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Behind the Scenes at NAMM: Pre-NAMM Training

Behind the scenes Thursday night with Artists Relations and Bugera, Seymour Duncan, and more...

Nashville, TN (June 20, 2008) -- While the show opened to healthy crowds and the sounds of amps being fired up all around the convention hall, we already had some product demos in the bag. We spent Thursday night with Randy Fuchs (not to be confused with Andy Fuchs of Fuchs Audio Technology) of Artist Relations, at the company''s training programs. Here, artists can come learn about new products before they hit the floor. While we were there, we got a look at some of the new products before the show opened:

Here, Randy explains the program, then the guys from N-Tune show us their tuning system.

Then, Joe Delaney from Bugera shows us their four new 120-watt, all-tube amps including the old school 6260 and the three-channel 333XL, then takes the 333XL for a quick spin to demonstrate it''s versatility.

Also showing their amps was Gallien-Kruger, with the 1001RB stadium monster:

After that, we talked with Evan Skopp from Seymour Duncan about the artist endorsement process, and took a look at some of their newer pedals and pickups, including the 7-string Blackout, along with some new products from Duncan Turner Acoustic research, like the Mama Bear (reviewed this month).

Check back for more updates all weekend long!