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Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

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As exclusively revealed by MI Pro yesterday, Fender CEO, Larry Thomas is leaving the firm at the end of May.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:56AM
Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

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Fishman European Brand Ambassador, Steve Fairclough has teamed up with JHS for a number of UK and Ireland Fishman Main Dealer visits over the coming weeks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:19AM
Freshman expands Euro distribution

Freshman expands Euro distribution

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Freshman Guitars has signed five new international distribution agreements covering Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, France, Poland, Sweden and Norway.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:59AM
EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

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Fender is expected to announce the departure of CEO, Larry Thomas later today.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:00AM

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Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

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Zoom UK has taken on exclusive UK and ROI distribution of Auden Guitars.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:50AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Peterborough

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Peterborough

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This month, our mystery man donned his shades and took to the streets of Peterborough. Here’s what he saw on his travels…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 11:08AM
New dealer display for Vox Tone Garage pedal range

New dealer display for Vox Tone Garage pedal range

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Vox distributor, Korg, has lifted the lid on a new, purpose-built dealer display for its line of Tone Garage pedals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:54AM
D'Addario welcomes Animals as Leaders guitarists to artist roster

D'Addario welcomes Animals as Leaders guitarists to artist roster

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Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes, guitarists with prog metal outfit Animals as Leaders, have become the latest musicians to join D’Addario’s artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:31AM

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Rat Stands unveils new website

Rat Stands unveils new website

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Rat Stands has given its website a comprehensive makeover, with a renewed focus on user-friendly functionality.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 9:26AM
Kickstarter launches first UK-made production-level banjo in 60 years

Kickstarter launches first UK-made production-level banjo in 60 years

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Norfolk-based banjo manufacturer, The Great British Banjo Company, has produced the first UK-built, production-level banjo in over 60 years, following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.  

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:01AM
Yamaha Classic Division undergoes restructure

Yamaha Classic Division undergoes restructure

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Yamaha’s newly formed Classic Division has announced a structural overhaul aimed at offering an improved dealer service.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:43AM
inMusic adds Denon and Marantz brands

inMusic adds Denon and Marantz brands

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inMusic has announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing line-up

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:19AM

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Korg Pitchclip colour packs back in stock

Korg Pitchclip colour packs back in stock

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Korg’s line of Pitchclip colour packs are back in stock and availbale to order.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:09AM
MI PRO TV: Kenny Aronoff joins Evans artist family

MI PRO TV: Kenny Aronoff joins Evans artist family

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Session musician, Kenny Aronoff, has been added to Evans’ artist roster.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:00AM
MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

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Former Roland Planet designer will tell dealers how to improve their layout, display and product demo skills.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 1:32PM
Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

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US accessories firm Groove Juice has appointed Music Shipping as European distributor for its range of cymbal cleaners and products.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:59AM

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Promark unveils new Select Balance POP display

Promark unveils new Select Balance POP display

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Promark has announced the availability of a new POP display and marketing kit for its Select Balance drumsticks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:57AM
EarPeace gets behind The Amy Winehouse Foundation

EarPeace gets behind The Amy Winehouse Foundation

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Ear protection firm, EarPeace, is raising money and awareness for The Amy Winehouse Foundation with the launch of a new line of AWF branded earplugs.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:36AM
COLIN REES: How sales training can pay dividends for your company

COLIN REES: How sales training can pay dividends for your company

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Our resident sales speciliast, Colin Rees, explains the benefits of formal sales training...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 9:59AM
MI PRO TV: Nevada Music brings in the crowds on NLTPD 2014

MI PRO TV: Nevada Music brings in the crowds on NLTPD 2014

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This weekend saw Portsmouth-based dealer, Nevada Music, draw in the crowds as both new and lapsed musicians hit the high street for National Learn to Play Day 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 11:32AM
Aria announces new Eddy Finn shipment

Aria announces new Eddy Finn shipment

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Aria has received new stocks of the Eddy Finn range of ukuleles, cases and bags.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 11:12AM
Rosetti to distribute Lock-It Guitar Straps in UK and Ireland

Rosetti to distribute Lock-It Guitar Straps in UK and Ireland

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Rosetti has taken distribution of Lock-It Guitar Straps for the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:59AM
Hughes & Kettner celebrates 30th anniversary with TubeMeister offer

Hughes & Kettner celebrates 30th anniversary with TubeMeister offer

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To mark its 30th anniversary, Hughes & Kettner is offering fans a special offer on its TubeMeister 5 head (TM5H) and TubeMeister 5 combo (TM5C).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:41AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Trouble with nerves

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Trouble with nerves

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I want to look at a subject that’s very close to my heart over the next couple of issues, something that nearly ruined it for me in the early days, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2014 at 11:15AM