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ORANGE AMPS LITTLE BASS THING

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 24, 2020

At Winter NAMM 2020, Orange revealed their Little Bass Thing, a lightweight solid-state bass amp aimed at the modern day musician. As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely…

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NAMM 2020: IBANEZ BOOTH WALK-THROUGH

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

The Ibanez booth at a NAMM Show is always one of the most popular exhibits, featuring a maze of walls showcasing new product. This year was no exception with the release of the new AZ and RG models as well as Steve Vai’s stunning new PIA. We took a stroll…

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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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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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NAMM 2020: GIBSON SLASH CORE COLLECTION

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

Gibson master builder Jim DeCola competes with the on stage band levels and rock star lighting to give us a rundown on the new Slash collection at Winter NAMM 2020. Gibson distributed in Australia by Australis Music Group

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