NAMM 2011: From The Basement

1st Feb 2011 | 15:46

NAMM 2011: From The Basement
The show floor (literally)
Tiny woman or enormous bin? You decide...

NAMM 2011: No trip to Anaheim is complete without our customary gallery of some of the weirder sights at the show. Just like last year, the global economic situation seemed to have prevented a handful of the wackiest niche manufacturers from making an appearance, but there were encouraging signs that 2011 is set to be a healthier year for the MI industry than 2010.

Click onwards to see our traditional selection of oddities and weirdness...

NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Air Aviom
Aviom was the only company to have an aeroplane on its stand. Respect
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Childish innuendo #1: iBone
We were sorely disappointed when this turned out to be a perfectly innocent trombone app for iOS
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Childish innuendo #2: Fanny Wang headphones
There's nothing to laugh at here. Move along...
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Vinnie Vincent Guitarmageddon Guitars
Two Vs for the price of one
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
World Of Warcraft sheet music anthology
Really!?... Nerdgasm
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Wristies
Ideal for the gentleman guitarist or for keeping those wrists toasty during recreations of Rick Wakeman's King Arthur On Ice
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Bootsy Collins
Bootsy always turns up at NAMM, but for once we managed to snap him next to someone who was even more bizarrely dressed
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Breakfast nachos
This is what Team MusicRadar ate for breakfast on the final day of NAMM. Note the cursory orange juice. Please don't judge us
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Furniture that plays Beach Boys hits...
...we wish our cupboards at home were giant Pet Sounds music boxes like these
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
Avella Coppolo basses
Way too drab for our tastes...
NAMM 2011: From The Basement
We used our best lines on the shiny plastic woman...
...but unfortunately she wasn't into the always-misguided 'sunglasses indoors' look. On that note, we'll see you at NAMM 2012!
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