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 “Puff pieces” (or, as a close friend and editor at a popular entertainment/lifestyle magazine pegs them, “works of shameless ass-kissery”) are articles wherein the subject – be it person, place, or thing – is treated to exuberant praise, un-diminished by any true, critical examination.

Read more: Leading By Example


Back in April of 2013, MMR took a fairly in-depth look at the then-burgeoning field of mini/micro – or “lunchbox” – guitar amplifier heads that had become quite the rage over the previous few years.

Read more: Small is the New Big – Micro-amplifiers and ‘Lunchbox’ Heads Continue to Gain in the Marketplace

The Good Fight

As the headline indicates, we’ve been counting down the days until The 2016 NAMM Show.

Read more: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy NAMM Show!


Unlike most – many, really – of our dealer surveys which exhibit quite a bit of parity, this month’s poll found a lot of similar responses coming from all over the country, and even the world.

Read more: USB Mics: Recording/Audio Engineering’s New ‘Starter Drug’


2016 marks four decades of EMG, Inc., innovative designers and producers of pickups, EQ accessories – and more! (read on) – that have been embraced by players across a number of styles.

Read more: EMG Turns 40 – ‘You Can't Sit Still in This Business’

Special Report

As a component of our annual review of the past year, MMR contacted some of our friends in print music publication to learn what titles were the biggest sellers in 2015.

Read more: 2015’s Top-Sellers in Print Music

Last Word

Congress left the music education world a last-minute Christmas present when on December 9 it ratified the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Read more: Sometimes Big Government is a Good Thing


We all know the saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and you’d be hard pressed to find a more applicable example than Steve West.

Read more: Steve West – Fighting the Good Fight


It looks as if 2016 will be the year of the Spector Bass.

Read more: All About That Bass, ‘Bout That (Spector) Bass


When you walked into Bill’s Music in the 1960s, one of the first things you’d see is owner, Bill Higgins, greeting you.

Read more: Bill’s Music Turns 50

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