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The Unique Geek

The Unique Geek
January 10, 2012

What is NAMM and its Purpose?

January signifies the beginning of the calendar year and, for those in the Musical Instrument Industry, the time for the NAMM Show. Around this time of the month, manufacturers and retailers alike start to run specials with terms like “NAMM Show Specials” or “New at NAMM.”

Some may wonder, “what is the NAMM Show?” and might remember that it’s “a Trade-show thingy or something.” To those that asked the question, it is a “Trade-show thingy” and it is something. The NAMM Show is a big deal to retailers and music manufacturers and means little to everyone else, but what comes out of it is cool for everyone.

BACKGROUND

NAMM is old, very old and stands for the National Association of Music Merchants. It started back in 1901 as a consortium of piano dealers that wanted to share ideas on business acumen and also make sure they were keeping up with best practices from other …

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Taylor

Taylor
September 16, 2011

Blackstar Amps and HT Studio 20 Review

Whats up everybody?  Jeff here, coming to you from UniqueSquared.com.  We have been hitting you all pretty hard with the Pro Audio blogs so far and I really think its time we show all of our low tech friends some love! We just picked up the Blackstar guitar amplifier line…which is pretty cool, because until now we only had a few starter amps and a bunch of digital modeling stuff.  With the addition of Blackstar we now have some serious ALL TUBE guitar amps!

I had heard a lot about these amps before they came in and knew a bit of the “Marshall” history that was involved and I have to admit, being a Fender guy through and through, I was very curious as to how they would match up to the classics we all love.  So naturally I took this opportunity to bust one open and take it for …