'Best in Show' at The 2022 NAMM Show

The last two years have yielded an abundance of innovations, seen on display during The 2022 NAMM Show. And on the last morning of the event, “Best in Show” revealed the new products, services and technologies attendees didn’t want to miss before leaving Anaheim. Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of retail gear experts, who shopped the far corners of the exhibit floor to bring back their favorite new gear.

WINNERS

Best Add-ons and Accessories
No Nuts Percussion Cymbal Sleeves - Booth 6332
Taylor GS Mini / Travel Guitar Essentials Pack - Booth 213A
Positive Grid Spark Mini - Booth 5825
Gator Frameworks Stream Stand Series - Booth 6616
GripOPhone Lyres - Both 9533
Gator Frameworks Elite Series Guitar Hanging Stand - Booth 6616

Gotta Stock It
Yamaha AG01 Streaming Loopback Audio USB Microphone  - Booth 304 (Third Level)
Cordoba Stage Guitar - Booth 6705
Guild Surfliner Guitar - Booth 6705
On-Stage WS3500 Production Station - Booth 10715
Protec Mute and Modular Mute Bags - Booth 8721
Line 6 Catalyst Guitar Amps - Booth 304 (Level 3)

Companies to Watch
Maple Leaf Strings - Booth 9335
St. Louis Music - Booth 7802
Groove Synthesis - Booth 9901
Hoshino USA - Booth 4820
Proel -Booth 9902 and 6725
Extertis - Booths 11110 (American Music & Sound), 10715 (The Music People/On-Stage), 6815 (KMC/Davitt & Hanser) and more!

Best in Show
Wiseman Cases, Wooden Band Instrument Cases - Booth 9730
Sela Harmony Hand Pan/Singing Bowls - Booth 6407
The NAMM Staff
Oberheim OB-X8 Analog Synthesizer - Booth 10902 
Yamaha FSC-TA Brown Sunburst TransAcoustic Guitar - Booth 304
Hal Leonard Modern Band Method - Booth 8910
Focusrite Vocaster One, Vocaster Two -Booth 201A

Thank you to the panel:
Robert Christie, A&G Central Music
Rand & Cindy Cook, The Candyman Strings & Things
Jim Tuerk, Reverb
Mike Risko, Mike Risco Music School
Gayle Beacock, Beacock Music
Chris Tso, Full Compass