Archive for January, 2012

2011 Strings For Food  A Big Success

2011 Strings For Food A Big Success

| January 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was with great joy that the Independent Music Store Owners (iMSO) announced the Strings for Food 2011 results. With the help of its sponsors, D’Addario, Curt Mangan Strings, Planet Waves, and SIT, iMSO collected food for food banks across the U.S. And this was the best year so far! iMSO members nationwide changed 1,573 sets […]

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Don’t Miss A Moment

Don’t Miss A Moment

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘Make It Count’ At The 2012 NAMM Show By Dan Ferrisi When one thinks about January, a few different things are likely to pop into one’s mind. There’s the conclusion of the holiday season, as decorations and ornaments are placed carefully into storage, awaiting their annual reappearance. For those who, like this writer, are in […]

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Three Winners Explain What They Do So Well

Three Winners Explain What They Do So Well

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Brian Berk “He’s a joker. He’s a smoker. He’s a midnight ‘toker.’ He gets his loving on the run.” You can also say he’s a nitpicker, a curmudgeon and, at times, he can be flat-out nasty. We are definitely not alluding to Steve Miller. MI Spy would be happy to admit that he (or […]

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A Fine Selection

A Fine Selection

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Overview: Fender Select Series Guitars, Basses Specifics: The Fender Select series, designed as “select instruments for select individuals,” is composed of five guitars and two basses. The Fender Select Stratocaster features a Dark Cherry Burst gloss-lacquer finish and natural binding on a sleek flame maple-top body. Its modern “C”-shaped flame maple neck has a comfortable […]

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Guitar Hunting In Gotham

Guitar Hunting In Gotham

| January 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Whenever I’m on a job in New York City, I always stay at the Plaza Hotel. Hey, if it was good enough for Fitzgerald, it’s good enough for me. So, on that particularly lovely fall day, I rolled out of my canopied bed, showered (after my girlfriend, Daisy), had some Kona coffee with her and, […]

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Vnewsletter – January 16, 2012

Vnewsletter – January 16, 2012

| January 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

What’s Up With Gibson This Time? Hosted by Jill Nicolini D’Addario’s Music Starts Here Campaign Counterfeit Levy’s Straps Appearing AES Chooses Bob Moses MakeMusic Acquires Garritan Corp. Gibson Guitar Back In The News Marshall Amplification Picks Up Eden… and much more! January 16, 2012 | Episode No. 125 Run time: 00.08.51   Vnewsletter Sign-up Got […]

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iMSO Reaches Out To Bedell

iMSO Reaches Out To Bedell

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

In related news, in October, iMSO-iBUY members traveled to Bend OR to visit Breedlove, Bedell and Two Old Hippies. They had a roundtable discussion to talk about the relationship of Two Old Hippies and independently owned music stores (both members of iMSO and non-members). Over the course of three days, the conversations with Tom Bedell covered […]

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Novation’s Twitch

Novation’s Twitch

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Dan Ferrisi When it comes to products making waves and grabbing headlines in the past year, few have drawn wider interest, and earned greater acclaim, than Novation’s Twitch, dubbed the touchstrip DJ controller and the proud recipient of a Music & Sound Awards nomination as Best DJ Product of the Year. So, in our […]

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Five Minutes With

Five Minutes With

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alfred Gonzales National Sales Manager, American DJ By Dan Ferrisi If you are part of the music products industry, you know about the Los Angeles CA-based ADJ Group, whose premier products, across several brands, have drawn avid customer support (as well as their share of acclaim during Music & Sound Awards season). Starting in 1985 […]

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Order up

Order up

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Vedda As I write this, we’ve just passed Black Friday and the much-vaunted Cyber Monday. Reports that sales were slightly higher than expected in the brick-and-mortar retail sector, and as much as 18 percent higher online, can be taken at face value, although the results raise questions about what the data truly means. […]

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