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The August 2018 Digital Edition

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Articles from the August 2018 Issue

Upgraded Auto Grip System Single Guitar Stand from Hercules

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Jeff Martin •
  • August 2018
  • Top Gear
• August 8, 2018
No longer content to accept that all you need is the cheapest possible tripod/cradle to keep your axe safe while it’s not in use, Hercules has produced a well-crafted, solid guitar stand that’s worth every penny of its price point. Read More...

Decibullz Custom Molded High-Fidelity Earplugs

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Top Gear
• August 8, 2018
When I was very young – after it already become painfully, regrettably, frustratingly clear to my folks that I was going to spend all my days and nights playing and listening to loud music – my father impressed upon me the importance of making use of hearing protection while making these questionable life decisions. Read More...

Fender Mirror Image Delay and Santa Ana Overdrive

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Daniel Sussman •
  • August 2018
  • Top Gear
• August 8, 2018
There’s a very specific type of joy that comes with experiencing things that have been lovingly crafted by people who know what they are doing. The Mirror Image Delay by Fender has been so obviously created by just such a team. Read More...

NAMM Fly-In Continues to Bring Music Education Support to D.C.

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Victoria Wasylak •
  • August 2018
• August 6, 2018
This year, 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists visited Washington, D.C. between May 21 and 24 as part of the annual event advocating for music education with members of Congress and other policy stakeholders. The overall goal, NAMM says, is to bolster the idea that music is a vital part of a well-rounded music education. Read More...

The 2018 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

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Sidney Davis •
  • August 2018
• August 6, 2018
“What would you say to your fellow classmates who are not in the music program? Why should they consider getting involved?” was the theme of School Band and Orchestra’s 18th annual scholarship essay contest. Several thousand entries were submitted as students competed for ten $1,000 scholarships. The awards were given to five students grades 4 […] Read More...

Hot-Rodding: Aftermarket Electric Guitar & Bass Products are Burning Up

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Roundtable
• August 6, 2018
We recently spoke with representatives from eight major players in this market segment, all of whom noted that guitar modification – hot-rodding – is definitely on the rise. Read More...

Good Things Come in Small(ish) Packages: Parlor Guitars Appealing to a Wide Variety of Players

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Survey
• August 6, 2018
The same qualities that made parlor acoustic guitars popular in the late 19th through mid-20th centuries have been fueling a present-day rekindling of interest in these instruments. Their comparatively compact size and lighter weight appeal to many women, older players, guitarists with shoulder or back problems, younger (smaller) musicians, and smaller men, for obvious reasons. […] Read More...

Kyser’s President and CEO Meredith Hamlin

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Denyce Neilson •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Upfront Q&A
• August 6, 2018
We recently spoke to Meredith about her great uncle, her own evolution at the company, and what it’s like to now be at the helm of a family-owned business and one of the better- known names in MI. Read More...

Considering a New Building or Buying Out Your Partner? Explore SBA Loans

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Jaimie Blackman •
  • August 2018
  • Issue Articles
• August 6, 2018
Often MI owners don’t have a barrel of spare cash hanging around – their wealth is locked up in the business. So, when there is a need to write a large check, owners need to get creative and ought to consider the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a resource. Read More...

After the Shine Wears Off, It Still Comes Down to Quality

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Menzie Pittman •
  • August 2018
  • Small Business Matters
• August 6, 2018
We are well-served to remember that music is a craft, and although it is unquestionably also a business, the spirit of it lies in the execution of its mechanics. Read More...

Hollywood Piano Celebrates 90 Years in Business

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Denyce Neilson •
  • Anniversary
  • August 2018
• August 6, 2018
On June 21, 2018, Hollywood Piano marked its 90th year in business with a big celebration at their Burbank store, just outside of Hollywood. Read More...

Think ‘Small,’ Score Big

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Editorial
• August 6, 2018
This issue wound up wound up focusing (and not entirely by design) on many aspects of MI – particularly in the “fretted-related realm” – that are, well, “small.” Read More...

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