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Back in September of 2013, MMR decided to single out eight up-and-coming guitar brands that we felt were poised to make a significant impact in the market that year. 

Read more: The Class of 2017: Eight Electric Guitar Brands Making Waves This Year

Amplification

The D’Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuner features a rugged aluminum enclosure, fast note detection, superb accuracy, wide calibration range, and a foot switch.

Read more: D’Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Amplification

The BIAS Twin Delay, Modulation, and Distortion pedals from Positive Grid are a new line of professional effects stompboxes designed for maximum tone versatility.

Read more: BIAS Twin Pedals from Positive Grid

Amplification

The 1699R Statesman from KMC Musical Instruments is a two-channel, 50W amplifier that offers A/B/Both channel switching operation, tube-driven spring reverb, and variable send-and-return levels.

Read more: 1699R Statesman from KMC Musical Instruments

Amplification

The Platform pedal from Electro-Harmonix is a fully-featured stereo compressor/limiter that also includes an overdrive section and volume swell function. 

Read more: The Platform Pedal from Electro-Harmonix

Show Report

Two things stand out in my mind from this year’s Summer NAMM,” says NAMM president and CEO, Joe Lamond.

Read more: Sittin’ Pretty in ‘Music City:’ Summer NAMM 2017 Keeps Up Momentum

Survey

Overall, the acoustic guitar market seems to be a relatively rosy segment for MI retailers in 2017, with nearly 75 percent of participants in this month’s survey reporting that sales are either up or level when compared to this same time last year.

Read more: Higher-Quality Instruments, Broad Consumer Base, Concerns about CITES Fallout…:The 2017 Acoustic...

Survey

With nearly 40 percent of participants in this survey claiming that “Back to School” business accounts for between 50 to 100 percent of their total annual sales of marching band related gear, it’s safe to say this season is a crucial one for those retailers heavily invested in this segment.

Read more: March ‘Em Off to Class: Back to School Season and Marching Band Instrument Sales

In the Trenches

America’s largest national forest – the Tongass in southeast Alaska – is the only national forest where commercial clear-cutting continues.

Read more: Musicwood, Part II – The Rest of the Story: Stop Using Old Growth, Clear-Cut Sitka Spruce in...

Small Business Matters

To be an effective leader in the music retail business, you need beacons and guiding principles to get you through the difficult job to which you committed yourself.

Read more: Five Values and Guiding Principles of Leadership

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