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SECRET DEALER: Don't turn away customers who have bought elsewhere

SECRET DEALER: Don't turn away customers who have bought elsewhere

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Our secret dealer looks at how people who have bought from elsewhere can be turned into new cutomers

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 14th 2014 at 12:30PM
Rotosound and Guitar Guitar to host Billy Sheehan clinics

Rotosound and Guitar Guitar to host Billy Sheehan clinics

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Rotosound and Guitar Guitar will host Billy Sheehan’s only 2014 UK bass clinics.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:51AM
Freestyle adds new Gator ProGo bag range

Freestyle adds new Gator ProGo bag range

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UK distributor, Freestyle, is now selling Gator Cases new ProGo series of gig bags.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:16AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Supplier terms and conditions

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Supplier terms and conditions

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Should major suppliers offer different terms and conditions to different-sized stores?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 14th 2014 at 10:07AM

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WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Daxophone

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Daxophone

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Don’t get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 13th 2014 at 11:59AM
Do you wanna be a record breaker?

Do you wanna be a record breaker?

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Drummers (and of course, dedication) needed for a new world record attempt take place in Manchester in November.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 13th 2014 at 11:27AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special

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This month, our secret shopper turns mystery browser, as he trawls the web to see who’s leading the way online and who’s yet to catch up…  

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 13th 2014 at 11:12AM
Chord readies new five-piece drum kit

Chord readies new five-piece drum kit

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Chord is set to add to its product catalogue with a brand new five-piece drum kit.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 13th 2014 at 10:06AM

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COLIN REES: Internet customers getting you down?

COLIN REES: Internet customers getting you down?

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Web customers conducting in-store research are becoming a real problem, says sales expert Colin Rees

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 12th 2014 at 12:54PM
GEOFF PIPE: The good old days

GEOFF PIPE: The good old days

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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 Aug 12th 2014 at 11:22AM
VIDEO: Stamford Music retail profile

VIDEO: Stamford Music retail profile

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Lincolnshire-based retailer, Stamford Music, tells Tim Slater how cut-throat online competition is making it tougher for distributors to support their long-standing high street customers…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:37AM
COMMENT: In need of data

COMMENT: In need of data

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A new global NAMM report was published last month, providing us with an annual glimpse at the state of the MI market. And, while it certainly threw up some interesting ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:18AM

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Westside signs UK distribution agreement with Mono

Westside signs UK distribution agreement with Mono

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Westside has struck a UK distribution deal with US case manufacturer Mono.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 12th 2014 at 9:59AM
Are you one of the UK's top 50 dealers?

Are you one of the UK's top 50 dealers?

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We've come with a list of the UK retailers currently worth the most in today’s market. Are you on it?..

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:51AM
FEATURE: 50 years of Andertons

FEATURE: 50 years of Andertons

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This year sees Andertons Music celebrate its 50th anniversary, as one of the UK’s most successful MI retailers...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:39AM
Major restructuring for Peavey's UK and European operation

Major restructuring for Peavey's UK and European operation

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Peavey is to undergo a major restructuring in the UK, with its warehousing facility likely to close and other functions under review.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:46AM

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Selectron snaps up Guild and Cordoba distribution

Selectron snaps up Guild and Cordoba distribution

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Selectron has become the new UK distributor of Guild in the UK, following Fender's sale of the brand to Cordoba.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:42AM
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 news that Yamaha has introduced a price drop of more than six per cent on its MI and classic division products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 8th 2014 at 10:15AM
VIDEO: Pioneer DDJ-SX2 now available with dedicated Serato Flip button

VIDEO: Pioneer DDJ-SX2 now available with dedicated Serato Flip button

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Pioneer has unveiled its new DDJ-SX2 controller – the first to give DJs native manipulation of the Serato Flip expansion ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 7th 2014 at 3:33PM
New look MOR Music expands

New look MOR Music expands

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York store MOR Music has expanded into new premises and added new studios and teaching space.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 7th 2014 at 3:18PM
New classical string sets from D’Addario

New classical string sets from D’Addario

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D’Addario has added to its string portfolio with two new Pro-Arte Carbon Classical sets for classical guitar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 7th 2014 at 2:00PM
Former Playmusic man creates music review channel

Former Playmusic man creates music review channel

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Former Playmusic founder Chris Underwood is launching a brand new YouTube channel called The Musician's Review Channel.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Aug 7th 2014 at 11:13AM
Alfred issues new guitar and ukulele string ranges

Alfred issues new guitar and ukulele string ranges

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Alfred has announced new string lines for electric and acoustic guitars and ukuleles.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 7th 2014 at 10:37AM
RECOMMENDED: Ozark 3515BTE 'Biscuit' resonator

RECOMMENDED: Ozark 3515BTE 'Biscuit' resonator

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Designed to a high standard, Ozark resonators are ideally suited to blues, rock, country or any combination of these styles. Optimised projection and authentic tone are at the heart of ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 7th 2014 at 9:24AM
RECOMMENDED: James Neligan Deveron DEV-PFI

RECOMMENDED: James Neligan Deveron DEV-PFI

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With the folk-indie genre now more popular than ever, parlour guitars have found their way to a new audience of late. Designed to deliver optimal projection and a varied tonal ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 7th 2014 at 9:14AM