If you’ve ever wanted to make your mixes sound more like the Fab Four’s, you can use this guide to do just that.

We’re huge, and I mean H-U-G-E, Beatles fans here at Blackbird (you can guess where the studio’s name comes from). And for this column, I’d like to give you some ways you can add some old-school Beatles sound to your mixes. Tighten up those belts, the Dojo is now open.

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This wood-free instrument is constructed out of a plant fiber material called Ekoa.

San Francisco, CA (April 3, 2014) -- Blackbird, acoustic instrument manufacturer launches ‘El Capitan’ made of new, high performance Ekoa and tuned for vintage tone. Along with its little sibling, Clara ukulele, these ecological, wood-free instruments are the first made with the revolutionary construction.

From a distance El Capitan looks like a 100 year old instrument, but upon closer inspection it's actually made out of a plant fiber material Blackbird developed called Ekoa. It is a truly eco-friendly construction that offers the stability of carbon fiber only with a vintage sound, look and feel. "Blackbird has spent the better part of a decade developing small, travel-friendly, carbon-fiber instruments with world class tone," said Joe Luttwak, Blackbird's chief musical officer. "With the El Capitan guitar and Clara ukulele, musicians get what was previously unobtainable -- the experience of a premium vintage old-growth wood instrument in a lightweight, durable, and sustainable package."

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The new hard cases come in two styles; carpet or tolex.

Plant City, FL (December 12, 2012) – Blackbird Pedalboards has expanded their line to include custom cases. Here are the details from the company:

For the past three years Blackbird Pedalboards have been making some of the most eye-catching custom effects pedalboards on the market. Now they expand their lineup with a variety of custom cases.

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