Make Equipment Hauling A Breeze With A Mini Cart

The rock n roller mini cart makes loading your musical equipment in and out of a venue a breeze.

Rock n Roller R6 Mini Cart
Rock n Roller R6 Mini Cart

One of the biggest things I dread about playing in a live band is hauling equipment in and out of the gig venue. I have hauled more equipment up stairs and ramps than I care to remember. I always hoped I would get rich enough one day to afford my own roadies to haul my equipment. That’s only happened a couple of times so it’s usually me that has to carry my gear in.

That’s why today I’m recommending to you an excellent mini cart designed to fold extremely small for stowing in your vehicle yet is still strong enough to have a hauling capacity of 500 pounds. This cart is called the Rock n Roller R6 Mini Cart and it’s a real back saver for all you live musicians out there.   Continue reading “Make Equipment Hauling A Breeze With A Mini Cart”

Hey All You Drummers, There’s Huge Savings On Zildjian Cymbals

Save huge money and get free cymbals during the Zildjian Cymbal sale at Musician’s Friend.

Zildjian Price Drops at MusiciansFriend.com  
For all you drummers out there that play in a Live Band, Musician’s Friend is having a big sale on Zildjian Cymbals right now. You can pick up some killer cymbal packs at very low prices. They’re even throwing in some free cymbals during this sale.

   I personally feel like a good selection of cymbals can turn a good drumset into a great drumset. All the drummers I play with have a large selection of cymbals and they really add to the overall sound of the band. So if you’re looking to flesh out the cymbal selection on your drumset, now’s the time to do it.

   The top selling Zildjian A Cymbal pack includes a 20″ Ride, 16″ Crash, and 14″ hi-hats, plus a free 14″ fast crash. It’s on sale for the low price of $599.95. That’s just too good of a deal to pass up! You can find many more deals just like that one during the big Zildjian Cymbal sale at Musician’s Friend. Hurry, because this sale is only going on for a limited time.

Zildjian Price Drops at MusiciansFriend.com

Zildjian A Zildjian Cymbal Pack With Free 14 Zildjian A Zildjian Cymbal Pack With Free 14″ Fast CrashThis A Series cymbal pack includes a 20″ Ride, 16″ Crash, and 14″ hi-hats, plus a free 14″ fast crash. Also includes a free Zildjian padded cymbal gig bag ($74.95 retail value).The Classic Zildjian Voice that started it all. These are the cymbals that launched a million drum solos and shaped musical history tried and true musical icons whose history spans centuries and infinite musical styles. A Zildjians are the world’s most popular and versatile cymbals, and for good reason. splashes, crashes, rides, hi-hats or effects, they all explode with a spectrum of tonal colors and excel in any musical setting. They’re extremely sensitive to your particular touch and style, yet capable of producing as much volume as your music demands.






Musician’s Friend Earth Day Celebration Green Manufactured Music Equipment

Celebrate Earth Day with green products from major music equipment manufacturers such as Martin Guitars, JBL, Warwick and DW Drums.


Eco-Friendly Manufacturers at MusiciansFriend.com

   In celebration of Earth Day 2009, (yes I know it was April 22nd) Musician’s Friend is featuring manufacturers who exemplify eco-friendly manufacturing practices. They’re also highlighting manufacturers that show and extraordinary commitment to humanitarian issues. What does this mean to those of us who play in a live band? The chance to score some very unique music equipment and do our part to help save the planet.

Martin SWDGT Drednought Acoustic Guitar
Martin SWDGT Drednought Acoustic Guitar

    Some of the top music equipment manufacturers feature very creative ways to help keep their manufacturing footprint to a minimum. Martin Guitar company uses wood from well-managed forests as well as using earth-friendly woods such as birch and cherry wood. I’ve seen some truly beautiful instruments made from Cherry wood such as the Martin SWDGT Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar which has solid cherry wood back and sides.

   Make sure you check out the full list of enviromentally conscious products from top manufacturers such as DW Drums, JBL, Laguna and QSC. Just click on the green banners in this post to see the excellent products presented by Musician’s Friend.

Eco-Friendly Manufacturers at MusiciansFriend.com

Get Ready For Christmas With Black Friday Deals

   Here are some of the best deals for the live musician on your shopping list this Christmas. You can save a lot of money by using the following list of links to do your shopping. You can save 15%, 20% or even 89% on music equipment and accessories with some of these deals. There’s also a lot of chances to get free shipping on your orders, regardless of the weight and you know how heavy speakers and amps can be. You could save hundreds of dollars on shipping costs alone. There’s also a link to excellent equipment rebates and gift guides as well. Amazon’s Black Friday deals are huge this year too and they have a great selection of music and music equipment. Continue reading “Get Ready For Christmas With Black Friday Deals”

Music123 Sale, 15% Off Your Entire Order

15% Off Entire Order at Music123.com

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From now until November 26 you can get 15% off your entire order at Music123. Music123 is an online music store that caters to every type of musician whether you play live or just like to record. I’ve always had good experiences ordering from Music123. Here’s an experience I had recently when I ordered a product. I had ordered several different types of guitar picks to experiment with including the Jellifish Chorus Guitar Pick. Somehow, the Jellifish got crushed during shipping and all the wires on it got bent. I called Music123 and they sent me out a brand new one, completely free without making me return the damaged one. Now that’s customer service! So make sure you check out the great sale and excellent products at Music123.

Now is the perfect time to get your big ticket items for Christmas. These top items sell out regularly and can be hard to get closer the Christmas. I recommend these top selling products from Music123: Continue reading “Music123 Sale, 15% Off Your Entire Order”

Roland HPD-10 Handsonic Percussion Controller

Roland Handsonic HPD-10

   Today I’d like to introduce you to the Roland HPD-10 Handsonic Percussion Controller. This is really an amazing instrument. The Handsonic is a drum controller meant to be played with your hands. It has 10 highly sensitive individual pads that have both pressure and positional sensitivity. That means you’ll get different sounds when you hit the pad hard, soft or closer to the edges of the individual pads. The Handsonic has 400 high-quality instrument sounds built in including congas, bongos, tabla, djembe and cajon.

   One of the coolest features of the Roland HPD-10 is the D Beam controller. The D Beam sends out a beam of infrared light which reflects off your hand or any other solid surface you put in front of it. Continue reading “Roland HPD-10 Handsonic Percussion Controller”

Back To School For Drummers

Remo Practice Pad

   My son is a drummer and every year we have to replenish his supply of back-to-school drumming items. If you have any kids in a percussion program I figured I’d save you some time searching for those essential back-to-school items that your student may need.

   Our list for this year included SD1 General Sticks, SD2 General Sticks, Stick Bag and a Practice Pad. Here are some links to the essentials for your percussion student.

   I have found all the links to buy the above products… Continue reading “Back To School For Drummers”