Archive for February, 2010

Yamaha Pro Audio Clinic

John Schauer, product specialist for the Yamaha Pro Audio Division, presented a well attended Sound Reinforcement seminar at Andy’s Music on February 23.  More than 55 people attended, and each one received the Exploring Sound Reinforcement DVD published by Yamaha.

Topics included: proper microphone techniques, system components and connections, signal flow, correct use of cables and connectors, system placement, and much more.
PA System Seminar at Andy's Music, Mobile, AL

John Schauer, Yamaha Pro Audio Specialist

Sid Spoon, local bass player and long-time Andy’s Music customer won the door prize, a Yamaha C24 Pocketrak recorder. John Messerschmidt (right), District Manager for Yamaha, presents Sid with his prize.

Yamaha C24 Winner

John Messerschmidt (right) presents the Yamaha C24 to Sidney Spoon.

For additional information on Yamaha musical instruments and pro audio products, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

FREE Sound System “How To” Clinic

Have you ever had sound system problems like unintelligible speech, feedback, or low volume? Do you need a new sound system or help with your current system? Well, if you answered yes to these questions, Andy’s Music can help!

Andy’s Music (Mobile, AL), is hosting a free PA clinic on Tuesday evening February 23, 2010, at 7:00 PM. This seminar is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of sound systems or improving their effectiveness and understanding of sound system operation.

Each participant will receive a free Yamaha “Exploring Sound Reinforcement” DVD (a $50 value), and can register to win the drawing for a Yamaha C24 Pocketrak Recorder – a $199.00 value.

Topics include: system components and connections, signal flow, correct use of cables and connectors, system placement, equalizing a room, and much more. Seating is limited, so reserve your space today by emailing, or calling us at 251-633-8944.

This free PA clinic is sponsored by Yamaha.  The presenter is John Schauer, a 19-year veterean of Yamaha Corporation of America.  John has more than 25 years of professional audio experience, and his ability to explain complex theories and other hard-to-understand topics by breaking them down into easy to follow terms makes his seminars both educational and entertaining.

John has worked with many professional sound companies, and assembled sound systems to provide support at all levels, from simple speech applications to 60-channel, 24,000 watt concert systems. John has provided audio for television, corporate, theatrical, and concert events and provides audio support for all of Yamaha’s corporate functions.

In his current role as product manager, John has been instrumental in developing products that the professional audio market requires. Recently, he was the executive producer for Yamaha’s Exploring Sound Reinforcement DVD, a 2+ hour in-depth explanation of sound systems.

Mark your calender and make plans for an informative and entertaining evening February 23, 7:00 PM, at Andy’s Music, 1412 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile, AL 36695.

Ibanez MSC350BK Acoustic Electric Guitar

Ibanez Montage MSC350

Ibanez MSC350BK

The new Ibanez Montage MSC350 acoustic electric guitar is a simplfied version of the original Montage series, and features a 3-way switch that enables you to get both acoustic and electric guitar sounds. Both sounds have individual controls.

The under saddle pickup on the MSC350, along with 3-band EQ and the anti-feedback system, deliver clear acoustic tone without compromise. The magnetic pickup and gain control give you distorted electric guitar sound instantly.

  • Body Shape: Ibanez Original MSC Body
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Pickup: Ibanez AP10 Magnetic Pickup & Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup
  • Preamp: Ibanez Original M300 Preamp with 3-band EQ and onboard tuner
  • Tuning Machines: Die Cast Chrome Ibanez Smooth Tuners
  • Nut & Saddles: Ibanez Ivorex II
  • Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins
  • Strap button: Ibanez Strap Button for Acoustic Guitars
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP
  • Finish: Black high gloss