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ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN FAMILY RESERVE FEBRUARY COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

Ernie Ball Music Man named their Ball Family Reserve series in celebration of the company’s rich heritage in instrument craftsmanship. Offered in limited production runs, the Ball Family Reserve collection allows Ernie Ball Music Man to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and artists. It’s…

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NEW G2210 GRETSCH STREAMLINER JUNIOR JET CLUB

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 21, 2020

An exciting new addition to the Streamliner™ Collection, the G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club is a stripped-down workhouse that’s built to take a beating. With aggressive attack and quick response, the sleek Junior Jet Club is designed for the down and dirty guitarist who demands no-nonsense tone at an affordable price. Powered…

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NAMM 2020: KAWAI CA79 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - February 16, 2020

At NAMM 2020, Kawai presented the new CA79, the latest high-performance addition to the popular Concert Artist series of premium digital pianos, and successor to the highly regarded CA78. Senior Product Manager Michael Kunz runs us through the CA79’s features at the Kawai booth at Winter NAMM. The updated model…

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REVIEW: ALICE COOPER, AIRBOURNE, MC50 – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 16, 2020

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne February 14, 2020 Review: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne There are a number of ‘heritage’ rock acts that regularly tour Australia and for many of them, there’s an incremental loss of vocal quality or stage energy with each tour which make you wrestle with the decision…

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LEVEL 42 TO TOUR AUSTRALIA & NZ FOR FIRST TIME IN MAY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 13, 2020

Level 42 touring Australia and New Zealand for the first time in May 2020 TOUR DATES Thursday, May 14: Astor Theatre, Perth – Tickets Friday, May 16: Palais Theatre, Melbourne – Tickets Monday, May 18: Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Tickets  Wednesday May 20: The Civic, Auckland – Tickets Tickets on sale Now! www.showcasegroup.com.au  Level 42…

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FENDER® LAUNCHES ALL-NEW STORIES COLLECTION WITH ERIC JOHNSON “VIRGINIA” STRATOCASTER®

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 11, 2020

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the Eric Johnson “Virginia” Stratocaster guitar with the Grammy® award winning artist Eric Johnson. As part of this unique collaboration with the singer, songwriter and guitarist, Fender has recreated Johnson’s 1954 “Virginia” Stratocaster in the Fender Custom Shop in limited quantity and on…

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REVIEW: ROLAND MC707 & MC101 GROOVEBOX

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), DJ/dance, Gear, Product Reviews    //    Post Date - February 11, 2020

Review by Baz Bardoe I recently ventured out to Store DJ on Victoria street in Richmond (Victoria) to review Roland’s two new ‘Grooveboxes’ the MC707 and its smaller companion the MC101. Roland really pioneered the idea of an all in one hardware based sequencer and synthesiser when it released the…

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NAMM 2020: NEW FROM EPIPHONE WITH DR. EPIPHONE

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 10, 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020 Dr Epiphone competes with the noise levels of a band and gives us an overview on the new Epiphone Original and Modern Collection, plus the Epiphone “Inspired by Gibson” Original and Modern Collection. Stick around at the end where he also takes us through some of…

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NAMM 2020: GUILD STARFIRE 1 SERIES GUITARS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 7, 2020

Starting at $499 (USA street), the new Starfire I family takes the iconic Starfire Double Cut and Single Cut body shapes into the modern era with new models and colors. All models feature the appointments any gigging or recording musicians requires, including a tried and true Tune-o-matic bridge, premium Guild…

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STOLEN GEAR FROM MELBOURNE’S WEST

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 7, 2020

            The Music Shop Western Suburbs 2/281 Foleys Road, Deer Park (Derrimut) was broken into on the morning of the 5th Feb 2020 Taken from the store were the following: Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus HSS Honey Burst Electric Guitar SN 0241102542 In a Gretsch…

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