March 2016 Staff Picks
Josh Baldridge – Fender Amps - Bassbreaker 15 Combo
Fender isn't known for EL84 amps, but this little amp is impressive. It's easy to dial in everything from twangy cleans to sustaining saturated overdrive. It works perfect as a practice amp around the house, as a small gig amp, or use the XLR out to the front of house for larger situations.
Josh with a killer new amp from Fender!
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Eric Mardis – Gibson Banjos - 1994 Mastertone Custom Shop Resonator Banjo
This is a great sounding banjo that reignites my desire to own a Gibson. They are well loved in the 5 string world for a reason. My banjo lust is complicated by the choices currently available here at the store... the 1960 "bow tie" conversion and 1932 TB-1 conversion make for a difficult decision!
Check out our demo for this Custom Shop Gibson!
Eric Putnam – Tom Anderson Guitars - Icon Classic - Fiesta Red
Great guitar! The neck is perfect, nice tall frets, and It is the only stock strat bridge pickup I've ever liked! The bridge pup is nice and full yet it still sounds like a strat, and they are noiseless too!
Check out our demo video of this stunning electric from Anderson!
Matt Pelsma – Squier - Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom - Sunburst
It can't be my new Western Swing fascination, because this guitar has caught my eye more than once. Classic look and a great playing guitar that would start a beginner off with leg up in style, or a great second guitar for any player. Rippin' fast comfy player!
Matt P's branching out, and this Squier might be the next step!
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Matt Harmon – Stomp Under Foot - Pumpkin Pi Fuzz
Without a doubt this brings me back a few years. Once I found out we got this I've been making the shop guys listen to Smashing Pumpkin records everyday for the last week.
Check out all our new pedals from Stomp Under Foot!
Trey Durkin – Bart Reiter Banjos - Round Peak
This is probably my favorite Banjo ever. Great overall tone and feel. Rolled brass tone-ring, 12" Rim combined with a No-Knot tailpiece adds up to a great old-time tone. Classic stylings! Great candidate for a skin head as well.
This Collings 12 string is a wonderful sounding small body guitar. Another beautiful instrument from Collings! It's nice to have a 12 string that's not huge, but still has a big sound!
Susan with a stunning pick from Collings!