Archive for September, 2012

New Peavey MAX Bass Amps

Peavey MAX Combo Bass Amps

Peavey MAX Combo Bass Amps

Peavey has recently shipped its newly redesigned MAX Series combo bass amps. We received the MAX 110, MAX 112, and MAX 115, and some models have already sold out!

The MAX 110 features a 10″ speaker and 100 watts of power and only weighs 35 pounds. It has to be the ultimate rehearsal amp for the bassist on the run. The next model up, MAX 112, has a 12″ speaker with 200 watts of power and weighs 40 pounds. It’s more than enough for the casual small venue gig.

The Boss Hog is the MAX 115 with 300 watts of power and a heavy-duty speaker with tweeter. Unless you’re playing ear-piercing-nose-bleeding metal music, the 115 can hold its own.

If you’d like to read more about the new Peavey MAX Series bass amplifiers, you can check them out here: Peavey Combo Bass Amps

Restring Benefit For St. Mary’s Home

St. Mary's Home

Mark your calendars and put aside your donations for the “Restring Thing” benefit for St. Mary’s Home on Saturday, September 29, at Andy’s Music.

Bring us food, usable clothing and school supplies for St. Mary’s Home, and you will receive for your charitable contribution, a FREE restring of your guitar – electric or acoustic – with D’Addario guitar strings. The first 25 people will also receive a pack of 10 Duralin picks from Planet Waves.

Founded in 1838, St. Mary’s Home serves as the first and oldest residential treatment facility for children in Alabama.  Founded as an orphanage, St. Mary’s Home continues to care for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by their families.

St. Mary’s Home has offered shelter and nurturing care to children who had and still have nowhere else to turn for help.  Like the original 3 orphans who moved into St. Mary’s Home on December 26, 1838, these children continue to rely on the kindness of others, not only to meet their daily needs but to provide them with the loving guidance to heal and to grow into productive members of our community.

With your help, St. Mary’s Home can provide a miracle in the form of a safe place for children to live that is free from abuse.

For complete information, please call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944 or visit

Newly Discovered Ancient Musical Instruments

Newly Discovered Ancient Musical Instruments

Newly Discovered Ancient Musical Instruments

Heads up non-music makers, you may become extinct!

An article published in May by the Journal of Human Evolution, and reported in Life Science stated, “Early modern humans could have spent their evenings sitting around the fire, playing bone flutes and singing songs 40,000 years ago, newly discovered ancient musical instruments indicate. The bone flutes push back the date researchers think human creativity evolved.”

The document also stated that the, “flutes are the earliest record of technological and artistic innovations that are characteristic of the Aurignacian period. . . . these musical instruments indicate that these early humans were sharing songs and showing artistic creativity even earlier than previously thought.”

It concluded, “This site was inhabited by modern humans, . . .but it’s possible that Neanderthals were also in the area at the same time, though they haven’t been able find evidence of any cultural contact or interbreeding between the two groups in this part of Europe.”

Here’s the punch line.

The August issue of Music Trades Magazine quoted the article and added, “. . . some researchers have argued that music may have been one of a suite of behaviours displayed by our species that helped give them an edge over the Neanderthals, who went extinct in most parts of Europe 30,000 years ago.”

If you’re a “non-music maker”, there’s still hope. You don’t have to be like the Neanderthals and become extinct, just sign up for music lessons at Andy’s – and keep your gene pool intact!