View Full Version : UU's NAMM coverage!

01-13-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey everybody. Well here it is! NAMM, the largest music industry trade show starts tomorrow and we have Aldrine, Aaron and Greg up in Cali ready to video all the latest Uke products and news.

All of the UU coverage of NAMM will be available here:


keep it locked starting tomorrow for the best uke coverage of NAMM on the internet!

01-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Excellent! Great news!

Ronnie Aloha
01-13-2010, 01:24 PM
Rayan needs a shave.

01-13-2010, 02:01 PM
I can't wait to see all the uke-goodness. Thanks guys for keeping us informed!

01-13-2010, 03:40 PM
This is great! I'm all eyes.

01-13-2010, 09:47 PM
sweet.. all eyes 2, AWESOME

01-14-2010, 10:12 AM
First batch of videos are going up tonight. I will post and tweet when they are up! :)

01-14-2010, 07:47 PM
Can't wait!!

01-14-2010, 07:48 PM
Hey all, Aaron is editing and uploading videos as we speak being assisted by Noah. Check out http://ukuleleunderground.com/namm for the videos! We only have D'addario so far but the rest from today will be up as soon as they are encoded.

Papa Dave
01-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Great stuff, Guys!!! Thank you for all the hard work and your covrage of this event.

01-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Hey guys, got some more videos up of the NAMM, got an interview with Chris Thomas of Martin Ukulele, interview of Mistue Varley of Music is Good Medicine & non-profit ukulele, more videos still to come, so keep checking


01-14-2010, 11:26 PM
This is awesome. Thanks very much for your efforts. I think I need a MIGM uke :)

01-15-2010, 01:25 AM
This is wonderful - thanks for putting the time and effort into doing this!

01-15-2010, 02:24 AM
That's it. My next uke is a Kente Fluke.

01-15-2010, 04:01 AM
It's great to see Aldrine and Ken Middleton together!

01-15-2010, 11:02 AM
Is there a photo of Ken and Yoko Ono anywhere? I saw that she was at the breakfast show.

01-15-2010, 10:32 PM
New videos being edited and uploaded as I type. Latest interviews, Drew Lewis and thejumpingflea for Lanikai and Mike and Jeff of Morgan Hill Music (makers of the Riptide ukes)


01-16-2010, 01:54 AM
Thanks UU crew fro all the coverage.

01-16-2010, 02:08 AM
LOLz at the Kala interview. I want a UU Trapper Keeper!

Craig Robertson
01-16-2010, 06:52 AM
I have to admit that I watched all of Aldrine's interviews at NAMM. I really appreciate that someone in the ukulele community took the time to do this. It was interesting and worthwhile. Thanks.

01-16-2010, 07:14 AM
Anybody know if the Ratsa colored strings that are on the Kala U-bass prototype exist in a High G or Low G ukulele form?? I NEED em!!

01-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Anybody know if the Ratsa colored strings that are on the Kala U-bass prototype exist in a High G or Low G ukulele form?? I NEED em!!

My buddy just got back from NAMM yesterday and said that the the Kala U-bass is pretty awesome... and the whole Uke scene is much bigger this year. GO UKES!!!
I didn't think I would have time to go to the Show this year becuase of a new baby... but now I'm thinking trying to buy some of the display stuff tomorrow (Sunday/last day of show) sounds pretty good. I want that U-Bass too... and a couple more Sponge Bob Pineapples... :o I was told that these sold-out-in-Europe beauts were on display.

01-16-2010, 08:54 AM
I fell asleep before putting up 2 more videos last night. They're up now, Interviews with Blackbird guitars and Collings Guitars, both who are coming out with some interesting ukes. check em out!

01-16-2010, 12:45 PM
You guys are doing a fantastic job! Really first rate and professional. Nice website too! You make us all look good by putting up such an attractive presentation. I know how difficult it is to shoot video at conventions. And this show is so big, it is very helpful to those who can be there, so they make sure not to miss anything important. For those who can't come, rest assured you are getting the best view, without the sore feet, parking costs, and crowd mingling.


01-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Thanks for checking out the videos everyone. These companies are watching the comments for their vids so if you want to tell that you love their product, want them to improve something, let them know by commenting! Thanks all! More videos tonight and tomorrow night!

01-17-2010, 12:13 AM
The new videos from today are up on the NAMM site for your viewing pleasure,

Day 3 interviews with Nalu, Cordoba, aNueNue, and Ayers.


And a couple of product demos

The Kala U-Bass and a Ko'olau Uke


Last day of interviews tomorrow! Fender, Ibanez, eleuke, cole clark and more!

01-17-2010, 07:05 AM
Bakithi Kumalo playing the U-Bass! Awesome. Really want to get one and learn to play bass now.

01-17-2010, 07:43 AM
I spent two days at NAMM, and I must say that the dedication and hard work that Aldrine and his video crew put in to make these interviews was tremendous. Big Kudos to Aldrine! I never got to jam with him, but here's a pic of us at the Kamaka booth.


01-17-2010, 12:03 PM
Thanks guys for all your hard work. I've watched all the video's so far and am stoked to be getting the inside look at the namm convention. Can't wait to see what comes out of the final day. Have fun guys, aloha!

01-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Last day of of NAMM coverage videos are up!


Thank you all for checking out these videos!

01-18-2010, 04:23 AM
Is there no video of KoAloha or do I keep missing it? Or did they not go??

01-18-2010, 05:00 AM
Is there no video of KoAloha or do I keep missing it? Or did they not go??

I think I heard they were skipping it this year.

01-18-2010, 10:39 AM
The Breedlove ukulele first shown is the one for my store here in Oak Harbor. The inlay on the fretboard is Whidbey Island! I can't wait til it gets here next week :]

01-18-2010, 11:13 AM
Thank you all for the fantastic coverage!!!! Its always fun to see the latest and greatest.


01-18-2010, 01:36 PM
That's awesome, Rayan! My escapades from Friday at the NAM show:


Uke Republic
01-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Great coverage of NAMM!

01-19-2010, 02:02 AM
I have to say agian this is great coverage. The only problem is What do I want to get? I was planning on getting something new soon and had a few ideas of what to get. Now I have too many thought going through mt head (Which brand, which model, what scale????).

Thanks UU!

01-19-2010, 02:43 PM
I've finally detoxed or unwound from the NAMM show and am now checking out Aldriene's videos. Good job, as always!

01-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Great coverage! Thanks to you all.

Aldrine... great job. Always a pleasure to see your smiling face, once more sharing your insight.

I know there's people behind you, and a special thanks to them.

It almost felt like I was there, or at least represented.

01-24-2010, 08:17 PM
NAMM Nicely covered. Aldriene looks ready for a prime-time to me. Good quality hosting!

Aldrine Guerrero
01-25-2010, 06:35 AM
NAMM Nicely covered. Aldriene looks ready for a prime-time to me. Good quality hosting!

As long as Jay Leno doesn't wanna do it too

01-25-2010, 07:19 AM
As long as Jay Leno doesn't wanna do it too

The trick is to do it dressed as Jay Leno.

01-29-2010, 11:53 AM
The trick is to do it dressed as Jay Leno. You would need a giant prosthetic chin