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Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every November, The Music & Sound Retailer spotlights accessories, bags and cases, a segment of the MI market whose value proposition has never been more compelling. Founded in 2000 and with a portfolio of more than 800 active SKUs—encompassing solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, metal, sewn and EVA materials—Gator Cases is a […]

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Earthquaker Devices’

Earthquaker Devices’

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Palisades Mega Ultimate Maximum Overdrive EarthQuaker Devices, based in Akron OH, a manufacturer of hand-built guitar effect pedals that’s been wowing its devoted fans since 2004, creates devices that represent a diverse assortment of categories, which range from boost/EQ and compression to delay/reverb and fuzz, plus modulation, octave and overdrive. The company ensures its success […]

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Reunion Blues’ RBX Series Gig Bags

Reunion Blues’ RBX Series Gig Bags

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the last several years, I’ve heard a common refrain from brick-and-mortar music products retailers both large and small: low-price, high-margin items like accessories, cables, and bags and cases have become the bread-and-butter sales powering their stores. This puts a company like Petaluma CA-based Ace Products Group, which boasts well-respected brands that include Kaces, Strukture […]

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<strong>MORLEY’S</strong> M2 PEDAL LINE

MORLEY’S M2 PEDAL LINE

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sound Enhancement Products, Inc., maker of Morley pedals and Ebtech professional audio solutions, is a company that truly values its customers and, more specifically, the helpful feedback they provide. So, when it comes to Morley’s latest innovation, there’s plenty of credit to go around. Bill Wenzloff, Sales & Marketing Manager, said, “We had been receiving […]

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Casio’s Sound EFX Sampler Series

Casio’s Sound EFX Sampler Series

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last several years have represented something of a renaissance for Casio, the Tokyo, Japan-based company known both for its expansive product portfolio—ranging from musical instruments to calculators to watches and more—and for its products’ high levels of quality and value. Readers of The Music & Sound Retailer know that this applies particularly to Casio’s […]

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CHAUVET DJ’s EZpin IRC

CHAUVET DJ’s EZpin IRC

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The dealers that compose the music products industry have really embraced lighting products over the past several years, recognizing that not only can lights draw in new customers and pad retailers’ bottom lines, but they also can be utilized in-store to make the rest of dealers’ inventory that much more irresistible to browsers. There’s never […]

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WD Music’s

WD Music’s

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reenergized Kluson Tuners The love for, and the desire to make, music has been a hallmark of humankind as far back as we can be traced. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that a number of MI brands have long and storied histories, stretching back generations. Cymbal maker Zildjian, for example, was created in 1623; musical […]

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Monster’s 2014 Prolink Cable Line

Monster’s 2014 Prolink Cable Line

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Music & Sound Retailer delves into Monster’s estimable history and the anniversary-linked relaunch of the company’s highly sought-after legacy cables for the MI channel.

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Hohner’s Rocket Harmonica

Hohner’s Rocket Harmonica

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hohner, a company whose roots extend back to 1857 when Matthias Hohner founded the firm in Germany, has become renowned in the music products industry for accordions, melodicas, banjos, ukuleles and many other musical instruments. However, the music community perhaps knows the company best for its expertise in, and its craftsmanship of, harmonicas. Over the […]

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Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

| March 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Gruhn Guitars (Nashville TN) is pleased to offer for sale the earliest-known 1954 Fender Stratocaster (serial number 0100) with original “poodle”-style hard case for $250,000. This is an instrument of great importance not only to musical instrument history but also to music history. “I have seen a vast number of fretted instruments during the 50-plus […]

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