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Lakland Bass made in Chicago Illinois USA

Lakland Bass located in Chicago Illinois builds quality hand built basses. The finest custom 4 and 5 string basses offering graphite rods on both sides of the truss rod keeping a straight neck well down the road. All of the USA necks are quarter sawn maple, again not leaving any high end features out. The Lakland basses have ultimate finishes over light weight woods. Body woods are ash or alder. Usually all transparent colors are ash and solid colors alder. Most basses are under 9 Lbs. The US made basses come with birdseye maple (standard) or rosewood fingerboards. Lakland hand..  - Read More

Sizing student violins

When purchasing a violin and getting the right size it is determined by the size of the individual. The later teens and adults usually get a 4/4, which is full size. It is especially important for young children starting out to be measured and start with the correct size instrument and move up in size as they grow. The measuring process seems primitive,  where the student puts the violin on the left shoulder and chin on the chin rest. Extending the left arm all the way out to the left and cup your left hand. The violin headstock should fit..  - Read More

Humidifying Guitars and other string instruments

Humidity and your valuable instruments are the most important thing next to playing them. As a service center and seller of high end instruments, we can only harp at everyone to understand how to humidify and when. Throughout the fall and winter seasons we see many string instruments come in with either fret ends sticking out and seam cracks due to a lack of humidity resulting in wood shrinkage.  Every fall when the furnace goes on for the cold seasons, we should begin humidifying our wood instruments. There are many ways to humidify, whole room humidifiers or instrument humidifiers. When..  - Read More

Midlothian Music Announces Launch of Midlothian Music Worldwide

July 2015 - Orland Park/Midlothian, Illinois After a series of improvements were put into place, Midlothian Music of Orland Park and Midlothian, Illinois opened its virtual storefront doors using the Shopify platform for their transactions."Need quote here," says John Lekavich [insert title]. With the help of a little online real-estate development and a series of social media efforts, Midlothian Music staff is excited about reconnecting to the Internet with a sales tool that seems to satisfy at least the most fundamental of needs when it comes to selling products via the Internet. "Need quote here," says Lekavich. Thousands of students..  - Read More