EVH Frankenstein - Hey there! This is Billy Reichling coming at you with a new series of posts that I will be calling memory lane. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a sales manager At Easy Music Center, and I am approaching my 13th year of employment with this great company. In the year 2000 media was starting to go digital and I embraced it very early by documenting and hoarding a lot of photos and memories . I was recently going through my old hard drive backups to clean up some digital clutter and found a lot of gold that I have been saving over the years. For this installment I’m sharing with you our segment on KHON about the famous EVH Frankenstein guitar we got in back in 2007 . I can’t tell you how nervous I was to be filmed with such an awesome guitar, this was many pounds and follicles ago . Enjoy.
Note from Peter Dods the onwer: Yea Billy! I was really nervous too man even though all I had to do was run my big mouth and not actually shred like you did. Wow. My hair was so bushy and I look so much younger here. This guitar is so sick! I have one in the box sealed that has never been opened for you crazy collectors out there. I think it is going to be worth a fortune one day. Let me know if anyone out there is ever interested in playing or owning this guitar. Everybody wants one….
Now that I can actually play guitar, I’m going to go out to the floor and give this EVH a test run. You make it look to EASY Billy….
The Roland SPD-SX is in! This is the latest and greatest of sample pads released by Roland. It comes with 9 pads, 2 extra foot trigger inputs, a big library of preloaded sounds, 16 preloaded kits, 100 user kits, Quick capture sampling, on board sound editing, built in assignable fx with 2 control knobs, and more! These are selling fast so come get yours quick or place your special order for this product at any of our three locations: Honolulu, Pearl City, and Kapolei.
Kanilea Tenor – This unique ukulele is for the person that is a collector (or someone who just thinks it looks sooo awesome)! It will hold value for years to come making it a great ukulele to pass down to your kids or grand-kids. Kanile’a goes to extreme perfection on this one! The koa premium tenor is truly one of the most beautiful looking and sounding ukulele we have ever came across.
Note from Peter the owner of Easy Music Center: My Buddy Chris and his wife tuned me into how cool this ukulele is. They saw a picture of it online, and they sent it to me asking if I could get them one. When I saw the picture I was blown away by how cool it looked. I inquired with Kanilea, and they told me they had 3 of them about to come off the production line. I quickly asked if I could have all three! We soon got them in, and I sent one off to Chris. He was so stoked on it! He made this song on soundcloud as a tribute to his new ukulele and to Easy Music Center. Check it:
One of our new Sales Associates, Tim Rose, happened to run into Chris at a songwriters shindig on Kauai. They ended up becoming friends and rapped about the new kick butt Kanilea Tenor Premium ukulele that Chris was toting around. It is a real eye catcher. Chris tells me that people come up to him after performances to tell him how much they like it (and how awesome he is). He shows it off in Jacksonville Florida and says no one has seen anything like it.
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Finally the gap has been bridged for confused bassists and guitarists alike! The Fender Bass VI was originally released in 1961 and has made it back into the 2013 product line in Fender’s “Pawn Shop” series. This instrument features a 30″ scale length which is a very happy medium for both guitar players and bass players to pick up the Bass VI and still feel at home. The pick up configuration on the Bass VI is also unique. It features two single coil pickups (neck and middle), as well as a soap bar in the bridge, lending a wide range of tones. In my video, I play this instrument through two amps: a Blackstar HT40 as well as a good old Ampeg SVT to demonstrate the amount of ground this six-string beast can cover. Come on down to Easy Music Center and check out this incredibly cool bass!
Mini Bongos? LP Mini Tunable Bongos (LPM199-AW) are simply a smaller version of the regular size bongos. These “mini” bongos are perfect for people who want to pretend to be giants or want a more portable instrument to take to the beach. These are also perfect for kids who want to get into percussion. Come on down to the nearest Easy Music Center today and check them out.