Welcome to the newest installment of Mr. Game Changer's Tool Box!
We'd like to proudly announce the new Game Changer Application, now compatible with the iPhone! Here are some of the improvements featured in the new Application:
Now supports all iOS devices running iOS 5.1+ with enhanced iOS 6 support.
Addition of grid to make all possible presets
Multi-touch gestures allow for clearing and shuffling presets anywhere on the screen
New viewing option for iPads and iPhones
Streamlined Help menu
Here is a link to the application
For more Gamechanger information click here
The lights are down, the trucks are packed, the roadies have finished their kebabs, and Steve Morse and Deep Purple have now left the building.
Thanks again to Steve, Ernie Ball Music Man and our Music Man dealers for making Steve's clinics possible down under, and giving Australian guitarists an insight into the thoughts and processes of one of the world's best guitarists!
MORSE CLINICS DOWNUNDER!
DEEP PURPLE tours Australia at the end of February, and Steve Morse has generously offered to spend some quality time with Aussie guitarists during his visit.
These clinics are free - thanks to Ernie Ball Music Man
The lucky cities are Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Seating is limited, and will be first in best dressed. Click on Steve's picture to find a Music Man store near you for an entry pass.
Thank you Steve Morse and Music Man!
Steve Vai's Bassist Phil Bynoe
Joins Music Man Family
Three-time Grammy nominee, Emmy Award-winner and bassist for Ernie Ball artist Steve Vai, Phil Bynoe, has joined the Ernie Ball Music Man family of musicians.
Music has been the focus of Philip’s life since early childhood, and even now - in between touring and recording commitments - he's making music that inspires both children (through his children's book work) and adults (as bassist for Steve, and in his studio work)
Phil's weapon of choice? The 6 string Bongo - how else would you keep up with Mr Vai?
High Noon for Ernie Ball at NAMM 2013
Yesiree pardner! Ernie Ball Music Man was looking like some kind of cowboy outfit at this years NAMM. But while the good chaps from Coachella and SLO may have been sporting the John Wayne look, there was nothing last century about what they had to show musicans for 2013.
Music Man unveiled their new set neck Armada in a range of great colours, as well as the 13th Anniversary John Petrucci guitar - with new preamp and sleek sterling silver livery, and for Bassist - the original Classic Sabre is making a comeback. Ernie Ball had plenty to shout about too - can't wait to see what Aussie musicians think of M-Steel.
Wonder why so many guitarists stop looking once they start playing Music Man? Pop into your local Music Man dealer and try one for yourself - click here to find one near you.
Andy McKee Home on the Range with Ernie Ball Music Man at NAMM
Andy Mckee spent some time with the folk at Ernie Ball Music Man on their NAMM stand, and it wasn't because he was looking to borrow a cowboy outfit. Word has it that Andy's wrapped in EB's new Everlast strings.
While he was there, Andy treated us all to a number of songs played with his own unique percussive hammer-on treatment - always inspiring!
Oh, and we couldn't help but notice that his amp of choice was a Markbass 2x10 combo!
If you want to show your guitar, your fingers and your audience some true love, dress your acoustic in Ernie Ball Everlast strings - they'll thank you for it!
20th Anniversary Luke One Re-Issue!
Music Man have announced a very limited edition reissue of the original Music Man Luke Steve Lukather Signature guitar with identical spec to the original except for a more modern Floyd Rose in line with other Floyd Rose equipped current Music Man models:
The new Luke 1 Reissue is available in Blue Pearl and Red Candy, the two original finish options and will include a BFR-style case and most excitingly a certificate of authenticity signed by the man Steve Lukather himself! Stock will be very exclusive so pre-order to avoid dissappointment!
To find your nearest Music Man dealer - just click here!
Music Man SLEDGE finsh Classic StingRay and SABRE Re-issue!
>>> NOVEMBER ONLY - PREMIER DEALER NETWORK <<<
The SLEDGE color is INCREDIBLE! Pictures do not do this finish justice. The color shifts from blue to green to purple, etc. It's gorgeous. Tony Levin will be touring with his SLEDGE Stingray. This finish is most definitely eye-catching. The SLEDGE finish name relates to the fact that Tony used his StingRay on Peter Gabriel’s original Sledgehammer recordings and tours. The SLEDGE finish will be offered on the CLASSIC Stingray 4 and 5 string basses.
Also, making an appearance after 20 years -- the SABRE BASS! This iconic instrument will also be offered in the SLEDGE finish
Remember - The order window for these guitars closes in just three weeks - ie the end of November.
For more info on the Premier Dealer Network Sledge just contact your nearest Music Man Premier Dealer Network store. To find your nearest Premier Music Man Dealer, just click here!
Premier Guitar Rig Rundown with Mike Einziger of Incubus
Thanks to Premier Guitar we get to not only see how Mike sets up his live rig, but also hear why he's sticking with Music Man as his go to axe for touring.
If you like what you see (and who wouldn't!) drop into a Music Man dealer near you and take one for a run yourself!
Jennifer Young Walks Us Through Her Music Man and Markbass Gear, and Great New Tracks!
Those of you who are into the Travis Larson Band don't need to be told, but everyone else should check out this video of bassist Jennifer Young walking us through some new tracks using her favourite Music Man StingRay and Bongo basses through a killer modular Markbass Mo Mark rig - including the MB Compressore pedal which she used on every track of their latest album.
If you're liking what you hear - check the gear out at your nearest Markbass dealer!
Gamechanger iPad App Coming to Apple's iTunes store
Use The Game Changer app to rewire your analog guitar or bass pickups and discover millions of tonal possibilities! Guitar and bass players alike can now unlock their instruments' tonal possibilities with the patent-pending pickup switching system, known as The Game Changer by Music Man. Combining any order of pickup coils in series, parallel, forward or reverse phase gives you access to the most extensive library of never-before-heard tones. True to form, the audio signal is never digitized or modeled in any way, providing a transparent analog signal path for the absolute purist. Now, with The Game Changer app, you can create and share your tonal selections with the world!
Click on the image to visit the Gamechanger app's iTunes preview page, or click here to find out where your nearest Music Man dealer is!
Mahogany PDNs Have Arrived in Australia!
Congratulations to Muso's Corner customer Alex Belcastro, first guitarist in Australia to take delivery of Music Man's stunning new Premier Dealer Network Mahogany Luke III in Honeyburst finish with roasted neck and pau ferro fretboard - a stunningly beautiful instrument, which we're sure will play as well as it looks!
Click on the image to find out more about the latest Music Man Premier Dealer Network release, or click here to find a Music Man Premier Dealer near you!
Music Man at Music Park!
We love to see Music Man represented well at our favourite music stores, and WA's Music Park is no exception. If you're looking for a top of the line limited edition Dargie Stingray, a Premier Dealer Network Gilded Stingray, or even one of the incredible new $395 S.U.B. series Silhouettes - it's all there at Music Park.
Click on the picture to find a Music Man dealer near you!
May 2012 - The First Music Man Gamechanger Guitar touches down at Music Workshop Geelong!
Congratulations to Greg, Deniel and the crew at Music Workshop on taking delivery of the very first Music Man Gamechanger to arrive in Australia. This incredible instrument has to be heard and played to be believed.
Click on the image for more information on the Game Changer, but you can now finally try one yourself at Music Workshop!
PDN Mahogany Body/Roasted Neck Package Ordering Window Now Open!
BE QUICK - ORDERS CLOSE APRIL 27!!
One of the brightest points of Frankfurt Music Messe 2012 was the sneak preview of the first Premier Dealer Network release of 2012 - Mahogany body basses and guitars with figured roasted necks, honeyburst finish, matching headstock, Pau Ferro fretboard with stainless steel frets and mother of pearl inlay - all for only a $500 upcharge on the price of a standard instrument!
Premier Music Man Dealer Network stores are waiting to take your order between now and Friday 27th of April. Find your local dealer here.
PDN Gilded White Classic Stingray IN STORE February 2012!
Hot News from NAMM 2012 is that the Music Man Premier Dealer Network's second release - the Gilded White Classic Stingray - is now being finished and readied to ship.
Premier Music Man dealers will be receiving their first instruments in February.
Premier Dealer Network's Second release
The Music Man Premier Dealer Network's Second Release Has Been Announced
The Guilded Bass
4 & 5 string. Active & Passive. Passive Tone Knob. 2 band Eq. Matching finished Neck. Gold hardware.
200 for the World.... and one of 15 will be coming to a Music Man dealer near you!
Speak to your Music Man Premier Dealer secure one of these rare instruments now.
Incubus' Mike Einziger on his Music Man HH Albert Lee...
"The Nicest Sort of Feel In My Hands"
Ernie Ball Music Man get more and more artists calling them everyday to ask about the HH Albert Lee Model! From Bruno Mars guitarist Kenji Chan to Incubus's Mike Einziger to The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica and Nick Diener of The Swellers!!
Check out Mikey's Gear Tour
Get one of these in your hands today at your local Music Man dealer and see what all the fuss is about!!!
New for 2011 - Music Man Introduces The Premier Dealer Network
Music Man has announced the addition of a new tier to their dealer network - The Premier Dealer Network. Members of the Premier Dealer Network will have exclusive access to extremely limited release premium quality Music Man instruments that showcase the highest level of quality and workmanship inherent to all Ernie Ball/Music Man instruments
New for 2011 - The Premier Dealer Network True Gold Luke
A unique 'ten out of ten' instrument, the True Gold Luke is the first exclusive offering through the Music Man Premier Dealer Network. 200 of these instruments exist in the world, with 17 having been allocated to Music Man's Premier Australian Dealers. Each True Gold Luke is signed by Steve Lukather, showcases the highest level of quality and workmanship inherent to Ernie Ball/Music Man instruments and features a full rosewood neck and new model EMG-X pickups.
Guitar has been changed for ever - thanks Ernie Ball/Music Man
We are happy to announce that - for the second time in three years - an Ernie Ball Music Man instrument has won "Best In Show' at NAMM 2011 - the world's premier music trades show.The Game Changer took out the prize, and we are very proud of the innovation and hard work that is going in to making the Game Changer the industry-changing product that it i
Click on the image and find out how the Music Man Game Changer will unleash the full potential of an instrument and change guitarists and bass players search for tone - forever!
Click on the image to view specs for the Game Changer
|Click on the image to check out the Game Changer for Bass players.|
Introducing The Game Changer...
"I'm more proud of the Game Changer than anything we've ever come up with." Coming from Sterling Ball, owner of Ernie Ball Music Man - that's saying a lot, but the Game Changer has a lot to say! Check out the story behind the Gamechanger, and be witness to the writing of a new chapter in the history of Guitar...