NAMM 2019: If you're going to have a bass-off - and why wouldn't you? - who better to validate proceedings than Spinal Tap legend of the low-end, Derek Smalls?
Following Ed Sheeran's unexpected NAMM appearance, we were on hand when another, rather more experienced global superstar graced Anaheim.
NAMM 2019 - all the news
The dust is settling, but our ears are still ringing. You'll find all the stories that counted in our massive news hub. Below, enjoy our editors' findings as we regrouped at the end of the show.