Two of the leaders in design and sound of high quality digital amps have just released new offerings.
Boss has upped the ante with their hugely popular Katana amp range to now a Katana MKII version. With a bunch more amp sounds, dual effect pots for more control and a new editor offering a huge amount of new options. Their wasn't much to complain about with the version 1 with a great response and sound for little investment. The MKII Read More...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
A collective of local Melbourne Read More...
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...
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...
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...