there have been many phone calls in the last couple of weeks. Many of you have been wondering if we were getting in a new shipment of Cryptic contact mics. Some of you have been wondering if they even really existed. Alas, they do exist, and, they were actually on their way. Wait no longer and come get ’em while they are still here.
That’s right. Critter and Guitari have a new addition to the family – it’s cute, but a total beast of a bass synth. 16 keys (1 octave + 4 notes + it’s midi so you can use a controller and get whatever you want out of it = come play one).
It has a Kaleidoloop™ – style recording/sequence function that not only records what you keyed, it records knob positions – even if you do a sweep while playing, it will play it back exactly as recorded.
Thanks to all of you for coming and massive thanks to Paolo at the Deli and the many people that made these two days a huge success!
It takes all kinds.
People were smiling.
Heather and Paolo staring down the lens.
Beck selling yet another drumset over the phone.
Not much room.
Ryan the shredmaster.
Even a drummer or two dared to enter.
And readers are always welcome too.
Karl, the man that started it all, and Lex who’s been a MDM regular since the beginning.
More huddled masses.
Instruments other than guitar were welcome.
Another shot from the blimp.
The New Guy kicking some butt.
Ricky with a giant tee from Vemuram.
Paolo, the man behind The Deli talking to David who was hugely helpful in making this happen. Cheers guys!
Thanks to Beck, Ariel, and Jake drumsets have been flying out the door. We’ve sold more kits in the last few days than we did the last month! This is awesome because now we need to order more so if there’s a kit you’ve been dreaming of let us know and maybe, just maybe, we’ll order it up so that you can come in and drool over it. And maybe even buy it. Seriously, if there’s something you’d like to see in here now’s the time – don’t be shy!
so many great Les Pauls in at the moment.
(L to R)
1990 Les Paul Studio that has aged like an old custom
2005 Les Paul Standard with a nice “plus” top
In the year 2000 : They made a limited edition Les Paul Deluxe that will destroy your life.
1985 ’58 Les Paul PRE historic reissue. Amazing.
1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul with P-100s. A beautiful guitar with production limited to 300.
’00 Les Paul Classic with some pickup upgrades: A JB in the bridge position and an Antiquity in the neck position.
Long live Les.
Can you see the look of imminent change in these fine Main Draggers’ eyes? Ricky might even have vodka or gin in that glass in celebration, who knows? Adam’s looking joyous, and the New Guy (who’s fitting right in) is looking like he knows a secret. Hint: They’re psyched because it’s going to be a lot quieter in the store. And a firm no to the idea that less noise will actually be made at the store, it’ll just be contained a lot better.
And here’s another hint in the form of a photo. What could Main Drag Founder Karl Myers possibly be doing in that gray room? Is he working on his staining skills? Faux finishing a wall to look rustic? He’s got crazy finishing skills already, and the barn look really doesn’t really mesh with our aesthetic………hmmmmmm. Give up yet?
Since you’ve read this far, you might as well know that we’re building a drum and cymbal testing room located back in drumland. The room will have tuned walls, new carpet, mood lighting, blacklight posters of Spanish galleons, busty dragon slayers bearing broad swords……actually no decor to speak of, but more importantly, most if not all of our cymbal stock will be arranged neatly and provocatively in there. And there’ll be a drumset of fairly neutral size so that jazzers, rockers, beats players, and all else will be able to try out cymbals, snare drums, bass drum pedals, thrones, etc. with a set in a nice sounding, comfortable room. It’ll be awesome, and look for it to be done in about a week.
Also awesome is the fact that we’ve got lots of new drumsets in with more on their way from Ludwig, DW, Gretsch, and more cymbals from Sabian, Zildjian, Istanbul, and newcomer Paiste (finally). And if you don’t see it, we can order it at prices matching the Center of Six-Stringed Instruments. And all of this in addition to our always cool selection of used and vintage gear. Look for more updates as the date gets closer.
The centerpiece of this photo is this 60’s Slingerland kit rewrapped in purple sparkle. Truly a great sounding, awesome looking little kit. *Bonus* It’s under a grand.
We’re celebrating our 15 year anniversary with a weekend long 10 percent off sale! 10 percent off everything? Yes, 10 percent off everything. Starting today, Friday 4/27 til Sunday 4/29. Stop by and pick up all the things you’ve been putting off.
Thanks for keeping us around for the last 15 years and beyond!