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Bad Frets? See Before And After Photos Of Fret Redemption

Bad Frets?  See Before And After Photos Of Fret Redemption

Worn out frets can make an otherwise great guitar a pitiful thing.  Fret buzz, rattle, intonation problems, hair loss (maybe not hair loss) can all result from badly worn frets.   The 'before' photo above shows badly worn frets.  This guitar had been played so much that the first 12 frets all had grooves like those shown here, and the guitar was pretty much unplayable. Most guitars with severe fret wear have it on the first five frets, so this was a severe case.  Want to see the whole, sad fretboard? The owner brought the guitar to Backstage, and Tony...

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Rebates on CAD Microphones

Rebates on CAD Microphones

From now until February 2017, CAD Audio is offering rebates on some of their most popular microphones. The D90 CAD mic (shown above), considered to be a replacement for the Shure SM58, has a $15 rebate off of each $99 mic. Buy three D90s and it gets better, since buying three gets you a $50 rebate. The WX1600 series of wireless microphones, both handheld and lapel style, have a $30 rebate on each WX1600 wireless you buy.  That brings the usual cost of $299.99 each down to $269.99 after the rebate.   Kick drum and guitar cabinet mics also have...

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Should I Keep Those Silica Gel Packs In My Guitar Case?

Should I Keep Those Silica Gel Packs In My Guitar Case?

 I'd guess everyone has run into those little white pouches of silica gel.  They are included in the shipping materials with electronics and anything else that could be damaged by too much humidity.  This is especially true if the item has been shipped across the ocean, such as, say, guitars and other wood instruments.  Oceans air tends to be extremely humid, so manufacturers toss a few gel packs into the shipping box to help prevent the guitar getting too humid, and swelling during the trip across the water.  Once the guitar has reached your home, though, it's a different story. The biggest environmental...

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Audio and Video Systems

Audio and Video Systems

Design and Installation of Sound and Video Systems Backstage Music has been designing and installing sound systems in North Mississippi since 1978. We specialize in designing and installing church sound and video systems, and are the A/V contractor for most of the area's schools, government buildings, restaurants, and commercial buildings.  Not only do we design the systems and do the installation, we also provide on-site training and service after the contract has been completed. If you've been in the Golden Triangle for more than a few weeks, chances are you've heard and seen our work at church, when you dine...

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Violin Rentals

Violin Rentals

Backstage Music offers a wide range of violins for rent, including 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 4/4, and other sizes.  All our instruments are well-maintained, and the rental includes a case, and a good bow. Our rates ($20/month rental, and $5/month maintenance) are consistent with other violin rental businesses, but that's where the similarity between Backstage and others ends. Backstage Music has a simple, one page rental contract that's easy to understand.  We give discounts on rentals that span multiple months. The maintenance portion of your rental see covers all parts and labor needed to keep your instrument in top condition,...

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