Updated: Feb 6, 2020
We are very proud to announce that Welch Tuning Systems, Inc. was awarded Best In Show for Companies to watch at this winter's 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California!
The million square feet of the NAMM campus was filled with many new and exciting products this year, particularly in the percussion sector. Many booths had some seriously interesting products that will be hitting the market this year and will certainly be making a difference in the music industry in the years to come.
The prestigious Best In Show awards ceremony took place on the final morning of the trade show. Moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, a panel of industry experts "spotlighted products, services, and technologies" that stood out at this year's winter NAMM Show. Each Best In Show winner was introduced in one of four categories: Best Add-Ons and Accessories, Gotta Stock It, Companies to Watch, and the overall Best In Show.
Out of around 2,260 exhibitors, Welch Tuning Systems was 1 of 26 recognized for innovation and excellence at the Best In Show awards ceremony. Other percussion awardees included the classy leather cymbal bag from Tackle Instrument Supply Co. and Roland's innovative V-Drums Acoustic Design electronic drum sets. (See the full list of the 2020 NAMM Show Best In Show winners here.)
Both our company and the WTS Artistry Series™ drums were highlighted by Best In Show panelist Robert Christie of A & G Central Music. Robert gave a very poignant speech about the integrity, honesty, and drive of our CEO, Samuel Welch, as well as Samuel's dedication to working with retailers and creating a high-quality product.
Robert then went on to demonstrate the versatility of our WTS Artistry Series drums with a short demonstration. As he tuned one of our toms up and down, gasps could be heard throughout the 1000-person audience.
Robert Christie finished his Best In Show: Companies to Watch presentation with a prediction that buyers would likely be seeing the Welch Tuning System™ hardware adopted by many other well-known drum manufacturers in the near future.
We have come a long way from the prototype drumset we debuted at the 2018 winter NAMM Show. Now our WTS Artistry Series drums are becoming recognized around the globe as the future of the percussion industry.
Our next step? Continue expanding our distribution and helping drummers 'Live In Tune'! Our shell packs and snares are now available in stores, we are currently in full production, and we are accepting new dealers worldwide. Find or become a dealer today!