Archive for November, 2012

November 26, 2012

Vox Sidewinder IV

It’s been a blast having a couple of these guys in the shop recently. They’ve got tiny necks that are super fast and a headstock you could paddle upstream with. The built-in tuner is a neat feature, but the active treble/bass boost circuit is a really powerful tone-shaping tool. The distortion on this guy is one of the best bass fuzz/distortion sounds you can find. From the 1968 catalog:

“A brilliant all new 4-string double cutaway electric acoustic bass guitar. Has built in G tuner, distortion booster, treble and bass booster. All new easy-to-fret fast-neck with the Vox double T-bar and adjustable steel rod. Two exclusive VOX Ferro-Sonic pickups. Fully adjustable bridge. One volume, two tone controls, 3-position pickup selector switch. Jumbo chrome plated machine heads. Sunburst or Cherry.”

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November 23, 2012

Just in case you were wondering….

….we’re open!!

 

(As there seems to be some confusion, it seemed like a good idea to say so.)

November 21, 2012

Closing Early Today/ Closed for Thanksgiving

We will be closing this evening at 7:00 p.m. for the holiday and remain closed until Friday. We thank all of you for the support over the years, and have a great holiday!

Here we have a 1960s Danelectro Cadet 123. Tone and volume controls, all you need.

 

November 15, 2012

Drum Bonanza

TJ and Beck did a little sprucing up yesterday and this picture shows how it ended up. There’re other sets not shown here as well as more coming in all the time. We’ve got a bunch of new/used/vintage kits in, and the new Gretsch Brooklyn kits have been flying out the door!  We’ve sold a bunch off the floor and special ordered some too – they’re doing really well.  Keep in mind that Gretsch has a deep Brooklyn heritage and being in the shadow of the original Gretsch factory is big for us. At least once a week I’ll take a tourist outside and point south on Wythe to just past the bridge where you can see one of the original factory buildings. But you locals know this already…….

We’ve also got new DW, PDP, Ludwig, and some gorgeous Canopus kits kicking around all looking for new homes. And judging by the piles of gear that we’ve seen come in for repair after our friend Sandy’s visit, some of you may need help getting into replacement drums. We’re sympathetic to your plight and we’ll try to help you out on replacing your drums or hardware if it was destroyed. Mention this blog post and we’ll cut you some sort of break.

I hope all is well with you, blog readers, and as always, come on down and say hello.

John

November 12, 2012

Pedal Stations Are GO

 

Inspired by the Stompbox Exhibit last month, we have set up a couple of pedal boards out on our floor with a selection of pedals that will be rotated regularly. They have the same Line 6 Pocket PODs as the Stompbox exhibit, which we will also be stocking.

Also, we are on Instagram! Follow @maindragmusic for some juicy gear photos and more silliness..