah blah", is usually the people who have gone regularly. And yeah, fair enough. You can only go to a new shop so many times before you get bored of it. Also if you have your eyes already in 1/2 brands and dont care about the rest (be guitar/amps/fx/whatever) then you are not gonna enjoy it much either, as you are gonna go to that 1 or 2 booths and be done for the rest of the weekend. Part of the charm is to go and see everything

    this is also very true.... Its like a trailer spoiling the movie experience. If you are going to NAMM, then I recomend dont jump into the new year/new gear treads and just get the surprise at the show
     
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