Friday, October 30, 2015

TONIGHT at The Thought Lot: A Night of Metal

A night of quality death metal at The Thought Lot the night before Halloween. Doors at 6, show starts at 7. BYOB with a valid ID!

Sadistic Vision

Formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989. Sadistic Vision relocated to Hanover Pennsylvania in 1990. Shortly after the move and with a new following they released two very well recieved demos, and began playing live shows with bands such as Nuclear Assault and Pessimist.

Bound By The Grave

Old School Death Metal hailing from Baltimore MD, USA

DNA Through Ashes

Aggressive, heavy metal pushing the edge of death/ grind/ doom/ and thrash genres.Its nothing your ear holes have ever enjoyed before.

Reverb Halloween Sale!

~Online only~ Halloween Sale on Reverb 
Items featured: All used shop owned (so no consignments) items listed
October 30, 2015 through November 1, 2015 

We planned this well in advance to the sitewide Reverb Halloween sale, so do keep in mind that our offerings and coupon code are entirely independent of what Reverb is currently running (with the exception of how long it is taking place.) We will likely be adding additional items throughout Saturday, so please keep checking back, as our inventory is always changing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A little different: If Birds Could Fly GoFundMe

All (five of you) that have seen this blog, however briefly, will know that we typically use this to feature new and featured products, events, and various in store events and promotions. This time, we're posting something a little different.

Enter Appalachia, VA band, If Birds Could Fly.

These guys are a Thought Lot favorite, one that is gaining a lot of traction in terms of musical recognition, and recently found themselves on the soundtrack for Big Stone Gap. An Americana act at heart, with clear influences from elsewhere along the genre spectrum, they tour extensively, ending up in places well outside of Appalachia to share their music with new audiences across the country.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Product Spotlight: Beyond the Basics - Unique Exercises for the Serious Guitarist

As musicians, we all have goals. For some, those consist purely of unique and effective songwriting, for others, technical skill. And then, there are a fair few that ultimately want both, but this Product Spotlight is for those of you that fall into that "technical" category. This time, we bring you Beyond the Basics - Unique Exercises for the Serious Guitarist by local musician and teacher, Jim Massey.

This 64 page book is, by all accounts, not a beginner book -- rather, this is for the more invested guitarist that is looking to develop and ultimately master the mechanics of their technique.

"When I decided to write a book on playing guitar, I didn't want to create just another book of cool licks. I wanted to create a book that focuses on a series of lessons that would improve the basic mechanics of one's playing." - Jim Massey, Beyond the Basics

Thursday, October 22, 2015

PSA: Lessons are filling up!

Our guitar lessons program has been expanding!
We've signed on a lot of students in the past few weeks, and we don't want you to miss out.
Get half off your first half hour lesson as a trial - we can provide an instrument for the duration, and then we can discuss options should you choose to continue.
The 5PM to 7PM timeframe is currently VERY LIMITED due to after school sign-ons, but we do have some limited spaces available.
This is an in-person. student oriented program on site. Learn something new or get a refresher today! Send us an email for a copy of our lessons agreement with all applicable information.
Give us a call today at 717-776-1094, and press 3 at the message to get through to Lessons.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Reverb Listings: 10/15/15

Boss Metal Zone MT-2 Guitar Pedal
Availability: For Sale
Great condition

Axis Long Board Single Kick Pedal
Availability: For Sale
A little dirty, hasn't seen much use in a while. Fully functional.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Reverb Listings - 10/7/15

A few notes before posting here. One may notice the limited number of items that we are currently shipping. Larger boxes have been in short supply as of late, and we're shipping as they come in (with customer guitars, online purchases, etc.) We just had a few come in, so they'll be first bought, first shipped, so to speak. In any case, check out today's new items posted below.

Roland FP-4
Availability: For Sale, LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
Excellent condition

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Reverb Listings - 10/6

Busy day today, so we didn't get quite as much uploaded as we would've liked. See below for the new online offerings.


DigiTech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive


Availability:For Sale
Excellent condition, velcro on bottom

Monday, October 5, 2015

Popular on Ace Music Academy - September 2015

Ron Block: A Fresh Look at Bluegrass Banjo

There aren't many banjos players more widely heard, or who have performed before more people, than Ron Block. Working with Alison Krauss & Union Station since 1991, Ron's distinctive banjo sound has become nearly as much a part of the group sound as Alison's voice. Ron has taught in a limited number of worshops, but this is his first instructional DVD of any kind, offering a detailed look at his unique approach to the banjo.

This new 3 hour and 45 minute release from AcuTab features Ron explaining the concepts and techniques which make up his banjo style, carefully explained and demonstrated on camera. The stylistic elements are reinforced in both discussion and demonstration, and the 7 songs and solos Ron teaches in great detail. Read more here...

Friday, October 2, 2015

TONIGHT at The Thought Lot: Oct. 2nd - If Birds Could Fly feat. Kevin Neidig and Daniel James and the Blue Collar Special

Country-folk duo If Birds Could Fly return to The Thought Lot on Friday, October 2nd for an evening of grassroots music with a rock 'n roll twist. They are accompanied by Americana group Daniel James and the Blue Collar Special, hailing from Gettysburg, PA.

Show is all ages, 17 and under when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6pm with music starting at 7pm. BYOB with valid ID.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Promotion: Roll Like a Rock Star with D'addario!

Get ready to Roll Like a Rockstar! Enter the D'Addario sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree to our store & a lifetime supply of gear from D’Addario. Plus there are also 8 weekly gear pack & 60 daily string giveaways! Enter now at