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  1. EVS Featured by UNC-TV

    A big thanks to Dan Powers from UNC-TV, who came out to the shop and shot this segment about EVS and our transition to an employee-owned worker co-op. We think it turned out really great!

    >> Learn more about the EVS staff

    >> Read about our transition to worker-owned co-op

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  2. 'Heartbleed' Bug Patch Installed On ElectricViolinShop.com

    Electric Violin Shop takes the security of your personal data seriously. To that end, we wanted to alert those of you who were not aware to the existence of the Heartbleed security vulnerability. We also wanted to inform you that electricviolinshop.com has installed the security update to block Heartbleed, and let you know what you should do to protect yourself and your personal information. First, we recommend that you use this tester (enter https://www.electricviolinshop.com and click 'Go'), which actually goes to the site, sends a malformed heartbeat and extracts ~80 bytes of memory as proof, just like an attacker would. It doesn't check versions or make assumptions, it looks for the bug.. The lastpass.com Heartbleed tester that was linked to from the CNET article on the "Heartbleed" bug only checks to see a site is using the Apache server. It automatically assumes that any site that uses Apache could be vulnerable, without actually letting you know whether or not the site you're looking up has taken care of the problem. Once the sites that you habitually visit have fixed the problem (electricviolinshop.com has already done so, but you should check, just to be sure), clear your browser's cache and cookies before logging into any site. You should then change your passwords, starting with sensitive accounts like banks and your main email account.
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  3. Unearthed Documents, Recordings Point to Heifetz’s Prog Rock Beginnings

    by Duncan Monserud
    A young Heifetz sports a 'mop top' in this 1923 concert bill. A young Heifetz sports a 'mop top' in this 1923 concert bill.
    Jascha Heifetz is universally regarded as a pioneering classical music recording artist, but what was not known until recently were his 1920’s recordings of what musicologists are labeling “Proto-prog rock.” The discovery came last fall when a new tenant moved into an apartment in New York City’s West Village and found a small chest tucked away in a utility closet. Among its contents were concert posters, an early recording contract and a handful of 78 rpm records.
    Heifetz 78's found by Stoddard Heifetz 78's found in NYC apartment building in 2013
    The finder of the artifacts, Hugh Stoddard -- himself a music collector and enthusiast -- realized that these must be rare and potentially important memorabilia. He soon contacted Samuel Epstein, Ph.D., a Professor of Musicology at Queens College CUNY. Dr. Epstein immediately recognized these to be evidence of what had been previously believed to be myth within musicological circles: Jascha Heifetz’s early electric rock period.
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  4. Gear up for Father's Day!

    Father's Day discounts from Electric Violin Shop Time to gear up for Father's Day...literally! Through Sunday we're offering $20 off orders of $200 or more* plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more** on our site so you can save on gear for Dad. Simply add items to your cart and discounts will be calculated automatically based on your order subtotal. *'$20 off $200 or more' offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons. Offer excludes Packages, Bose L1 products, Fourness Fuse and Stratton Skull violins, and all products from the Clearance, On Sale, Used, Collectible and B-stock categories. **Free shipping over $50 offer excludes Powerwerks products.
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  5. Memorial Day Savings 2013

    Memorial Day SaleThis weekend through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, get $20 off orders of $200 or more and $50 off orders of $500 or more!  Simply add items to your cart and discounts will be calculated automatically based on your order subtotal. *This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.  Offer excludes Packages, Bose L1 products, Fourness Fuse and Stratton Skull violins, and all products from the Clearance, On Sale, Used, Collectible and B-stock categories.
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  6. Announcing the New 'Acoustic Image Flex' System

    Every time I drive the 12 miles over to the Acoustic Image headquarters to pick up a new amp, Rick Jones talks about his latest ideas, and sometimes shows me his prototypes. I really appreciate his enthusiasm, and marvel at his seemingly endless quest to improve an already marvelous product line, yet sometimes he swears me to secrecy. I’ve known of his remote preamp idea for over a year now, and can finally talk about it – but still could not take photos. There are actually two distinct parts of the new Acoustic Image Flex System – a remote preamp and a powered speaker cabinet. This will give even more flexibility to players who already have powered speakers, or go direct to a PA system.
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  7. Don't give up...call an expert!

    by Blaise Kielar, owner, Electric Violin Shop At Electric Violin Shop a big part of what we do is to interpret the electronics world for string players for whom amplification gear is quite foreign. This involves making expert gear recommendations as well as offering top-notch support after the sale. Inexperienced electric players can have difficulty troubleshooting their new equipment and often overlook minor tweaks or user errors that cause them difficultly. I remember one violinist who was ready to junk an electric violin, when all that was needed was a fresh battery! We understand the varying levels of comfort folks have when new to electrics. Our focus is not just to get you amplified but to keep you satisfied in your new musical surroundings—and we’re always just an email or phone call away.
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