<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:13:13 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Eastman Guitars Gives Back - Get a FREE Cosmo Music gift card when you buy an Eastman guitar or mandolin]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:02 +0000

There hasn't been a better time to snag that Eastman guitar or mandolin that has caught your eye.

This month and for a limited time, buy any new in-stock Eastman acoustic & electric guitar or mandolin and receive a Cosmo Music gift card worth up to $200!*

For Eastman guitar purchases between $500 - $1,000 before taxes, receive a $100 Cosmo Music gift card.

For Eastman guitar purchases $1,000+ before taxes, receive a $200 Cosmo Music gift card.

See Our Inventory of Eastman Guitars Now

Additional Details:
*Promotion valid on eligible, new and in-stock instruments only. Offer valid from Oct 3rd - Oct 15th, 2016 while quantities last. Promotional gift cards cannot be exchanged or transferred for cash. Gift card cannot be used towards purchase of eligible Eastman instrument during the promotional period. It can only be redeemed between Oct 16th - Dec 30th, 2016 and in-store only. This card can only be used at the store (10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, ON) and cannot be used for online purchases. The value of this card will not be replaced if lost, stolen or used without permission. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts (including school, teacher or student discounts), coupons, promotions or special offers. Cosmo Music reserves the right to amend or cancel this promotion at any time for any reason without notice.

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<![CDATA[Watch our review of the boutique Milkman 20w Creamer guitar amp]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:23:37 +0000 Milkman is all about boutique quality. Handwired and well-voiced, this is a truly unique and special guitar amp for the guitarist with a discerning taste.

Watch Austin review the amp below.

Order the Milkman 20w Creamer guitar amp here.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Guitars' Factory Experts are Coming Back to Cosmo Music This October!]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:07:30 +0000 The experts from Taylor Guitars are making the trip from El Cajon, California to Cosmo Music THIS OCTOBER for 2 fun and FREE events! This is your chance to get expert advice straight from Taylor Factory Experts PLUS there will be some sweet guitar deals, giveaways and more.

Thursday, October 27th at 7PM

Taylor Gutiars Road Show

Taylor Guitars Road Show

Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music, 2nd floor)

Learn how guitar shapes and woods affect tone, get helpful tips on how to find the right guitar PLUS there will be special pricing on custom Taylors. Don't forgot to pay a visit to Canada's only Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room where you will bear witness to more than 100 in-stock Taylor guitars. This is the largest selection of Taylor Guitars in Canada!

Taylor GS Mini

One last thing... one lucky Road Show attendee will be going home with a brand new Taylor GS Mini!* $739.00 retail value

Get Your ROAD SHOW RSVP Now!

Saturday, October 29th at 11AM - 6PM

Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit Sales Event

Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit Sales Event

Tom's Guitar Hangar (Guitar Dept.)

Taylor’s Find Your Fit program is all about finding the Taylor guitar that is right for you. You'll get a personal one-on-one consultation with a Taylor Factory Expert, helping identify your player profile and recommend the body shape and tonewood pairings that best match your playing style. They will answer any questions you have. And if you’re not sure where to begin, they will be more than happy to help you understand the basics.

Consultations are approximately 20 minutes, FREE to book and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only a limited number of appointments are available.

Book your Find Your Fit Consultation Now!

Taylor Guitars Cosmo Music

See the LARGEST SELECTION of Taylor Guitars in Canada

Additional Details:

*Roadshow attendees will have the opportunity to enter a ballot upon entry into the Road show. Maximum of ONE (1) ballot per ticket holder will be accepted at the door upon entry into the Music Hall. ONE (1) winning ballot will be selected at random at the end of the evening for guitar giveaway. Specific GS Mini guitar model for giveaway will be announced at the event. Winner must be present at Roadshow to be eligible for giveaway.

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<![CDATA[Rockstars In Cars (visiting Cosmo Music) with JOHN PETRUCCI - Watch the web series here]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:53:49 +0000 A few months ago, we picked up Dream Theater guitar god John Petrucci from his hotel downtown and drove him up to Cosmo Music. We geeked out on The Astonishing, Disney, Game Of Thrones, guitars, and much more.

Watch Rockstars In Cars (visiting Cosmo Music) with John Petrucci. STAY TUNED for more NEW videos every Monday and Friday!

Episode 4:

John Petrucci thinks being called 'God' is hysterical

Episode 3:

John Petrucci compares 'The Astonishing' to Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and The Godfather

Episode 2:

John Petrucci compares the Tesla Model S to the NOMACs from 'The Astonishing'

Episode 1:

John Petrucci feels the groove of Disney's 'Let It Go'

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<![CDATA[Dave Miner from Yamaha looks at the amazing amp modeling of the THR100 series of Guitar Amps]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:41:38 +0000 The Yamaha THR100H Single and Dual Amp heads are next-level amp heads with superior modeling features. Dave Miner goes through what makes this series unique and versatile.

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<![CDATA[Austin reviews the Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:56:15 +0000 The Seagull S6 Original is a guitar perfectly fitted for the price point. A well built solid top acoustic guitar perfect for a beginner or intermediate player. Watch the review below.

Seagull S6 Original

Click here to order The Seagull S6 Original online.

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<![CDATA[Watch LIVE performances from Yukon Blonde, Big Wreck, and more on the MAINSTAGE at CosmoFEST 2016]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:55:37 +0000 The Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO was absolutely lit this year, with performances from Big Wreck, Yukon Blonde, Brass Transit, Mark Wood, and Serenade Duo. Watch the performances below:

Big Wreck - That Song

Yukon Blonde - Saturday Night

Yukon Blonde - I Wanna Be Your Man

Yukon Blonde - Como/Wind Blows

Brass Transit - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Brass Transit - Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away

Mark Wood feat. The Markville Orchestra - Any Way You Want It/Don't Stop Believin'

Serenade Duo

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<![CDATA[Watch Andy Wood's "The Shredneck Invitational" at Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:13:55 +0000 Andy Wood is one of those players that can just play any style on electric guitar. From chicken pickin' to virtuoso shred guitar, his technique is honed to perfection. Watch him demonstrate his insane abilities and talk about the technique and "'tude" behind his playing.

Watch the FULL clinic below:

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<![CDATA[NEW Fender Deluxe Series - Fender tradition, and then some]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:41:11 +0000

The Nashville Tele guitar, introduced in 1997, set the tone for the Deluxe series of guitars and basses. The new Deluxe models have the traditional look and feel, but with powerful pickup variations and other specialized features. Today’s Deluxe series includes Fender’s hottest-sounding Stratocaster and Telecaster models, several of its most powerful active basses, and the enormously successful original Jaguar Bass.

To your left, is a FULL LISTING of all the Deluxe series instruments coming to or already in-stock at Cosmo Music!

Below is a detailed overview of each model in the Deluxe series.

Fender Deluxe Series 1

Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster

With its classic body contour, timeless Fender styling and more, the Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster features upgraded electronics for scorching Texas tone, including three high-output Texas Special™ pickups. A special V6 rotary switch delivers six distinctive tone settings and can be bypassed by the guitar's built-in S-1 switch, giving this guitar some serious horsepower.

Disguised as the middle tone control knob, the Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster's new V6 rotary switch gives you six distinct onboard preamp tone settings, from wiry single-coil to searing lead.

 
Fender Deluxe Series 6

Deluxe Lone Star Stratocaster

The updated Deluxe Lone Star Stratocaster delivers versatile hot-rodded Texas tone, with a powerful combination of hot-sounding Texas Special neck and middle pickups, a full-throated Fender Twin Head humbucking bridge pickup, and an S-1 switch built into the volume knob to select the outer coil of the bridge pickup for single-coil tone.

Fender Deluxe Series 7

Deluxe Stratocaster

A tonally versatile guitar with time-honored Fender style and sound, the Deluxe Strat has a few tricks up its sleeve. Special switching unlocks extra pickup combinations for those moments you find yourself needing a little extra kick to stand out. Combining noise-free performance with enhanced playing comfort, this sleek instrument is a truly deluxe performer that excels on stage and in the studio.

Three Vintage Noiseless™ pickups offer all the clarity and articulation you’ve come to expect from Strat pickups—with no hum. A push/push mini-switch discretely tucked away between the tone controls, yet still easy to reach, activates the bridge pickup in positions four and five on the selector. Use the bridge and neck pickups together or combine all three pickups for flexible tone that can meet the needs of any song. Enjoy smoother travel when using the tremolo bridge, thanks to the modern two-point synchronized design, which includes bent steel saddles for classic aesthetics. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12”-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes.

The ash body bears a highly durable gloss polyurethane finish that will easily stand up to hard playing, keeping the instrument like new for years to come. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a three-ply B/W/B pickguard, along with aged white pickup covers, control knobs and switch tip. Melding classic Fender style and sound with upgraded modern components, the Deluxe Strat is perfect for players who need a wide variety of authentic Fender tones on tap.

Fender Deluxe Series 8

Deluxe Stratocaster HSS

Fat, hard-rockin’ sound and elegant Fender style unite in the Deluxe Strat HSS, a versatile tone machine with power to spare. The rich, warm humbucking bridge pickup adds a touch of thickness to the instrument’s voice, while special electronics ensure traditional Strat tone is close at hand; ready to go at a moment’s notice. A time-tested performer on stage and in the studio, this graceful performer with smooth, comfortable playing feel will easily handle any sonic needs that arise.

Two noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless™ pickups inhabit the neck and middle positions, cranking out traditional, crisp Strat tones. The Twin Head Vintage humbucking pickup in the bridge position has moderate output, warm tone and even string response, as well as including a thick aluminum base plate to reduce magnetic interference. For traditional Strat tones, simply tap the S-1™ switch atop the volume knob to select the rear coil of the bridge pickup—voila, instant classic Strat sound. Enjoy smoother travel when using the tremolo bridge, thanks to the modern two-point synchronized design, which includes bent steel saddles for classic aesthetics. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12”-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes.

The alder body bears a highly durable gloss polyurethane finish that will easily stand up to hard playing, keeping the instrument like new for years to come. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a three-ply mint green pickguard, along with aged white pickup covers, control knobs and switch tip. Sporting authentic Fender style and versatile sound, the Deluxe Strat HSS is the ideal instrument for players who need a variety of tones for the stage or the studio.

Fender Deluxe Series 3

Deluxe Nashville Telecaster

As down-home and sophisticated as the city it's named for, the Deluxe Nashville Tele® guitar comes with a Tex-Mex™ Stratocaster pickup in between two Tex-Mex Telecaster pickups. This array, combined with five-way Strat-o-Tone™ switching, makes it one of the most versatile Telecaster models we make. Features include ash (Amber, Honey Blonde) or alder (Candy Apple Red, Brown Sunburst) body, maple or rosewood fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, brown shell pickguard, vintage-style tuners and vintage-style six-saddle bridge.

Fender Deluxe Series 4

Deluxe Telecaster Thinline

Light in weight, but not sound, the Deluxe Telecaster Thinline is crafted with timelessly elegant style and authentic Fender tone. Crisp and articulate, with a versatile voice that cuts through a busy mix, this stage-tested design is the ideal combination of modern features and traditional aesthetics. With a little bit of extra ‘magic’ up its sleeve, this instrument is as flexible as it is distinctly stylish.

Two noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless™ Tele pickups produce rich, detailed tone, with the balanced string response, definition and twang you’ve come to expect from a Tele. The semi-hollow construction imparts seductively warm overtones to the traditional Tele sound, creating a slightly throatier voice. Four-way switching adds an exciting dimension to the traditional Tele pickup combinations—position four combines the bridge and neck pickups in series for hotter output and punchier midrange. Enjoy increased sustain and slightly thicker tone that complements the famous Tele twang, thanks to the modern six-saddle sting-through-body bridge with block saddles. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12”-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines with vintage-style buttons provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes.

The alder body bears a highly durable gloss polyurethane finish that will easily stand up to hard playing, keeping the instrument like new for years to come. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard, along with knurled flat-top control knobs and a black switch tip. For players who want classic Fender semi-hollowbody tone with a bit of edge, the Deluxe Telecaster Thinline is ready to step up with its modern features and authentic style.

Fender Deluxe Series 5

Deluxe Active Dimension Bass

A bold entry into Fender’s legendary family of electric basses, the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass brings upgraded features and components to the working musician. A true player’s instrument, designed for discerning bassists, this bass is ready to hit the stage with authentic Fender tone and standout modern style. Easy on the eyes (and the wallet) this instrument delivers at every level.

A pair of Dimension humbucking pickups powers this tonally diverse beast, offering rich, full-range sound with smooth highs, beefy lows and punchy mids that are just right for powering through a mix. The five-way pickup switch offers tons of tonal variety, allowing you to select any combination of pickups as well as using just the inner or outer coils. Combining the muscular 18V preamp and active three-band EQ with these versatile pickups unlocks a wealth of sonic variations that will match any song’s needs. The modern “C”-shaped neck profile is ideal for all playing styles and makes it easy to play fleet-fingered lines. The contoured neck heel allows you easily reach the upper registers, while the 12”-radius fingerboard with medium jumbo frets is designed for comfort and speed. The HiMass™ bridge creates increased sustain along with enhanced intonation accuracy and tuning stability.

The sleek contours of the double-cutaway body are designed for ergonomic comfort, hugging the player’s body while showing its Fender pedigree. The stylishly functional aesthetic appointments include knurled flat-top control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, 3-ply B/W/B pickguard and pearloid dot inlays. Offering pro-level performance at an affordable price, the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass is perfect for tonehounds who need a variety of tones night after night.

Fender Deluxe Series 2

Deluxe Active Jazz Bass

The Deluxe Active Jazz Bass® guitar was designed for the working bassist, with classic styling and modern features including an alder body, "C"-shaped maple neck, two dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ Jazz Bass pickups with nickel-plated pole pieces, three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass boost/cut, four-ply brown shell pickguard and a variety of finishes (see specifications).

Fender Deluxe Series 9

Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special

For players who find themselves alternating between a variety musical styles at a moment’s notice, the Deluxe Precision Bass® Special is the perfect companion on stage and in the studio. Designed for powerful, flexible tone with smooth playing feel, this robust and rich-sounding bass combines the best features of Fender’s classic basses to create a “hybrid” model with sleek, authentic Fender style but is packed with new tones.

There’s a wealth of useful tones hiding inside this bass’ pickups and electronics. Powered by a punchy vintage-style split-coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position and a growling Vintage Noiseless™ Jazz Bass bridge pickup, this bass rises to any occasion. The robust control scheme includes a three-band active EQ with treble, mid and bass controls—each with boost and cut to accurately shape your tone—along with a pan pot for precision blending of the pickups’ potent sound. The active/passive switch makes it easy to access both vintage-styled and modern voices, further extending this instrument’s sonic flexibility. The Fender HiMass™ bridge improves every note’s sustain and resonance, while enhancing the attack for lively tone that lets your sonic personality shine through. The “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and hosts a 1.5” synthetic bone nut and fast-playing 12”-radius fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.

The alder body bears a durable gloss polyester finish that looks great under the spotlight while being tough enough to shrug off the abuse of gigging and traveling. Classic Precision Bass appointments include knurled flat-top control knobs, nickel/chrome hardware, black pickup covers, pearloid dot inlays and a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard. A pure tone machine with classic Fender sound and style, the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special is a true performer, equally at home on stage and in the studio. Includes deluxe gig bag.

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<![CDATA[The NEW Flea Signature Bass is red hot]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:36:28 +0000

Flea’s funk- and jazz-influenced basslines helped propel the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the top of the rock and alternative charts while redefining the role of bass in the modern era. Flea’s unique playing style brought a welcome breath of fresh air to the musical landscape of the past four decades, inspiring countless bassists to add a funky touch to their sound while exploring new techniques and harmonic possibilities. To celebrate his enduring influence, we’ve recreated his prized Shell Pink ’61 Jazz Bass that he received from a fan and used to record the Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway, as well as with the supergroup Atoms For Peace.

A pair of vintage-style, American-made Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups provides classic, original-era Fender tone with clear articulation, clear low end definition, up-front midrange punch and singing high end. The vintage-accurate stacked concentric controls shape the pickups’ volume and tone, as well as allowing the pickups to be blended in any ratio. The Flea Jazz Bass plays fast and easy, thanks to its period-accurate 21-fret “U”-shaped maple neck with a smooth RoadWorn® urethane finish on the back, plus a 7.25”-radiusrosewood fingerboard with a 1.5” wide nut. The vintage-style bridge sports four threaded steel “barrel” saddles, adding a touch of crispness to enhance the attack for tone that can power through a busy mix.

Shell Pink is the rarest of Fender’s classic Custom Color finishes, and Flea’s ’61 Jazz Bass is quite possibly the only one in existence. We’ve carefully recreated his personal instrument’s exact faded shade as it exists today, and then applied an eye-catching Road Worn nitrocellulose lacquer finish that perfectly replicates Flea’s playing wear. A special neck plate engraved with Flea’s own artwork commemorates the inspiration behind this instrument. Other aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware, 3-ply tortoiseshell pickguard and aged white dot position inlays. Melding rhythm and melody with fierce personal style, Flea’s left his mark on modern music, and the Flea Jazz Bass is the perfect tool to make your own.

Click here to order today.

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