Good times NAMM 2014!

On the way to LAX.  Three canceled flights and I finally made it out of Boston.

On the way to LAX. Three canceled flights and I finally made it out of Boston.

Not bad Anaheim. Not bad.

Not bad Anaheim. Not bad.

Hanging with the legendary Marty Friedman.

Hanging with the legendary Marty Friedman.

Hanging with Devin Townsend in the PRS room.

Hanging with Devin Townsend in the PRS room.

Hanging with Mike Inez from Alice In Chains.  Super cool guy.

Hanging with Mike Inez from Alice In Chains. Super cool guy.

Cooper and I with Greg Howe.

Cooper and I with Greg Howe.

Ran into Megadeth's Chris Broderick at the Grove.

Ran into Megadeth’s Chris Broderick at the Grove.

Hanging with Wes, Javier, and Misha.

Hanging with Wes, Javier, and Misha.

Hanging with Cooper, Mark, Javier, and Austin.

Hanging with Cooper, Mark, Javier, and Austin.

Hanging with Misha from Periphery.

Hanging with Misha from Periphery.

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim Convention Center

Hanging with the senior editors of Guitar Player magazine and Fractal Audio artist Cooper Carter.

Hanging with the senior editors of Guitar Player magazine and Fractal Audio artist Cooper Carter.

The legendary Thomas Nordegg showing off Steve Vai's newest axe.

The legendary Thomas Nordegg showing off Steve Vai’s newest axe.

Messing around with auto tune for guitar.

Messing around with auto tune for guitar.

Fail.  Hanging with Jake and Mark from Periphery and Cooper Carter.

Fail. Hanging with Jake and Mark from Periphery and Cooper Carter.

Cooper and I with Fractal artist Larry Mitchell

Cooper and I with Fractal artist Larry Mitchell

Cooper and I with Paul Riario from Guitar World magazine.

Cooper and I with Paul Riario from Guitar World magazine.

Wes Hauch of The Faceless jamming at the Seymour Duncan booth.

Wes Hauch of The Faceless jamming at the Seymour Duncan booth.

Wall of Marshalls.

Wall of Marshalls.

Animals as Leaders killing it at the Tama 40th anniversary party.

Animals as Leaders killing it at the Tama 40th anniversary party.

Cooper and I failing to take this photo thing seriously.

Cooper and I failing to take this photo thing seriously.

Outside the Anaheim Convention center.

Outside the Anaheim Convention center.

Digging on Steve Vai's new axe.

Digging on Steve Vai’s new axe.

VIP pass for the Jake E. Lee/Aristocrats/Periphery show at the Grove.

VIP pass for the Jake E. Lee/Aristocrats/Periphery show at the Grove.

Quick shot of the one and only Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath doing a signing at the EMG booth.

Quick shot of the one and only Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath doing a signing at the EMG booth.

Gary Hoey demoing the new Fishman electric guitar pickups.

Gary Hoey demoing the new Fishman electric guitar pickups.

Checking out the new 'Floyd 24' from PRS.

Checking out the new ‘Floyd 24′ from PRS.

Hanging with the legendary Steve Blucher of DiMarzio.  This guy is literally the voice of rock and roll having hand wound pickups for guitar gods like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Hanging with the legendary Steve Blucher of DiMarzio. This guy is literally the voice of rock and roll having hand wound pickups for guitar gods like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Had to hit up the Whiskey since I didn't get to last time I was in LA.

Had to hit up the Whiskey since I didn’t get to last time I was in LA.

Michael Keene of The Faceless digging on a sick axe with a slight photobomb from Revocation’s Dave Davidson.

Michael Keene of The Faceless digging on a sick axe with a slight photobomb from Revocation’s Dave Davidson.

Best iPhone case ever courtesy of Brain Haner Sr aka Papa Gates.

Best iPhone case ever courtesy of Brain Haner Sr aka Papa Gates.

Just a few axes signed by guys like Zakk Wylde, Jeff Loomis, and Synyster Gates.

Just a few axes signed by guys like Zakk Wylde, Jeff Loomis, and Synyster Gates.

Our buddy Dan unwinding after a long day.

Our buddy Dan unwinding after a long day.

Ringo Star painting.

Ringo Star painting.

John Petrucci’s newest axe from Ernie Ball.

John Petrucci’s newest axe from Ernie Ball.

The history of the Tube Screamer.

The history of the Tube Screamer.