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WE SOLD OUT IN 2 WEEKS!

Given the quick success we had with our original ESO Strap last year, we decided to expand our line with the introduction of a bass strap. Guess what?  They sold out in 2 weeks!   We are now back in production and will be adding some additional colors/lengths to both versions.  Thank you so much for another amazing year in business!   Cheers and Happy New Years!

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Cheap vs. Expensive Gear? When to Spend the Money…?

Spending money on a lifestyle or hobby is an easy purchase because it makes you feel good. However, the amount you spend is up to you, and expensive gear is not necessary at first for two reasons: Cheap gear can get you pretty far You may not know yourself as an artist yet. Musicians go through life cycles when it comes to their art. Any interest typically starts out as a simple goal or desire to emulate something you have always wanted to do or become. For me it was Nirvana in the late 90’s. Being from Seattle, I found their story to be elusive, and the music was dirty, rebellious and iconic. My interest in Nirvana made me want...

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Company Snapshot: Sinuous Guitars

We are not the only ones making innovative products that seamlessly integrate style with comfort. Our friends at Sinuous Guitars have created a truly beautiful product that just makes sense. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sinuous crafts unique, high quality guitars for the most creative and discerning players. “Our guitars are designed for the innovative and image conscious guitarists who demands authenticity, craftsmanship, and an instrument that is truly special” – Sinuous Guitars. Founder Greg Opatik made his start designing modern furniture for himself and others before dovetailing his love of design with music. Their patented concepts provide the artist with optimal comfort and weight distribution. Each guitar is hand made and custom finished in their Grand Rapids facility....

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Jim Ward = Renaissance Man

Sometimes there are musicians do incredible things beyond their music. Let’s take a moment to admire Jim Ward. You may recognize the name as the guitarist for the post-hardcore band At The Drive In, front man of Sparta and Sleeper Car or perhaps you have a had a sweet taste of one of his solo projects. In short; he is an incredible artist who continues to surprise us. Primarily because each project he works on is very different than the last. It’s obvious he has true passion and skill for creating music rather than chasing fads. In addition to his music abilities did you know that Jim has and still owns, bars/music venues, restaurants, cafes and non-profits? How about the...

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Studio Quality Sound for All

The process of recording music is now easier than ever.  Programs as simple as GarageBand, or as complex as Pro Tools, offer us the ability to capture studio quality sound from any room in the house.  It is incredible. We should wake up each day with a huge smile on our face for these blessings. A recent example of just how far we have come is when we recorded the music for one of our ESO Strap videos in just a few hours. It was as simple as this: overlayed 2 rythm guitars, 3 lead guitars, voice over, bass and a drum track in under 3 hours… Again, this is incredible. However, in high school I remember having to hook up one VHS camcorder,...

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