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New Goodies From Summer NAMM

The vibrant city of Austin, Texas, hosted the 2006 summer NAMM Session—a crazed assemblage of manufacturers, retailers, musicians, squinty media types, and hyper-caffeinated sales people—from July 14-19. Despite the sweltering heat outside, the mood was relaxed and upbeat on the convention center floor. The following are highlights of what the Frets crew took in as we wandered aisles and aisles of gear in search of aural gratification and juicy news.
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One thing: Austin bills itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and friends, it certainly exceeded our expectations, at least on this weekend. Austin’s entertainment district offers block after block of clubs and lounges, all featuring live music and fabulous players. If you haven’t been to Austin, it’s well worth the pilgrimage.

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