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PCE Builds the Mainstage at NAMM (May 2023 Newsletter)

May 4, 2023

PCE sets the stage at NAMM 2023!

Lawrence performing at the NAMM main stage.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
PCE staging and lighting for VIP area.
PCE lighting and rigging at EAW listening room.

The annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Expo brings some of the biggest names in music/audio/event production and manufacturing to the Anaheim Convention Center every year. NAMM consists of a massive exhibition floor and several performance stages where concerts—big and small—take place over the course of the show.

PCE left its mark this year, building the Yamaha main stage and providing lighting for headliners Lawrence, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Jamison Ross. When putting on a show for an audience of fellow industry pros, you have to get the details right, and we're quite proud of the job we did at NAMM.

Elsewhere at the show, PCE got a chance to support EAW (one of our favorite audio brands!) by providing lighting and rigging for their listening room.

See everything in action! This short video showcases both the NAMM main stage and the EAW listening room. Check out our handiwork:

Need help planning your next event? Give us a call at 866-335-4723!

Vari-Lite SL Punchlite 220 RGBW

Brand new this May, we've got some Vari-Lite SL Punchlite 220 RGBW units for rental! The perfect PAR for long-term outdoor use, this high output IP-rated LED light features a motorized zoom range of 8-40°. The Punchlite 220 excels at highlighting objects or buildings with a narrow shaft or wide flood of light. Disneyland uses these fixtures to illuminate their iconic castle. How will you put them to use?

Theatrical Fire Preparedness

Any Californian will tell you; with the weather warming, wildfire season is just around the corner. No one can predict quite what that will mean this year, but there are a few easy steps you can take to prepare your theatrical facilities all the same.

Roscoflamex - Rosco makes a wide range of flame retardants to treat common materials used in sets and on stages. Even if you don't think you need to worry about wildfires, this stuff can protect your facility from errant pyro effects!

Rosebrand Flame-Retardant Drape - If you need to buy new curtains or drape, why not choose some with built-in flame resistance? Rosebrand makes 'em, we sell 'em!

Antari Fire Training Products - Our friends at Antari make a whole line of products used by firefighters and other rescue personnel for fire training purposes.

If you'd like to explore these or other fire preparedness equipment/training, give our experts a call!

Yamaha Recording Custom Drum Kits

You can't go wrong with a Yamaha Recording Custom drum kit. We have multiple sets: red, gold, and the black kit featured above (at 12 matching pieces, the black set is the biggest drum kit in our inventory). Drummers looking for a versatile and professional-sounding kit will love the Yamaha Recording Custom. Fashioned from high-quality North American birch, these pieces feature 6-ply shells cut with 30-degree bearing edges, giving the drums a classic birch attack, focus, and articulation.

Take a tour of PCE San Diego!

Many of you may have already seen our announcement regarding PCE San Diego, but for those who haven't...

We're in San Diego now!

We're incredibly proud to announce the official opening of our brand new office in San Diego. Located at 9677 Distribution Ave, our San Diego facilities give customers in San Diego and Imperial counties easier access to the same quality equipment and services they've come to associate with PCE. In addition to the wide selection of retail items and rental gear that you'll find in our Huntington Beach headquarters, our San Diego offices make it much easier for us to facilitate production and integration services in San Diego and beyond.

Take a virtual tour! Step inside our brand new San Diego office with PCE CEO Ryan Steidinger in this short PCE San Diego tour video. In it, you'll get a look at the new facilities and learn more about our decision to expand into the region. Watch video.

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