Yamaha Clavinova CLP-800 Range Overview 2024
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by Ross Holder
1w ago
Yamaha has announced the brand new iteration of its hallmark CLP series. Out goes the CLP-700 range and in comes – yup you’ve guessed it – the CLP-800 range! Hallmark is no exaggeration when discussing Clavinovas. CLPs are found all over the world, in living rooms, classrooms, and concert halls. It’s even claimed that the name Clavinova has become so synonymous that people often use it when discussing digital pianos in general. However, when a series gets rejuvenated, it can often be a little confusing. All the model numbers can conglomerate into a numerical hodgepodge in your brain, especial ..read more
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What Is A B-Stock Guitar? 
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by Ross Holder
3M ago
If you’ve been scouring the internet for your next guitar you’ve probably come across the term ‘B-Stock’, but what does it mean? Generally speaking, a B-Stock instrument is an item that cannot be sold as new. This could be due to the instrument being removed from its original packaging or having a minor cosmetic imperfection. What does it mean when a guitar is labelled as B-Stock? We can’t vouch for other retailers, but any B-Stock instrument at Kenny’s Music has been purchased directly from the supplier in such a condition. This means you still get the full manufacturer’s warranty alongside y ..read more
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The Gibson ES-335: Why is it so popular? 
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by Ross Holder
4M ago
Why settle for something less when you can have the ultimate all-in-one? But let’s face it, adding this gem to your collection probably won’t make downsizing any easier. Gibson ES-335, Figured Ice Tea During the late ‘50s, Gibson was in a slightly precarious situation. Its Golden State competitor, Fender, was on a hot streak of inventing iconic guitar designs that were to go down in history. Being seen as innovative during the postwar United States was the recipe for success; we’re talking about a time when people saw the emergence of the transistor radio, computer modems, Sputnik and the hov ..read more
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NAMM 2024: All the latest guitar gossip, amplifier innovations and effects revolutions from the most exciting gear bonanza on the planet
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by Ross Holder
5M ago
Stay in the know with the freshest updates and coolest releases that are thrilling gear enthusiasts. This is your go-to source for all the juicy details about guitar, pedal and amp news at this year’s NAMM show.  January can be a bleak time for people, particularly in dreary Scotland, however, a shining light for music gear aficionados is the biggest trade show of them all, NAMM. Hosted in drastically sunnier California at the Anaheim convention centre, NAMM is a chance for brands both big and small to release exclusive products, new inventions and reworked series which will be available ..read more
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Do I need my guitar setup? 
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by Ross Holder
7M ago
If you’ve recently purchased a new guitar, you may be wondering; do I need my guitar setup? After all, there’s a lot of chat online about having the correct ‘setup’, but what does this actually mean? And how does it relate to your new guitar?  Well, simply put, having your guitar suitably set up means it will be performing at its optimum capacity. This relates primarily to the action and intonation. A comfortable action for your playing style with the intonation on point will culminate in your guitar being ‘set up’.  Now, in regards to your guitar’s action, what works for one player ..read more
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The best 5 care tips for your electric guitar
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by Ross Holder
7M ago
So, you’ve just purchased an electric guitar and whether you’re a fresh-faced rookie or a seasoned guitar boffin, you’ll want to take care of it as best you can. After all, even if you’re just dipping your toes and went for an affordable option or splurged on a four-figure axe, you’ll get much more longevity if you take care of your instrument.  These tips will be familiar regularities for some of you, or brand-new information for others. Regardless of which camp you sit in, being reminded of great habits is equally as important as learning something new, so hopefully you’ll take somethin ..read more
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What do your electric guitar’s controls actually do? 
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by Ross Holder
7M ago
So, you’ve just received a brand spanking new electric guitar but you may be wondering a few different things; what gauge of strings should you go for? How do I best take care of it? You may also be wondering, what do all of those controls do? Well, the answer to this question will depend on what type of guitar you have, as each model and brand tend to do things a little differently. Although the volume control is pretty self-explanatory, some guitar models resemble a pilot’s cockpit with a plethora of less intuitive controls. These models incorporate an array of additional controls that might ..read more
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Fender Reveals Their Brand New Vintera II Series 
Kenny's Music Blog
by Ross Holder
9M ago
A whopping 36 different models are on offer in Fender’s vintage-inspired Vintera II series! Great news for vintage guitar admirers as Fender has revealed their highly anticipated new collection of Vintera II models.  With perennial favourites such as the historic 1950s Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision Bass featuring different decade releases to slightly more esoteric models like the Bass VI and Tele Bass, there really is something for every creed, style and player. The Vintera II range is likely to be popular and Fender have implemented some improvements over the previous release w ..read more
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Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary with Incredible Prizes – Enter Now!
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by Joseph Quinlan
1y ago
To commemorate our 15th anniversary, we are thrilled to announce an exciting competition where you can win a range of incredible musical prizes! Enter now by clicking here. Whether you’re an aspiring musician or a seasoned pro, these prizes offer something for everyone. Get ready to be captivated by the exceptional Line 6 Helix HX Stomp, indulge in the exquisite sound of the Yamaha P125 Portable Digital Piano, and much more! Here’s what you have a chance at winning: Line 6 Helix HX Stomp (Purple Limited Edition) Unleash your creativity with the Line 6 Helix HX Stomp, a purple limited edition ..read more
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Enjoy True Sound Anywhere With Free Yamaha TW-E3B Earbuds
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by Joseph Quinlan
1y ago
If you buy a pair of Yamaha HS series monitor speakers or a single HS8S subwoofer before March 31, 2023, you can claim a free pair of TW-E3B earbuds. Yamaha HS Monitors Improving on the legacy of Yamaha’s legendary NS10 studio monitors, the HS series has been acclaimed as a superb listening solution for professional and home studios, background music and home entertainment. Meanwhile, if you want a more personal listening experience, the TW-E3B earbuds deliver up to 24 hours of superb quality playback from a single charge, Siri/Google voice assistance and an IPX5 waterproof resistance. Purch ..read more
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