Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: A Mile High (USA)
Re: I Wanna Go To Namm !!!
NAMM isn't open to the public. There are a few ways to get passes though:
1) Work for a musical instrument reseller that is a member of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants.)
2) Have a friend who fulfills #1.
3) Become a member of NAMM yourself. It's not cheap, but...oh well
4) Work for a musical instrument manufacturer or distributor that displays at NAMM.
5) Have a friend who fulfills #4.
6) Be an endorser/clinician with a musical instrument manufacturer that displays at the NAMM show.
7) Have a friend who fulfills #6.
Those are the best ways to get into a NAMM show. They've REALLY started to restrict public access in recent years which is as it should be. In the mid-late 90's it was more like a circus than a trade show. It's designed as an environment in which business can be conducted and it's getting to be a bit more conducive to that. Still...it's a helluva lot of fun!