Gand Music started in the backline business in 1976. Over the years it has been in the background of the world-renowned music store. In 2013 Ken Stevens, Chicago’s most well-known back line guru was brought in to totally upgrade the operation.
In response to the rider requests of today’s artists, we have enacted an unprecedented inventory expansion in 2015/2016 to stock many up and coming products in addition to the stock of old standbys, bringing Gand Backline Services into the 21st century.
DJ gear: All the best from Pioneer, Technics and Rane.
Amps: Mesa Boogie, Mark Bass, Orange, Epafani, Agular, Peavey, Line 6, Trace, and EBS came in along side the already existing stock of Fender, Vox, Marshall, Ampeg, SWR, GK, Hartke, and Eden amps.
Keyboards: More synths from Nord, Korg, Roland, were added to the existing stock of Rhodes, Hammond, Kurzweil, Wurlitzer and Yamaha bringing our stock up to 60 instruments.
Hammonds: We added 4 vintage Hammond B3 organs with 122 and 147 Leslies.
Drums: were greatly expanded thru Ken’s long-term artist relation’s contacts with C&C and DW and include Gretsch, Ludwig, Mapex, Pearl, Tama, Yamaha plus percussion by Latin Percussion and Toca.
Cymbals: Our cymbal collection is a drummer’s dream. Zildjian, Paiste, Meinl and Sabian in all sizes and models.
Snares: We now have 60 snare drums, in birch, maple, brass and steel, from piccolo and sopranino to massive 8 x 14″ and everything in between, plus pro rolling drum riser, and Clear Sonic plexiglass drum screens.
Guitars: Dozens of guitars and basses are in stock from Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Musicman, Takamine, Lakeland and Ibanez.