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MI Spy: Greetings From The Garden State

MI Spy: Greetings From The Garden State

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state in the U.S. But, yet, the Garden State occupies an outsized place in the rock ‘n’ roll world. Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, Patti Smith, Pat DiNizio and the rest of the Smithereens, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Kate Pierson (The B-52s) and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) […]

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An Open Invitation

An Open Invitation

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Undoubtedly, as a music retailer, you have seen many amazing instruments over the years. It might have been at a manufacturer’s headquarters, a trade show or, most likely, as part of your own inventory. But have you ever seen the world’s instruments brought together in one place? At the world’s only global musical instrument museum, […]

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TC Electronic’s Ditto Looper Family

TC Electronic’s Ditto Looper Family

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no doubt that today’s music products market is saturated with pedals of all shapes and sizes. And that’s why, when TC Electronic released its straightforward Ditto Looper pedal to wide success in 2013, even members of the Danish company, including Tore Mogenson, the Guitar Products Manager, were surprised by its warm reception worldwide. Founded […]

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The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

After several recent missions spent looking at guitars and accessories for them, I’d started feeling too much like that proverbial kid let loose in the candy store. I’d enjoyed myself immensely, but I was feeling kind of queasy from sampling too much product. Even secret agents need a little variety, after all. So, you can […]

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MI Companies Enact Executive Leadership Changes

MI Companies Enact Executive Leadership Changes

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roland Announces Two New Appointments PreSonus Makes Changes In Its Executive Leadership Audio-Technica’s ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones CHAUVET DJ’s COLORband Hex 9 IRC JAM Industries Buys Kaman Music, Appoints Mark Terry Sweetwater Announces Another Stellar Year Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise […]

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All About That Bass

All About That Bass

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

So…we meet again. It wasn’t all that many months ago that I was searching Long Island NY retailers for solid, reasonably priced, mid-range basses, with some mixed results. Ever optimistic for the next great musical find, I accepted a new mission from The Chief: searching for quality, affordable, mid-range bass amps at retailers in Pennsylvania. […]

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Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kala’s Makala Waterman Series ukuleles feature water-resistant composite technology for playability, portability and durability packaged in a vintage design. The series pays homage to ukulele designer Mario Maccaferri, who introduced the Islander ukulele in 1949. All models come in soprano size and include a backpack/carrying bag. They are made of polycarbonate ABS construction and are […]

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Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

JBL’s SRX800 Series Portable Powered Speakers Applied Research & Technology’s New Mic Line TC Electronic’s Helix Phaser Rane’s MP2015 Rotary Mixer PMC Invites You To Be ‘Roadie For A Day’ Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on Vnewsletter? click here   […]

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February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

February Digital Edition: The NAMM Show Review

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out new products and arm themselves with essential education and training. Here is The Retailer’s in-depth show review. NAMM New Product Wrap-Up Because we received dozens and dozens more products than we could accommodate […]

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New Company President Had The NAMM Show Floor Buzzing

New Company President Had The NAMM Show Floor Buzzing

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Alfred Music’s Complete Starter Packs Godin’s Montreal Premiere Supreme Lightburst Flame HG Kirlin Cable’s Light Gear Series Schecter Guitar Research’s Hellraiser Passive Series Brian Ball Appointed President Of Ernie Ball Inc. Check Out The Retailer’s NAMM Show Review! Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want […]

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