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Who is St. Vincent?

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Who Is St. Vincent? If you are familiar with Ernie Ball Music Man guitars then you may have seen an electric guitar that in some people's minds looks like a dress or resembles a woman's figure.  The name of the guitar is St. Vincent, named after the artist whom Ernie Ball collaborated/designed the guitar with. At Octave Music Store we have not one but two of these amazing guitars and when people look at them or play them I always get asked who is St. Vincent.  If you are not interested in alternative or progressive rock music then you probably...

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New Brick And Mortar Store

Posted by Jeffrey Kamp at

Octave Music is pleased to announce that we have opened a brick and mortar storefront. We will continue to offer all of our music items online and in our new storefront. The new location is located at 59466 County Road 113, Elkhart, IN 46517.  With this new storefront we will offer quality musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, music, lessons, and repairs. We invite you to stop on in and visit us. Hours: Tuesday - Friday:  4:30-7:00PM Saturday  10:00AM-3:00PM

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How To Decide On Wound Guitar String Types

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It is important to have understanding of how different guitar strings are wound. These differences can greatly affect how a guitar string sounds and feels. Wound guitar strings come in three different varieties, round wound, half wound, and flat wound.Round Wound vs. Half Wound vs. Flat WoundIn reality it is not how a string is wrapped, it is the profile of the wrapped wire that makes the difference:Round wound guitar strings: These are good for rock guitar as they are the brightest sounding of the wound strings. They also produce the most sting noise due to the space in between the...

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