The gang gets together to share suggestions on the perfect gifts for the songwriter in your life (let’s be honest, it’s you. You’re gonna by yourself this great stuff– and so you should!). Let us know what you want for the holidays in the comments below!
Listen to the show
note that we get a small commission from the Amazon links so we won’t have to sell Neel’s organs on the black market. FYI – he still has a kidney in great condition.
Nico from Cologne, Germany
For those who play guitar and would like a small amplifier for practising at home or simply amplify their acoustic guitar. The Boss Katana Mini is a decent amplifier sold at a reasonable price, which I actually got for my birthday and can recommend. – Nice birthday present, Nico! – phil
Muddy Waters Tote Bag $22 (for all that stuff that musicians lug around)
Moleskine Music Notebook MOLESKINE ART COLLECTION: From sketchbooks and sketchpads to watercolor notebooks with heavy paper, to music notebooks with plain and pentagram pages, to storyboard layout notebooks, Moleskine’s art collection of notebooks offer the quality you need.
JamStack Travel Guitar Amp $333 (10 watts, 8 hrs of battery life, can connect to cell phone to access range of tones, effects and controllers) –
Pick-a-Palooza (make your own guitar picks) $34 Pick-a-Palooza guitar pick maker is a useful and unique gift for any guitar player. Guaranteed to be the hit of any gift-giving situation, Birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day, Graduation or anytime you would like to tell your guitar playing friend or family member how much you care!
Heavy-duty, sturdy construction and a stainless steel blade allows the user to create uniform and smooth guitar picks every time.
Musician Socks – around $10
Music Artwork from Pop Chart Lab – from $30 and up
Customizable musician bobblehead doll $92 (either send in a photo of the musician you want to turn into a bobble head or pick all the features from a long list of traits)
League Of Rock: get coached by professionals touring musicians, play in top recording studios and play in fantastic venues.
Under $100 a session, discount through songTalk
Dick Cooper in Ottawa
Metal Skull microphones – von erikson laboratories $375
Duo Deck Vinyl/Cassette player/mp3 converter – $150.00 on amazon.com
The Firefly Lightship Guitar Pick – $50 – an LED pick that can pick up the rhythm and tempo of your playing to deliver a little light show
EarPeace HD Concert Ear Plugs – High Fidelity Hearing Protection for Music Festivals, DJs & Musicians reusable high fidelity concert earplugs $30
Major Scale musical wine glasses – $90 for a set of two
musical transition ring – the circle of fifths on a sterling silver ring $24
Acoustic / Electric / Bass Guitar Setup: Contact your local music retailer
Keep everything that you need for your performance, all on one tray, ready to use, including a drink holder, pick holders and 4 harmonica holders to keep you organized and ready for any song in any key and still wet your whistle in between songs. With your choice of hub, quickly and easily mount your durable tray on any microphone or music stand.
Air BnB (or other) cabin retreat for yourself!
Contribute to an artist’s crowdfunding campaign!
Patreon, Indiegogo (Melanie), Kickstarter, ArtistShare (founded in 2001, first crowdfunding site, mostly for classical and jazz artists)
Buy a CD directly from the artist, or buy from their Bandcamp
MusicMemos – $0 iOS app
NI Komplete Start pack – $0
NI Komplete Ultimate $1,600 – 100+ instruments, 600+ GB
Akai Advance keyboard
- 25-key: $250
- 49-key: $400
- 61-key: $700
includes VIP software, plus Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet, Transfuser, and Creative FX Collection Plus by AIR Music Tech, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX ($1,000 value)
6-channel mixer w/ reverb
Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Pack – $300 (+$10 L&McQ gift card – put it towards a mic stand!) w/ Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic & Headphones