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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:58

Q&A

Q&A With Death Division’s Jerry Montano 1. How long you been playing bass? I have been playing bass for about 25 years. I knew I wanted to play bass the second I saw Gene Simmons from KISS spitting fire and blood on the Halloween special but it was when I stole a KIll Em All cassette (yes, CASSETTE-Sorry James!) and heard Cliff Burton's Bass solo I made it happen...I went out and got my first bass. I spent countless hours playing and rewinding those cassettes and wore out every Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slayer and Iron Maiden tape I could get my…
   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:35

Music Man JPXI

Continuing the tremendous success of the JPX, Ernie Ball Music Man® introduces the latest evolution in the John Petrucci line of signature guitars. The JPXI is the newest collaborative effort between John Petrucci and the Music Man research and development team. The JPXI features a combination of top appointments from JPX and BFR Petrucci signature instruments. Most notably, the JPXI neck has been streamlined to a symmetric, extra slim profile featuring a flatter 20" radius, medium jumbo stainless steel frets with a finished mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard. Combined with a solid alder body, mahogany tone block and maple…
Thursday, 24 February 2011 08:05

New Classic Colors for 2011

The Ernie Ball Music Man Classic collection has new Limited Edition colors available. We are happy to announce the following Classic Color options for 2011: Lake Tahoe Blue El Dorado Gold Black Retro Burst Classic Natural Classic Candy The new Ernie Ball/Music Man Classic Collection instruments are modern renditions of an era that brought Music Man to the forefront of Instrument design. These basses are not intended to be exact reproductions of original instruments, rather a celebration of unique features and cosmetics coveted by collectors and players alike. MM decided that combining past and present popular design elements with 1st…
Recently, the Ernie Ball company celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the state-of-the-art technology and designs that have been driving Music Man into the future. Now in 2010 EBMM brings the past to the forefront with the introduction of the Music Man Classic Collection. The new Ernie Ball/Music Man Classic Collection instruments are modern renditions of an era that brought Music Man to the forefront of Instrument design. These basses are not intended to be exact reproductions of original instruments, rather a celebration of unique features and cosmetics coveted by collectors and players alike. MM decided that combining past and present popular design…
Friday, 23 July 2010 12:20

Introducing the Reflex

The Reflex Guitar features a lightweight body, dramatic styling, and state-of-the-art electronics not found on any other instrument. The epitome of form and function, this new guitar sports two Di Marzio custom humbucking pickups, offering 10 very distinct sounds. Utilizing a 5-way lever pickup selector and series/parallel toggle switch, you can custom shape and color your tonal options like never before. The Music Man design team has engineered optimal contours, weight and balance, making this instrument very comfortable to play. The Reflex guitar offers a classic bolt-on design, with a slightly larger, basswood chambered body, mahogany tone block, bound maple…
Friday, 23 July 2010 08:06

Roasted Maple Necks

Performance benefits of a thermally modified microstructure: Adds dimensional stability and resistance to temperature and humidity changes Increases resistance to warping Reduces density while maintaining stiffness for a lighter neck with sufficient strength Yields a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content More resonance and less damping Eliminates the need for hazardous chemical treatments Vibrational testing indicates that roasted maple exhibits clearer tone with a stronger fundamental than untreated maple samples Package includes: Roasted figured neck Black Sugar finish Ebony fretboard BFR inlay * Available on all models except the Classic Series and Floyd Rose equiped guitars
  John Petrucci-John Myung In-Store Meet n Greet 08/01/09 Washington Music Center 11151 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton MD 20902 2PM  301-946-8808 08/05/09 Dubaldo & Beller Music 50 Purnell Place Manchester CT 06040 860-649-203608/19/09 West End Rock Shop 16811 106th Avenue NW Edmonton AB T5p 4g1 3:30pm   780-444-7625
John Petrucci Appearances Sweden, Germany, Italy COACHELLA, Calif. (September, 2009) - Dream Theater guitarist and signature Ernie Ball/Music Man artist John Petrucci will be appearing 09/25/09 for a Meet n Greet autograph session at Deluxe Music Fridhemsgatan 40 Stockholm Sweden 08 5663 1800.  In Germany Ernie Ball Music Man will conduct a Master Class/Clinic with John Petrucci at these locations: 09/29/09 Musikhaus Borkowsky Karl-Marx-Allee 60-62, 10243 Berlin 030 4275975. 10/02/09 Just Guitars & Basses Feldstrabe 66 (Bunker) 20359 Hamburg 040 87888911. 10/18/09 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Maybachstr 24 Frankfurt. 10/29/09 Tomassone Strumenti Musicali Via Pier de Crescenzi 12 Bologna 39 051 6490868.(Meet…
Highlights include: two tone iridescent green finish "Caramel Apple Delight", maple neck with ebony fingerboard, custom oval white mother of pearl inlays with paua abalone inserts and black pickguard (where applicable). The Dargie Limited Edition is available on all instruments except the Steve Morse Y2D, Axis, and Axis Super Sport models. This stunning and striking green finish with ornate custom inlays is destined to be an instant collectors item. Be sure to place your order now!Orders will be accepted from July 13th through August 13th 2009.