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Articles from the June 2019 Issue

Cusack Music Screamer Fuzz Germanium

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Daniel Sussman •
  • June 2019
  • Top Gear
• June 5, 2019
The Screamer Fuzz Germanium is a limited run upgrade to Cusack’s Music insta-classic Screamer Fuzz pedal. Manufactured in Holland, Michigan, Cusack Music is participating in an exciting renaissance of sorts for boutique American pedals, joining the likes of Zvex, Fulltone, and a slew of other American-based manufacturers. Read More...

Blue Ember Microphone

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2019
  • Top Gear
• June 5, 2019
The Blue Ember is billed as an “XLR Studio Condenser Mic for Recording & Streaming.” So… what exactly does that mean and why should you or your customers care, you ask? Read More...

AirTurn goSTAND, MANOS, Telescoping Mic Boom, and Side Mount Clamp

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2019
  • Top Gear
• June 5, 2019
What we have here is four separate units/purchases – the goSTAND for mics & tablets, the goSTAND telescoping mic boom, the MANOS universal tablet holder, and the Side Mount Clamp – but I’ll be presenting an evaluation of how all components work with one another, for the most part, rather than individually. Read More...

Fit as a Fiddle: The Violin and Viola Market

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2019
• June 5, 2019
Violins and violas (particularly violins) are often the very first “real” instruments a child learns and a crucial mainstay of any school music program, but the violin market today is not limited to orchestral, classical music. Read More...

S.I.T. Strings’ Tim Pfouts

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Victoria Wasylak •
  • June 2019
  • Upfront Q&A
• June 5, 2019
Just because a company has a classic bread-and-butter item doesn’t mean they can’t keep exploring new technology, and for S.I.T. Strings, innovation never gets put on hold. Read More...

Augustine Strings and Stephan Connor Help Bring Solace to Puerto Rican Musicians

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Victoria Wasylak •
  • Features
  • June 2019
• June 5, 2019
There are no words that are can sufficiently comfort the victims of natural disaster. That’s why luthier Stephan Connor and Augustine Strings chose to speak with music. Read More...

Strings Attached: Strings for Orchestral Instruments

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2019
  • Survey
• June 5, 2019
With nearly 65 percent of participants in this month’s dealer survey reporting that sales of orchestral strings are either up or level when compared to past years, this would appear to be a fairly static market segment. Read More...

Willis Music at 120

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • Anniversary
  • June 2019
• June 5, 2019
On April 1 of this year, one of our industry’s oldest and most respected retailers turned 120 years old. Since 1899, Willis Music Company has remained family owned and operated and, since the mid-‘50s, has been under the stewardship of the Cranley family. Read More...

Identity Theft, Part I

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Jaimie Blackman •
  • June 2019
  • The Sound of Money
• June 5, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2016 a whopping 26 million Americans 16 or older reported they had been victims of identity theft during the prior 12 months. Read More...

As It Should Be: A Teacher’s Job is to Serve

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Menzie Pittman •
  • June 2019
  • Small Business Matters
• June 5, 2019
It’s been a while since I’ve discussed the topic of music lessons, and many readers have lesson programs, so let’s jump in and have a look under the hood at some “obvious” and some “not so obvious” pitfalls that can hopefully be avoided. Or maybe those very pitfalls can help to serve our programs to become more effective. Read More...

MI Goes to Church

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Dan Daley •
  • June 2019
  • Last Word
• June 5, 2019
The house-of-worship market has traditionally been a significant one for MI retail. The contemporary worship style in particular has been a boon, driving demand for everything from instruments to accessories. Read More...

The Perks of Departing the Comfort Zone

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Christian Wissmuller •
  • June 2019
• June 5, 2019
The mission statement over here at Musical Merchandise Review is to serve all members of the musical instrument retail industry and to report upon all developments of note across all segments, and we’ve been doing so since 1879 (Fine, not the current roster – we’re not vampires – but you get the point). Read More...
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