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Winter NAMM 2019 Planning #2959327 11/23/18 06:26 PM
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As most of you know, the 2019 Winter NAMM Show will begin Thursday, January 24th at the Anaheim Convention Center, and run through Sunday, the 27th. Like last year, there are three threads: 1) an advance thread for speculation, wish lists, and early product announcements, or "NAMMticipation" as I like to call it, 2) an advance thread for planning: how to get passes, when and where to meet up with other forum members, etc., and 3) the traditional NAMM Reports thread for product announcements, videos, and reports from members on what and who they saw at the Convention Center.

This, of course, is the planning thread.

Please post any Winter NAMM 2019 plans you'd like to make or questions you have about passes or lodging here.

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Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace] #2959777 11/26/18 08:18 PM
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As usual, I have failed to secure a pass. Planning has never been one of my strengths, I guess.

If any of the forum brethren have a pass to spare...

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: zephonic] #2959831 11/27/18 12:04 AM
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you have two months, Menno. Time is your friend. smile


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Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: davedoerfler] #2960637 11/30/18 03:00 PM
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Guys.. I am going with a group of 4. Any suggestions for lodging near NAMM?


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Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: High Diving Act] #2960658 11/30/18 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: High Diving Act
Any suggestions for lodging near NAMM?


Without a specific suggestion of which hotel, book now. There are many hotels nearby (it is a huge convention center) and they fill up fast.


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: davedoerfler] #2960661 11/30/18 04:08 PM
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Whew close call. After 31 years straight, the company my friend gets the NAMM passes from cut back to only two. There are three of us that go down together every year. I was the odd man out. Luckily I was able to get one from my friend who's a Hammond Artist. So this will be I believe, by my count, #32.

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: zephonic] #2960667 11/30/18 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: zephonic
As usual, I have failed to secure a pass. Planning has never been one of my strengths, I guess.

If any of the forum brethren have a pass to spare...


I think I might have helped you out in the past, no? I didn't renew my NAMM membership this year. I'm completely NAMMed/SoCaled out, for this year at least. Just my luck something really worthwhile gets shown.

Busch.

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: burningbusch] #2961419 12/05/18 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: burningbusch
Originally Posted By: zephonic
As usual, I have failed to secure a pass. Planning has never been one of my strengths, I guess.

If any of the forum brethren have a pass to spare...


I think I might have helped you out in the past, no? I didn't renew my NAMM membership this year. I'm completely NAMMed/SoCaled out, for this year at least. Just my luck something really worthwhile gets shown.

Busch.


Yes, you did! As did Markyboard, but longer ago (back in the Gangnam-style days, lol).

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: zephonic] #2961428 12/05/18 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: zephonic

If any of the forum brethren have a pass to spare...


I'm not attending this year but I believe I can help you out. Of course I have to run it by the Little Gray Electronics Board of Directors. I believe 2 of the members will be present and are easily bribed...err I mean persuaded by buying them a drink on the show floor. cheers

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Originally Posted By: Markyboard
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If any of the forum brethren have a pass to spare...


I'm not attending this year but I believe I can help you out. Of course I have to run it by the Little Gray Electronics Board of Directors. I believe 2 of the members will be present and are easily bribed...err I mean persuaded by buying them a drink on the show floor. cheers



Yes! I'd much rather provide libations than impersonate Asian novelty celebs. wink

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: zephonic] #2961437 12/05/18 08:35 PM
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Lol! I'll pm you shortly.

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I am going to be there Friday and Saturday. I hope we can hang out Friday night. It'll be great to hang out with everyone.

Re: Winter NAMM 2019 Planning [Re: High Diving Act] #2961480 12/06/18 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: High Diving Act
Guys.. I am going with a group of 4. Any suggestions for lodging near NAMM?


I just booked 4 nights in Anaheimís Motel 6 for Disneyland.
Only 186 with tax.
Iíd suggest pre paying now for NAMM there.
Iím never in the room and sometimes never even make it back there when Iím at NAMM.
So while itís not top shelf, itís proximity and price is fine for me.

It will fill up through NAMM really soon, I was surprised I got a last minute Christmas reservation so easily.


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Hi everybody...my first post here.

When I'm actually not working at the NAMM, I kind of plan my visit ahead of time. Last year though, I didn't do that. I decided to just take my chances and be totally spontaneous about it. I did meet a lot of new people that I would not have met otherwise...but I don't think I'll do that again. I don't micromanage the visits, but it's nice to hit the points of interest first and then check out new random stuff.

By the way, it's not really that hard to get a badge. You don't have to get it through a company. Example: If you're a part time music director, keyboardist, organist...for a Church, you can register with a copy of your paystub or an official letter and that's pretty much it. If you're not a paid employee, and their official website has your name as part of the music department? That counts too.

Use this promotion code: "AttendNAMM" . It only costs $25.

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Welcome SamCA.
More people would go knowing this. I run across people all the time that donít go because theyíre unaware that you can buy tickets. They believe the only way in is a badge.
Fair warning about using Orbitz for Europeans looking for cheap rooms.

I had a German manufacturer pay for our groupís rooms and took advice from an employee that Orbitz was the best.
That may be true but we were on Long Beach Blvd. the heart of Compton.
The 1st night there the jumping cars and Helicopters until 300am reminded us we werenít @ Disneyland.


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Welcome SamCA.
More people would go knowing this. I run across people all the time that donít go because theyíre unaware that you can buy tickets. ...


True! It used to be a lot harder to do this years ago but that's no longer the case. My friend received his approval for a badge today. His only connection to the music industry is that he's a choir accompanist at a small local church!

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