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New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

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Roland has launched a new range of compact Boss pedals, based on its most popular stompboxes.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:04AM
JHS appoints pro audio specialist

JHS appoints pro audio specialist

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JHS has bolstered its Pro Audio division with the appointment of Chris Walton.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:55AM
Roland reveals new Blues Cube guitar amps

Roland reveals new Blues Cube guitar amps

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Roland has debuted two new 1x12 combo guitar amps in the form of the Blues Cube Artist and Blues Cube ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:48AM
COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

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Last month, Yamaha announced a pretty comprehensive overhaul of its dealer terms and conditions; it’s first for some 17 years. Geared towards ensuring its products are presented and sold in ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:17AM

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NAMM data shows US market growth

NAMM data shows US market growth

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NAMM's latest report into the global music market shows the US experiencing slight growth, lead by the DJ sector.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:04AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Oxford

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Oxford

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This month, our mystery shopper donned his trusty mac and shades and headed to the historic university town of Oxford to take a look at its musical offerings. Here's what ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:12AM
Andertons 50th anniversary party in pictures

Andertons 50th anniversary party in pictures

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Check out the highlights from Andertons’ 50th anniversary bash via our Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:42PM
MI Direct veteran, Bob Edwards, announces retirement

MI Direct veteran, Bob Edwards, announces retirement

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MI Direct sales director, Bob Edwards is retiring from the industry after 27 years, at the end of August.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:06AM

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VIDEO: Korg reissues SDD-3000 digital delay in pedal form

VIDEO: Korg reissues SDD-3000 digital delay in pedal form

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Korg has reissued its 1982 rack-mounted SDD-3000 digital delay in the form of a pedal unit.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:56AM
Award win for Tonetech

Award win for Tonetech

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Luthier supplies distributor and retailer, Tonetech has won a Skills for Business award for its staff development programme.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:15AM
GEOFF PIPE: Thank God the World Cup's over

GEOFF PIPE: Thank God the World Cup's over

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What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:12AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Festivals

SPECIAL FOCUS: Festivals

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While the MI market has been hit harder than most by the economic downturn in recent years, the festival scene has continued to experience significant growth. Daniel Gumble finds out ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 9:47AM

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Date set for 2014 Guitar Tutors Conference

Date set for 2014 Guitar Tutors Conference

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The 2014 Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) Conference will take place on Sunday, September 21st at the university of West London.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:38AM
Musikmesse to grow visitor numbers with another day of public opening

Musikmesse to grow visitor numbers with another day of public opening

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In a move to bolster its visitor numbers, next year’s Musikmesse will be offering an extra day of public opening.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:01AM
JHS presents The Odyssey Scholarship

JHS presents The Odyssey Scholarship

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JHS, global distributor of Odyssey Brasswind, has teamed up with Morecambe’s Promenade Music to present three young musicians with The Odyssey Scholarships.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:31AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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This week’s list is topped by the recent retailer response to Yamaha’s much talked about dealer terms and conditions overhaul.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 9:54AM

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Dealers respond to Yamaha terms and conditions overhaul

Dealers respond to Yamaha terms and conditions overhaul

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Yamaha has rolled out its first new pan-European dealer agreement for more than 17 years.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:27AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

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Our drums and percussion specialist, Craig Blundell, offers his take on the recent Manchester Drum Show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:15AM
Retail Advisory Board: Are fully ecommerce sites worth the investment?

Retail Advisory Board: Are fully ecommerce sites worth the investment?

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This month we ask our retail advisory board: Does running a fully e-commerce website justify the initial investment and ongoing costs?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:35AM
Mesa Boogie introduces Cabclone cab simulator

Mesa Boogie introduces Cabclone cab simulator

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Mesa Boogie has revealed its new Cabclone cabinet simulator.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:05AM
INTERVIEW: Julian Lloyd Webber on the state of UK music education

INTERVIEW: Julian Lloyd Webber on the state of UK music education

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Having recently been forced to hang up his bow due to a career-ending neck injury, Julian Lloyd Webber is now devoting much of his time to the music education cause. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:53AM
New Mackie SRM speakers now shipping

New Mackie SRM speakers now shipping

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Mackie has announced the availability of its new SRM450 and SRM350 high-definition portable loudspeakers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:26AM
BPM introduces Product Demo Stage for 2014

BPM introduces Product Demo Stage for 2014

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This year’s BPM show will see the addition of an all-new product demo stage.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:19AM
Ahead reveals new line of Spinal G Drum Thrones

Ahead reveals new line of Spinal G Drum Thrones

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BR Distribution has introduced its proprietary series of Ahead drum thrones.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 8th 2014 at 12:17PM
Faith growth sees Barnes and Mullins say goodbye to Lag

Faith growth sees Barnes and Mullins say goodbye to Lag

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The success of Barnes and Mullins' Patrick Eggle-designed Faith acoustic range, has seen the firm end its deal with Lag.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 8th 2014 at 11:09AM