The Deli’s Stompbox Exhibits have become a crucial component to what The Deli does, and thanks to the interest they triggered among pedal lovers and also in social media, they are slowly becoming an event that’s recognized by most musicians in the US.
In 2013, we brought this pedal expo format to NAMM for the first time during its minor summer Nashville edition (in the picture). In 2014, we are finally ready to debut it at the big NAMM show – the winter one in Anaheim, CA.We will be at Booth 1472 in Hall E.
Many thanks are in order to the NAMM staff for being supportive to this idea and allowing us to basically sublet their booth space – we weren’t sure they’d go for it when we first approached them! Because of this, twelve small pedal manufacturers will be able to participate in this important convention at a fraction of the cost, and many pedal lovers and music instrument industry pros will be able to get familiar with them, while having fun testing their creations.
Eight Manufacturers (in alphabetical order: Dawner Prince, El Musico Loco, El Rey FX, Fairfield Circuitry, Lotus Pedals, smallsound/bigsound, Stomplabs and Wattson FX) will be participating in the Winter NAMM Stompbox exhibit with their own board, while four more (Dutch Kazoo, Reinger FX, and WMD Devices) will share a board.
Thank you also to CIOKS, Reverend Guitars, D’Addario, and Planet Waves for sponsoring the show and providing – respectively, power for the pedals, demo guitars, guitar strings and cables, and to our supporters Shure, Line6 and Presonus for providing all the necessary elements for the amplification in the headphones.
If you can’t make it to Anaheim, you may be able to catch the following Stompbox Exhibit at SXSW 2014 on March 13-15 – this year it will be an official part of the Music Week. And if that doesn’t work for you either, you still have the awesome Brooklyn edition in October waiting.