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Guitar Center Reduces Corporate Staff Levels

Guitar Center Reduces Corporate Staff Levels

| January 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, The Music & Sound Retailer learned that there had been a substantial wave of layoffs at Guitar Center, centered specifically on the corporate and field-supervision level. This news comes only a couple of months after the resignation of Mike Pratt, former CEO of Guitar Center, who was replaced by Darrell Webb, as President and […]

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ConventionTV at NAMM | Day 3

ConventionTV at NAMM | Day 3

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

See and Hear What’s Happening NOW on Day Three at The NAMM Show ’15 in Anaheim, California! SPONSORS Galaxy Audio Gibson pro Audio Korg USA LOUD Technologies Peavey Electronics Pioneer Electronics USA QSC Audio Products

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Casio Introduces Four New Models to Celviano and Privia Lines

Casio Introduces Four New Models to Celviano and Privia Lines

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Casio is pleased to announce the addition of four new models to its well-known Celviano and Privia digital piano lines. Cementing its place as a leader in the electronic musical instrument industry, Casio’s Celviano AP-260 and AP-460, as well as the Privia PX-760 and PX-860 offer a number of new features including a Hall Simulator […]

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Galaxy Audio ErgoMic

Galaxy Audio ErgoMic

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Galaxy Audio’s new ERGOMIC wired microphone throws a curve into the typical microphone design. The interchangeable elements and unique form of the body make this a microphone for everyone. The ERGO body was designed with comfort in mind. We started with a thicker body, much like a wireless microphone. Second, the body tapers to fit […]

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Godin Guitars Montreal Supreme Lightburst Flame HG

Godin Guitars Montreal Supreme Lightburst Flame HG

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Montreal Premiere Supreme ‘The Godin Montreal Premiere is a thinline, semi-hollow body electric and is destined to become instant favorite within your guitar collection. This Signature series model is a vibrant & versatile electric guitar for rock, blues and jazz players alike! It features an innovative and unique “breathe-through” carved spruce core, inside its Canadian […]

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Korg Kronos

Korg Kronos

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

When ambition, imagination, and technology converge—the results are spectacular. Witness KRONOS. Created by KORG to satisfy today’s most demanding, accomplished performers and producers—as well as tomorrow’s visionary leaders—KRONOS embodies over 50 years of artistic vision and production expertise. With nine distinct synthesis engines and a complete suite of performance and productions tools, KRONOS is simply […]

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Peavey Celebrates 50 Years

Peavey Celebrates 50 Years

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Peavey® Celebrates 50th Anniversary at NAMM Show with Special Guests Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Öyster Cult, and More  Prominent music industry figures, Peavey artists and rock music icons will gather to pay homage to Hartley Peavey’s legacy Peavey Electronics® is celebrating 50 years of innovation at the 2015 Winter NAMM show with a gold anniversary bash. Performers included Lynyrd […]

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Presonus AI Mix Systems

Presonus AI Mix Systems

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

PreSonus is pleased to announce two new StudioLive™ AI Mix Systems that deliver large-format channel counts, recording, powerful DSP, and more for under $7,000. Available in 48- and 64-channel frame sizes, StudioLive AI Mix Systems consists of two cascaded StudioLive AI consoles, a joining bracket that locks the two mixers together, a PreSonus PRM1 Precision […]

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QSC GXD Amplifier Series

QSC GXD Amplifier Series

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

GXD Series amplifiers are ideal for entertainment and production applications requiring performance and the convenience of integral signal processing. The hallmarks of the QSC brand – professional audio quality, engineering and manufacturing focused on long-term reliability – are all intrinsic to GXD. Add contemporary styling, multiple routing options, light weight, digital signal processing and advanced […]

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Alvarez Unveils 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead Guitars

Alvarez Unveils 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead Guitars

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Grateful Dead’s relationship with Alvarez began in the 1980′s, when both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir collaborated with our luthiers to create their own signature models. The team experimented with many shapes, from Dreadnoughts to Jumbos, and incorporated favorite attributes from both bandmates, like a Modulus neck and Tree of Life inlay. These designs […]

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