BeatIt stops by at Amedia Cymbals Booth at NAMM Show 2017
NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. As simple as that. This statement concerns every branch of the music industry (manufacturers of all musical instruments imaginable, including drums, PA systems, microphones, software or companies rendering services). You just need to see it for yourselves, if you havent so far. Like every year, also in January of 2017, the immense, three-storey Anaheim Convention Center became home to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors.
Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the greats of the drumming business, all those whose merits are unquestionable and who count in this business (Amedia Cymbals, we think, falls into this category) and those who wish to achieve such a status attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Johnston, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Mikkey Dee, Rick Latham, Vinny Appice or Gergo Borlai. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
What’s new at Amedia this year?
When walking through the Anaheim Convention Center exhibition, we paid a visit to the Amedia Cymbals booth. The company’s US representative, Michael Curtis Jr., talked us through the new products which are to be promoted this year. In this episode of our report from NAMM Show 2017, you are about to see and hear the following cymbals: Amedia Stingray Traditional hats, the sand blasted and hammered Kommagene Heavy Ride, an Ahmed-based ride with extra lathing that is yet to be named, Jazz Legend crash and ride, the Ahmet Legend crash hammered from the bottom side, the Stingray Traditional crash, a number of holey crashes from different lines as well as the Jazz Legend hats. Enjoy!