Cenobite on the Mic
- Bad Cat Holdings, LLC
- 5 Technology Drive
- Irvine, CA 92618
Festering Disco Pimple
It looks like the top of the Party Rocker has something that needs lancing. Watch out for the purulent discharge though.
- Ion Audio
- (401) 658-3743
Brought to You by the Letter F
Due to the combination of their "unique" product names and graphics, Metasonix has made multiple appearances here. I'll leave it to your imagination as to what the "F" stands for.
You'll have to click on the image to enlarge it and read the small print under the "F-1."
- 870 South Main Street, PMB 109
- Lakeport CA 95453
- (707) 263-5343
What I thought at first was just booth dressing turned out to be the product. Klops puts an 8" driver into a tube to create guitar cabinets that don't have to deal with normal standing waves. The "muppet guts" are used to dampen the signal coning out the back of the tube.
- Klops Drums
- (813) 765-9993
The Way To A Podophiliac's Heart
Given this amp is called the Pleasure Pump and powers a subwoofer platform, how could I have not made reference to a fetish
- Alter Bahnhofsweg 5
- 35745 Herborn, Germany
Be Good To Your Wood
You might think I created that title, but I actually copied it straight from the marketing material.
- Xotech Corporation
- (239) 464-1411
How many fuzz buffer pedals come with a bottle of hot sauce–and specifically hot sauce made by Johnny Cash's nephew? (I'm guessing the answer is 1)
- Analog Aalien
- (631) 234-2208
Context Overshadowing Content
These mounting frames are far more interesting than the attached guitars.
- Thing 3D
- (714) 213-9933
A Truly Motley Crew
I don't know that I could put a more diverse collection of guitar players together if I tried. Glen Campbell and Mick Thomson? Whodathunkit?
- Ovations Guitars
Now That's a Metal Amp
What could be more metal than an amp whose transducer is a big hunk of brass?
I've got to think that a frequency response plot from this would look like an elevation profile of Nepal.
- La Cure, 58110 Tintury, France
- +33/06 61 70 20 50
Identifying The Demographic
There was an ice cream vendor and a bar side by side in one of the halls. You probably don't even have to look at the photo to know which one had the long line.
Candy From Strangers
The skull sitting behind him should be your second clue. The first one being that it's probably a bad idea to accept candy from a dark lord of the Sith, no matter how cute he seems.
- EC Custom Shop
These Are Not the Droids You Want
Bogner's Atma amp looks like it just came off some Sandcrawler on Tatooine. Move along.
- Bogner Amplification
- 11411 Vanowen Street
- North Hollywood, CA 91605
- (818) 765-8929
TV on the Radio
Coffin Case had this guitar amp that looked like a giant vintage radio sporting the ominous visage of Bela Lugosi on the grill cloth.
- Coffin Case
Cheap & Trashy
These little boom boxes look like they were designed by a bored 13-year-old in history class. They seemed like they were made of cardboard. The oddest thing of all is that–unlike a typical 13-year old–the company doesn't have a website.
- Rider Best Inc.
- 915 E. 11th St.
- Los Angeles, CA 90021
I happened to catch someone in one of the hallways on quite the stylish Segway. The only thing it was missing was a couple of boom boxes (see item above) mounted on the front.
Digital-Nasal Occlusion Syndrome
This sounds like something you'd need to clean up, but it's actually something that you use to clean off the gunk on your guitar.
- Boogie Juice
- 64 4 5698028
Were They Lost?
Apparently the USFWS had a booth at the show just let any bad guys who might be trafficking in protected exotic woods knew that they were being watched.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
©2013 Barry Wood