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Galactic Playground Music Switch To EVE Audio Monitors

August 8, 2017

Audio Engineer Randy Copus rediscovers the joy of mixing  with EVE Audio SC407 Monitors Dallas, Texas – Randy Copus has composed, performed, produced and engineered in nearly all genres of popular music over the past few decades. Best known for his work in progressive new age group 2002, which is currently producing their 20th album, he has also worked in rock and pop music since as a singer, producer and engineer. Copus now runs Galactic Playground Music, an award-winning recording studio located just north of Dallas, Texas that records and mixes everything from Billboard-charting albums and soundtracks to voiceovers for e-learning, interactive training and multimedia. A wide variety of work keeps Copus on his toes when it comes to gear. “We always strive to make the studio better,” he says. This means continually searching for gear that not only sounds great, but also sounds great across a wide range of sound sources and genres. His most recent quest for the ultimate in gear prompted him to make the switch to EVE Audio from another prominent manufacturer that [Read More]

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Composite Acoustics® Unveils Improved High End Guitars at Summer NAMM

July 14, 2017

Exciting news from SUMMER NAMM! Check out the news about how Composite Acoustics® Unveils Improved High End Guitars. MERIDIAN, MS (July 14, 2017) — Composite Acoustics® proudly introduces their revamped acoustic guitars at the 2017 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. These one-piece neck/body construction guitars made of carbon fiber are known for their durability, sleek design, and consistent tone. Now featuring an easy-to-clean black satin finish on the back for more durability, these guitars are the ideal choice for touring musicians in all climates. “A significant benefit of carbon fiber guitars is their ability to withstand extreme variations in climate conditions. This means that even in intensely hot or humid conditions, the instruments will stay in tune longer than traditional wooden guitars while also retaining their precise setup,” said Courtland Gray, Chief Operating Officer of Peavey Electronics Corp. Easily fitting into airline overheads, the Composite Acoustics Cargo guitar is the perfect partner for summer travel. Already offered in a range of colors, these guitars will now be available with a stunning transparent red or transparent blue finish. [Read More]

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Paul Stanley featured in new episode of String Theory by Ernie Ball

July 11, 2017

Watch a new episode of String Theory by Ernie Ball. This week you can check out Paul Stanley. “Guitar has always been the messenger of rock and roll. That is the voice, the bullhorn, the call to arms and the foundation of rock and roll. I’ve always been incredibly enamored and taken by it, before I could even play.” In this episode, Paul Stanley discusses his influences, playing in KISS, and his Ernie Ball guitar strings. Check out the new episode below: Watch additional episodes of Ernie Ball: String Theory here: Paul Stanley plays Ernie Ball Regular Slinky electric guitar strings:

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PRS Guitars introduces McCarty 594 Soapbar Limiteds, Singlecut with Sweet, Transparent Soapbar Tones

July 11, 2017

Check out the news release from PRS Guitars and their introduction of McCarty 594 Soapbar Limiteds. (STEVENSVILLE, MD) July 11, 2017 – PRS Guitars is proud to offer the acclaimed McCarty 594 and McCarty Singlecut 594 with PRS/Seymour Duncan Soapbar pickups. McCarty 594 models were designed to rival the best vintage instruments, meticulously spec’d with a 24.594” scale length, Pattern Vintage neck carve, tweaked Phase III locking tuners with modified collars and set screws, and a two-piece zinc bridge. Soapbars are one of the most classic pickup designs and add another tonal option for players that is at once incredibly familiar and effortlessly playable. “There are a lot of folks out there, myself included, who absolutely love the sound of a good P90 soapbar – they have all the character of a singlecoil with a bit more heft. The PRS/Seymour Duncan soapbars in these models have nice bite and grind, single notes are sweet and clean but still have plenty of heft to them, and they are very responsive to where you pick on the [Read More]


Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to WIN a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME

May 3, 2017

  Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with Hard Case   (Nashville, TN May 3, 2017) Throughout May 2017, visit to enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with hard case. A winner from the U.S., Canada, and the UK/EU will be chosen June 1, 2017.   Guitar World gave the Masterbilt AJ-45ME a rave review calling its tone “impressively complex for a guitar in this price range…although the original “workhorse” J-45 has become a pricey object of desire, Epiphone’s Masterbilt AJ-45ME puts that popular, beloved model back in the hands of the working musicians that it was designed for.”   The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME features a Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Mahogany back and sides, plus the revolutionary Shadow Sonic™ preamp system and under-saddle NanoFlex™ low-impedance pickup for true “acoustic” tone when plugged in.  Epiphone continues its historic Masterbilt series with the new Epiphone Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric. The legendary J-45 round shoulder dreadnought has been the driving power behind decades of classics in every genre–rock, pop, [Read More]

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Ernie Ball Music Man introduces Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar

April 18, 2017

On our next Gear Highlight we wanted to introduce you to the Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar which is being introduced by Ernie Ball Music Man this month. Check out their news below: The new Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model some 22 years prior. Addressing Steve’s performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 20db boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility. New for Spring 2017, the Luke3 BFR is now available in an exclusive Tumescent finish. Each comes with a signed backplate from Lukather himself, along with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity.   Check out a video: You can head over to Ernie Ball Music Man Blog and learn about all the Steve Lukather Guitars!


Day 1 on our NAMM Countdown: RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi set to KICK OFF NAMM with performance at Grand Plaza Stage

January 18, 2017

  On our last day of 100 Days of NAMM, we want remind you about the great performances. Kicking off the show on Thursday night, January 19 is rock duo RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi. Each a respected guitarist in their own right, Sambora and Orianthi will bring their deft fret work and monster screams to the show, marking the duo’s first NAMM performance together. Grammy award-winner Sambora, also known for his passion for philanthropy, will offer up his world-renowned Songwriters Hall of Fame talent, addictive hooks and poetic lyrics. Platinum-selling guitarist Orianthi has enjoyed a career as a touring artist for the likes of Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper and many others, and was named by Elle magazine as one of the top “12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists.” The pair have spent the past year touring the globe and will perform at The NAMM Show directly following a tour of the UK, Asia and Orianthi’s native Australia.    On Friday evening, January 20, former center fielder for the New York Yankees, music education advocate and accomplished [Read More]