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OX4 Pickups

MINUTES WITH THE MAKER – OX4 PICKUPS

We had a chat with Mark Stow, owner and founder of OX4 Pickups. Made in the UK, OX4 Pickups are each hand-wound by Mark himself. Having carved a strong reputation for the OX4 low winds, based off the revered original PAFs, OX4 Pickups has now expanded to feature P90s, Strat pickups and some incredible takes on famous recorded tones from the golden era of guitar. In this brief chat, Mark generously offers his thoughts on pickups winds, magnets and Read More...

Music Junction YouTube Channel

We've recently launched a YouTube Channel. Hooray! Our primary focus will be working with local musicians to get up some great content. Including demos, reviews, interviews and regular comings and goings. We'd love you to have a look and if you'd like to see this side of things grow, subscribe and let us know what you want to see!   you can find us here - Music Junction YouTube Channel     Read More...

FENDER VINTERA SERIES IS HERE!

We had the pleasure of having a sneak peek at the new Mexican made Fender series a few weeks back. The Fender Vintera. Aimed squarely at those craving the classic years of Fender builds. Throw back colours like, Daphne Blue, Sea Foam Green, Inca Silver, Fiesta Red, Mocha and Surf Green combined with pickups voiced to be more like the originals these really stood out to us. Great value and an authentic Fender feel with period correct neck profiles. They Read More...

FREE Alges stand with Yamaha Student Brass & Woodwind

With the EOFY fast approaching we've bundled together a great offer for those purchasing a Yamaha Student Brass & Woodwind instrument. Select models come with a FREE Alges Pro Sheet Music Stand worth $95. A music stand is an essential tool as a beginner and we've bundled in one of the best that you should see last many years. While stocks last! See links here, Yamaha YCL 255 Student Clarinet Yamaha YAS280 Student Alto Saxophone Yamaha YSL154 Student Trombone Yamaha YFL212 Student Flute Yamaha YTR2330 Student Trumpet   Read More...

BEST DELAY PEDALS

Presenting a selection of our favourite and best delay pedals at Music Junction.   What's a delay effect? A delay or echo effect is the recording of an input signal, storing it, then playing it back after a period of time that you'll usually have the control over. With 3 main delay types, Tape Echo, Analog Effect units and Digital Units you can these days be as subtle or as adventurous as you like. In no particular order here are some of the Read More...

Albums on the spin : APRIL

What are we listening to? What's consuming our conversations at work? Does anyone care? Maybe ... Here is a taste for those wanting to sink some teeth into new and old stuff. Matt at Blackburn Artist: Deafheaven Album: Sunbather A recurring spin for me. It’s high energy and fast while being entrancing and atmospheric. Huge reverbs and black metal singing make for a great contrast. Saw them play in Melbourne again recently so it’s getting another thrash. Shaun at Camberwell Artist: Quantum Milkshake Album: Determination A collective of local Melbourne Read More...

What is a piano’s ‘action’ and why it matters

When looking to buy a piano there are many factors that ‘weigh in’ to the decision. Understanding a piano’s ‘action’ contributes to the development of good piano playing technique. What is a piano ‘action’? The piano ‘action’ is the mechanism that’s made up of over 30 parts that transfer the movement from the piano keys to the hammers. Its job is to translate the energy from the player's hands to the strings. What is a piano playing technique? Technique is the ability of Read More...

Cases & bags to protect your instrument

What's the best way to protect your instrument when travelling? Hard case? Soft case? What do I need to consider? Hopefully Music Junction can pass across some case experience and help your decision! Soft cases - the daily commute with your faithful companion will certainly be easier with a soft contoured case or bag. Most decent quality soft style protection bags provide shock absorbent padding or foam. It keeps the bags lightweight and super portable. Most include easy-to-carry backstraps, sling-style shoulder Read More...

Beginner instrument practice tools and tips

A challenge we face everyday meeting first-time players is passing on enough info and support when learning an instrument, so that it feels achievable and inspiring for the beginner. That first attempt learning an instrument too often ends in tatters, with said instrument under the bed or in the cupboard, and years later the conversation turns to regret for not having a proper crack at it. But persisted with properly, that first try could be a gateway to a lifelong Read More...

HARTKE BASS AMPS AT MJ

Since 1985 Hartke Bass Amps have pushed boundaries in the bass amplifier world. Through unique aluminium cone drivers producing huge tone to portable and heavy duty cab builds used by some of the worlds best bass players. We are proud to offer these stand out bass amps at Music Junction. With a focus on the HD bass combo series we think that the patented HyDrive speaker is sure to impress for home, recording and gig use. Find the range at Read More...