Monday, May 18, 2009

History jukebox


Coin-operated music boxes and player pianos were the first forms of automated coin-operated musical devices. These were soon followed in the 1890s by coin-operated phonographs. The introduction of recording on wax cylinder records made possible records which could survive many plays, and early operators converted cylinder phonographs to accept a coin, usually a nickel, which unlocked the mechainsm, allowing the listener to turn a crank which simultaneously wound the spring motor and placed the reproducer's stylus in the starting groove. Frequently exhibitors would equip many of these machines with listening tubes (accoustic headphones) and array them in "phonograph parlors" allowing the patron to select between multiple records, each played on its own machine. Some machines even contained carousels and other mechinisms for playing multiple records. However, by the early 1900s the novelty of the phongraph wore off and this, combined with the advent of phonographs in the home, as well as the increasing sophistication and volume of mechanical orchestrions in public facilities, led to the decline of the coin-operated phonograph industry.

The advent of electrical recording and amplification lead to a resurgence of the coin-operated phonograph.

One of the first successful selective jukeboxes was an automatic phonograph produced in 1927 by the Automated Musical Instrument Company, later known as AMI. In 1928, Justus P. Seepburg, who manufactured player pianos, created an electrostatic loudspeaker combined with a record player that was coin operated and gave the listener a choice of eight records.[1] The term "juke box" came into use in the United States in the 1930s, apparently derived from the African-American slang term "juke" or "jook", meaning "dance". The shellac 78 rpm record dominated jukeboxes until the Seeburg Corporation introduced an all 45 rpm vinyl record jukebox in 1950.
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Friday, April 24, 2009



Inception (1999-2004)

The band was formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev. and Matt Wendt. In the band's first few years, they released two demos in the years 1999 and 2000, entitled 1999 Demo and 2000 Demo. These demos were to be used to help them get signed to a record label", so says M. Shadows[1], on the All Excess DVD. Avenged Sevenfold's debut album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, was recorded when the band members were just eighteen years old and in high school. It was originally released on their first label, Good Life Recordings in 2001. After lead guitarist Synyster Gates joined the band, the introductory track "To End The Rapture" was re-recorded with the removal of the piano track. The album was subsequently re-released on Hopeless Records in 2002. Having settled on their fourth bassist (Johnny Christ), a follow-up album, entitled Waking the Fallen was released on the same label in 2003. Shortly after its release, Avenged Sevenfold was signed to Warner Bros. Records

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

guitar article

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Guitar and Bass Guitar ArticlesArticles, interviews and reviews for guitarists and bass guitarists plus tips and advice on getting the best out of your equipment. Some articles will be featured in the relevant instruments pages but we will be providing links here for the avid readers among you. All the article links on this page open in a new window so you can read the article then come back to the next one - Enjoy!!

Please Note:- Articles found in this section are not part of the MagPortal Search & can only be found via the Articles section, Relevant Instrument section or our own site search engine.
Bass Guitar Articles

Placing the Bass - 5.1 Mixing Techniques
written by by Mike Sokol who produces the column Sound Advice which has since grown to include over 500 internationally published articles on all aspects of live and production sound in publications like EQ Magazine, Gig Magazine, Pro Audio Review, Pro Sound and many others.

How to get a great Bass Sound in your Home Studio
Tips and advice from Michael Laskow TAXI CEO

Your First Bass Amp by Intermusic

"The Fab Finger Style of Laurence Juber" by Adam St. JamesGuitar.Com Article

Matthew Garrison: Born to the Bass
His remarkable speed and facility on electric 5-string fretted and fretless basses easily impressed the bass community, but it was Garrison's sophisticated chordal approach on the instrument that clearly set him apart from other chopsmeisters on the scene.
Guitar.Com Article

"Stu Hamm: The Bass Master Finds An Urban Groove
Even in a lower register, Hamm can humble even the most advanced six-string soloist, and he proves it again on Outbound, his latest opus.
Guitar.Com Article

Anthrax: Charlie Benante's Big Top
Anthrax's Charlie Benante plays mean double bass, writes songs, and runs the control board. What more can you ask from a drummer? Article

Four FAQs for Beginning Bass Players
Explanations of tuning, pickups, strings and biamping from MusiciansFriend.

Stu Hamm: Bad-fingers the Bass
In this extensive interview, Hamm, one of the first artists to join the roster of Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label, spoke with about his latest solo release, Outbound, how he turned fatherhood into creative inspiration, and about keeping things Youth-ful by Adam St. James.

Review: eMedia Bass Method, Volume 1
The eMedia Bass Method, Volume 1 breaks the instrument down to it’s basics, giving beginners a very solid foundation for learning the instrument. But the CD-ROM learning tool goes deep into the subject and covers the realm of bass playing far into what might otherwise be considered “intermediate” player territory. Article by J. Mochi Park at MusiciansFriend

The Insider Secrets to Learning Guitar – Pro Guitar Tips -- Learn from the best. The author of Pro Guitar Tips, Pete Williamson, has played on 2 x #1 Albums, gets to tour the world playing guitar for thousands of fans, is involved with a world famous record label, is a university qualified teacher, and has personally made hundreds of guitarists into awesome players.

So listen to what he has to say as he knows what he is talking about when it comes to learning guitar, or improving your guitar playing. He reveals all his unconventional tips, tricks and techniques with examples so you can learn the most efficient and fastest ways to play guitar like a pro. Click here to go there now.

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Guitar Articles

A Left-Handed Guitarist in a Right Handed World
The guitar lesson I never had. Charles Wright tells his story and shows lefties that hope is at hand!

Musical Scale Atlases Online has three versions of their left handed guitar chord chart book including a free 140 page .pdf version to try before you buy.

Rik Emmett
Left handed guitarist provides a few of his insights on being a left hand guitarist and other topics.

The Left-Handed Intonator/Conversion Kit article explores Saddleboys innovative new product for left handed guitarists.

This site for left handers in society provides everything from basic problems, information for parents, educators and employers to tips and advice posted by left-handed musicians.

Acoustic Guitar: Looking, Buying and Keeping provides some handy articles for newcomers on what to look for, guitar types, what to pay, where to buy, maintenance, repair and signal processing/recording for the first time buyer.

Fender Stratocaster
Strats are great guitars for hot-rod electronics work. It's easy to disassemble them and get at their guts without poking into a little cavity, and there are lots of cool ways to rewire them.
Guitar.Com Article

Digging the Pit guitar article by SLASH

"Axology: Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Brad Whitford"
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"The Aged 1957 Les Paul Gold Top Reissue" by Bill Park, Senior Editor
ProRec.Com Article

"Anatomy of a Song with Steve Vai: 'Incantation'"
Musician.Com Article

Triple Combo Platter: Hughes & Kettner Triplex, Marshall TSL601 and Yamaha DG60-112 by Douglas Baldwin
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Circuit City: Fender Cyber-Twin Stereo Combo" by Tom Beaujour
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Inventing a New Language: Richard Leo Johnson on the Changing Tongue of Guitar" by Matthew S. Robinson
Guitar.Com Article

"New Equipment: Guitar World's Expanding Collection of All The Latest in Guitar Gear" by Jeff Colchamiro
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Lok'd and Loaded: Ibanez Tone-Lok Pedals" by Dominic HiltonGuitarWorld.Com Article

"Studio & Studio Plus, Gary Moore Signature and Custom Electric Guitars" by Tom Beaujour
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"AXOLOGY: Dickey Betts"
GuitarWorld.Com Article

Guitar Tech Tips By Dennis Kambury
Wood Tone:- What does the type of wood have to do with the sound of a guitar? Article

Guitars & Humidity
With cooler days approaching, humidity control becomes a serious issue. The Problem:
Whether you play an inexpensive import or a top-of-the-line Martin, it is relatively certain you want to keep your instrument intact. Did you know that when your heater kicks on, the humidity drops precipitously - so much so that despite the wet weather outside, inside the typical suburban home it's about twice as dry as the middle of the Sahara Desert! While guitars can stand normal shifts in humidity, in conditions like that, the wood will shrink beyond its normal tolerance, leading to warping, cracks, or in extreme cases, structural failure! Fortunately, several solutions will help you protect your guitars from this onslaught of aridity... Article

"Commissioned Response: Sharon Isbin" by Adam St. James
An interview with this remarkable female classical guitarist
Musician.Com Article

"Recording The Acoustic Guitar" by Michael Laskow
While the acoustic guitar remains one of the most simple instruments by design, it also remains one of the hardest to get a great sound on in the studio.
Taxi.Com Article

Nine Inch Nails AxologyGuitarWorld.Com Article

"Guitar Miking Parts 1 & 2 and Guitar Miking Parts 3 & 4: Getting a Great Guitar Sound" by Barry Rudolph
Guitar.Com Article

"Wing Commanders" by Dominic Hilton
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Guitar Gone Global: Sharon Isbin's Big Adventure" by Adam St. James
Guitar.Com Article

"Nels Cline: Toy Story" by Bill Mikowski
Guitar.Com Article

"The Harder They Come: 311" By J.D. Considine
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Circuit City: Fender® Cyber-Twin Stereo Combo" By Tom Beaujour
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"Good 'n' Evil, Behringer Blue Devil GX112" By Emile Menasché
GuitarWorld.Com Article

"With a Twist: The Dean Martini" by Dominic Hilton

Digitech's Genetx Processors - Plug Your Axe into a Genetics Lab!
OK, so the Human Genome Project is a done deal. Human DNA has been cataloged and mapped promising huge benefits for humanity. All the while, the engineering crew at DigiTech kept an eye on the project wondering if the principles of DNA were applicable to the business of shaping sound. What emerged is an innovative family of four guitar processors that employ DigiTech's new GeNetX technology allowing you to create tone that, as they put it, is as unique as your own DNA...
GuitarWorld.Com Article
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Djembe African Hand Drum

Bali Treasures “Drum Factory” is a Musical Instrument Manufacturer. Located on the mystical island of Bali We are the largest Hand Drum Manufacturer & Exporter in Indonesia. From African style rope tension drums to Tunable hand drums we have a product for you. If you need drums for the Professional hand drummer or the beginner, we produce several levels for all markets. Drums are hand turned from #1 Mahogany Plantation wood as well as other varieties. We also produce many other ethnic percussion instruments as well as Synthetic Didgeridoos and Fiberglass hand drums.
Please review our on line catalog and e-mail with any information required.

Ordering from Bali Treasures is the same as buying Factory Direct, which allows Musical Instrument Wholesalers and Retailers a substantial cost savings. If you have never imported before we have all the information you will need to make things easy. View our ordering page for details

Bali Treasures also manufactures Custom Products. Special carvings, Paint styles, Your Logos and more with minimum quantities per style. .

List of our other Products include :
Rope Tension Djembes, Tunable Djembes and Ashikos, Bougarabous, Dun Dun, Ocean Drums, Hand Drums, Tongue Drums
Didgeridoos: Wood , Bamboo & PVC. Musical Chimes & Meditation Chimes, Shakers & Rattles, Maracas, Hurios, Rain Sticks, Flutes and many Kids Instruments.

Our Online Wholesale Catalog represents only a sampling of many Musical products produced by Bali Treasures. We continually add new items, so please check often or E-mail: for new products not in our Catalog. Also, please visit our resource page for more musical instrument resources.
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