Greetings from Tour Supply!
We’re gearing up for a busy Spring and stocking up on all of your touring essentials over here:
- We’ve brought in Pelican Case’s 1560M and 1620M cases with mobility kits, perfect for more rugged terrain like outdoor festivals and city streets in Los Angeles.
- We’ve got Strymon’s amazing Mobius and Timeline effects pedals, as well as the gorgeous El Capistan and Blue Sky.
- We are also stocked deep on the things you use everyday like Pro Tapes gaffer tape and Procell batteries.
We at Tour Supply’s secret research facility recently came across an informative read. This is an interesting article about in-ear monitor wireless reception brought to us by the fine people at RF Venue. It’s a short and sweet overview of high gain helical antenna and RF in-ear principles that could be helpful to you in the field.
Finally check out the “What is Tour Supply” video shot by Cooper Carter. It’s a great look at some of what we we do and some of the people that do it here at Tour Supply.
That’s all for now.
Until Next Time – Stay Safe and All the Best,
Tour Supply, Inc.
I hope you are all doing well and have fully recovered from the NAMM show.
I want to thank everyone that came out to our Pre Namm party at Third Encore. Attendees got a chance to see some of what our Playback Control System can do along with a display of Shure’s impressive Axient and PSM1000 technologies, Fractal Audio’s Axe FXII and innovative case designs by AFW and Pelican. It was a great chance to hang with you and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.
In an ongoing effort to serve you better we’re unveiling our “Give Us Your List” program. You have enough to deal with as you travel the country (or the world) and we’re here to help. Send your list of gear and expendable needs ahead of when you get to your pre production rehearsals, one off or TV appearances and we’ll get it together for you when and where you need it. Coming to either Los Angeles, Nashville or New York? Give us your list before you get there and one of our offices in those cities will make sure it’s ready. It’s that easy.
This Month’s employee spotlight is on Patrick Fallon.
Patrick has a great working knowledge of the recording and engineering side of things having come to us from Dark Horse Recording Studio and from attending Full Sail University for Recording Arts and Music Business. He’s been with us since 2010 and is also a singer/guitarist. Patrick is a self described concert junkie and vinyl enthusiast. Sorry ladies he is married and lives in Fairview with his wife and two dogs.
That’s all for this month.
All the best, stay safe,
Tour Supply has teamed up with Programmer/mad scientist “Viggy” Vignola to bring you Playback Control! We’ve created playback systems for dozens of artists including Aerosmith, Imagine Dragons, Chicago, Rob Zombie and many more! Our systems feature Digital Performer software and are rock solid – in regards to hardware, construction, and programming. We strive to make our systems extremely user friendly and very easy to operate. A footswitch starts each song for you, while you can view and cue up new songs on your integrated iPad. Set list changes on the fly? No problem…with our system you can easily adjust your set list at a moment’s notice. See http://www.playbackcontrol.com for more info or give us a call at Tour Supply – 1-800-933-TOUR(8687).
Hello kids, just a quick note to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and to thank you for making 2013 the success it was.
Here’s to a fantastic 2014!
All the Best,
Tour Supply Inc.
Hello kids and welcome to November.
It seems like I was just talking about the coming summer months a minute ago and here we are heading into Winter.
While you guys are looking around on the interwebs, you should pay a visit to the Tour Supply website and visit the Specials section. There you will find a variety of items that we’re moving at some pretty serious discounts. We’ll be constantly updating the inventory in there so check back often.
We’ve been busy here at the Tour Supply laboratories trying to keep up on the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology. A couple of products that caught our collective eye this month were the AFW Roller vault and the TC Electronics Spark Mini Booster.
When I first started playing in bands, buying cases for my instruments was the last thing I wanted to spend money on and remains one the least sexy aspects of gigging. That and waiting around for hours at sound check, or tearing down after a show and then not dumping my gear until 2am only to be woken up at 6:45 by my 3 year old who wants a bowl of Cheerios and Dora the Explorer, but I digress. I would much rather have spent my money on things with buttons and lights and other products guaranteed to grow hair and make me play better. Now that I’m older and have learned a few expensive lessons I have an appreciation for cases. With this in mind I wanted to show you the AFW Roller Vault.
This is a mini guitar vault that was designed to fit either three electric solid body or two electric and one acoustic guitars. I should note that I’ve been able to safely fit three solid body Fenders and a dreadnought acoustic guitar in mine as well as add a custom slot for a lap steel in the lid.
This is an extremely useful tool for working guitarists that also doubles as an onstage stand with a pretty small footprint. Now you wont have to travel with cases and additional stands. These can also be special ordered to fit basses or wide body electrics but will take about two weeks to make. They’ve been hard to keep in stock so please call your local Tour Supply to make sure they have one before coming down to kick the tires.
The next thing we want to show you this month is the T.C. Electronics Spark Mini Booster. It’s another one of T.C.’s great analog pedals and it will give your tone a gnarly kick in the pants. It will take something that already has a little gain to it and push it into a realm that’s expressive for single notes and aggressive for chordal work. I also recommend it for smoothing out fuzz pedals, a favorite trick of David Gilmour.
Lastly, we’ll be shining the employee spotlight on internet sensation Geoff Barone.
Geoff has been with Tour Supply since 2006 and now manages the NYC branch of Tour Supply.
He currently resides on Long Island with his wife, 2 kids and dog.
In his spare time, he is a songwriter, composer & highly proficient multi-instrumentalist who writes music for TV, Film, Video Games and Musical Theater.
That’s all for this month,
All the best, stay safe