<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:49:51 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Meet the new MESA/Boogie Mark Five: 35. Compact Power.]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:36:57 +0000 The new MESA/Boogie Mark Five: 35 is here, bringing instantly gratifying tone in a compact package.

Check out the 1x12 combo here, and the head here.

The Mark Five: 35 has everything you love about the Mark Five: 25:

1. Lightweight Portability
2. Two Channel Simplicity & Instant TONE Gratification
3. Legendary Circuits from the Mark IIC+TM, Mark IVTM and Mark VTM

PLUS things that will make you love the 35 even MORE:

1. More Gigable Multi-WattTM Power Options: 35, 25 or 10 Watts per Channel
2. Compact, Lightweight 1x12 Combo Format
3. New Channel Independent SOLO Control
4. Richer, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb
5. Full Set of Cabinet Voices on Built-In CabCloneTM (now includes “Vintage”)

<![CDATA[Line 6 wants you to crank up the volume with their Instant Rebates!]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:51:55 +0000 Effects and recording are at the top of Line 6's game this year!

Here's what they are offering for this holiday season...

Line 6's multi-effects pedals give you a wide range of versatile sounds.

  • Receive a $50 Instant Rebate on M9 Pedalboard (use promo M950 coupon code at checkout)
  • Receive a $50 Instant Rebate on M13 Pedalboard (use promo M1350 coupon code at checkout)
  • Receive a $50 Instant Rebate on Delay Modeler DL4 (use promo DL450 coupon code at checkout)

The AMPLIFi family is a reinvention of the guitar amp, designed for living room aesthetics and modern tech integration.

  • Receive a $50 Instant Rebate on AMPLIFi 150 (use promo AMP15050 coupon code at checkout)
  • Receive a $100 Instant Rebate on AMPLIFi 75 (use promo AMP75100 coupon code at checkout)

The AMPLIFi FX100 Effect Pedal and AMPLIFi TT Effect Pedal

Contact TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at 905.770.5222 ext. 360

<![CDATA[Instant Rebates on select PRS SE Guitars and Basses]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:15:35 +0000 From Oct 5th - Dec 31st, 2015 (In-store only)

This is your chance to SAVE on that PRS SE axe you've been eyeing forever! And the savings are INSTANT at the till - no need to fill out any forms or dig up receipts!




  • SE Mark Tremonti Standards (TRS models) - $30 INSTANT REBATE
  • Santana Standard & Specials (STCS and SP models respectively) - $30 INSTANT REBATE
  • All Other In-stock PRS SE Models - $50 INSTANT REBATE
PRS SE Instant Rebates


Contact TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at 905.770.5222 ext. 360

<![CDATA[Ernie Ball Presents The Bonamassa Experience]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:33:55 +0000 Oct 1st - Nov 31st, 2015

YOU could WIN an unforgettable day with Joe Bonamassa and his vintage guitar collection PLUS a whack of other incredible prizes from Ernie Ball!

One lucky fan will win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles CA to spend time with Joe Bonamassa and a selection from his vintage collection, a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a Dunlop JP95 Bonamassa Cry Baby, a Dunlop JBF3B Bonamassa, and an Ernie Ball strings and accessories prize pack.

Buy a pack of select Ernie Ball guitar strings at Cosmo Music, look for your "Bonamassa Experience" 16-digit code on a paper insert inside the packaging and CLICK HERE to enter your code to see if you've won!

CLICK HERE for a full list of prizes

See a full list below of eligible Ernie Ball guitar strings for this promotion.

The Bonamassa Experience

<![CDATA[Taylor Guitars Takeover at Cosmo Music]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:08:59 +0000 Thurs Oct 1st - Sat Oct 3rd, 2015

UPDATE: Watch Michael Lille and Kenny Echizen go over the different Taylor body shapes at the Taylor Roadshow.

The experts from Taylor Guitars are making the trip from El Cajon, California to TAKEOVER Cosmo Music for 3 incredible days of free events, music, great deals, guitar giveaways and more! Admission is FREE for all events!

Taylor Guitars Takeover

Here's the rundown...

Thursday, October 1st at 7 PM

Taylor Guitars Roadshow

Taylor Guitars Road Show

Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)

An evening of guitar talk and demos with Taylor's friendly factory experts

  • Test-drive the latest Taylor models
  • Hear how guitar shapes and woods affect tone
  • Enjoy special pricing on custom Taylors
  • Road Show GS Mini Giveaway*


*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 to take home a GS Mini guitar. Specific GS Mini guitar model for giveaway will be announced at Road Show. Must be present at Road Show to be eligible for giveaway.

Friday, October 2nd at 4 - 8 PM

Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room

Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room Open House

Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room (inside Cosmo Music)

Schmooze with Taylor staff in Cosmo Music's brand new Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room - the only one of its kind in Canada!

  • Mix n' mingle with Taylor staff
  • Try out more than 100 Taylor guitars in-stock
  • Wine tasting and an assortment of cheese will be served**
  • Receive a FREE re-string voucher and a set of Elixir strings with Taylor guitar test-drive***

**Available while supplies last. Must be legal drinking age in Ontario to participate in wine tasting.

***A limited number of re-string vouchers and Elixir strings will be available for this promotion. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. ONE (1) set of strings and ONE (1) re-string voucher per person, per household, regardless of the number of guitars test-driven. While quantities last. Full details of FREE re-string voucher will be stipulated on printed voucher. Guitar must be in good playing condition to be eligible for a complimentary restringing. Cosmo Music reserves the right to determine complimentary guitar restringing eligibility by a Cosmo Music guitar repair technician. Vouchers are for re-string appointments made between Oct 5th - Oct 31st, 2015 only. Cosmo Music does not guarantee that service times will be available for this complimentary service. Limit of ONE (1) instrument per person. Complete set-up is not included in this promotion. Intonation, neck, nut, and saddle adjustments are also not included in this promotion. Regular rates and wait times will apply to any instrument that requires extensive adjustment.

Saturday, October 3rd at 11 AM - 6 PM

Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit

Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit Sales Event

Tom's Guitar Hangar (inside Cosmo Music)

Taylor’s Find Your Fit program offers you a personal consultation with an expert from the Taylor factory to match you with the Taylor guitar that’s right for you. We’ll identify your player profile and recommend the body shape and tonewood pairings that best match your playing style. We’ll answer any questions you have. And if you’re not sure where to begin, we’ll help you understand the basics. Come see us and find your fit.

A variety of giveaways will take place throughout the day.

Appointments are FREE and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of appointments available. Approx. length of appointment is 20 minutes.


But wait, there's more...

Visit Cosmo Music between Mon Sept 28th - Sat Oct 3rd, 2015 during store hours, test-drive any Taylor guitar and YOU could WIN A GS Mini PLUS 4 FREE guitar lessons from the Cosmo School of Music!†

All Taylor Guitars purchased during the Taylor Guitars Takeover event will receive a FREE bag of swag from Taylor Guitars!††

†Customers who test-drive a Taylor guitar will be given ONE (1) ballot from a Cosmo Music staff member. ONE (1) ballot maximum per person, per household regardless of the number of guitars test-driven. Ballot box will be displayed in the guitar dept. on Sept 28th - Oct 3rd, 2015 only. Winning ballot will be selected at random and winner will be contacted via phone and/or email the week of Oct 5th - 9th, 2015.

††available on a first-come, first-serve basis. While supplies last.

<![CDATA[NEW! MESA/Boogie Subway Amps and Cabinets adds the bottom in a light package]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:45:17 +0000 The MESA/Boogie Subway D-800 and Ultra-lite bass cabinets are in store!

The D-800 is a super portable tone machine. It's an ultra-lightweight, yet professionally power-rated Class D package for Bass.

Watch an overview:

MESA/Boogie Subway D-800

  • It's 5.5 lb. Portable Package - It will fit in your gig bag
  • 800 Watts of CLASS D Power 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms, 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms
  • 4 Band Active EQ plus Deep Switch & Proprietary Voicing Control
  • Designed & Handcrafted in Petaluma, California
  • Class D Power with 8/4 or 2 Ohm Impedance Switch for optimum Power to Load Performance
  • Active/Passive Input Switch
  • Play/Mute Switch
  • Preamplifier features: Input Gain with Clip Indicator (O/D LED), Variable Voicing (Flat to Vintage Scoop), Fully Active 4-Band EQ (+/- 12dB of Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble) plus Deep Switch (for enhanced low-end) and Master Volume
  • Balanced XLR Line Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches
  • Headphone Output
  • Auxiliary Input
  • Protection & Limit LED Indicators
  • 2 Speakon Speaker Output Jacks
  • Fan Cooled
  • Gig Bag w/Strap


The Ultra-lite cabs are the perfect companion. It's a simple, accessible package with uncompromising tone.

  • Designed & Handcrafted in Petaluma, California
  • Tuned Front Ported Tri-Port Porting™ w/Aviation style bracing (superior strength/reduced weight)
  • Lightweight Italian Poplar Cabinets – Legendary Mesa Quality Construction
  • Custom Subway® Neodymium Speakers & High Frequency Horn w/Premium Attenuator
  • Combination Speakon & 1⁄4” Input and Parallel Output
  • Recessed, Flip-Out Metal Handles
  • Black Bronco Vinyl with Black Metal Grille
  • Lexan Corners
  • Slip Cover
<![CDATA[FREE Guitar Workshop with Jeff Gunn - Hidden Sounds]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:26:06 +0000 "Jeff balances his knowledge of theoretical concepts with a very helpful and friendly tone that appeals quite easily to musicians of a myriad of skill levels"
- Andrew King, Editor, Canadian Musician

Jeff Gunn is a guitar tips columnist and has published over 70 articles internationally in Canadian Musician, Muzik Etc and The Guitar Magazine. He is endorsed by Godin Guitars, D'Addario Canada, Planet Waves and Levy's Guitar Straps and has performed Emmanuel Jal, Swizz Beatz, DMC, Kae Sun and opened for Peter Gabriel, K'naan, Janelle Monae and Bonnie Raitt.

With this workshop, discover your own method on guitar and also go beyond guitar performance examining 10 life lessons learned through musical study and performance.

  • a two-hour interactive workshop
  • guitar techniques
  • self-empowerment through music
  • personal storytelling
  • Q & A
  • book signing


Cosmo Music & Mayfair Music present Jeff Gunn's New Guitar Series Workshop

Date: Sat Sept 12, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

<![CDATA[Fishman Pickups and Greg Koch are hosting a FREE Guitar Clinic]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:18:39 +0000 “I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” -JOE BONAMASSA

Greg Koch has been called "fiendishly talented," “a twisted guitar genius,” and “the best kept secret in the guitar firmament" by critics and he's coming to Cosmo Music on Monday September 14th at 7 PM for a FREE guitar pickup clinic.

UPDATE: Greg Koch shows off the power of Fishman pickups with some furious chicken pickin'.

Greg Koch is an accomplished clinician for Fender and Fishman and his 12th release, On From The Attic is filled with bluesy goodness. Join us in TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at Cosmo Music on September 14th, no RSVP is required.

Fishman Pickups Clinic with Greg Koch

Date: Mon Sept 14, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Tom's Guitar Hangar (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Admission is FREE. No RSVP required.

Question? Contact TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at 905-770-5222 x360

Click here for our full line of Fishman Pickups

<![CDATA[#MyKorg Selfie Contest - ON NOW until Dec 31, 2015]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:12:10 +0000 Take a selfie of you and a Korg or Vox product at Cosmo Music and be entered for your chance to WIN! It's simple!

Post your selfie with #MyKorg to Instagram or Twitter and you could win a Korg DS-DAC-100M from Korg Canada.

Contest is open from August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015. Winners will be announced January 4th, 2016.

Korg Selfie Contest

<![CDATA[Buy One Get One FREE Select Martin SP Lifespan Strings - August 1st - 31st, 2015]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:19:34 +0000 ON NOW until Aug 31st, 2015 

Buy a set of select Martin SP Lifespan strings from Cosmo Music and receive another set for FREE!

Rich tone should last as long as the inspiration does.

Martin SP Lifespan strings are the next level in studio performance. Treated for long life, they repel dirt, grit and other environmental elements that can quickly alter the sound of your strings. The treatment is so incredibly thin, you won't even know it's there. SP Lifespans are designed to last longer and sound better so you can play on!

Martin SP Lifespan BOGO

See below for eligible string sets. While supplies last.