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American Idol Guitarist Uses Radial’s PZ Deluxe

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  • Supplier Scene
• July 15, 2013

During his gigs as American Idol guitarist, Brady often plays a Traugott guitar. He enjoyed the sound but found himself dissatisfied when it was amplification. "It's always been a challenge for me to find a way to properly amplify acoustic guitars. I always felt terrible simply plugging those guitars into a standard DI box because they would never do them justice."  On Idol this year Brady added the Radial PZ Deluxe Acoustic Preamp to his set up.

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Dave Matthews Sax Player Jeff Coffin Joins Rico

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• July 15, 2013

D’Addario and Rico recently announced the addition of saxophonist Jeff Coffin to the Rico artist roster. Coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator.  For 13 years, he played with bluegrass/jazz fusion group, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. While with the supergroup, Coffin garnered three Grammy awards including Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Outbound in 2001, from which his song, “Zona Mona” was also nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Composition.

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Peavey Visits Gruhn

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• July 11, 2013
George Gruhn welcomed Hartley Peavey to the brand-new Gruhn Guitars location on Eighth Avenue, near Wedgewood Avenue in Nashville. Read More...

Gill Drops by the Bourgeois Booth

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• July 11, 2013
Dana Bourgeois looks on as Vince Gill strums an Aged Tone Dreadnaught Bourgeois model at Summer NAMM… Read More...

macProVideo.com and Neumann Announce SongCraft Remix Contest

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• July 10, 2013

Premium audio brand Neumann announced that it has partnered with macProVideo.com (MPV) in support of MPV's 4th SongCraft Remix Contest. The contest challenges entrants to remix an exclusive track entitled 'K(no)w" by Erin McKeown and Ben Sollee, providing a chance to win a Neumann TLM 102 large diaphragm condenser microphone valued at $699 plus a one-year subscription to macProVideo.com.

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Casio Donates Keyboards to New Jersey City University

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• June 28, 2013

Casio America, Inc. has donated three keyboards to New Jersey City University in memory of Dominique Romeo, the father of Rob Romeo ’85, an assistant professor of music at his alma mater. Casio America’s donation of a Privia PX-330, a Privia PX-350, and an XW-P1 synthesizer to the University’s Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre was made through Stephen Schmidt, vice president of the company’s Musical Instruments Division.

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Fender Partners with Beanstalk for Enhanced Impact in Europe

Christian Wissmuller •
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• June 26, 2013

Fender®  has announced plans to expand its licensing efforts in Europe, working with prominent global brand licensing agency Beanstalk. Building on Fender’s iconic identity as the preeminent U.S. musical instrument industry pioneer, Beanstalk will broker agreements with best-in-class licensing partners to create high-quality music-centric products that reflect consumer passions for music and the Fender brand.

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TRX Cymbal Co. Expands Into Online Sales With Shopatron

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• June 26, 2013

TRX Cymbal Co. just launched its first online store with Shopatron. The partnership with Shopatron allows TRX to incorporate its dealers into the online fulfillment process, driving online sales and allowing TRX to attract new retail partners, while building tighter relationships with existing retailers.

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Conn-Selmer Artist Joel Miller Wins Juno

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• June 24, 2013

Conn-Selmer roster artist Joel Miller recently won the 2013 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.  This year’s awards were celebrated and announced at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where Miller also performed with his group. Miller, who received the award for his album Swim, said that he was “thrilled and honored to accept this award and to be recognized for the time, work and artistry that I put into my album.”

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Lava Cable Moves to Larger Facility

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• June 24, 2013

Lava Cable, LLC recently moved into a new 5,000 square-foot facility in Owasso, Oklahoma.  The new facility is larger than Lava’s previous facility and will foster growth and enable Lava Cable to triple its output capacity.  The larger space provides for better organization and work flow. 

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Vater Welcomes Endorsing Artist Chad Sexton of 311

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• June 24, 2013
Vater recently welcomed Chad Sexton of 311 to the Vater Artist Family. Sexton actually began his career using Vater sticks (the 3A in wood tip to be exact). Sexton and 311 are currently gearing up for their 11th consecutive summer tour, “Unity Tour 2013”, which will run from July 2nd-August 4th. Sexton is currently using a custom prototype […] Read More...

Rotosound Signs Whitesnake, Rivals Sons, and More

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• June 24, 2013

Rotosound recently announced the signing of several new endorsing artists, including Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor , Whitesnake’s Michael Devin, and the Rival Sons’ Scott Holiday.  

New to Rotosound is Chris Taylor, bassist with up and coming American band Grizzly Bear. The band is playing major festivals all over the world following their critically acclaimed Shields album released in 2012. Scott Holiday, guitarist with Rival Sons now uses and endorses the NEW Rotosound RFB-1 Re-Issue Fuzz Pedal. The band was voted ‘Best New Band’ by listeners of Planet Rock radio and won Breakthrough Act Of The Year at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour award ceremony last year.

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