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Music Group welcomes Full Compass as the newest full-line reseller for its Behringer- and Bugera-branded MI products. As a significant partner in Music Group’s expanding dealer network, Full Compass will carry all of Behringer’s and Bugera’s 500+ products online. 


Barry Mitchell, Music Group VP, Customer Management Prosumer Division commented, "We are extremely honored to have Full Compass join our growing family of full-line dealers. Behringer and Bugera is enjoying all-time record success in the U.S. market and we are thrilled that they have chosen to carry the entire Behringer and Bugera catalog – every single SKU. It truly is a testament to the tremendous confidence our dealer partners have in all of our brands, quality and support."

Read more: Music Group Adds Full Compass as Full-Line Dealer

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Design Oasis has called on six Geyser RGB foggers from CHAUVET DJ to add some extra drama and excitement to this year’s halftime performance, which featured Grammy-winning country superstars Little Big Town. The foggers, which shoot red, green and blue shafts of LED light through a voluminous column of white water-based fog, played a key role in LD Abas Ritscher’s stunning halftime lightshow.

Read more: CHAUVET DJ Geyser Helps Adds Impact To Halftime Show At Capital One Orange Bowl

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The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing is proud that its relationship with HARMAN Professional's leading audio brands AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional, and Lexicon has been increasingly successful in its efforts to promote quality in audio. As official "P&E Wing Sustaining Partners," these brands have participated in a wide variety of activities including being the title sponsor of high-profile Academy Chapter events, having a presence on the P&E Wing section of the new GRAMMY PRO site, and being supporters of the P&E Wing Manufacturer's Council. Now, for 2014-2015, HARMAN Professional has reaffirmed its sponsorship and has also added dbx as a fourth brand that will work cloesely with the P&E Wing to support its initiatives and membership.

"HARMAN proudly continues to support the Prouducers and Engineers Wing," noted Bryan Bradley, GM, Loudspeaker, Headphone & Microphone Strategic Business Unit, HARMAN Professional. "Their work as advocates for the recording industry, artists, equipment manufacturers, and listeners is of vital importance in this period of transition in the music industry and beyond."

Read more: HARMAN Renews Support of Recording Academy P&E Wing

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Last month at The Midwest Clinic international band and orchestra conference, Hal Leonard Corporation launched its highly anticipated Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) iPad app. The free app is a mobile version of the company’s EEi browser-based program, which has been a game-changer for music teachers, students, parents and retailers since it debuted two years ago.

Read more: Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) Now Available as an iPad App

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In their role as the North American distributor for Hercules Stands, which became effective January 1, 2015, KHS America is reintroducing MAP Pricing for all Hercules products. The Hercules MAP policy will take effect February 1st, 2015 and will be monitored by Price Manager, a MAP monitoring software and current monitoring partner for KHS America, Inc.

According to KHS America President Tabor Stamper, “the company believes the reintroduction of MAP Pricing and our enforcement of our standard MAP Policy helps protect the profitability of our dealers and the brand. We believe the path to grow the stand business is through the continued product innovation that Hercules is already known for, customer-centric sales and marketing efforts and effective dealer support.” 

Read more: KHS America Reintroduces MAP Pricing on Hercules Stands

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Gruhn Guitars invites friends and visitors to celebrate the shop’s 45th Anniversary on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th, from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The two-day celebration will feature several giveaways from a number of instrument and accessories vendors including Martin, Taylor, National, Collings, Larrivee, TV Jones, DR Strings, and from publications including Vintage GuitarFretboard Journal, and Premier Guitar. Gruhn Guitars will also have several special offers available for both in-store and online instrument and accessories purchases.

Established in January 1970, Gruhn Guitars quickly became a mecca for musicians and vintage instrument collectors worldwide. The store buys, sells, consigns, trades, and appraises fretted instruments and houses one of the world's premier vintage and used collections including classic Martin, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretsch and National instruments as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, National, Larrivee, McPherson, and others. Gruhn Guitars employs 24 staff members including nine highly skilled repairmen well-versed in repairing, restoring, building and designing guitars and eight salesmen with vast knowledge of musical instruments and instrument trading. 

Read more: Gruhn Commemorates 45th Anniversary with Two-Day Celebration

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Bill's Music in Baltimore, MD recently became a full line D'Angelico dealer. To celebrate and to unveil the instruments, Bill's hosted a clinic & guitar sale on Black Friday featuring the brand. Adam Aronson (pictured left), the rep for D'Angelico was on hand to demonstrate and explain each of the models displayed including Standard Series and USA Master Builder Series instruments.

Read more: Bill’s Music Becomes Full Line D’Angelico Dealer

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With a brand new booth location in Hall D #3589, Aristides Instruments is bringing a full arsenal of guitar players to demonstrate the line this year during NAMM. This year will include Timo Somers of Delain, Aaron Marshall of Intervals, Jose Macario, and Fred Brum.
 
Timo’s professional career started at the age of 17 when he was hired by the metal band, Vengeance to replace his father who had passed away. Shortly thereafter, that led to other opportunities that included Tri-Head and his current position with Delain. When time permits, he has been working on his debut solo album scheduled for release this year. Fans can get a taste of the solo material in a recent promotional video he did for Aristides Instruments that features him performing his song, “Anthem.”
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Last week, Marta Witiw released this video of her song "Ethereal," which features Seymour Duncan's Vapor Trail analog delay pedal. Listen to the beginning and ending for a recording of the Vapor Trail's "spacious and spacey-sounding modulated repeats." Marta's Ibanez RG1570 Prestige has a Full Shred in the neck position, Cool Rails in the middle, and Custom 5 in the bridge. 

Read more: Marta Witiw Uses The Vapor Trail Delay

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LP is proud to announce that Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) has endorsed their products.

"LP has a reputation for making some of the best products out there," says Spencer. "If you look at the roster of artists who have lent their name to the LP family, you know you're getting a great product. The fact that I get to put my name with those great artists and endorse such a killer product is truly an honor." 

Read more: Jeremy Spencer Endorses LP

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