Archive for November, 2013

Did you know that in the year 2000 – The Album appropriately named “1” by the Beatles was the number 1 album in the Music Charts! Years after releasing this album, this collection of their Top #1 Hits made it’s way back into the charts all over the world! you can see more information here.

The Beatles were a rave then and a smash now! Showing that good old rock and roll can inspire any generation if their listening!

The Beatles

Beatles Rock Past and Future Generations upon Generations!

National Dobro Aloha

Bill bringing the song out of the National Dobro

Our Vintage Featured Item is highlighting one of favorites! A 1931 National Dobro! This Island Swinging Acoustic Musical Wonder is on SoundCheck Music’s list of favorites! The treasure is a Chrome Body that is Acid Etched with a beautiful scene of the Islands… Get your crowd movin with the classic sound of this beautiful guitar!


Bill showed off it’s beautiful sound in the shop today! Wish you could have heard it! WO! It took me straight to the beach! You can listen to the unique sound of a National Dobro being played by the Pros Here!


This particular piece earned it’s name from it’s unique island tones and the beautiful

Acid Etched scenic visuals on it’s body.

Vintage Acid Etched Island Scene

Vintage Acid Etched Island Scene

Acid Etched Art

Ours in Chrome but here is a Fantastic Pic of the Acid Etched Art







Vintage Guitar

Vintage Guitar Headstock

Vintage Guitar National Dobro

Acid Etched Vintage National Aloha Dobro


Come in and check it out! Or Call Bill at 530-272-7236 in Grass Valley at SoundCheck Music Center!


This precious relic is available for $3499.00

Local LIve Bands Get Review

Rockin Local Live Music

SoundCheck Music Center features local bands frequently. We enjoy getting the opportunity to share their next gig, their history, social web media and all around band personalities. The bands we cover media for are special to us… usually involving a fellow musician, a frequent buyer or friend relation. The whole point is to stay involved with the community and share what we love best! Music!

The benefits to being a Featured Band at SoundCheck are pretty cool… and as we build our collection, we may be adding even more bene’s as we go! Our Featured Bands get the opportunity to post their Flyers and Information at the Store on our Community Board. They also get a full interview by On the Bus Productions and are featured in our Blog, our YouTube Channel (if they have video) and our Facebook Page. We will consistently share their events for better local exposure and if the band has CD‘s they are welcomed to sell copies at SoundCheck Music Center as well. Now that’s great free promotion!

Meet our Last Featured Band!

Bands in Nevada County

Nevada County Live Music

When SoundCheck features a band we offer some great PR! The band is featured on our Social Web Media Sites, Our Blog, and soon we will offer info about them on our website. SoundCheck Music Center is dedicated to being apart of the music in the community. Have a band you would like us to feature? Let us know by emailing We enjoy hearing reviews, fan stories and audio bits! It’s a great place to live, listen and grow in Nevada County now-a-days… The Music Scene is alive and kickin! Come By! Take a look at our Community Announcements! Get the scoop at 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley – or give us a call! 530-272-7236

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Next week we release our Vintage Gear Featured Item of the Week! Catch fun videos, sales, events and so much more at SoundCheck Music Center in Grass Valley!

Gibsons Only Flying V

Sleek Guitar Flying V

SoundCheck Music Announces their Featured Consignment Item! SoundCheck Music Center offers two Featured Items a Month. This round goes to the 2007 Gibson Flying V! With strong sound, this guitar sports only the best in her belly, Humbuckers. This baby is what you need to get rockin at your next gig!


With great players like Albert King, Rudolph Schenker, Kirk Hammett, Jimi Hendrix and many more… how could you pass this deal up? The guitar is in fantastic shape and has a beautiful cream body. Her price is even more beautiful including a hardshell Case, The Gibson Flying V is going for only $899!




Gibson Guitar

Head Stock Flying V



Swing into the store on Maltman Drive in Grass Valley, or call Bill at 530-272-7236. Make a steal of deal! She won’t last long! Make an impression at your next gig with this fabulous and famous Gibson Flying V!





Gibson w/Humbuckers

Humbucker Pick Ups

Flying V Gibson

Our Featured Guitar

Gibson Guitar

Gibson Flying V






Randall was about to be fired

This was Randall’s Last Day

A young kid walks in the store… he says “You sell PA Systems? My brother is starting a band and I’m gonna be the sound guy”

In this society, you will find there is a home studio in just about every other home on the street. With the ease of Digital Recording Studios, everyone thinks they can be an engineer, sound guy, producer and record label. Unfortunately, so do most other people too. Because folks haven’t taken the time to learn to hear music properly, recorded sounds have lost their integrity and most live sound is simply trash. They aren’t what they used to be… they aren’t anything at all. The time it takes to record music properly doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Folks don’t want to take their time to make sure that the finished works provide a listening experience that is worth while.

The Sound Guy Had a Hearing Problem

When the singer says bring up the monitors and the sound guy looks at them as if they just grew an extra head… Houston, we have a problem. We have some news for you… buying a cheap, run of the mill, PA System, showing up, pluggin in a couple of microphones and running some cables… Does not make you a Sound Guy! It takes years to master the ability to control sound so that it works perfectly for the environment it was intended for.

So, yea…. We sell PA Systems, but your going to wanna pick-up some humble pie and some experience with that purchase.

branding bright ideas into realities

Did you know that On the Bus Productions hosts a Studio Event every Friday called the OTB Underground? Well neither did we! That is, we didn’t think it would be this big or this frequent. The Bus Studio has become the Auburn, CA “hang out” on Friday nights more recently, bringing some fantastic musicians, music connoisseurs and great dancing tunes from all over the Sierra Foothills and Northern California.

OTB planned on hosting the musical studio event “OTB Underground” once a month. The idea was to open up the studio floor to seasoned and beginner musicians who just wanted to jam and ‘hook up’ with other musicians. We wanted to open opportunities for “music people” who wanted to find other “music people”. The event also offered a great place for folks to simply come and enjoy a Live Music Scene without the bar scene. The word…

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