<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:55:08 +0000 en hourly 1 <![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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<![CDATA[The NEW Limited Edition Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar®]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:52:36 +0000

Johnny Marr is best known as the strikingly dynamic guitarist-arranger-songwriter behind the Smiths, who redefined and ruled U.K. pop in the 1980s. A master of melody, layering and texture, Marr has brought his own instantly identifiable genius to the proceedings ever since, in stints with The The, Electronic, the Pretenders and Johnny Marr and the Healers, Modest Mouse, and the Cribs, to say nothing of his solo career and innumerable guest appearances. The Johnny Marr Jaguar is a fantastically non-standard model that is as distinctive as the sounds he wrings from it, with a wealth of highly specialized features ideal for the discerningly unconventional guitarist.

Now available in this limited edition colour. Click here to order today.

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<![CDATA[The Eastman Guitars TEST DRIVE Experience - A Cosmo Music EXCLUSIVE (from July 2nd - 30th, 2016)]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:21:54 +0000 Come into Cosmo Music this July and test drive some sweet instruments from Eastman Guitars!

From Saturday July 2nd to Saturday July 30th, come in-store to Cosmo Music, head to TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR, test drive any in-stock Eastman acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, banjo or mandolin and YOU will have a chance to WIN an....

Eastman AC-GA2CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic

Eastman AC-GA2CE Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar (valued at $899.00)!*

Eastman Guitars Promotion
See our CURRENT SELECTION of Eastman guitars

Saturday, July 30th from 2 - 5PM - Schmooze with the Eastman Guitars Expert!

BILL CONDON from Eastman Guitars will be available in TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR on Saturday, July 30th from 2 - 5PM to answer any of your questions about any of Eastman's acoustic instruments. This is the perfect opportunity to get information directly from the source.

About Eastman Guitars

Unrivaled quanlity is what Eastman Guitars is all about. Committed to a high standard of quality, Eastman Guitars use of premium tone woods and fine appointments, alongside the talent and accomplishment of its designers, craftsmen, and company philosophy continues one of the most fascinating musical traditions the world has known.

Promotion Terms & Conditions:
*Customers who test-drive any Eastman guitar, ukulele, banjo or mandolin will be given ONE (1) ballot from a Cosmo Music Guitar Specialist. ONE (1) ballot maximum per person, per household, per day regardless of the number of instruments test-driven. Ballot box will be displayed in guitar dept. between July 2nd - 30th, 2016 only. Winning ballot will be selected at random on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 5PM EST by an Eastman Guitars representative. Winner will be contacted via phone and/or email the week of August 1st - 5th, 2016.

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<![CDATA[The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer Stopping by CosmoFEST - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:32:48 +0000 Gibson Custom Shop Trailer at CosmoFEST - Saturday June 4, 2016

Gibson Custom Shop

The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer is rolling across Canada and making a SPECIAL TOUR STOP at Cosmo Music for CosmoFEST 2016. Filled with rare and Limited Custom Shop pieces, come aboard the trailer to glance, touch and play these beautiful one-of-a-kind instruments.

Gibson Custom Shop

Gibson sales staff will be on hand to help with any of your questions you may have!

About Gibson Custom Shop

For over 20 years Gibson Custom has proudly been the torchbearer of, not only Gibson’s legacy, but also American craftsmanship and the value of human ingenuity. We believe today, as we did 20 years ago, that there remains a place in this world for the best of the best and that there is a value in what we do that extends far beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a finely crafted Les Paul.

We take great pride in knowing that we bring the most discerning players and collectors in the World the most refined collection of Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars we have ever had the pleasure to craft. Through milestone achievements that reflect decades of a passionate commitment by Gibson Custom’s craftspeople, engineers, players and collectors from around the globe, today’s Gibson Custom proudly reflects Gibson’s century long-plus position as the World’s Finest Guitar maker.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Ian Thornley talks to us about new Big Wreck, working with producers, Suhr Guitars, CosmoFEST & more]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 17:02:58 +0000 Ian Thornley is one of Canada's greatest guitarists, and I was honoured to sit down with him, along with Doug Elliott from 94.9 The Rock to discuss Big Wreck's new project, as well as Ian's creative process and attitudes (including about how it's not the same as Bieber or Drake). We also talked about the kind of producers he likes to work with, as well as his guitar influences. It's clear from how he speaks (and obviously how he plays) that artistry and inspiration is at the core of Ian Thornley.

Watch the full interview

Ian Thornley on a new project from Big Wreck

Ian Thornley on 'Ghosts', being inspired by SRV and Albert King, and not playing the same game as Bieber or Drake

Ian Thornley on CosmoFEST and playing his first guitar at Cosmo Music


 

Ian Thornley with Big Wreck will be on the Main Stage for a FREE show at CosmoFEST June 4, 2016.


 

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

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<![CDATA[May is for Delay! Buy a select BOSS delay pedal and get a 6 pack of pedal patch cords for FREE]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 15:29:41 +0000

BOSS is offering a FREE 6 pack of pedal patch cords AND HOSA guitar cable with the purchase of the BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay pedal.

See the DD-500 in action:

BOSS is offering a FREE 6 pack of pedal patch cords with the purchase of any of these BOSS delay pedals:




Offer valid from May 1st - May 31st, 2016

CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Purchase a DD-3, DD-7, TE-2 or RE-20 BOSS pedal and receive a free 6-pack for Hosa CPE-606 pedal cables valued at $55.00. 
  • Purchase a BOSS DD-500 Delay pedal and receive a free 6-pack of Hosa CPE-606 pedal cables and a free Hosa 3GT-18C5 guitar cable valued at $73.00.
  • Offer valid on a new, eligible BOSS product purchased between May 1 and May 31, 2016 only.
  • Offer valid on products purchased through an authorized Canadian Roland and BOSS dealer.
  • Must be a Canadian resident.
  • While quantities last.
  • Limit 1 per customer.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
  • Proof of purchase is required. Please upload a copy of the itemized receipt in the form at http://ca.boss.info/delay.
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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:57 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Animals as Leaders' TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA are joining the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a joint guitar & drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Tosin Abasi and Matt Garstka at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

TOSIN ABASI - He's one of the best metal guitarists in the world, and this is not a hyperbolic statement. His truly innovative 'thumping' technique on the 8 string electric has created a new style of heavy metal, which he showcases in Animals As Leaders. His technicality is only rivalled by his creativity.

MATT GARSTKA - Animals As Leaders is a band that's constantly taking the metal world by storm, and Matt Garstka holds it down on the kit. His impressive skills amplify the power of the complex and creative riffage that defines the band's sound.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $15.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Just Announced: Special SUHR GUITARS Presentation with Rock/Fusion Virtuoso ANDY WOOD at CosmoFEST!]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:39:35 +0000 We're pleased to announce that rock/fusion virtuoso ANDY WOOD will be joining our 'Justice League' of musicians on Saturday, June 4th for CosmoFEST 2016! Andy will be  performing LIVE in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a special SUHR GUITARS presentation.

CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL"


 

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Andy Wood at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Experience the latest and greatest from SUHR GUITARS, schmooze with on-site Suhr Factory Representatives and bear witness to one of this generation's top influential guitarists. RSVP ONLY - SPACE IS LIMITED.

FREE RSVP Tickets

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 

SUBSCRIBE to our weekly emails to receive all the latest CosmoFEST news PLUS Cosmo Music sales, exclusive deals, contests, workshops, concerts & more.


 

Here's a little taste of Andy's incredible musicianship to hold you over until CosmoFEST:

About ANDY WOOD

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Currently touring as the guitarist and mandolinist for country super group, RASCAL FLATTS, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the new double album which showcases Andy’s vast musical influences and abilities.

Looking for an outlet for styles other than hard rock, Andy also released his debut solo album A DISCONCERTING AMALGAM. This instrumental record covers a broad range of genres including fusion, rock, metal, and acoustic bluegrass. Andy Wood is known for blurring the lines of preconceived genres. Andy has toured as a guitarist for various acts, including Rascal Flatts (current) Sebastian Bach, Disciple, and Scott Stapp.

For more on ANDY WOOD check out his website.

About SUHR GUITARS

Based in Lake Elsinore, California, JS Technologies was co-founded in 1997 by John Suhr and Steve Smith to produce the award winning Suhr Guitars and Custom Audio Amplifier brands. Cosmo Music is Suhr Guitars #1 retailer in Canada. Cosmo Music can also custom build your Suhr guitar to tailor you, contact us at support@cosmomusic.ca to get started.

SHOP SUHR


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music Announced as a MESA/Boogie Award Winning Dealer (again:)]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:53:00 +0000 MESA/Boogie The Randall C. Smith 2015 Award - Cosmo Music

Every MESA/Boogie amp is painstakingly made in Petaluma, California with the ongoing mission to hand-craft a better all-tube amplifier - this was first-hand witnessed by our Cosmo Team earlier this year at our MESA/Boogie Factory Tour. We also had the fortune to be the very first, outside John Petrucci and the MESA/Boogie team, to have a look at and try the John Petrucci JP-2C amp head. MESA crafts works of art - it is very easy to get excited and behind them here at Cosmo Music - which is most likely why we are MESA/Boogie's #1 retailer in Canada 2 years running.

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Cosmo Music is the only Canadian recipient of The Randall C. Smith “Spirit of Art in Technology Award” MESA/Boogie Dealer Award.

MESA was started by Randall Smith as a small repair shop in the early 1970's and the award is their highest honour:

It signifies not only excellence in sales performance by the dealer, but even more importantly that they exemplify the true “spirit” and “religion” of MESA/Boogie’s passion for overall excellence. Especially in the key areas of customer service & representation, promotion, merchandising (display), and interaction with their MESA/Boogie representative (product education). For understanding, appreciating and sharing with the world the awesome tone and craftsmanship of MESA/Boogie. For truly recognizing there is nothing else like it on the planet and “living it” as we do ourselves!

Cosmo Music is proud to offer the most unique selection in Canada; we eagerly unbox every new arrival.
Our team can also help you custom build your dream amp; contact us at support@cosmomusic.ca to get started today.

 

SHOP MESA/Boogie

 

MESA/Boogie amps are always an easy choice to post on Instagram:

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<![CDATA[Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event - FREE EVENT!]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:18:58 +0000 LIVE in person…

JOE CARDUCCI – Gretsch Product Marketing Specialist &

PAUL PIGAT – Canada’s TWANG-MASTER Guitarist

Multi-media presentation, “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going with Gretsch Guitars

LIVE band performance featuring PAUL PIGAT


Free of Charge, Open to the public, All Ages

Free Gretsch Swag & Prizes

PLUS attend for your chance to WIN a Gretsch G2420T Streamliner Electric Guitar! Must be present at event to be eligible for draw.

Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event

FREE RSVP TICKETS

Gretsch TWANG-O-RAMA Celebration & Concert Event

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Time: 7PM (doors open 6:30PM)
Where: Cosmo Music (10 Via Renzo Drive Richmond Hill, ON)

About PAUL PIGAT

You'd never think it to look at Paul Pigat, but behind that unassuming grin and underneath those Doc Watson glasses lurks one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed like so much canned heat into a single body. Blessed with a jazz man's sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo's soul, there aren't many genres of music that don't pull at Pigat's wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it's a mystery why Paul Pigat isn't a household name yet. Maybe he'd be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn't so darn good at so many different things.

Click here for more about PAUL PIGAT.

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