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Research Assembly Workshop

Research Assembly Workshop

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you found yourself in Hall E at any point during the show, odds are you spotted a handful of distinguished-looking gentlemen wandering around in full zombie makeup. The members of the Riverside CA metal band Still Not Dead drew all sorts of attention to the Research Assembly Workshop (theevolutionguitar.com) booth, where Owner Jonathan Park […]

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SpaceHarp Corp.

SpaceHarp Corp.

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Spend enough time at NAMM, and the odds are you’ll come across at least one product that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Take, for example, the SpaceHarp, the revolutionary performance controller from SpaceHarp Corp. (space harp.com). It uses a combination of optical and sonar sensors and cutting-edge software to allow players to create music and […]

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Nominate Your Store for  ‘Top 100 Dealer’ Recognition

Nominate Your Store for ‘Top 100 Dealer’ Recognition

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

MOD Kits DIY’s Contortionist II High Octane Fuzz VocoPro’s Wireless Mic System Studded With Diamond-Like Crystals Aguilar Amplification’s Super Double Pickups Morley’s Cliff Burton Tribute Series Power Fuzz Wah NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards Applaud Retailing Excellence Let The Retailer Introduce You To NAMM’s ‘New Class’ Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you […]

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NAMM: The New Class

NAMM: The New Class

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show is rightly regarded as the place to check out the latest offerings from the biggest names in the music products industry. However, some of the most intriguing stories at the show—and some of the most groundbreaking products—can only be discovered by touring first-time exhibitors’ booths. As part of our NAMM show coverage, […]

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Greg Deering: Founder, Deering Banjo Company

Greg Deering: Founder, Deering Banjo Company

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In some corners of the music products industry, people bemoan the fact that many of the most iconic companies in the musical instrument space—you know the laundry list of them—no longer have anyone in executive management with the name that the products bear. Of course, there are notable exceptions: Hartley Peavey still helms Peavey Electronics. […]

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And The Award Goes To…

And The Award Goes To…

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the course of the 29 years they have been bestowed, Music & Sound Awards have been called everything from “the Oscars of the music products industry” to “the most prestigious honor in the MI retail market.” At the recent NAMM show in Anaheim, I had the privilege and the pleasure of presenting this year’s […]

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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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Why The NAMM Show Still Matters

Why The NAMM Show Still Matters

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I started making NAMM show appointments with various reps, many of whom have become friends over the years, my upcoming wedding often came up. Imagine the reps’ reactions when I told them I had to leave for the NAMM show four days after getting married! I know…it sounds a little crazy to go to […]

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7 Tips For Handling Bad Online Reviews

7 Tips For Handling Bad Online Reviews

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

A good reputation is vital to the success of a music retailer. More than 81 percent of customers research businesses online before making a purchase in excess of $500. Not only do they examine the product information, but they also scrutinize online reviews. A bad online review on sites like Yelp, Foursquare, Google Places, Yahoo […]

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