August is here and now is the time to get ready for school band and orchestra. If you are in need of an instrument for school band or orchestra, you must read our web page on Buying vs. Renting. Our band and orchestra instrument purchase programs for student instruments make buying the right financial choice for most families. Learn why by clicking here. But if you don't feel buying is right for you after reading Buying vs. Renting, we have rental instruments at very competititve rates. Plus, we have Central Washington's largest selection of printed music in stock. Avalon Music is your family music center.
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Welcome to the Avalon Music community!
This is the resource website for Avalon Music. Join our community and live more musically. You will find lots of product demo videos here, as well as listings for teachers, musicians and bands.
We have Central Washington's largest selection of instruments, equipment, accessories and printed music, but do not sell any products here. Our prices are as low or lower than any prices you will find on the web or in catalogues. Just give us a call at 509.663.7300 or email us.
Here's a great video from Blackstar on its terrific ID:Series and ID:Core amplifiers available at Avalon Music.
We are often asked about the difference between Arranger Keyboards and Workstation Keyboards when folks come by the store. Here's a great video done by Rich Formidoni, Korg's Product Training Manager for the USA. Rich explains the difference between arranger keyboards and workstation in several different ways. Come down to Avalon Music to get the keyboard that is perfect for you.
Martin Guitars coming back to Avalon Music!
The Martin Experience - Friday June 20th 2014 6:00PM
This event is FREE!!!
Avalon Music @ 532 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee
Take part in a lively Q&A session, see product demos and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world!
String Patrol Special at this Event:
Buy any set of Martin strings, get a FREE set of SP Lifespan Strings
During event only, while supplies last.
Avalon Music www.avalonmusic.com
Please RSVP so we know how many chairs to have available.
It's Guitar Month all April long at Avalon Music, with special pricing on all our guitars. Plus, our Facebook contest this month is - post a photo of you and your guitar on Facebook, add a comment about why you love your guitar, and then tag Avalon Music or send us a copy. You'll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate.
And just in case you're interested in bringing home a "forever" guitar - here's a video with some ideas.
The new Blackstar ID:Core guitar amplifiers were introduced at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, winning Best in Show.
These amps have an intuitive controls set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of being programmable, allowing you - the guitarist - to custom design your own sound: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone your hearing in your head. The effects are stunning stereo modulation, delay and reverb.
Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community and the USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer.
We took these amps for a "test drive" this month and they really are the most surprising new amplifiers we have ever heard. Terrific sounds that are absolutely huge in a small, affordable package. From $99 to $199 - what a screaming deal! And they're on their way to Avalon Music.
Here's a couple of videos from Blackstar to start the excitement!
The new Fender George Benson Signature Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier is here! Take a few minutes to listen to a wonderful video of George talking about his connection with Fender and this new amp. George Benson is so cool!
The GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a 40-watt 1x12" combo. It has the full bottom end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp—including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone; especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen speaker and the solid-pine cabinet increases clarity and resonance. This wonderful amp has clean and "drive/more-drive" channels, Fender spring reverb, an effects loop, and a deluxe padded cover and two-button footswitch.
Our friends at Blackstar have hit a hoe run with the new ID series of solid state amps. Yes. Solid state. But you won't believe it when you hear them.
The new ID: Series represents a truly groundbreaking achievement, combining unique innovations, an intuitive, traditional control set and the versatility of programmability.
Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break-up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise - True Valve Power means loud as valve™.
The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of.
The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.
Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer.
An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching functionality complete the package.
And they are on their way to Avalon Music! Here's a video for more on the ID Series.
Steve and LaVon are on their way to the NAMM Show in sunny Anaheim where they will be looking for new products to bring back to all our friends and customers throughout Central Washington. As they keep us informed with stories and photos - and maybe some live video - we'll be posting as much as we can. Keep your product requests coming - maybe they can give us sneak peek at some of products you want to see!
We just received a shipment of Roland keyboards - digital pianos, sythesizers and work stations. But there is one special piece you really need to check out. It's the Roland AX-09 Lucina - a portable synth or key-tar - and an absolute cool piece that is a blast to play. Plus, Roland has a promotion running through the end of the year. Get a $100 rebate!
You need to take a peak at this Roland video of Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater rockin' on his Lucina!
Line 6 has a monster promotion for the rest of 2012. Get a $200 instant rebate on your purchase of a Line 6 James Tyler Variax Guitar (which we just happen to have in stock). Buy any - that's ANY - Line 6 DT Series amplifier (the most versatile, best-sounding tube amplifier on the market - and yes, more on are the way) and get a $150 instant rebate.
And if you want to put together the ultimate Dream Rig, buy a Line 6 HD500 or POD Pro (yep, they are on the truck, too), a James Tyler Variax and a DT Series amplifier and get an additional $150 rebate from Line 6. That's $500 in savings! And what's more great news? You don't have to buy all three pieces of gear at the same time! Just buy them all before the end of the year! Woo-hoo!
Check out these videos and the details from Line 6, start dreaming and when you wake up come down to Avalon Music for an incredible deal on cutting edge music gear from Line 6. Dreams become reality!
If you have a home studio or want to have a home studio - or if you are a keyboard player or want to learn key board - or if you just want to have the most musical fun you can imagine, Roland has three great promotions running - plus free financing thrugh GE.
August has been a scorcher and we've got some hot rebates from Mackie and Ampeg!
Macke SRM450v2 Active PA Seakers $50 Mail-In Rebate ($100 per pair with no limit)
Mackie ProFX22 Mixer $75 Mail-In Rebate
Mackie ProFX16 Mixer $50 Mail-In Rebate
Ampeg BA-115HP Bass Amp $75 Mail-In Rebate
Ampeg BA-115 Bass Amp $50 Mail-In Rebate
Ampeg BA-112 Bass Amp $30 Mail-In Rebate
Every guitar player has an opinion on effect pedals and whether "true bypass" or "buffered" pedals provide the most accurate tone. Here are a couple of resources that may dispel some of the myths. but be assured, whichever type you use, we have choices from Boss, Dunlop, Fishman, MXR, Electro-Harmonix, T.C Electronic, DigiTech, Vox and Line 6.
Article by legendary effect pedal guru Pete Cornish. And here's a short video with an actual demonstration. Enjoy!
The Fender Excelsior and Fender Greta guitar amplifiers we've been waiting for just arrived. These amps were at our Anniversary Celebration in May and everyone who checked them out was amazed. We also finally got in our shipment of the Vox Tony Bruno tube amps. I took the Vox Bruno 18 watt for a test drive. All I'll say is . . . "absolutely awesome!" Come down to Avalon Music with your guitar and take 'em for a spin.
And here's a great video from Fender that will make you smile!
Guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, beatboxers, looping musicians of all sorts: BOSS® wants you to bring it on. BOSS Corporation is pleased to launch the Loop Station World Championship. Start by submitting a video performance with any BOSS RC-Series looping product, and the result could be a trip to the U.S. Finals in Hollywood, California. Or, better yet, $3,000 in BOSS gear and a trip to the International Championship at Winter NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, California. Entry period ends August 31. More information: http://www.bossus.com/go/loop_station/
The Korg MMA-130 has arrived at Avalon Music and it rocks! This compact portable amplifier has 4 inputs, XLR and 1/4", plus RCA and 3.5mm inputs, thumping bass response and operates on AC or battery power. Battery operation can last for up to 24 hours.
This portable amplifier/PA sounds fantastic for vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboard and even percussion instruments. Check out the MMA-130 at Korg's website and these product videos.
From now until July 31, 2012, it's the Fender Summer Sonic Boom at Avalon Music! Get a $25, $50 or $100 Instant Rebate at the cash register on Fender gear! Here's a link to the details at Fender's website.