<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:20:59 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Weber's White Pianos - Elegance meets musicality]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:24 +0000 John talks about the appeal of Weber's elegant white pianos, and the high level of craftsmanship behind these instruments.

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<![CDATA[It's Coming Back! CosmoFEST's $10000 OPENING LINEUP GIVEAWAY]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:44:51 +0000 Back by popular demand

We are pleased to announce that our CosmoFEST $10000 OPENING LINEUP GIVEAWAY is making a return to CosmoFEST 2016 on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

$10000 opening lineup giveaway

Some may call us "crazy." Yes, we're crazy, "crazy for giving more stuff away."

Want to know how you can get in on this sweet giveaway? Here's the inside scoop...

Cosmo Music store vouchers will be given out on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE basis between 8AM and 9AM to only the FIRST 300 people in line.*

Best to arrive before 8AM as last year's lineup got pretty BIG.

All vouchers will contain a minimum of $25, 10 RANDOM VOUCHERS will contain $300*

You have a 1 in 30 chance of getting $300 to spend at CosmoFEST on whatever gear you want. Not too shabby.

*Additional Details: $10000 Opening Lineup Giveaway will be available for a limited time and while quantities last; Vouchers will be given on a first-come first-serve basis between 8AM and 9AM on June 4, 2016 to only the first 300 people in line at the front entrance of Cosmo Music. All vouchers contain a minimum of $25, 10 random vouchers will contain $300; the maximum sum of all potential vouchers issued is $10,250. One per household and/or family. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer. Valid for one transaction and must be surrendered to cashier. Limit of one Voucher per purchase.

And there's more...

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are comingahead 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 .

Andy Wood

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.

FREE RSVP Tickets (Will be available soon)

A full list & schedule of CosmoFEST Cosmopolitan Music Hall events and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

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.

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[Over 200 EXPERTS from over 120 Brands under a 12,000 SQ FT EXPO MEGA TENT Coming to CosmoFEST!]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:42:25 +0000 "We're going to need a BIGGER Boat..." JAWS anyone?!

Sorry, we mean... "We're going to need a BIGGER EXPO TENT!"

We're are pleased to announce that 200+ EXPERTS representing over 120 BRANDS will be on hand at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th in our EXPO MEGA TENT! We have had to almost double the size of our tent this year - bringing it to more than 12,000 SQ FT of musical instrument & gear goodness!

See if you can pick out some of your FAVOURITE BRANDS below:

EXPO Tent BrandsBesides getting to ask questions and mix n' mingle with these experts in person, you'll  have the opportunity to test out the latest product releases from NAMM & Musikmesse 2016!

PLUS make sure to visit ALL BOOTHS to get your ballots for your chance to WIN some truly sweet GRAND PRIZES (over  $30,000 in product will be up for grabs)!

GRAND PRIZES will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST 2016 - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO

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[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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<![CDATA[A look at the Roland Boutique synthesizers - Mini versions of the ones you love]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:06:18 +0000 John takes a look at the Roland Boutique collection. Legendary synthesizers in a mini package, updated for the modern musician.

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<![CDATA[Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience Coming to CosmoFEST!]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:46:14 +0000 FEEL THE RUMBLE

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Davies Harley-Davidson from Richmond Hill is bringing something real special to CosmoFEST this Saturday, June 4th! Introducing The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience!

CosmoFEST 2016 - Harley-Davidson Jumpstart Rider Experience

You may have heard people say that there’s nothing like being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Now, you can find out for yourself – even if you have no previous experience with motorcycles.

The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.
• No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience necessary
• Motorcycle will not tip over

You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform.

Ready to try it out? Then you better mark Saturday, June 4th on your calendar and make it out to ride this bad boy in person at CosmoFEST!

Davies Harley-Davidson

Can't wait until June 4th to ride a Harley? It's ok, we don't blame you. Visit Davies Harley-Davidson on 8779 Yonge Street here in Richmond Hill and check out their extensive inventory of brand spanking new and pre-owned hogs today!

 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST 2016 - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO

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 is Canada's first and only Taylor Premier Online Dealer]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:00:24 +0000 Taylor Guitars Premier Online Dealer - Cosmo Music

We are proud to announce that Cosmo Music has been recognized as Canada's first and only TAYLOR PREMIER ONLINE DEALER; this is a very exclusive group recognized by Taylor for serving the online community with high standards of Taylor guitar selection, customer satisfaction and professionalism.

Cosmo Music has always been behind the Taylor Guitars lineup since they first arrived in Canada in the late 1970’s. In fact Cosmo Music is officially Taylor Guitars first and oldest dealer in Canada.

Canada's Taylor Premier Online Dealer

• Our in-house Professionally Trained Technicians unboxed, set-up and test every Taylor Guitar we sell to guarantee excellent playing condition
• Our Photography Team takes high-resolution photos of every Taylor Guitar we offer, allowing you to examine and select the exact serial guitar
• Our extensive in-stock inventory is un-matched and always includes between 80-100 unique models in-stock every day
• Our Customer Support Team is ready to help
• 30-day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

 

The Right Fit

Taylor Guitars Introduction Page

Not all guitars are the same, and each person has a specific preference - our Taylor Guitars page helps introduce how to identify your player profile and recommend the body shape and tonewood pairings.

Taylor by Shapes

Taylor Guitars ShapesEach body's unique dimensions help define its fundamental voice. Choosing a body shape is often a good way to narrow your guitar search and find a guitar that feels right for your needs; from small and intimate to big and powerful. See what shape suits you.

Taylor by Woods

Taylor Guitars WoodsA guitar's woods – plus the design techniques of the builder – help season its overall sound. A guitar's top is the first filter and generator of the amplified string sound, and as such, it has a huge impact on the sound of the guitar. The back and sides help flavour the overall sound. See what wood suits you.

 

Choose Your Serial

No two cuts of wood are going to look the same - no two guitars are going to look the same. Every guitar (every serial build) is painstakingly photographed by our in-house Photography Team in multiple comparable views - so that the exact serial guitar can be chosen.

Stock images don't cut it; Cosmo Music is the only retailer in Canada that takes these steps to ensure the right serial guitar gets into the right hands.
Choose your Guitar - Cosmo Music Zoom ToolCosmo Zoom Tool: examine each high-resolution photo.

Choose your Guitar - Each Guitar is Photographed in our Photo StudioEvery Taylor Guitar (each serial build) is photographed in multiple comparable angles by our in-house Photo Studio.

Choose your Guitar - Cosmo Music Compare ToolCosmo Compare Tool: compare and select the exact serial.

 

Review & Demo Videos

Our Video Team captures as much Taylor as we can! And there are lots of opportunities... many times a year Taylor Guitars experts visit with us (Find Your Fit Events, Taylor Road Shows, Staff Education) and we always make sure to stop by Taylor's home in El Cajon on our annual pilgrimage to the NAMM show in California. Check out our Taylor Guitar YouTube videos.

 

Cosmo Music Quality Assurance

Cosmo Music Quality Assurance
You can take peace of mind knowing that every Taylor Guitar has been unboxed, set-up and tested by one of our in-house professionally trained technicians. This is a timely process that is not undertaken by our competitors, and how we are able to guarantee excellent playing condition. Also included in this assurance is a complimentary in-store instrument check-up within 1-year of purchase. See what we do differently.

 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Cosmo Music will exchange or return for full refund items purchased within 30 days if in un-used new condition and in original packaging. See complete Returns & Exchanges detail.

 

We are Here to Help!

Our team can help find the right guitar for you - we can also can help custom build your dream guitar to tailor you (pun intended).
support@cosmomusic.ca
1-800-463-3000

 

Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room

Come for a visit! Cosmo Music is also home to the the world's first dedicated Taylor Guitars Acoustic Room.
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The Largest Selection of Taylor Guitars in Canada is Here at Cosmo Music

Our extensive in-stock inventory is un-matched and always includes between 80-100 unique models in-stock every day as well as the complete line of TaylorWear and Taylor Collectibles.

SHOP TAYLOR GUITARS

The Largest Selection of Taylor Guitars in Canada is here at Cosmo Music

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music & Ernie Ball Music Man Present JOHN PETRUCCI Exclusive Limited Meet N' Greet Session]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:28:59 +0000

UPDATE:

Did we snap your meet n' greet photo with JOHN PETRUCCI? Find them here! 

You heard right folks! "GOD" also known as JOHN PETRUCCI is stopping by Cosmo Music
THIS SATURDAY, April 16th between 2:30 - 3:30 PM

ALL FANS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AT COSMO MUSIC TO HELP GIVE JOHN A WARM WELCOME!

JOHN PETRUCCI

Cosmo Music & Ernie Ball Music Man Present JOHN PETRUCCI

In Conjunction with 94.9 The Rock

Date: Saturday April 16, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM (check-in an hour early, 1:30 PM)
Where: Cosmo Music (10 Via Renzo Drive Richmond Hill, ON)

MEET N' GREET TICKETS SOLD-OUT!
100 fans have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the man himself PLUS a signing card!

 

NOTE:

Photography for MEET N' GREET Ticket Holders

A photographer will be on-hand to take photo of you with John. A web link will be sent to all attendee email addresses within 48 hours of the event to access your photo. Attendees will not be allowed to take any selfies. The use of any personal recording devices (smartphones, point & shoot cameras, DSLRs etc.) will not be permitted.

DREAM THEATER at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Get your complete DREAM THEATER fill as the group presents "The Astonishing" Live at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts later that evening! Very few tickets are left!

 


About JOHN PETRUCCI

He is best known as the Grammy-nominated guitarist and founding member of the progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. JOHN PETRUCCI is also the band's producer and main lyricist as well as an original member of the acclaimed LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT with Tony Levin. John is a long standing veteran of Joe Satriani's prestigious G3 tours with Steve Vai, Erick Johnson and Paul Gilbert.

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