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NAMM announces best in show list

Jory Mackay
NAMM announces best in show list

During the NAMM U Breakfast Session on 27th January, host Frank Alkyer and a group of panelists picked their top products for the coming year.

The panelists included US music retailers Mike Guillot of Mississippi Music; Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music; Brad Boynton of Rhythm Traders; Billy Cuthrell of Progressive Music Center; Ted Eschliman of Dietze Music; and Alan Friedman of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co.

The panelists made their top choices in four categories: Best Add-On or Accessory, Gotta Stock It, Companies to Watch and Best in Show.

The winners are as follows:
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Best Add-On or Accessory:

Evans Level360 Drumhead (D'Addario)

Music Nomad Equipment Care

Remo Frame Drum Holder

Prologix Russ Miller's "All -N-1" Signature Practice Pad

Gibraltar Cajon Remote Pedal

Ernie Ball Slinky M-Steel Electric Guitar Strings


Gotta Stock It:

Peavey VIP Vyper Modeling Amplifier

TC Electronic Ditto Looper

Meinl Make Your Own Cajon Kit

RoomZorbers (Hal Leonard)

Fender Accessories

Harp Arm


Companies to Watch:


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Hal Leonard

Connolly Music



Best in Show:

Yamaha Stagepas 400i & 600i PA systems

Taylor Grand Orchestra

Sabian JoJo Mayer Hoop Crasher

3D Systems

Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukulele

The Noodle, Slaperoo Percussion

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