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  1. ACOUSTIC GUITAR SALE UP TO 30% OFF

    ACOUSTIC GUITAR SALE UP TO 30% OFF

    Acoustic Guitar Sale up to 30% OFF
    Online & In-Store

    Check out our Specials 

    There has never been a better time to buy yourself an Acoustic Guitar.
    We are clearing our Xmas Overstocked items and have over 50 different models available.
    We have all manner of right & left handed, 12 string, electric acoustic and solid top acoustic guitars being offered at  up to 30% discount off marked price.
    Come on down as many items are instore only. We also have a large range of second-hand Acoustics, Electric guitars & Bass  guitars in-store.
    Make us an offer on a preloved instrument.
    Limited stocks available so get in e

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  2. HOW TO SET UP A VIOLIN/FIDDLE

    HOW TO SET UP A VIOLIN/FIDDLE

    SETTING UP YOUR NEW VIOLIN

    All new stringed instruments must undergo some degree of further adjustment and preparation to ready them for optimum playability. Most classically inclined instruments, for example violins, cellos and double basses, require a proper set up in order to avoid future complications such as intonation issues and tuning instability. It is a fairly simple process to go about, but if done incorrectly will prevent your instrument from playing at it's best and in some cases can be detremential to both it's sound and materials. Following a few short steps, here is how to go about preparing your new violin for play:

    1. Position the Bridge

    The bridge, a small, thin piece of light coloured wood, often comes wrapped in paper and tucked under the tailpiece. This is used to seat the strings in place at a suitable height above the fingerboard. Placing it with the taller side underneath the thickest string (G) a

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  3. SHOP TOUR XMAS 2017

    SHOP TOUR XMAS 2017

    Surf's up, time to hang ten with the MMC crew.
    We are all stocked up with XMAS goodies.
    Find the pefect gift for that special someone, even if it's yourself.
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  4. KALIMBA, KARIMBA & MBIRA (THUMB PIANO)

    KALIMBA, KARIMBA & MBIRA (THUMB PIANO)

    LAMELLOPHONES - KALIMBA, KARIMBA & MBIRA

    "Lamella" means plate, or tongue. "Lamellophone" is an ethnomusicological term describing any instrument that makes its sound by plucking, striking, or otherwise exciting vibrations of lamellae.

    Kalimba was originally one of the names of the traditional African lamellophones. People in northern Zimbabwe referred to their instruments as kalimbas, while people in the rest of Zimbabwe referred to them as karimbas. Kalimba is a generic name for any thumb piano, used today to describe any non-traditional lamellophone.

    The term Karimba comprises a family of closely related instruments:

    • 17-note mbira dzavadzimu
    • 15-note mbira nyunga nyunga
    • 8- or 9-note 'original' karimba
    Each of these instruments is a specific tradit
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  5. THE MARSHALL AMP JTM45

     THE MARSHALL AMP JTM45

    THE MARSHALL AMP JTM45

    This model was named the JTM45, (only 1/2 as good as a 90).
    One of the earliest production models, this head's main claim to fame was its left-justified control panel and indeed, completely offset chassis.
    This was from the days when the central placement of the handle was absolutely the most important cosmetic feature!

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  6. MAESTRO FUZZ TONE

    MAESTRO FUZZ TONE

    MAESTRO FUZZ TONE

    No, not a 60's 45 record player, but actually one of the earliest fuzzboxes available.
    Designed by synth guru Tom Oberheim, these very simple fuzz tone pedals are now extremely rare.

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  7. Yamaha G10 Midi Guitar Synth & Controller

    Yamaha G10 Midi Guitar Synth & Controller

    Yamaha G10 Midi Guitar Synth & Controller

    Hot on the heels of their DX7 success, Yamaha came out with this.
    Looking more like a modern day rifle grenade, this axe utilized ultrasonic fretboard tracking and required both a midi converter unit and sound module to operate.
    The G10's lack of commercial success goes to prove that not everything that looks like a DX7 will sell like a DX7.

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  8. KRUNDAAL BIKINI GUITAR

    KRUNDAAL BIKINI GUITAR

    KRUNDAAL BIKINI GUITAR

    Nicknamed "THE BUGGERLUGG" because of its resemblance to a human ear, this extremely handsome self-contained unit was brought to us by Davoli. .
    Similar in style to other Italian instruments of the early 1960's, the egg shaped pod suspended underneath the guitar body is actually the guitar's built in amplifier.
    Ideal Bourke St. Mall busker's axe.

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  9. THE VOX GUITAR ORGAN

      THE VOX GUITAR ORGAN

    THE VOX GUITAR ORGAN

    Designed by Vox engineer Dick Denny in the very early 60's and based on the Phantom Guitar, this was actually a genuine Vox Continental Organ within a guitar body.
    The fretboard had a whole passle of thin wires running through it to each fret and by using a hard wired metal plectrum to complete the circuitry .
    It was possible to play organ sounds, guitar sounds, or a combination of both. 
    "Incredibly rare"!!!

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  10. GUITAR RESTRING TUTORIAL

    GUITAR RESTRING TUTORIAL

    GUITAR RESTRING TUTORIAL

    Tuning Key - The Locking Hold  Fig 1

    Proper stringing of your guitar is critical to how well your instrument stays in tune and performs.
    Follow the simple steps below for electric, acoustic, and classical guitar to maximize string stability.

    Steel String Acoustic Bridge Fig2

    The locking hold - The most secure method of wrapping around the tuning peg is to bring the extra string back around and under the string as it winds around the peg.
    This is especially critical on strings that have no windings (plain steel or classical nylon treble strings).

    Classical /Nylon Bridge Fig 3

    On steel string acoustic guitars, make sure the ball end of the string is firmly seated under the bridge by pushing down on the bridge pin while pulling up on the string.
    At the bridge, it is essential to create a l

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