18 January 2009

NAMM on YouTube

Many of the YouTube channels I subscribe to are covering NAMM. It’s really cool. Almost as good as going.

Even—unfortunately—including moments of interminable boredness. ^_^ I mean, sure, I can’t complain, but I have a really hard time understanding why Fender bothers with videos like CustomShop booth 01.

As a customer, I’m watching these videos to find out what the new products are, to hear them, and to see them in action. Showing me products without even telling me what they are is just kind of annoying. Watching a four-and-a-half minute video assuming that there was a point and finding none gets annoying after the fourth or fifth time.

Like I said. I can’t really complain. I get to vicariously attend the event and see the new gear and some cool performances for free. I’m just a bit baffled.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’ve been really impressed by Premier Guitar. Great magazine. Great web site. Great YouTube channel.

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