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66. Kala Brand Music Ukeleles are featured on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

November 15, 2015

Here at Day 66 on our Countdown to NAMM 2016 and we are excited to feature a company that is local from nearby Petaluma but also known on an international level. That company is Kala Brand Music which was established in 2005, and is one of the fastest growing music companies in the United States.  They design, manufacture and build ukulele models for every level musician. Kala Brand Music has many styles of Ukeleles as well as U-Bass, Guitar, and Ukelele accessories.   Check out an interview with the founder of Kala Brand Music, Mike Upton did with Ukelele Underground at NAMM 2015: Make sure to visit their social media sites and visit them at NAMM 2016! Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: * * * * * NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you qualify for NAMM membership at For more details on NAMM 2016, visit their website at About The NAMM Foundation The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 9,900 members. The Foundation’s [Read More]

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74. Zerberus Guitars are featured on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

November 8, 2015

For number 74 on our Countdown to NAMM 2016 we are pleased to bring the spotlight on Zerberus Guitars from Germany. Zerberus Guitars brings that one of a kind custom guitar to guitar lovers all over the world. Their custom shop specializes in carefully hand building guitars and basses that are perfect for their owner. About Zerberus Guitars: Zerberus-Guitars was formed in 2002 to satisfy the demands of the modern guitarist by providing high-performance musical instruments that are aesthetically pleasing. With designs that are fresh, original, yet highly functional, our instruments stand out from the crowd. Resonant timbers combine with the finest hardware and specialised circuitry to offer a broad spectrum of tonal possibilities. Delivering the perfect synthesis of modern design, reliable hardware and state of the art electroncs, Zerberus-Guitars ensures that every one of its hand-built limited-edition instruments is manufactured to the highest quality standards. We take personal responsibility for the quality of all Zerberus Guitar products. Our motto is: “Quality starts with the design process and includes the incorporation of the highest quality, [Read More]

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78. BandLab Cloud Platform is featured on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

November 3, 2015

  Musicians and Bands Can Capture, Nurture and Collaborate on Song Ideas with New BandLab Cloud Platform For our day 78 on our Countdown to NAMM 2016 we are excited to feature a revolutionary product that helps musicians and bands to easily collaborate on song ideas. Check out the news on BandLab: * * * * * Most musicians and bands would agree that new songs can be quite fragile. Quickly capturing and nurturing songs ideas is the concept behind, BandLab, the first cloud-based platform (iOS, Android and Web) where musicians can capture their ideas and create/produce new songs with unprecedented levels of collaboration with other musicians and even fans anywhere in the world. After more than a year in testing, BandLab version 2.0 officially launches worldwide today and musicians/bands can sign up for FREE at or download the FREE BandLab mobile app from iTunes or Google Play. With BandLab, musicians/bands can: Capture Song Ideas — Capture, store and recall song ideas in the cloud wherever and whenever. Develop Songs — Develop ideas into [Read More]

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82. LOKNOB is featured on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 30, 2015

On our day 82 countdown to NAMM 2016, we have a really interesting item for you to check out that all gear heads will be excited to learn more about. LOKNOB will be at NAMM 2016 with their new models. LOKNOB is a way to say NO  to lost settings, no to tape on your gear, and no more glue. There is nothing more frustrating for a musician to find their settings have been moved or tampered with. With LOKNOB, that is sure not happen anymore. Their revolutionary product allows you to upgrade your knobs with LOKNOB and lock your settings in place. Loknob inventor and president explains, “Loknob is a revolutionary product invented by a musician for musicians solving a long time problem of lost settings. Upgrade your existing knobs on your amp, pedals, mixer, guitar, almost anything with a potentiometer ,with an all aluminum ,quality American made reusable knob that does more than just look pretty!”   LOKNOB is a knob that not only replaces but upgrades the existing knob and can lock [Read More]

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84. Innovative utility gear by GRUV GEAR is on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 28, 2015

  We have 7 more weeks until the start of NAMM 2016. The Anaheim Convention Center will feature all kinds of new and exciting music gear. But how about making sure to check out the innovative utility gear and accessories from GRUV GEAR? GRUV GEAR designs and builds innovative accessories for musicians, DJs, photographers, cinematographers, producers and other creative pros! Whether you are carrying around your most prized guitars. cameras, or gig gear, they have what you are looking for. They have recently introduced their Club Bag Elite which we really look forward to checking out in detail. In addition, they have an excellent line of gig bags. They have also announced the return of the FRET WRAPS! Check out a video featuring the Fret Wraps: You can visit their social media sites for more details: Website: Twitter: Facebook:   At NAMM 2016 you can find GRUV GEAR at Booth 4192 in Hall C.   NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you qualify for NAMM membership at For more details on NAMM 2016, visit their [Read More]

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85. KORG exciting new DS-DAC-10R is featured on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 27, 2015

KORG has a lot of exciting new products and we can’t wait to see what they have on display at NAMM 2016.  One of the newest items is their  DS-DAC-10R! A revolutionary USB DAC recording system offering professional-grade Analog-to-Digital conversion. “High-Resolution” is the latest audio frontier. USB DAC hardware is now plentiful, and various high-resolution formats are available. The only thing lacking has been an ample supply of music or source material available in a high-resolution format. KORG was among the first to embrace the potential of high-resolution DSD audio with its MR Series of rack-style studio recorders, portable solutions, and hand-held devices. In addition, their complementary AudioGate software works with all the latest formats and has quickly become the standard for high-resolution audio playback. Now KORG is proud to add the DS-DAC-10R to their list of DSD hardware and software products that were created to satisfy audio lovers everywhere. This revolutionary USB DAC (Digital-to-Audio Converter) recording system also offers professional-grade Analog-to-Digital conversion and is even equipped with phono inputs—ideal for archiving your vinyl records. [Read More]

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87. PRS P245 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar is on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 26, 2015

We apologize for this post not making it live yesterday! We had issues with our server but things are all fixed now.   Okay, guitarists and guitar enthusiasts, begin to drool over was the the 2015 NAMM release from Paul Reed Smith for their P245 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar. The new PRS is a vintage-inspired single-cutaway guitar designed for players who prefer shorter scale necks. Details:  The 24.5” scale length combined with 22 frets offers classic PRS style in an easy to handle format. This versatile instrument also features the LR Baggs/PRS piezo system, providing players with both electric guitar tones and authentic acoustic tones in one instrument. With two output jacks, the P245 can be plugged directly into an electric or acoustic amplifier or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P245’s 58/15 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. The P245 is one of the first models to feature the new 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which were personally designed by Paul Reed [Read More]