Frankfurt 09 gallery: Musikmesse in pictures

Candid moments from the show

Spooky Fireball Guitar

While much of Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009 was caught on video, sometimes it's a single picture that can paint a thousand words.

So here's an entire book's worth: a gallery of gear, rock stars and, er… pizza.

Musikmesse in pictures

Coffee fail: what happened to the humble kettle, bag of unidentified brown granules and fully-meltable plastic stirrers you used to find in hotel rooms?


A Stoneboard leopard-skin keytar? 30 minutes into the show? Only in Frankfurt…


Akai Miniak synth: photographed, filmed, wanted…


Fender Custom Shop… mmmm, Fender Custom Shop


The Reactable. It's going into production, don't you know?


When Peavey met Jaws…


Alesis DM6 electronic drum kit…


…and the e-Practice Pad

Next page: the Marshall limo, Dave Mustaine and a wall of Orange

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Frankfurt 09 gallery: Musikmesse in pictures

The Marshall limo arrives – this is how Dave Mustaine rolls in Frankfurt…


And believe it or not, that is Dave Mustaine demoing his new signature Marshalls… it was loud. And dark


Intrepid reporter Chris Wickett says "sleeping is cheating." Is that TWO empty glasses?


Klanginitiative cube kit: they'll be all the rage next year (maybe)


A row of sheer Raw Power courtesy of the Gibson stand


While checking out Open Labs' DBeat, we couldn't walk past this Opensynth without snapping


Ludwig Liverpool 4 drums: a faithful recreation of Ringo's 60s kit


A wall of Orange

More Orange. But then again, not orange

Next page: Joe Satriani, guitar porn and the pizza!

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Frankfurt 09 gallery: Musikmesse in pictures


This pizza was called The Fire. It was very hot. There was no tomato in it. Just cheese and Jalapenos. And black olives


Green pedal, red pedal, orange trainers. It can only be…


Joe Satriani at the Vox Q and A. Notice MR's Chris Vinnicombe stage left


Yamaha NX: nylon strings are all the rage, you see


Here's a picture of a Roland Ax-Synth. Just because…


A Vox Phantom: a proud member of MusicRadar's Guitar Porn Series


And to finish up, it's a, er... spooky fireball guitar thing

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MusicRadar's Frankfurt Musikmesse blog
Frankfurt Musikmesse 09: day four highlights
7 new gear demos from Frankfurt Musikmesse 09

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