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Veddatorial: A Tangled Webb

Veddatorial: A Tangled Webb

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some in the industry media expressed surprise at the “abrupt” resignation of Mike Pratt from the CEO position at Guitar Center, having been replaced by Darrell Webb, former CEO and Chairman of Sports Authority (and, earlier, CEO and Chairman of its sister company, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores). When you think about it, though, it […]

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A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The year was 2012. Brett Mulzer, an accomplished musician and music instructor, had been operating a world-class recording studio in a small town about an hour east of Evansville IN since 2005, and he decided to move his studio, and his family, to the city, where approximately 80 percent of his clients lived. Mulzer’s search […]

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Adapted For Success: An Inside Look At Gruhn Guitars, 45 Years On

Adapted For Success: An Inside Look At Gruhn Guitars, 45 Years On

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is perhaps not surprising, given his undergraduate work in animal behavior studies and graduate work in both that and zoology, that George Gruhn, Owner of Gruhn Guitars in Nashville TN, analogizes his widely respected vintage, used and new guitar business to a biological organism. “The organ systems all have to be present and doing […]

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Deal with HGST  Has Huge Capacity for Success

Deal with HGST Has Huge Capacity for Success

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

  At the AES Convention in November, HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), unveiled a $5 million strategic partnership between its G-Technology brand and Gobbler, a creative cloud collaboration company. Hal Leonard Corporation announced at NAMM an agreement with HGST to exclusively distribute G-Technology external storage solutions replete with complimentary Gobbler subscriptions. The deal […]

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Promotions that Really Work

Promotions that Really Work

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Music Store Owners (iMSO) forum, located at musicstoreowners.com/forum and available to all iMSO members (joining is free), recently featured a store owner discussing a favorite promotion that seems to have run its course. He was asking for suggestions as to which promotions our group found successful. And, in general, he just needed some […]

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The Magnificent Five

The Magnificent Five

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Zildjian’s expanded its fx line of cymbals with five new models. The line now includes new 10-inch and 12-inch fx Spiral Stackers; the fx Oriental China “Trash” in eight-inch and 10-inch models; and the 7.5-inch Volcano Cup Zil-Bel. The Spiral Stackers are paper-thin in weight and have an appealing visual spiral effect when played. The […]

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Attractive Options

Attractive Options

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

D’Addario has expanded its capo line, offering three options for guitarists. Two models based on the NS Artist Capo simulate DADGAD and Drop D tunings on standard-tuned guitars. The Classical model is for flat-radiused classical/nylon-string guitars. Each capo utilizes a patented trigger geometry, reducing the force required to open and close the capo, while applying […]

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Catch A Bass

Catch A Bass

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Pedulla Guitars (1975 to 2015), the company is offering 40th Anniversary Basses. Michael Pedulla has made one of each Pedulla bass model with a handcrafted American flag headstock with Pedulla anniversary emblem and his signature on the back. The American flag was chosen to reflect the company’s pride that […]

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Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang

Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new mini moving spot head fixture is available from Blizzard Lighting that comes with many of the same features found in larger professional fixtures. Called Lil’ G, it comes fitted with a super-bright 40-watt LED with nine-degree optics. It can produce intense beams of light with nine different bi-directional gobo patterns +open, and seven […]

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My Buddy And Me

My Buddy And Me

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Singular Sound has announced BeatBuddy, a guitar pedal/drum machine, will be at NAMM. BeatBuddy is an accessory for guitarists, bassists and keyboard players, or anyone who wants live control of a beat with the hands-free ease of a pedal. Unlike traditional drum machines, BeatBuddy is a small, single pedal that offers realtime creative control, making […]

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