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Saturday Clinic Nov. 23 - MICROPHONES!


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 Join us for this Saturday's free workshop at 2PM - all about Microphones, with our own Ted. K - who I might add is a very entertaining fellow. He'll be going over a variety of mics and what works best for various situations including acoustic solo, group, electric vocal and instrument, recording, podcasting and more.

Mics can be confusing with cardiod, omnidirectional, hypercardiod...Ted will help cut through the jargon and get to what works best when.

Bring your questions!

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Eastman Guitars Clinic, Sat., Nov. 16 - FREE!


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Join us this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2pm to 4pm as we take a closer look at Eastman Guitars! Learn more about one of our favorite guitar & mando builders and why many of the Mass Street Music staff choose Eastmans for their own guitars. We'll explore the building process, wood choices and what body styles suits which playing styles. Tim Nelson will be here from Eastman and our own luthier Mike Horan will be in attendance too. WIN AN EASTMAN TOO...

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Anniversary/Grand Re-Opening Shindig begins!


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We're putting last minute touches on the place, just picked up our new coffee mugs from our buddies at Blue Collar Press and we're anticipating a whole weekend of music and fun as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We'll have some great gear on sale, but you can have a great time here without spending a dime. Our good friends at Collings Guitars and Mandolins, Taylor Guitars, D'addario, Martin, Yamaha, Skreddy, Fender and more have all contributed some great goods so we can make sure just about everyone visiting us this weekend will leave with a giveaway prize. Just check out the t shirts in the photo! Remember all the music is FREE - it's a party! Read on for the full schedule, daily grand prizes and more!

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Tuner & Restringing Clinic - Sat., Nov. 2!


If you're new to playing, need a refresher or are thinking about a pedal tuner, this free clinic at Mass Street Music is for you. This Saturday, Nov. 2, our own Eric M. will go over a variety of today's tuners and how to use them - from clip-ons to classic pedal tuners to the innovative Polytune (& even a tuning fork!). Includes a guitar restringing demo too. 2:30 PM, Sat., Nov. 2 - see you there.

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October News


We revamped our website! If you haven't checked it out yet, please do at massstreetmusic.com. We upgraded our site not only for technological reasons, but to better reflect the actual store here in Lawrence and better showcase our unique gear. We are still in the process of making a few tweaks to...

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Fuzz Focus - Free Pedal Clinic, Sat. Oct. 26


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Take a tour of fuzz pedals with our own Eric P.: Check out what they do including the nuances of various brands, how to use them with your sound, and what's up with germanium vs. silicon transistors. You'll get to check out an array of fuzzes including JHS, Skreddy, Dunlop Fuzz Faces, Wren and Cuff and more. We'll also have a showdown pitting the modern fuzzes against classics like the Bubble Font Russian Big Muff (think Black Keys) and the fuzz that drove the Stones' 'Satisfaction' – the Maestro Fuzz! Totally free!

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October 2013 Staff Gear Picks


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Here's a look at the latest gear that's been grabbing our attention this October, including a killer new line of acoustic amplifiers- one of which caught Ted K's attention, a new reissue amp from Fender that Eric P. and luthier Mike R. agree is flat-out amazing, and a custom BTO Taylor acoustic that our own Eric P. selected the woods for. Sales Manager Josh B. and Eric M. agree on Anderson Guitars but they each favored a different electric.

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History of Mass Street Music


1970s Michigan Street Music - early Mass Street Music
Mass Street Music started out as Michigan Street Music in 1978, as it was on Michigan Street in Lawrence. Owner Jim Baggett (L) and Rick Dishinger (R), together with Greg Smith, founded the store, crafting and repairing acoustic instruments. The growing demands of the business led Jim to purchase the larger building of 14th and Massachusetts Street where we are today. After doing some heavy-duty cleaning in the new building, Mass Street Music officially opened its doors with the new name in 1983.

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Mass Street Music 30th Anniversary & Grand Re-opening PARTY!


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 You're invited to join us in celebrating our 30th Anniversary & Grand Reopening, Nov. 7, 8 & 9! One day is not enough, so we're throwing a 3-day party complete with live music, giveaways, food & more.

There will be live performances from MAW, Tichenor & Crahan, Danny Pound, Brodie Buster,  jazz great Jerry Hahn, Pat Nichols and Lee McBee,Truckstop Honeymoon, Pickett, Paul & Jeans, Sunflower Colonels - with more TBA! Open Jams Friday & Saturday from 12-2!

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Win Tickets to Les Claypool's Duo de Twang - Oct. 18 at Liberty Hall!


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We're giving away two tickets to see the amazing acoustic bass and guitar duo Les Claypool's Duo De Twang at Liberty Hall, Sunday, October 18th. It's easy to enter, just stop by the store and fill out an entry form at the front counter or use this easy Les Claypool's Duo De Twang online entry form. A big thank you to Pipeline for the awesome tickets!

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Upcoming Events!

  • Ukulele Jam Session - 6/1 - 1pm
  • Gypsy Jazz Jam - 6/8 - 1pm
  • Recording Techniques for Acoustic Instruments - 6/15 - 1pm

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