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From Fender: 5 Ways to Stop the Buzz

From the Fender Blog, You Can Read Original Post Here (article written by Dan Macy)

Fret buzz is a common problem with guitars. It’s caused when a string vibrates against a fret on the neck (instead of over it), making an annoying buzzing sound. Here are five reasons why your strings are buzzing:

1. Fret in the Right Place

Mantova's has trained Guitar Technicians on location ready to help.  They work every day of the week, so if you need to get serious about taking care of your guitar.  Stop and see Mantova's Two Street Music on 2nd and C Streets--Eureka

How to build and maintain a pedal board

The topic of maintaining a pedalboard is typically not something you think about when getting your brand new rig dialed in.  Mantova's really likes this demo video on how to get the most out of your pedalboard.

WARNING:  This video is best suited for DIY (Do It Yourself) types that enjoy employing a bit of elbow grease and creativity!

NOTE:  The Youtuber, Rig Doctor deserves 1000% of the credit for this video because--well, he filmed it! 

A wide variety of guitar pedals and maintenance products are available at Mantova's Two Street Music, your musical source in Humboldt County--CA

PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas (Press Release)

PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas 

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) July 25, 2019 – PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the opening of a new guitar manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia for their popular line of PRS SE Series instruments. The facility, which is part of the PT Cort campus, features custom-designed machinery and a dedicated staff of engineers and guitar builders who are solely focused on making PRS SE guitars.
 

Mantova's starts carrying American Stage Cables!

Mantova's is excited to stock American Stage Cables from D'addario out of New York!  The cables are high quality and have some innovative offerings that are sure to make the lives of Humboldt's musicians easier!

Take a look!  A large segment of the American Stage Cable catalog is now available and will be kept in stock. 

It's not just another cable, here's a look at how much abuse these bad boys can take!

One of the gig-smart, audience-friendly devices, the "kill switch" makes it easy to setup and tear down without noisy popping sounds!  

All these cable and adapter solutions--AND MORE--are available at Mantova's Two Street Music.  Locally available in Old Town, Eureka on 2nd and C streets.   Humboldt County's source for all things music retail! 

 

8 Tips for Sight-Reading Success! (From Yamaha's Blog)

(You can read it on the Yamaha Blog Here)

The key to sight-reading success? Consistent daily practice, according to Dr. Charles R. Jackson, Jr., part-time assistant professor of music at Kennesaw (Georgia) State University, and Michael Burritt, professor of percussion and chair of the woodwinds, brass and percussion department at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. 

From YAMAHA: Bringing Bluetooth to the Stage

(You can read it from the Yamaha Blog Here)

Anyone who has set up a PA system for a performance, presentation or party knows just how complicated it can be. You’ve got heavy speakers and amplifiers, confusing cables, a mixing board, effects boxes, and of course the cases and bags for it all. Then you have to figure out how to plug in all the wires, instruments, microphones and music sources. However, with the new Yamaha STAGEPAS 400BT and 600BT, life just got a lot easier.

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    A Flame Maple Top 6 String Acoustic Electric Guitar
    From the Fender Blog, You Can Read Original Post Here (article written by Dan Macy) Fret buzz is a common problem with guitars. It’s caused when a string vibrates against a fret on the neck (instead of over it), making an annoying buzzing sound. Here are five reasons why your strings...Mantova's has trained Guitar Technicians on location ready to help.  They work every day of the week, so if you need to get serious about taking care of your guitar.  Stop and see Mantova's Two Street Music on 2nd and C Streets--Eureka
  • Store Stuff
    The topic of maintaining a pedalboard is typically not something you think about when getting your brand new rig dialed in.  Mantova's really likes this demo video on how to get the most out of your pedalboard. WARNING:  This video is best suited for DIY (Do It Yourself) types that...A wide variety of guitar pedals and maintenance products are available at Mantova's Two Street Music, your musical source in Humboldt County--CA
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    PRS Guitars Opens New Dedicated Manufacturing Facility Overseas  (STEVENSVILLE, MD) July 25, 2019 – PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the opening of a new guitar manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia for their popular line of PRS SE Series instruments. The facility, which is...
  • Store Stuff
    Mantova's is excited to stock American Stage Cables from D'addario out of New York!  The cables are high quality and have some innovative offerings that are sure to make the lives of Humboldt's musicians easier! Take a look!  A large segment of the American Stage Cable catalog is now...It's not just another cable, here's a look at how much abuse these bad boys can take!One of the gig-smart, audience-friendly devices, the "kill switch" makes it easy to setup and tear down without noisy popping sounds!  All these cable and adapter solutions--AND MORE--are available at Mantova's Two Street Music.  Locally available in Old Town, Eureka on 2nd and C streets.   Humboldt County's source for all things music retail!   
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    Gator Grip picks do well here in Humboldt, not only is the little smiling crocodile a fun picture, the specialized grip helps the player get the most from their instrument! Available in a variety of sizes at Mantova's Two Street Music in Old Town, Eureka.
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    Green Rhino
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    Yamaha is available at Mantova's Two Street Music in Old Town, Eureka
    (You can read it on the Yamaha Blog Here) The key to sight-reading success? Consistent daily practice, according to Dr. Charles R. Jackson, Jr., part-time assistant professor of music at Kennesaw (Georgia) State University, and Michael Burritt, professor of percussion and chair of...
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    (You can read it from the Yamaha Blog Here) Anyone who has set up a PA system for a performance, presentation or party knows just how complicated it can be. You’ve got heavy speakers and amplifiers, confusing cables, a mixing board, effects boxes, and of course the cases and bags for it all....
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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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