Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thought Lot Lineup - October 2015

Come out and catch some live music at The Thought Lot (37 E Garfield St, Shippensburg, PA 17257.) Here's what's going on for October, starting this weekend:

  • October 2 - If Birds Could Fly feat. Kevin Neidig and Daniel James and the Blue Collar Special - Online presale no longer available
  • October 24 - All We Do is Work Overtime Show - Tickets available IN STORE (Noon to 7, Monday - Saturday) or Online
  • October 30 - A Night of Metal feat. Sadistic Vision, DNA Through Ashes, and Bound by the Grave - Prepaid Admission available in store and online
Check back here July 1st for the lineup of bands playing next month OR check out our event calendar on our website.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Product Spotlight - D'addario NYXL Electric Guitar Strings

This review has been a year and a half in the making, as it has finally come time to restring my Les Paul. A little backstory, one of our personal guitars has had a D'addario Beta Test NYXL set on it since January of last year. So just over a year and a half now. We offered to beta test to offer a good representation to our friends and customers of what these strings were all about. So, without further ado...

What they are: NYXL strings are a comparatively new offering of electric guitar string offered by D'addario.
What they claim:
D’Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than any string you’ve played before. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel core and plain steel alloy delivers a whole new level of freedom, confidence, and power. NYXL’s provide more strength and up to 131% greater tuning stability by utilizing a completely reinvented wire drawing process coupled with a revolutionary “fusion twist” process for the plain steels. The reformulated nickel plated string windings have greater magnetic properties resulting in higher output and enhanced mid-range frequency response for more presence and crunch.
First impressions: Well, our first impressions of the new strings are a little... out of memory, but we'll cover what we can here. We had an interesting first experience with the strings, that involved cutting the high E too short. In reality, this actually put these strings to a good first test regarding stability and breakage, yielding great results.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sorry the blog's been a little neglected...

This has been a big summer for us, and while our online presence has been somewhat neglected, we can safely say that the move to our new location has been endlessly positive.

One of the big highlights:

Our Five Year Anniversary Show was a big success for us, with a lot of potential for a similar annual event. We will be adding pictures and sharing those made available to us by those who attended. THANK YOU to:
Toasties Sustainable Table (that cheesesteak...)