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Yamaha's THR amps star in show awards

Ronnie Dungan
Yamaha's THR amps star in show awards

Yamaha, Mackie and Line 6 were among the big winners in the coveted NAMM best in show gongs, with Yamaha’s THR mini-amp unanimously winning a Gotta Stock It award.

Overall Best in Show was the P-Bone plastic trombone, which comes in a variety of colours.

Ludwig Atlas Hardware.
Described as the perfect hardware for drummers looking for a strong American brand name.

Line 6 StageScape M20d Smart Mixer and StageSource Loudspeaker series
Line 6 has rethought how a mixer should operate with one of the most user-friendly and advanced products on the market. When coupled with the StageSource loudspeaker series through the company's L6 LINK protocol, StageScape offers a complete and scalable PA solution.

Mapex MyDentity Drum Builder
Judges were impressed by the idea of a complete custom drum set delivered in 30 days at a fraction of the cost of current custom shop kits.

Mackie DL1608 mixer
The DL1608 combines the power of a full-featured Mackie digital mixer with the iPad as the main user interface.

Companies to Watch
Line 6, Mapex, Fishman, Charvel Guitars, Behringer, Casio

Gotta Stock It
Yamaha THR amplifiers
In a Best in Show first, three panelists chose the product for Gotta Stock It.

Gibraltar Quick Release hi-hat clutch
Designed to save drummers time and frustration. To release or lock in the patented auto clutch, just pull or push on a metal sleeve.

Casio XW-P1 and XW-G1 synthesizers
Strong features and quality at an unheard of price point.

Planet Waves American Stage instrument cables
Basile said American Stage Cables deliver a real leap in quality, especially with the patented Geo-Tip design, which offer superior fit and connectivity in all jacks.

Best Accessories and Add-ons
Alfred's Teach Yourself Pro Audio series

Alfred's Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series

Todd Sucherman Method & Mechanics II DVD from Hal Leonard

Ultimate Support Apex keyboard stands and TS-100 series self-elevating speaker stands

Korg Pitchclip

Hal Leonard Cheat Sheets series

K-Array ecodock, distributed by Sennheiser

OnStage Stands iPad mount

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Tags: Yamaha , NAMM , mackie , line 6

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Not at all surprised about the Yamaha THR10 sweeping the board. Got one for Christmas and they were flying out of the shop. Fabulous product in itself and with a MacBook.

Shame about the bundled Cubase software, though. Unintelligible, and that was just the registration process! Thank god the THR10 also plugs and plays seamlessly with Mac's bundled GarageBand.

Yamaha 10 Steinberg nil.

bob wootton

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Feb 6th 2012 at 2:16PM

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