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From Dunlop: a Dyna Comp-rehensive History

(Sourced from Dunlop.com, and is a Dunlop original article)

A Dyna Comp-rehensive History

by Dunlop Staff Contributor

Released in 1972, the Dyna Comp Compressor featured simple, straightforward controls—labeled Output and Sensitivity—to govern the volume and compression levels, respectively. Inside, it contained the coveted CA3080 metal can integrated circuit, which remains a key component to its sound and vibe.Load More

Mantova's Reverb Website has reached over 270 listings!!

Mantova's Two Street Music is a well known destination for music instruments in Humboldt County.  What you might not know is that the company features a powerful online store!

The items listed range from new to used, and are at prices that deserve a second look!  

Matt Mantova is the point-of-contact for the online store, and you are welcome to message him directly at (707) 445-3155.  

 

With 4000 parts, accordion repair is a tedious business

Accordions require a lot of old-world technology and technique to keep in good order.  From melting the wax to making sure all the keys are straight, repairing the accordion is not a "Do It Yourself" endeavor! 

We took a moment to talk with Lindy Mantova at his repair bench.

Want to contact Lindy directly for a quote?  He is at [email protected]

There are very few facilities in the country that can claim accordion repair.  The accordion faces obscurity in today's world, and so Mantova's has made it a personal mission to keep the instrument alive!  

If you live in Portland or in the California Bay Area, you have to plan on a short vacation when visiting Mantova's.  It's 5+ hours from most urban areas, but well worth the trip!

 

Italians Make the Best Accordions!

by Lindy Mantova

Every once and awhile, we have customers ask us: what kind of an accordion should I buy and why should I consider buying one made in Italy?  This is a good question and one we try to answer to the best of our experience.

The Italian manufacturers have been building accordions for about a century and have it down to an art form.  Many of Italy’s accordion manufacturers are located  in the city of Castelfidardo  in the southern part of the country. This is not a new occurrence as many have been there for multi-generations, and are family owned and operated. 

The Miracle on 2nd Street

Mantova's miracle: stranger buys local guitarist $3,300 amp, vanishes

Sean Sabo, 21, moseyed into Mantova's Two Street Music in Eureka on Sunday, Feb. 13 with the intention of purchasing a nice amp. He had no idea of the miracle that was about to materialize before his very eyes. He was going to receive the gift of a lifetime.

”The amp was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door,” Sabo said.

Music Inc. Magazine Crowns Mantova's "Civic Leader."

Music Inc. Magazine Crowns Mantova's "Civic Leader."

 By Katie Kailus     

At a time when marketing budgets are tight, Anthony Mantova has found a way to promote his store, Mantova’s Two Street Music, without breaking the bank:  community sponsorships. “Two things that work well for us are hiring knowledgeable employees and our community involvement,” said Mantova, who runs the Eureka, Calif., full-line dealership with his brothers, Nick and Matt. “We sponsor a lot of events and are the lead sponsor for many of them.”     

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    Dyna Comp from Dunlop available at Mantova's Two Street Music
    (Sourced from Dunlop.com, and is a Dunlop original article) A Dyna Comp-rehensive History by Dunlop Staff Contributor Released in 1972, the Dyna Comp Compressor featured simple, straightforward controls—labeled Output and Sensitivity—to govern the volume and compression levels,...
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    Mantova's Two Street Music is a well known destination for music instruments in Humboldt County.  What you might not know is that the company features a powerful online store! The items listed range from new to used, and are at prices that deserve a second look!   Matt Mantova ...
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    Lindy Mantova jamming with Adamas' Craig Lemster. With wife, Jeannie hanging out in the background
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    Open everyday, in Humboldt County, CA
    Mantova's opens at 10AM every morning and typically closes at 6PM, except for Saturday.  Humboldt County is a very musical area, and the local musicians need that extra hour for last minute items.   On Eureka Arts Alive!, Mantova's will stay open even later, usually until 9PM!
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    Italian Made Accordions are highly recommended by Mantova's Music
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    Mantova's miracle: stranger buys local guitarist $3,300 amp, vanishes Sean Sabo, 21, moseyed into Mantova's Two Street Music in Eureka on Sunday, Feb. 13 with the intention of purchasing a nice amp. He had no idea of the miracle that was about to materialize before his very eyes. He was going to...
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    Namm Show Top 100 Dealer
    Music Inc. Magazine Crowns Mantova's "Civic Leader."  By Katie Kailus      At a time when marketing budgets are tight, Anthony Mantova has found a way to promote his store, Mantova’s Two Street Music, without breaking the bank:  community sponsorships....