Blackstar Amps

Posted by Justin Bernard on December 02, 2011. 0 Comments

Blackstar Amplification is based in Northampton, England. The founding directors are all musicians and have over 50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production. Blackstar is extremely passionate about guitar amplifier design and is absolutely committed to providing you, the guitarist, with the best possible tools for self expression.

As a company, Blackstar is strongly independent and this spirit is reflected in our design philosophy. Rather than restricting guitarists to the signature sounds of the established brands, Blackstar Amplification products will allow tonal flexibility far beyond that of existing equipment. Through unique and patented innovations you will, for the very first time, be able to discover the ‘sound in your head’.

Check out the new additions now! CLICK HERE

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Musical Instruction Benefits Children Of All Ages

Posted by Jessica Estrella on July 28, 2011. 0 Comments

Can Playing an Instrument Help Increase Math Scores?

Music, it’s said to soothe the savage beast. But did you know that musical training can increase math scores, social development and success in life?
Researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12. This observation holds regardless of students' socio-economic status, and differences in those who are involved with instrumental music vs. those who are not is more significant over time.*

It’s been identified that music in a curriculum improves a student’s ability to be educated, with improved cognitive and motor skills.

“Fourth graders who received two years of piano lessons...
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Casio CT K500 Keyboard

Posted by Justin Bernard on July 25, 2011. 0 Comments


The Casio CTK-5000 is the flagship of the CTK-series. Featuring a 61 Key Piano Style Touch Sensitive Keyboard, 670 total onboard Tones, 200 Rhythms and Reverb plus Chorus Digital Effects. Packed with great features such as Casio's famous Step-up Lesson System, audio inputs for a MP3 player, pitch wheel for additional expression over sounds, Line Outputs and a USB port for MIDI. All this makes CTK-5000 more realistic and expressive than ever before at this price range.

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Electro-Harmonix | Freeze | Sound Retainer

Posted by Jessica Estrella on July 21, 2011. 0 Comments

EHX Freeze used by Jim James

Jim James, singer, songwriter, guitarist, for the hard rocking band, My Morning Jacket, shares guitar duties with bandmate Carl Broemel. Both were selected by Rolling Stone magazine to appear on a short list of New Guitar Gods.

The multi-talented James recently picked up an Electro-Harmonix FREEZE and wrote in to say:

“I’m deep in the studio in Bangladesh, in the throes of working on my latest raga. I need something new, some new sort of drone or sustain, and someone hands me the freeze. I capture the sound of a kitten mewing outside of the studio and sustain it indefinitely...

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Tama Warlord Exotix Spartan Drumset

Posted by Justin Bernard on July 19, 2011. 0 Comments

Did you know this limited edition stainless steel kit is one of most dramatic drum sets in Tama history. Not only does this kit shine and reflect light like a new sword, the sound of the drums is spectacular and the sheer volume is like a cannon blast, reverberating across the battlefield.

Don't miss the opportunity to get your own! Purchase now!


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New Home of Mike Cutler & The Luthier's Bench

Posted by Shopify on June 28, 2010. 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that Mike Cutler and the services of The Luthier's Bench are now located at Sticks n' Strings Music. Mike offers full service, stringed instrument repairs. No job is too large, and no job is too small. His reputation for excellent work and attention to detail is unsurpassed and we are thrilled to offer his services. 

So, if your guitar isn't singing like it used to, bring it down to Mike and let him work his magic. 

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