2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show Best in Show Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the 2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show! We had a great time with the best vendors, clinics, entertainment and guitars and amps this side of the Mississippi!

So without further adieu, we’d like to announce the Best in Show winners of the 2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show.

Best in Show winners were selected solely by SEGAS attendees.

CONGRATULATIONS:

  • Blackfoot Custom Amplification (Best Amp)
  • Guitar Logistics (Best New Guitar)
  • Music Room Guitars (Best Vintage Guitar)
  • Blackbird Pedalboards (Best New Product / Accessory)

 

In addition, congratulations also go out to the winners of our 2011 SEGAS Giveaways!

Two winners were drawn for the Lee Dickson Signature Custom Strat Guitar Assemblies – designed, wired and personally signed by Lee Dickson, Eric Clapton’s Guitar Tech of 20+ years. Because you did not need to be present at the time of the drawing, we do not have photos to share of the following lucky winners:

Black Strat Set Winner
Thom Mansfield

Brown Strat Set Winner
Andy Rhodes

Thanks again for all your support and for making the 2nd Annual Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show a big success!

2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show – Sept 24 & 25, 2011

Southeast, we’re ready for a fantastic show this weekend and we hope you’ll join us!

If you’re attending this years’ show, don’t forget to submit your entries for Best in Show in 4 categories:

  • Best New Guitar
  • Best Vintage Guitar
  • Best Amp
  • Best New Product/Accessory

The Best in Show winners will receive an award at the end of the day Sunday, but you’ll be automatically entered to win one of our 3 great giveaway prizes!

Ballots will be available at the SEGAS Welcome Booth and in the show programs.

See you at the show!

“GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” Exhibition Update

Here’s an update from our friends at National Guitar Museum on their rockin’ road tour to change the way people are getting exposed to the guitar with “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World”

We’ve seen an average of 1,000 people per day come through the exhibit over the past month. The exhibit has been featured on the cover of the Orlando Sentinel (along with three additional reports) and has been covered by Fox News, Channel 13, and the local NPR affiliate. Not to mention all the web coverage and Facebook tie-ins.

Performance and appearances in just the first four weeks have featured Roger McGuinn (who received our Lifetime Achievement Award), Pat Travers, Larry Coryell, Vic Flick, and Muriel Anderson. In addition to the contributions of individual luthiers and manufacturers, special events so far have already featured the Taylor Road Show (sold out) and Dean Guitars.

That’s all since the middle of June. And we’re just getting started. Orlando is the first stop on our tour, and we’re taking it all over the country. More than sixty instruments, twenty interactives and videos, photos, banners, artifacts and lots of branding and partnership opportunities are all part of “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World.”

 

Our Traveling Exhibition - “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” - is in Orlando, Florida through September 2011. Now booking future dates!
http://www.nationalguitarmuseum.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/guitarmuseum
HP Newquist
Executive Director
The National GUITAR Museum

917-208-4333

The 2nd Annual Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show: The Aristocrats

The ARISTOCRATS will be releasing their CD soooooon, followed by a loooong tour. Stay tuned.

  • Jun 18 Sat 6PM – Wild West Guitars in Riverside
  • Jun 19 Sun 6PM – Alva’s Showroom in San Pedro
  • Jun 21 Tue 9PM, 11PM – The Baked Potato in Studio City
  • Jun 22 Wed 9PM, 11PM – The Baked Potato in Studio City
  • Jun 24 Fri 8PM, 10PM – Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco
  • July 17~24 in Seoul, Korea
  • Jul 26th Sendai
  • Jul 27th Koriyama
  • Jul 28th Tokyo
  • Jul 29th Yokohama
  • Jul 30th Nagoya
  • Aug 1st Osaka
  • Aug 2nd Kochi
  • Aug 3rd Departure
  • 9/24 Sat – Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show in Raleigh
  • 9/26 Mon – Show in DC (Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center)
  • 9/28 Wed – Show in NY
  • 9/29 Thu – Berklee Performance Center concert
  • 9/30 Fri – Clinics at Berklee
  • 10/1 Sat – Burlington
  • 10/4 Tue – Montreal
  • 10/6 Thu – Show/clinic in Toronto (Cosmo Music in Toronto)
  • 10/7 Fri – Show/clinic in Toronto (Cosmo Music in Toronto)
  • 10/9 Sun – Show in Chicago (Drum Pad in Chicago)

Q & A – Replacing / Biasing Amp Tubes

Here are a few questions we’ve received about replacing and biasing amp tubes (see iMojo link below). Andy Turner, Mojo Co-Owner, provides a few answers:

Q:  How bright should the filaments light up with new tubes? Preamps, power tubes el84, 6l6, 5y3 rectifier tubes…shouldn’t they all light up very bright signifying they’re new and full of life??

A:  Not only do different tubes have different filaments and have them in different places – but also different manufacturers of the same tube have different placement and intensity. I am afraid each tube type and manufacture is its own study in filament science. To make matters even more confusing, even if you could see the filament directly in every tube, it would not tell you anything about the life of the tube. All it does is warm up the tube so that electrons will flow.  The plates and cathodes which do not glow unless the tube operated incorrectly are where the tube “wears out”.

Q: I have a Fender Twin amp an every time I switch it on – after maybe 15 minutes - a high pitch ring starts coming through. Is that a sign that it isn’t biased? Or is it a easy fix?

A: Probably one of the input gain stages is micro phonic – or the reverb return. If your amp has had output tubes replaced without proper biasing, no doubt it should be checked. However, it sounds likely that you problem could be solved with preamp tubes.

Q:  What happens if I bias it, the tube voltages or whatever don’t match up? What is the best way to drain the amp of all the excess power before I start work on the amp?

A: Opinions vary on what is too far unbalanced with regard to good tone. Some people intentionally unbalance an amp. With regard to a properly functioning output section, you would want each side to be within a 3mA of each other. You can usually drain an amp with a 10K 5w cement resistor and a set of test clips. Amp off strap the resistor across the first filter.

Do you have questions ? Email us at info@mojotone.com.

New Guitar Parts at Mojo! Check it out…

NEW GUITAR PARTS AT MOJO!

(Week of Jan 3, 2011)

SWITCHWASHERS
2112631 Mojotone for Gibson Switchwasher Black with Gold Print
2112632 Mojotone for Gibson Switchwasher Ivory with Black Print
THUMB REST
2112633 Mojotone Bass Thumb Rest Black
GUITAR NUTS
2114244 Mojotone Graphite 4-String “Lefty” Bass Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114232 Mojotone Graphite 4-String “Lefty” Bass Nut (1-5/8”x 1/4”)
2114224 Mojotone Graphite 4-String Bass Nut (1-1/2”x 1/8”)
2114240 Mojotone Graphite 4-String Bass Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114236 Mojotone Graphite 4-String Bass Nut (1-11/16”x 1/8”)
2114226 Mojotone Graphite 4-String Bass Nut (1-5/8”x 1/8”)
2114248 Mojotone Graphite 5-String Bass Nut (1-3/4”x 1/4”)
2114250 Mojotone Graphite 5-String Bass Nut (1-3/4”x 1/8”)
2114210 Mojotone Plastic 4-String Bass Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114204 Mojotone Plastic 4-String Bass Nut (1-5/8”x 1/4”)
2114200 Mojotone Plastic 4-String Bass Nut (1-5/8”x 1/8”)
2114216 Mojotone Plastic 5-String Bass Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114218 Mojotone Plastic 5-String Bass Nut (1-3/4”x 1/8”)
2114246 Mojotone Graphite 6-String “Lefty” Guitar Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114234 Mojotone Graphite 6-String “Lefty” Guitar Nut (1-5/8”x 1/4”)
2114242 Mojotone Graphite 6-String Guitar Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114238 Mojotone Graphite 6-String Guitar Nut (1-11/16”x 1/8”)
2114230 Mojotone Graphite 6-String Guitar Nut (1-5/8”x 1/4”)
2114228 Mojotone Graphite 6-String Guitar Nut (1-5/8”x 1/8”)
2114214 Mojotone Plastic 6 String Guitar “Lefty” Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114220 Mojotone Plastic 6-String Classical Guitar Nut (2”x 1/4”)
2114212 Mojotone Plastic 6-String Guitar Nut (1-11/16”x 1/4”)
2114208 Mojotone Plastic 6-String Guitar Nut (1-11/16”x 1/8”)
2114206 Mojotone Plastic 6-String Guitar Nut (1-5/8”x 1/4”)
2114202 Mojotone Plastic 6-String Guitar Nut (1-5/8”x 1/8”)
2114222 Mojotone Plastic 12-String Guitar Nut (1-7/8”x 1/4”)
BRIDGE PINS
2114300 Mojotone Plastic Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins w/Dot (Set of 6)
2114302 Mojotone Plastic Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins (Set of 6)
2114304 Mojotone Plastic Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins “Thick Collar” w/Dot (Set of 6)
SADDLES
2114310 Mojotone Plastic Acoustic Guitar Saddle (3” x 1/8”)
2114314 Mojotone Plastic “Compensated” Acoustic Guitar Saddle (3” x 1/8”)
2114316 Mojotone Plastic Classical Guitar Saddle (3-1/8” x 3/32”)
PICKUP COVERS
2115272 Mojotone Single Coil Strat Pickup Cover White NO HOLES
2115273 Mojotone Single Coil Strat Pickup Cover Black NO HOLES
2115307 Mojotone 2-Hole Mount Long Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover Black
2115306 Mojotone 3-Hole Mount Alembic Bass Pickup Cover Black
2115292 Mojotone 4-Hole Mount Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover Black (Large
2115291 Mojotone 4-Hole Mount Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover Black (Small
2115308 Mojotone 4-Hole Mount Wide Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover Black
2115302 Mojotone EMG Style 2-Hole Mount Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover
2115303 Mojotone EMG Style 2-Hole Mount Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover
2115304 Mojotone EMG Style 2-Hole Mount Soapbar Bass Pickup Cover
2115289 Mojotone Music Man Bass Pickup Cover Black (4-String)
2115289 Mojotone Music Man Bass Pickup Cover Black (4-String)
2115288 Mojotone Music Man Bass Pickup Cover Black (5-String)
2115299 Mojotone Music Man Bass Pickup Cover Black NO HOLES (4 Strin
2115298 Mojotone Music Man Bass Pickup Cover Black NO HOLES (5 Strin
2115296 Mojotone Jazz Bass Pickup Cover Black NO HOLES
2115301 Mojotone P-Bass Pickup Cover Black NO HOLES
BOBBINS
2115418 Mojotone Humbucker Blade Pickup Bobbin Black
2115419 Mojotone Humbucker Blade Pickup Bobbin White
2115459 Mojotone Bass Blade Pickup Bobbin Black (6-String)
2115463 Mojotone Bass Blade Pickup Bobbin Black (4-String)
2115464 Mojotone Strat Blade Bridge Pickup Bobbin Black
KNOBS
7240004 ADA Flanger Black Push-On Knob
7240005 ADA Flanger Cream Push-On Knob
7240006 ADA Flanger White Push-On Knob
7240007 ADA Flanger Clear Push-On Knob