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Music Man SUB Ray4

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

I was in the market to buy a bass, seeing as am now part of a band as the bass player and I don’t have a bass, I’ve just been playing my friends. I came across the Sterling by Music Man SUB Ray4. The Sterling line is very good, both the guitars and the basses. They are made overseas, and they don’t have some of the extras that come on the Music Man instruments such as the compensated nuts. The music man guitar at Musicians Friend play very well, sound good and look very good, so for the money, we cannot go wrong.

Music Man SUB Ray4

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Yamaha 76 Key Keyboard

Friday, November 29th, 2013

I am a novice piano player, but for the price, this electric piano is fantastic. It works perfectly with Mac Garage Band (download Yamaha Mac drivers). The grand piano sample sounds like a real piano. The led display helps with reading notes. There are 300+ samples, fun for the my nephews, and fun for me. It has a a nice resistive feeling between a real piano and a synth. The lower octaves have a heavier feel compared to the higher octaves. For the serious novice or the pro that needs a nice inexpensive portable, the yamaha 76 key keyboard with usb connectivity at musicians friend is a super bargain. In no way does this machine feel cheap. Yamaha created a wonderful machine, with the greatest respect for those on a budget.Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano

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Custom Metal Fabrication

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Sheet Metal Fabrication Division offer all types of fabrication, targets, stands, ornamental iron gates & fences, electrical cabinets, security front doors, roll cages, custom kids wagons, elevator parts, architectural, large retail fixtures etc. Their shop does all kinds of different fabrication from small items to large structures. Sheet Metal Fabrication Division builds out of everything from 20 gage sheet metal to 2″ thick solid steel motor/adaptor plates and to tube and pipe bending, handrails, etc. They can custom build most items out there, if they can’t they will let you know.  If you need a custom metal fabrication service like steel plate or bar bending, steel punching, shearing, milling, band saw cutting, welding, tube bending, no job to small or too big.

Metal fabrication refers to the process of constructing metal by changing the standard raw metal materials with the use of specialized tools and equipment. Metal fabrication techniques, depending on the temperature at which the metal is processed, can be either be cold, hot or warm.

Examples: forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, deep drawing, bending, spinning, etc.

Things we use everyday have been modified by one or many metal fabrication processes. A paper clip is just steel wire formed and it might have a vinyl coating on it. Automobile parts could be stamped then laser cut or others are laser cut and then bent with a press brake and powder coated. During this shopping season, take time to check out the store displays. Store fixture that displays product for consumers to purchase include quite a bit of metal fabricated parts. Processes used could be laser cutting of sheet metal or laser cutting holes in tube fabrication, tube or sheet metal can then be bent in press brakes or rolled through roll forming equipment. There could be drilling, welding and grinding, threading, pem inserts and many other processes involved.

You can stop by the website of Sheet Metal Fabrication Division to check out some of their products and services. Everything in their website store are made by them.  The price and product are worth the hassle.

 

 

 

 

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Jupiter 846RL Flugelhorn

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Jupiter 846RL is probably the best flugelhorn for the money going, IMO. It’s made in Taiwan but in the last few years their stuff has been much, much better than in years past. Not a bad horn at all and superior to the Blessing and other lower end models by most accounts. But don’t just take my word for it, you can find info on affordable flugelhorn at WWBW.

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