532 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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New Fender Amplifiers - The Mustang Series

High Speed, Amped-Up, And Loud

The new Fender® Mustang™ amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang™ amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender® FUSE™ software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild.  Choose from 20 watts to 40 watts of Fender tones and VOLUME. Want to create a complete shredmaster, a country jangler, or a blues monster amp set?  You can do it through the Fuse computer interface, making all 24 pre-sets the style, tone, volume and FX patches your want.

Find out all the details on the New Mustang series at Fender.com, including videos introductions and tutorials.

And while you're on the website, also check out the new generation Hot Rod III amplifiers.  They've been the most popular tube amplifiers in the world for years and the new features are fantastic!!

Boss eBand JS-8 - Wow!!

The Ultimate Learning Tool for Guitarists is at Avalon Music!!

The Roland eBand is the ultimate learning tool for guitarists - no matter what your level of ability.  It's also the absolutely coolest "jam-along" for your studio, living room or bedroom where you can jam along with yourr favorite songs.

eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that’s packed with big features. WAV and MP3 files can be loaded and played by eBand, and the tempo and pitch can be changed. Plug in your guitar and use the powerful onboard COSM® preamp and BOSS effects from the GT-10.  You can minimize the pre-recorded vocals or guitar parts with the Center Cancel feature for minus-one play, and record and save your jams. There’s even a library of backing tracks and rhythms onboard, plus a built-in tuner and metronome.  Here is more information:

  • Imports and plays audio files (WAV and MP3)
  • Guitar/Mic input with dedicated input control; headphone output
  • Custom-tuned speakers for powerful playback
  • EZ Tone function provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • 300 audio-loop phrases onboard for backing tracks and rhythms (some include companion guitar effects pre-programmed to match the loops)
  • Records and saves your guitar performances
  • USB audio interface for direct link to and from PCs
  • Play songs from USB memory stick
  • Import your favorite songs from audio CD to eBand with included utility software (PC/Mac)
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Yamaha is Coming!

Avalon Music has been authorized as a Yamaha sound reinforcement dealer!  Yamaha is the largest sound reinforcement manufacturer in the world and is known for quality and value.  Within the next few days we will be receiving several models of Yamaha mixing boards, active speakers, passive speakers, power amps and portable PA systems.  From business meetings to clubs to houses of worship - Yamaha has a sound reinforcement solution to meet your needs!  Now that we are a member of the Yamaha family we're also looking at other terrific Yamaha lines for Wenatchee.  We're excited!  Wooo-hoooo! 

Fender G-DEC 3! Check it Out!

Fender's G-DEC series of amplifiers for 2010 are incredible amps for both practice and jamming!  with a complete assorment of backing tracks were recorded by the world’s finest players—from L.A. to London and Nashville to New York; from rock to blues to Latin to metal; from top studio musicians to famous rock stars - the G-DEC rocks!  Create and store your own guitar tones using amp modeling and effects, then connect directly to your computer for absolutely simple recording.

The G-DEC Junior is a simplified, super-cute version of the award-winning original G-DEC. This 15-watt amp has an 8” speaker and simple interface with knobs for selecting various amp types, effects types, backing tracks and performance loops in styles such as rock, blues, metal, jazz, country, Latin, hip-hop and others.

The G-DEC 3 Fifteen is an amazing, great-sounding new amp for practicing and recording. Packed with features, it includes digital amp and effects models for every playing style, 100 presets— and a huge collection of music to practice and play over.  Fender FUSE™ software is included—your key to creating, connecting and configuring your G-DEC 3.  The 15-watt G-DEC 3 Fifteen also boasts onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback; a multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content; Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording software for creating and editing additional backing track content; and AmpliTube® Fender LE software for practicing, playing and recording with classic Fender tones on your computer.

The 30-watt G-DEC 3 Thirty has all the features of the G-DEC 3 Fifteen, more power, a larger speaker and stero outputs. 

Check out the Fender G-DEC line online at Fender.com, then come down to Avalon Music for a test drive and take one home for hours of serious guitar time!

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Avalon Music is celebrating its 18th anniversary on Saturday, May 22! 

Join us for a terrific One Day Anniversary Sale to celebrate you - our customers.  Avalon Music already has the lowest prices you'll find for quality products, but during our One Day Anniversary Sale you'll find all printed music, drum sets and hand percussion at 20% off our marked prices - all acoustic guitars, resonators, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles at 15% off - and electric guitars and basses for an incredible 25% off the Avalon Music prices.

Thank you for our 18 absolutely wonderful years being Central Washington's premier music store!

Marshall MA and New Vox Acoustic Amp Here Now

Well, the new Vox AGA70 Acoustic Amp was released and has arrived at Avalon Music! What makes this amp so unique?  A huge acoustic sound in a small package, with tone that is shaped by a 12AX7 vacuum tube preamp.  Plus, it has a ton of features, like:

  • Two channels: Normal and Tube Pre, each with Guitar (phone) and Mic (XLR)
  • Lo-Z and Hi-Z level switch on each input, with phantom power
  • Three-band EQ on each channel Bass, Middle, Treble
  • COLOR control feature single-knob control of the overall sound
  • Each channel has Chorus and variable Reverb,
  • Anti-Feedback control suppresses acoustic feedback
  • Line inputs (Left and Right) allow a keyboard or other instrument to be connected directly
  • Stereo mini-jack MP3/CD input for jamming along, or for use as a portable PA system
  • DI output (balanced XLR) is available for using the AGA with a larger sound system; a tuner output is also provided.

And not to be outdone, Marshall has finally sent us MA Series amplifiers.  Pure Marshall two-channel tone, with 3 ECC84 and 2 EL34 tubes, overdrive boost, crunch balance, an FX loop, reverb.  Wooo-hooo!  Shred!

 

 

 

Come down and see us at Avalon Music while we're having our Spring Cleaning Sale and pick-up a guitar at an unbelievable prices to go with your purchase.  150 guitars by the end of April!

New Low Watt Tube Amps Rock!

Remember the days when a guitarist used a 100 watt amplifier full-stack or half-stack for performing or a “compact” 50 watt 2x12” combo.  I do.  Back in the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s I used a 100 watt Marshall full-stack and a Fender Twin Reverb with a Dual Showman 2-15” extension cabinet.  I drove a van just so I could get my gear to practices and gigs.

There are still venues and musical styles that require these volume monsters, but manufacturers are now providing guitarists with truly compact tube amps that have terrific tone and provide all the volume needed for practices and stage monitoring.  Put a classic Shure SM57 mic or a Sennheiser E609 or E906 on the amp and get all the performance volume that’s needed.  Plus, the prices for these little tone monsters have made great amps affordable.

Class A tube amps with 5 watts of power are made by Marshall, Vox and Epiphone.  And using digital technology there are terrific sounding 15 watt and 30 watt tube hybrid amps, like the Vox Valvetronix and Valve Reactor series, that replicate the sound and responsiveness of true tube amps.

Avalon Music has a great selection of these compact amps and here’s some video links to learn more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrdfjSkWu4

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVIAX8Ifsmg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RefBZ7jkxE

New Vox AC30VR and AC15VR Are Here!

his morning before the store opened we plugged and cranked up the new Vox AC30VR 2x12 and AC15VR 1x12 amps we just received yesterday. Wow! Unbelievably great tone at our Avalon Music price of $549.99 for the AC30VR screamer and $379.99 for the AC15VR compact. These amps rock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RefBZ7jkxE

Korg, Marshall and Vox is On the Way!

Our NAMM order is in! And after a terrific 2009 we're replenishing our 2010 inventory from Korg, Marshall and Vox.  A shipment of new Korg tuners and metronomes is on its way, as well as another shipment of the incredibly popular Korg SP-250 digital pianos.  If you want to be on our waiting list for one of these $699 gems, which includes the stand, music holder and piano-style foot switch, please call.  

In addition to Korg products, we'll be receiving some exciting new products from Vox.  One of our favorites is the Vox Amplug Cabinet.  Instead of using headphones with your Vox Amplug, create a portable mini amplifier!  For under $50!        

 

 

For those you who love the classic sound of  Vox AC15 and Vox AC30 guitar amplifiers- and who doesn't? - we'll have the brand new Vox AC15VR and Vox AC30VR "Valve Reactor" versions of the classic amps.  All Vox.  All Vox AC tone.  But at half the price! 

And we haven't forgotten our acoustic guitar players and singer-songwriters.  The brand new Vox AGA70, a 70W, two channel acoustic guitar amp, featuring a tube pre-amp, will be here in February.  With two true channels for guitar and mic, phantom power, anti-feedback, chorus and reverb FX, stereo inputs for backing tracks, and a built-in DI.  Whew!  That's a lot of amplifier for the Avalon Music price of under $400.00!   

 

 

Last but certainly not least are the Marshall amplifiers we have coming for all you tone monsters out there.  The Class 5 tube screamer and the MA50C all tube combo amp are Marshall tone at its finest.   Both at very affordable prices.

 

But the big surprise is the new line of modeling amps from Marshall, and we have our order in when they are released in February!  These amps combine digital technology with tube power and incredibly duplicate the tone and dynamic response of 16 Marshall amplifiers and effects, including the historic 1959, 1974, JCM800 2203, DSL100, JVM410H and JMP-1.  Plus there is on-board effects.  With the JMD Foot Controller you'll have configurations that include 6 "stomp boxes," 28 preset channels of amplifier and FX, as well as FX Loop and Tap Tempo, all at your feet.

Click on the products photographs to get to the product website. 

 2010 is starting off with great things at Avalon Music - thanks to our very good and very creative friends at Korg, Vox and Marshall!

Fender Introduces New G-DEC 3 Amp!

Fender is releasing the next step in the evolution of its acclaimed G-DEC (Guitar Digital Entertainment Center) amp series - the G-DEC 3!

Available in 15-watt and 30-watt versions, the G-DEC 3 takes an exciting leap forward in technology and content, with easy computer connectivity and with many of its 100 presets and audio performance loops created by the world's top artists and session aces.

The G-DEC 3's wealth of backing tracks consist not of generic presets and loops, but rather a stylistically diverse sonic smorgasbord of tracks created specially for Fender by top rock, blues, metal and country artists and session players. These include Eric Johnson, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (Anthrax), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Brad Paisley, Dweezil Zappa, Jim "Rev. Horton Heat" Heath, Keith Urban, Hatebreed, Nils Lofgren, Gary Hoey, Crooked X, Strung Out and many others.

The G-DEC 3 can be easily configured as an "all rock," "all metal," "all blues," "all country," etc., amp personally tailored to the user's own musical tastes.

The G-DEC 3 also includes the exclusive Fender FUSE™ software interface, which lets the amp connect to a computer as easily as a digital camera, without need for any special adaptors or hardware. Fender FUSE lets the user download and upload backing tracks, edit performance parameters and swap files with a worldwide community of players.  Other G-DEC 3 features include: 

  • Onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback.
  • Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording and editing software.
  • AmpliTube® Fender LE modeling software, which recreates classic Fender amp tones and delivers ultra-realistic speaker, mic and effects models.
  • Multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content.
  • Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions.
  • Onboard chromatic tuner.

These incredible amps are being "formally" released next week at NAMM in Anaheim.  We'll be sure to get some ordered!  The enhancements are amazing and these amps will be absolutely wonderful learning tools for beginners to "old pros."  Woooo-hooooo!  Check out the Fender website. Let's get these amps here NOW!

The Challenge - Sell 150 Guitars and Amps - You Won't Find a Better Deal!

Well "the boss" has told use to sell 150 guitars and amplifiers - yes, that 150 guitars and amplifiers - before Christmas. Our reaction was, "Gee, boss are you crazy?"  (We ask that often, but that is another story - or two.)  With a wink and a nod, the boss wrote down "150 guitars and amplifiers - NOW!" and then putting his finger aside his nose - poof! - up the stairs to his office he rose.  Wow. . . 150 guitars and amps must go.   - or we'll probably find nothing but a lump of coal in our Avalon staff stockings!  This requires serious action!

So here's our challenge - we're slashing prices - and you can check out our prices on guitars and amplifiers and try to find a better Christmas deal anywhere!  Our prices are lower than any price you will find advertised in a catalogue or on the web.  So here are some examples:

All Dean and Reverend guitars are 50% off retail! Godin electric guitars are 40% off retail!  Save 45% on all Marshall pro tube guitar amps, 40% on Fender tube guitar amps and 40% SWR Pro and Working Pro bass amplifiers.  Vox Valvetronix amps start as low as $149.99 after rebates!  That's a savings of 50%!  Plus, during our Fender, Jackson and Gretsch sale you'll get 10% off our lowest prices - not just retail prices.  

And on the acoustic side of the shop you will find Epiphone guitars starting at $99.  These guitars play great, look great and sound great!  Seagulls and Arte & Lutherie are 10% off our lowest pricing and you can save over $1,000 on many of our Martin Standard series guitars.  Acoustic amplifiers from Fender, Fishman and Bose are 10% off our lowest prices.

There's nothing "fishy" about Avalon Music prices.  When you come down to Avalon Music we'll have flyers posted with all the information you need to save a bundle of cash this holiday season.  And by the way, we have perfect stocking stuffers and extra gifts for your musicians in the family - strings, capos, tuners, metronomes, drum sticks, stick bags, USB mics for computer recording, effect pedals and . . . the ever popular Gift Certificate!

So help us out, make the boss happy, and take home a guitar or amp - or both - or at these prices you can afford a guitar or amp for everyone in the family!  Come on down to Avalon Music! 

Vox Goes Crazy!

The people at Vox have gone absolutely crazy!  The new award-winning VT series of Vox Valvetronix guitar amplifiers have absolutely awesome tone, monster volume, more effects than you could ever imagine, and 8 - yes 8! - independent user presets for your favorite sounds.  But someone has really gone "over the edge" at Vox!  Starting October 15, you can get rebates of $50 to $100 on your purchase of a VT series Vox amplifier.

Here are the prices:

VT 15:  List $280, Avalon Music price $199.99, get an additional $50 from Vox for an insane price of $149.99.

VT 30: List $375, Avalon Music price $269.99, get an additional $50 from Vox for an insane price of $219.99.

VT 50: List $540, Avalon Music price $399.99, get an additional $50 from Vox for an insane price of $349.99.

VT:100: List $900, Avalon Music price $649.99, get an additional $100 from Vox for an insane price of $549.99.

Come in to Avalon Music to test drive one of these terrific tube monsters.  Plus, with the Avalon Music Rock-tober Sale prices you'll get an even crazier deal!  But Vox isn't totally insane - these Vox rebates won't last forever!

Rock-tober Sale!

       

Well it's Rock-tober time again at Avalon Music!  Every guitar, bass, amplifier and drum set is on sale, with an additional 10% off Avalon Music's already terrific prices!  We have one of the largest selections in the Northwest, with hundreds of electic guitars, acoustic guitars and basses from Fender, Epiphone, Godin, Martin, Alvarez, Ovation, Seagull, and Arte & Lutherie.  We've got the newest Spider IV amplifiers from Line 6, the Valvetronix, AC4 and Night Trian amps from Vox, the new MG and Haze amplifiers from Marshall, Fender tube amps, Fishman acoustic guitar amps, and thunder-making bass amps from SWR.  Plus, we have the best selling drum sets from Pearl and Sonor set up and ready to go.  Stop by Avalon Music during the Rock-tober Sale and get a deal so great it will be scary!

More New Amps!

Avalon Music has just received more new amp shipments!  Vox has sent us the brand new Valvetronix amps.  From a 15 watt practice amp to a 100 watt monster, these amps have tube tone at a solid state price.  Vox has also sent us the new 4 watt head and 12" speaker cabinet that has adjustable output from 1/4 watt to 4 watts, with sparkling clean tone to intense high gain overdrive.  Check out the new Vox video demos we've posted.

And for those of you looking for pure Class A tone in a small, affordable package, we now have the Epiphone line of Valve Junior amps in stock!

Come down to Avalon Music and take these new tone wizards for a test drive.

 

New Marshall Amps Arrive!

Well, we've recovered from the crazy three weeks of getting the building complete, moving and holding our Grand Reopening Celebration.  Now we're back to telling you about the stuff you really care about - music gear!

Click Image for MG Series OverviewWe've just received a shipment of Marshall's newest amplifiers.  Wow!  They are absolutely terrific.  The new MG series has been totally redesigned, with tone, power and digital effects all at an insanely affordable price.  We also have the brand new Class 5 series - 5 watt, all tube, Class A guitar amplifiers with absolutely pure, rich tone, beautiful tube overtones, growling overdrive and VOLUME.  You have to play one to believe it.  Check out Marshall's Class 5 demo video.  Finally, we have the all new Haze all tube series - very affordable all tube tone and power, with tone shaping and channel switching.  Check out Marshall's Haze demo video.  And for those of you who will never compromise, we still carry Marshall's traditional full stacks, half stacks and combos in the Vintage Modern, Super Lead and JVM series.  Come down to Avalon Music and shred!