Brian is a veteran employee of Music Store Live, making the transition from our original location in Vermont to our new home in San Diego, California. He's a bassist by trade, but enjoys a passion for well-built and sexy-looking guitars. Axes with adventurous colors (especially purple) will always have a higher chance of ending up in his collection. Brian writes most of the listing descriptions for most of our high-end stuff, so he's got hands on experience with a lot of the gear we have for sale.
Kick in, Kick out, Snare top, Snare bottom, Hat, Rack 1, Rack 2, Floor 1, Floor 2, Overhead L, Overhead R, Bass DI, Bass Mic Low, Bass Mic High, Keys 1 L, Keys 1 R, Keys 2 L, Keys 2 R, Guitar 1 Low, Guitar 1 High, Guitar 1 DI, Guitar 2 Low, Guitar 2 High, Guitar 2 DI, Acoustic DI, Vox SR, Vox C, Vox SL, Drum Vox.
Ben is the lead salesman for the Music Store Live team; if you've bought something from us via phone or email, there's a good chance Ben's excellent customer service has helped put gear in your hands. He is a bass player and loves a lot of bass gear, but is a fan of any piece of gear made by passionate people that aren't afraid to show their excitement.
Charlie is one of the information technology specialists working for Music Store Live. In a word where new technologies come out for computers as fast as they do in the pro audio world, it's a constant fight to keep things looking good and working well. Charlie is hard at work behind the scenes not only fixing issues on the current website, but planning for the future as well. He's a trombone player by trade, but knows his way around a keyboard or a drum kit.
If you've ever seen a high-end guitar, amp, or drum photo on our site and wondered who was behind it, then wonder no more: it's Brianna. She's our in-house photographer here in San Diego, and she personally handles and photographs all of our top of the line gear. She works hard to make sure the images you see on the site are faithfully representing what you'll see when you unbox your purchase.
Nicole is an absolute joy to work with in the office. She manages our social media presence, so if you enjoy any of our Tweets, Instagrams, or Facebook posts she's likely to thank. When she isn't working on social media, she's often helping to take photos and creating graphics for our email newsletters or this very site. Nicole works hard to make sure you know what we have on deck for you to see.
Sean a.k.a. "Hutch" is the resident guitar tech for Music Store Live. Working out of a shop in our warehouse in San Diego, Sean makes sure every instrument bought from Music Store Live is lovingly set up before it's packed up and sent on its way. He has years of experience as a tech and does high-quality, thorough work on every instrument that hits his bench. He's a musician and guitar player himself, ensuring he brings the musician touch to his work.
Jay is a hard-working man of many talents. He's a trained and talented guitar tech of his own right, helping Sean out with instrument setups on our busiest days. When he isn't working on instruments on his bench, he works in the warehouse making sure your purchases are packed correctly and properly. His attention to detail (and his courtesy - he's Canadian) make him a valued member of the team.