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Music 6000 has been Olympia's go-to local music shop since 1966 and continues to offer excellent service and selection.

Ernie Ball Paradigm

The Most Advanced Guitar Strings Known to Man.

Ernie Ball’s Paradigm strings are in stock at Music 6000. These are the newest strings from EB and have a lot of promise.

Straight from Ernie Ball:

Paradigm are the strongest, most durable guitar strings on the planet. If your strings break or rust within 90 days of purchase, we’ll replace them.

Come into Music 6000 today to try a set of Ernie Ball Paradigm strings today!

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Smitty Meets the PRS SE 7-String & the new Fender Mustang GT Amplifier Series!

PRS SE 7-String & a Fender Mustang GT 100

See the bountiful bard Smitty spin a tale of seven-string rock’n’roll flops! Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers… 😉

This seven-string PRS SE is a sweetie — somebody buy it before I do! Amazing guitar, designed just right. The neck profile is perfect, a six-string player can pick this up and feel comfortable playing with the low B, very well done 👌

Playing through the new Fender Mustang GT 100 — wowee! This is one of the best digital modeling combos we’ve ever heard. What you’re hearing in the video was recorded with the XLR direct out in the back of the amp. I added some EQ shifts and put on a couple of digital compressors on in post — viola! 🎻

Fender American Professional Series: Round 4

Fender American Professional Series: Round 4

Can’t stop, won’t stop! Strummer extraordinaire Smitty can’t stop playing these Fender American Professional series — the new standard! 😉

This ash body / maple neck Telecaster is a fine instrument. The re-designed ashtray bridge is quite comfortable and works for everyone.

Come into Music 6000 and play the American Professional series from Fender today 🇺🇸🔨🎸

Fender American Professional Series: Round 3

Fender American Professional Series: Round 3

The indefatigable Smitty rocks into round 3 of the Fender American Professional series — the new standard! 😉

These are fun guitars with nice design improvements. The new neck profile is familiar, yet more confident; the narrow-tall frets facilitate a precision playing experience (a big upgrade over medium-jumbo); and the Shaw-wound pickups are very high definition and detailed.

Come into Music 6000 and play a American Professional series Stratocaster today! 🇺🇸🔨🎸

Fender American Professional Series: Round 2

Fender American Professional Series: Round 2

The illustrious Smitty showcases Fender’s American Professional Series — the new standard! 😉 These are great guitars with nice upgrades: Shaw-wound pickups, new neck profile, narrow-tall frets, and more. Come into Music 6000 and play one today! 🎸

Playing through a Fender Twin with a TC Electronic Ditto looper. Using an Electro-Voice RE320 large diaphragm dynamic mic on the left speaker and a Cascade Vin-Jeft long ribbon microphone on the right 🎙