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  • The Music Zoo Named NAMM Top 100 Dealer For 2013

    Posted on by ZooKeeper

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    The Music Zoo is honored to be named as a NAMM Top 100 dealer for 2013.  NAMM’s Top 100 awards program “celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of our industry’s most pro-active retailers, while also sharing best practices that can help other dealers to grow their businesses and increase the market of active music makers.”  In 2012, The Music Zoo walked away with the award for Best Websiteat the...

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  • Video Demo: Marshall SL-5 Slash 1×12″ Combo

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    NAMM 2013 We had a ton of requests before heading out to NAMM this year to hunt down the new Marshall SL-5 Slash combo amp.  We’d already been on a low-watt tube combo kick ever since Marshall broke out the 1-watt Annversary series, so of course we had to machete (get it, Slash…) our way through the musical jungle to find the Marshall booth, which wasn’t hard considering there were Marshall...

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  • Video: The All New Fender USA Acoustic Guitars

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    No one questions the fact that Fender’s Custom Shop in Corona, California makes some of the best solidbody electric guitars in all the land. But what about acoustic guitars? Over the years that hasn’t been an area that most folks associate with Fender, at least not in terms of high end guitars. Well, that’s all about to change. Led by legendary builder Ren Ferguson and product specialist Tim...

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  • Shredtastic: The New Music Man John Petrucci JP13

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    NAMM 2013Right smack in the center of the Music Man booth at NAMM was the brand new John Petrucci JP13 guitar, which at first gives the same looks as the prior JP models, however with closer inspection of the features – we realized this was a whole new ballgame. The JP13 is built a basswood body, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, and custom John Petrucci Music Man Floating Piezo...

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  • No Nonsense: The New Orange Custom Shop 50 Head

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    NAMM 2013You couldn’t miss the Orange booth – just take a look above at all that ginormous wall of Orange heads sandwiched in between stack of cabinets. Right in front of this wall of t0ne was the new Orange Custom Shop 50 head. The Custom Shop 50 is hand point-to-point wired to run 30 watts in Class A mode and 50 watts in Class A/B. The 30 watts on Class A gives you a straight-up, classic...

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  • First Look: The Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster

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    NAMM 2013 This wasn’t just any old relic’d black Stratocaster at the Fender Custom Shop booth, this was the new and limited for 2013 Ritchie Blackmore Strat.

    This is the guitar that pays tribute to the man that wrote one of the quintessential Rock riffs, the simple yet melodic primer that all blooming guitarists like to pick up in their early days. The Blackmore Strat is a reproduction of the...

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