Originally Posted by bermuda
I also didn't find anything that stood out much above anything else. Signet was new in concept, Tama had some nice but costly reissues, DW entered the direct drive pedal fray, Pear had some sweet new snares, and Sakae expanded their offerings, but nothing truly groundbreaking or amazing or "must-have" as far as I could see.
Lots of coool stuff for sure, but nothing in the "you HAVE to see this!" category.
The only "wow" I saw was the 3 ply Gretsch prototype. But that's just a prototype, who knows what it sounds like or if it will even come out.