Guitar Equipment and Accessories Nevada City CA

Having the right guitar equipment and accessories makes a difference. The longer you have been playing the more you know this is true. Serious musicians search for the best knowing it will intensify sound quality. Music is meant to be shared in Nevada City, CA. Experienced personnel at guitar shops around Nevada City can help you find what you are looking for to create the sounds and effects you desire to make. Below you will find local dealers for all of your guitar’s needs including guitar capo, pickups, strings, picks, cables, support, amplifiers, tuner pedals, cases, cables, effects and more.

Wolf Note Studio
(530) 272-7318
11093 Lone Lobo Trl
Nevada City, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Soundcheck Music
(530) 272-7236
760 S Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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EMPIRE MUSIC
(530) 265-9685
308 1/2 BROAD ST
Nevada City, CA
 
LAKE OF THE PINES MUSIC
(530) 268-2500
10055 WOLF RD STE B1
Grass Valley, CA
 
McCollum Guitars
(530) 346-7657
24870 Madrone Lane
Colfax, CA
 
Music Depot
(530) 272-8287
11971 Blazing Star Rd
Nevada City, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Works
(530) 478-1370
Nevada City, CA
 
Greg Mirken
(530) 478-1306
Nevada City, CA
 
Michael Lewis Instrument
(530) 272-4124
Grass Valley, CA
 
Six Star Dj Inc.
(213) 488-0198
1113 E 11Th St
Los Angeles, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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13 Hard Rockin’ Half-Stacks, Guitar Player Staff

13-stackROCK AMPLIFIERS HAVE EVOLVED TO A HIGH DEGREE SINCE THE DAYS WHEN TONYIommi and Ritchie Blackmore laid the foundation for heavy rock guitar tonethrough their Laney and Marshall stacks. These English marques, along withother British and American companies such as Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa/Boogie,Peavey, and Soldano, paved the way for today’s high-gain, multi-channel heads,most of which have features that were unimaginable in the late ’60s, whenBlack Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin reigned supreme. As metalbecame a style unto itself, more and more amplifier companies stepped up tomeet the demands of players who wanted heads and combos that could deliverthe two essential sonic qualities—searing sustain and massive chunk—thatare about as commonplace now as footswitchable channels, independent tonecontrols, and high-powered output stages of up to 400 watts.

Look around most any music store now and you’ll find plenty of evidencethat the quest to improve and refine the tones created by overdriven tubes andtransistors continues. In terms of features, sounds, and price, Joe Six Pack neverhad it better. Fact is, you could probably pick a new half-stack blindfolded, takeit straight to the gig, and be reasonably satisfied with its performance. To betterunderstand the state-of-the-art in rock and metal rigs, we selected 13 tube,hybrid, and solid-state multi-channel amps and put them to the test using aSchecter C-1 loaded with EMG 81-X pickups, a PRS Custom 22, a Fender EricJohnson Signature Strat, and a Gibson ’68 Black Beauty Les Paul reissue. Mostof the amps we received came with matching speaker cabinets, and the onesthat didn’t were played though a Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12, a cabinet knownfor its ability to stay tight and focused at punishing volumes.

We gave all of the amps a thorough shake out to evaluate the range andcomplexity of their tones, the amount of sustain they could generate, and evenhow loud they could get. For this last test we placed a RadioShack digitalsound level meter three feet from the speaker cabinet with its mic aimedstraight on at the speakers. Using the dBA setting on the meter, we turnedeach amp up as far as possible (excessive hiss was often the only limiting factor)on one of the overdrive channels, and banged out power chords until themeter gave its verdict. Testing 13 big amps presents lots of challenges—notthe least of which was the potential for hearing damage when exposed to themrunning at full volume. So for the loudness checks we went so far as to put avideo camera on our sound level meter, and played outside the sound lab withthe door closed—a method we’d highly recommend should you decide to trythis stunt for yourself.

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