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Carroll Music Summer 2015 Newsletter

Hey there, thanks for catching up with us. As summer begins to wind down, we hope you’ve all had your fair share of Summer getaways, BBQs, baseball games, and outdoor activities. We’ve been staying busy with a boatload of new gear, many exciting rehearsals in our studios, and many awesome events we’ve been supplying gear for. As outdoor concert season will soon be transitioning into indoor concert season, we continue to accommodate to the needs of our clients, no matter how big or small, and no matter the season. Our friendly, professional staff is always here to answer your questions, and put the right package together for your rehearsal, event, or performance. From marimbas to pianos and guitar amps to drum kits, our vast inventory and rehearsal studios have been accommodating a wide array of musicians since 1945. Also our website continues to be updated with pictures and updated listings of our entire inventory. Go to to see for yourself!

Client Spotlight

On Saturday August 8th, we once again supplied all backline for returning client and R&B superstar, NeYo for a performance at Citifield after the Mets and Pirates game. We supplied a slew of keyboards, guitar amps, bass amps, drums and many other top of the line items. The show went super smoothly. Unfortunately not so much for the Mets as they lost in the 15th inning.

We were thrilled to once again supply tons of backline for the annual 4Knots Music Festival here in NYC on July 11th. Year after year, great acts perform for this very popular Summer event that we’ve catered to for many years now. We want to especially thank producer Steven Dima. This years acts included Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mikal Cronin and many others. The show was a great success and the bands and our gear sounded phenomenal.

In early July, we had a large variety of musicians in for rehearsals for several days, and then transported all our gear they were using for a performance at the United Nations. It was an international festival of World musicians that performed in front of diplomats from all over the globe. Carroll Music was fortunate to supply everything from guitars and keyboards to agogo bells and congas. 3 of our own technicians were hired to swap gear between the many, many performers. Our gear and crew received excellent reviews for the event.

Other notable clients we’ve had the pleasure of either supplying gear for, having in for rehearsals, (or both) in the last 3 months include: Eddie Palmieri, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, Jon Batiste, Joe Jackson, Tony Danza, Particle, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Gogol Bordello, McCoy Tyner, and Ron Carter.

Gear Spotlight

We added a super sweet Gibson acoustic electric to our guitar rental inventory, a brand new J-45. This high end guitar is one of the greatest selling acoustic guitars of all time for a reason. It originally debuted in 1942 and is world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection.

We’ve added a variety of awesome, professional quality Pearl drums to our massive inventory including:

  • 36″ concert bass drum that has very well balanced tonal response and sustain
  • Pearl Reference snare drum with a 14 x 6.5 dimension in cherry red
  • 14″ Pearl Championship marching snare drum with a Carbonply shell that has a very smooth, warm tone
  • Pearl Philharmonic Snare Drum with a 14x 5.5 dimension in Nickle over Brass

This particular drum has the highest frequency response in the Philharmonic Series with bright cutting clarity and finesse. ‪

Ch-check it out, we’ve added a brand new Rane Sixty Two DJ mixer to our inventory. It has built in Serato software and supports both analog and Digital Vinyl Simulation. It’s a top of the line, professional piece of gear with over 40 controls. Give us a call when you’re ready to take it for a spin for your next DJ gig. This mixer goes great with our Pioneer CDJ2000 decks or Technics SL1200 turntables.

Other recent additions to our inventory include a Moog Lil Phatty keyboard synthesizer, a Taylor 814CE acoustic electric guitar, 2 more Pioneer CDJ 2000 CD decks with Nexus, another Pioneer DJM2000 mixer with Nexus, and an American Fender Precision electric bass.

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