Custom Coffee Mugs

Custom Coffee MugsLooking for a new way get the word out about your business? The custom coffee mug provides an excellent way to advertise your company. Unlike other promotional items such as pencils or letter openers, the custom coffee mug provides ample space for branding. You can fit your personalized logo along with information on your service around the custom coffee mug and still have room to spare.

The Price is Right

Most people don’t realize it, but custom coffee mugs don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, a basic custom coffee mug made of ceramic will cost well under a dollar. That’s not bad for consistent advertising.

There is a range of prices to choose from depending on the style and quality of the custom coffee mug you choose. Whether you spend a few dollars apiece on quality travel mugs or stick the more affordable mugs, there is an option that fits into just about every advertising budget.

Lots of Variety

With so many styles and colors to choose from, the custom coffee mug offers you a wealth of possibilities. From the basic ceramic mug to a glass or even stainless steal mug, you will find the ideal solution for your business needs. Do you want light weight coffee mugs to bring to a seminar or meeting or do you want heavy, quality, stainless steal mugs to give to your best clients?

 

Pandora Beads

Sparkly, good-looking and fashionable. There are much labor involved in producing Pandora beads. Many people love to ask the question how do you put beads on a pandora charms leather bracelet. Just make sure that you are buying real pandora charms beads. If cost is an issue, buy discontinued beads. This will save you a ton of money and allow you to put them on your leather bracelet. As well, if you are having problems with your bracelet bring it back to the jeweler and get it repaired. You will find that putting beads on a real Pandora leather bracelet is a piece of cake! Pandora bracelets are perfectly made for for Pandora beads.

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Ukulele Lanikai

The LU-11 will be okay, but the LU-21C is a better choice. There’s more to the story than just the size of your hands. Intonation can be a problem on short scale instruments like the the soprano uke. If you have a slightly misplaced fret or bridge saddle or simply high action, the ratio of the error to the scale length is greater with a short scale. When you buy a ukulele lanikai, the tone and intonation will be better on the larger concert size LU-21C.

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AKG D 112

The AKG D 112, back in the mid-1980s, it was every soundman’s dream to make the kick sound like Herman Rarebell playing for Scorpions. I still own a d112, the last time I recall it being used was on a bodhran about a couple of years ago. It’s an interesting mic to apply EQ to. If I remember correctly, there about 4 flavors of the same thing.  The d112 is still favored in recording studios. Lots of drummers hear the good results from that and go buy one of their own I think.  You’ll get all manor of tones out of it by changing position in the kick. For rock kick, move it way up inside about an inch off the beater and slightly off center. Killer rock sound.

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Foam By Mail

I use foam by mail. It is the exact same stuff you get from auralex, but a heck of a lot cheaper. They have a great selection of sound insulation and many colors to choose from. The foam is very resistant to fire as well. Auralex’s prices are just too much money. Or at least compared to the quality you get from foam by mail, and cheaper too.  I bought the $300.00 dollar Aurelex stuff and as cool as it looked, it did not cover much at all. Figured I would go broke if I kept buying this stuff. Someone suggested the foam by mail. I went online and bought 200 sq. feet of the stuff.

 

Reids

While online the other night I ran across this web site which carries about anything. Reid Supply Company – Industrial Supplies & Components They have specialty Catalogs like Jig & Fixture, a Stainless Steel Catalog and even on linebrowing of the catalog. You can download CAD’s FREE and even insert the the files into your drawings. They have a CAD library which includes over 30,000 drawings and components. I received the master catalog today and it is full of items for woodworkers. This catalog reminds me of the MacMaster-Carr book. Woodsmith and shopnotes use them as sources at times. Their prices are good, delivery is quick. Reids carry a huge amount of stuff.

 

Orange Terror Bass

I got my Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass a few months ago and on initial plug in and play it really does sound nice. I am going to A/B it against my Trusty ABM 2X10 300 evo 2 at rehearsal on Sunday. But so far it is good, and I like a nice simple control layout, which was one of the things that did it for this combo in the first place. I only ever use one basic sound that I really like, which I found straight away on this baby.  I purchased my orange terror bass 500 combo at guitar center.

My orange terror bass 500 breaks up quite early, but I play very lightly and don’t have a problem with clean headroom. Keeping the gain low (at around 9 o clock), I find there is plenty of volume left on tap. Most of the time I go through the PA, and there hasn’t been a problem in quite loud pub gigs with only a vocal PA either, with plenty of volume left.

 

Military Coin Value

The value of a military coin depends on many factors, they could be worth something to an avid collector. The popularity of these coins has skyrocketed over the past few years, and the more unique the design, the more sought after the coin is. Many military servicemen consider a military coin to be invaluable…meaning they wouldn’t give them up for anything because in most cases such coins are “earned.”

Some coins are rare and unique with very few of them made due to the unit not existing anymore or they were numbered and produced in limited numbers to maintain their exclusivity. For example “Order of the Sword” or Commander’s Coin (if numbered) or a unit’s anniversary coin MAY be valuable to someone, but no real monetary value. Some coins would be worth more for obvious reasons (rarity, precious metal used, etc)

Find a collector who know what type of coins you have. They could be worth a few dollars maybe a few hundred dollars if they are rare…but the important part is finding a collector who is interested.

I keep my coins for sentimental reasons…I don’t guess any of them are worth more than a few dollars…but they are worth something to me…and that is all I care about.

 

Reunion Blues Gig Bag

I bought a leather Reunion Blues gig bag about ten years ago and it was the best $150 dollars I ever spent. The bag is lightweight and durable (I have done nothing to the bag in the way of maintenance in ten years and it is still going strong.) The section of the reunion blues gig bag that holds the slide is reinforced by a piece of plywood so it is quite well protected. The bag is small so don’t expect to put a lot of accessories in it with the horn (mutes, stands etc.) but I haven’t seen a trombone gig bag (or a hard-shell case for that matter) that is large enough to hold accessories. You can keep the bare necessities in it though. I keep mouthpieces, a spay bottle and a K&M stand (another great investment.)

As far as price, like I said I paid $150 ten years age so I don’t know what they are going for today but they are less expensive than hard shell cases in general. Spend the extra money for the leather it will be worth it in the long run.

Best Studio Headphones

I really like my Sennheiser HD380. Whether they’re the best is completely up to you and what you’re after. I use a pair a lot and it’s not always for playback. I love tracking with them. I have found that by getting sounds to sound good on these makes mixing much easier. I use a pair while tracking vocalists a lot and many vocalists and guitarist love them while tracking as well. They are a little expensive for just tracking phones, but they’re worth it. In my opinion, best studio headphones  are the ones made by Sennheiser.