Musician Gift Suggestions – Swirlygig Chrome Mic Stand Drink Holder

The Swirlygig drink holder can mount on your mic stand and keep your drink within easy reach.

Swirlygig Chrome Drink Holder
Swirlygig Chrome Drink Holder

   How many times have you reached for your drink at a gig only to find it kicked over on the floor? I’ve spilled so many drinks over the years it’s amazing I haven’t been electrocuted! That’s why today I’m suggesting the Swirlygig Chrome Mic Stand Drink Holder for yourself or as a gift for anyone who plays in a live band.

   I’ve spilled drinks down my amplifier and I’ve spilled them right into plug bars. Let me tell you the light show from the exploding plug bar was cool but it sucked when the power went out because of a spilled drink. The Swirlygig drink holder will hang right on your mic stand keeping your drink within easy reach while keeping it away from your valuable amplifier and electrical outlets.   Continue reading “Musician Gift Suggestions – Swirlygig Chrome Mic Stand Drink Holder”

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”

More Music Equipment Specials For Music123 – August, 2009

Special offers and discounts from Music123 online music equipment retailer.

   I promised some more great new offers from Music123 so today I’m posting up some more. Music123 has an incredibly wide selection of music equipment to outfit your live band with everything you need to get ready for the stage. It’s my personal opinion the Music123 has some of the best customer service on the Internet and I’ve had many positive experiences buying from them.

   The following specials are in effect until August 31, 2009.

Purchase a qualifying Washburn guitar or bass of $1,000 or more and get a $100 Prepaid Debit Card at (exp: 8/31) is giving away more than $3,300 worth of BOSS effects pedals (exp: 8/31)

Save $50 with mail-in rebate on Schecter Hellraiser and Blackjack ATX Guitars at (exp: 8/31)

Purchase any Monster Cable or Power Conditioner and receive $5 off instantly at (exp: 9/30)

Cash back and Free Gear at the Music123

August, 2009 Specials And Coupon Codes For Music123

August, 2009 special offers and coupon codes for music equipment at

   As you know, Music123 is one of the largest online music retailers in the world. I have used them a lot over the years and have always been very impressed with their outstanding customer service. They have treated me very well whenever I’ve had to return a product or had problems with a product I’ve purchased from Music123.

   There are some incredible deals going on right now at Music123 that I want to make you aware of. The following links will get you to the correct pages to check out the listed specials. All these specials run until August 31, 2009. The coupon codes are listed with the links so be sure you use them.  Continue reading “August, 2009 Specials And Coupon Codes For Music123”

Shop For Used Music Equipment At Musician’s Friend

Find huge savings buying used music equipment from Musician’s Friend. Read this post to learn how to save some money today!

   I’m always on the hunt for great deals on live band equipment. I have no problem at all buying a piece of used gear on eBay but I do wish the warranties were better. It’s tough to find a piece of used equipment that comes with a decent warranty and return policy.

    That’s one reason I like to shop at Musician’s Friend. They have an excellent return policy so you can make sure a piece of equipment is really what you want before you’re stuck with it forever. They have a 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee on anything that you buy from them and that includes their excellent selection of used equipment.

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Why Are Some Guitars Priced So Low And Some Priced So High?

There are several things that factor into guitar pricing. Find out why intruments that share the same name have such a wide price range.

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster

One question I get asked all the time is “How come this Stratocaster costs so much more than that Stratocaster? Aren’t they both Fender Stratocasters?”. I get asked the same questions about various Gibson Les Paul guitars as well. As a matter of fact, every instrument that you find used in a live band such as drums, bass, guitar or keyboards have huge price ranges for instruments, that on the surface, appear very similar.       Continue reading “Why Are Some Guitars Priced So Low And Some Priced So High?”

Music Equipment Rebates On AKG, JBL, Lexicon, dbx, Crown and Soundcraft

Get up to $500 in rebates on JBL, Crown, Lexicon, AKG, dbx and Soundcraft brand professional music equipment.

Get Rebates On The JBL JRX125 Speaker
Get Rebates On The JBL JRX125 Speaker

   Until June 30, 2009 you can score up to $500 cash back with rebates offered on top of the line music equipment manufactured by Harman brand. I have owned many pieces of equipment manufactured by Harman over the years and I have always had excellent results. The best speakers I’ve ever used in my live band are my JBL JRX125 Dual 15″ 2-way speakers and they are made by Harman International.

   Harman manufactures the following brands which are all participating in this rebate offer: JBL, Crown, dbx, AKG, Lexicon and Soundcraft. This rebate offer can save you a ton of money if you’re in the process of building your P.A. system or your home studio rig. These are all premium brand names which make top level, professional music equipment. You can pick up speakers, amplifiers, compressors, equalizers, patchbays, microphones and many more products under the umbrella of this excellent offer.

   Music123 has created a special link directly to all the Harman products included in this rebate offer. As you know, I believe that Music123 has some of the best customer service of all the online music equipment retailers. Go ahead and follow the link below to start shopping for these excellent products offered by Harman International today:

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

   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

About The Product Links From Amazon, eBay and Musician’s Friend

You want to be safe and get great deals when buying music equipment online. That’s why Live Musician Central links to Musician’s Friend, and eBay.

   Hi everybody, I’ve had a few people ask me if Live Musician Central is all about selling products. The answer is no, Live Musician Central is all about playing in a live band. That’s why I link the words Live Band to the homepage of Live Musician Central. So why do I have so many links to products on Live Musician Central?    Continue reading “About The Product Links From Amazon, eBay and Musician’s Friend”