The 26th Music & Sound Award Winners Announced

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Awards, now in their 26th year, honor the very best in music products manufacturing and retailing. These highly sought-after awards cover everything from the latest product advancements to community service and lifetime achievement, while also recognizing dealers that stand head and shoulders above their competition. At the recent NAMM show in Anaheim, The Retailer presented this year’s awards to all the worthy recipients.

Dealer Winners of 2011

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Guitars & Basses: Jim’s Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Keyboards: Ken Stanton Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Instrument Amplifiers: Alto Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Sound Reinforcement: Alto Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Recording-Related Products: Jim’s Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Percussion: Skip’s Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 DJ Equipment: Willis Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Best Clinics: Skip’s Music

Best Multi-Store Dealer Of 2011 Best Customer Service: Alto Music

Best Sales Staff 2011: Alto Music

2011 Multi-Store Dealer Of The Year: Jim’s Music

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Guitars & Basses: Elderly Instruments

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Keyboards: Sweetwater

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Instrument Amplifiers: The Music Center

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Sound Reinforcement: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 Recording-Related Products: Sweetwater

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Percussion: Fork’s Drum Closet

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – DJ Equipment: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Best Clinics: The Music Center

Best Single-Store Dealer Of 2011 – Best Customer Service: Sweetwater

Best Sales Staff 2011: Corner Music

2011 Best New Dealer: Vic’s Drum Shop

2011 Single-Store Dealer Of The Year: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center

 

Manufacturer Winners of 2011

Best New Acoustic Guitar of 2011: Taylor’s Model 814ce Acoustic/Electric

Best New Electric Guitar of 2011: Fender’s Pawn Shop Series Guitars

Best New Bass Guitar of 2011: Fender’s Blacktop Precision Bass

Best New Guitar Accessory of 2011: Fishman’s Blackstack Soundhole Pickup

Best New Keyboard/Sound Module of 2011: Roland’s JUPITER-80 Synthesizer

Best New Instrument Amplifier of 2011: Fender’s Mustang Series

Best New Power Amp of 2011: Peavey’s IPR 3000 Amp

Best New Speaker of 2011: QSC’s KLA Line Array

Best New Multitrack Recorder/Recording & Mixing Software of 2011: Zoom’s H2n Handy Recorder

Best New Mixer/Console of 2011: PreSonus’ StudioLive 16.0.2

Best New Cabled Microphone of 2011: Shure’s Beta 181

Best New Wireless System of 2011: Shure’s PGX Digital Wireless

Best New Drum Set of 2011: Yamaha Drums’ Club Custom Drum Sets

Best New Cymbal of 2011: Zildjian’s Z3 Ultra Hammered Chinas

Best New Percussion Accessory of 2011: Remo’s Powerstroke Pro Bass Drumhead

Best New Instructional Book/Video of 2011: Hal Leonard’s Instrumental & Vocal Recording

Best New Floor Effect of 2011: Tech 21′s Roto Choir

Best New Music Software/Multimedia of 2011: Peavey’s ReValver MKIII.V

Best New Bag/Case of 2011: Gator Cases’ G-Club DJ Bags

Best New DJ Product of 2011: Gemini’s CDJ-700

Best New Lighting Product of 2011: MBT Lighting’s LEDBRITEPACK

2011 Product of the Year: Shure’s PSM 1000

Best New Manufacturer of 2011: Asterope

2011 Representative of the Year: Billy Bohanna, Musicorp

2011 Outstanding Community Service Award: Musicorp

2011 Lifetime Achievement/Hall of Fame: Seymour W. Duncan, Seymour Duncan

2011 Manufacturer of the Year: Yamaha

 

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