#From the Team

What you need to know about drum cases

As passionate musicians, we’re always looking for ways to stay up to date and informed about the best ways to care for our instruments. Today, it’s all about drums. When it comes to storing and travelling with these sometimes cumbersome pieces of equipment, there’s some basic information which we think… Read more

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What’s The Best Guitar Strap For You?

A guitar can be a big investment, as is the gear you get to go with it. Among these, a decent strap is crucial if you want to get the best from your instrument, so what’s the best type to go with? If you’re playing live regularly or on your… Read more

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How To Travel With Guitar Pedals

Guitar pedals always bring us a lot of joy here at MONO. And like a lot of musicians, we’re always on the go, so protecting our pedals is a top priority. We’d like to share some tips for the best ways in which you can protect them and ensure that… Read more

#Tutorials

Top Tips For Travelling With A Laptop

Like many musicians, a laptop can be our best friend here at MONO. Compact and capable, they give us the ability to make music pretty much anywhere, but they can also be pricey pieces of kit that require proper care and attention. Taking a laptop on the road with you,… Read more

#Community

Best of Instagram: MONO

We love browsing through Instagram and seeing photos of you and your MONO gear. Tag us @monocreators or hashtag #monocreators and we'll check out your photos, perhaps you'll even be featured in the next blog post. Here are some of our favorites... We had a blast shooting with @jagger_horken A… Read more

#From the Team

Travel light and easy with MONO Ukulele Cases

The right case for your Uke. The Ukulele certainly gets around. From jamming beachside to strumming centre stage, it’s a crowd favorite wherever it goes with its unmistakable summery vibe. Your uke deserves safe transportation. That’s why we created the M80 Ukulele Tenor and the Ukelele Concert/Soprano cases. Here’s what… Read more

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The Great Pedal Rig Giveaway

THIS WEEK: Strymon. Enter here. It's here. + The Great Pedal Rig Giveaway MONO Pedalboards are coming soon! Naturally, this sort of thing calls for celebration… a big one. So in our biggest competition ever, we’ll be giving an awesome MONO Pedalboard Lite™ away each week for 16 weeks. But… Read more

#From the Team

Treat your Bass to a MONO Case

The MONO M80 Series Bass Cases are rugged. Lightweight. Built to last. Thanks to some seriously smart design, travelling with your bass is easier and safer than ever. Read on for a closer inspection. 1. Vertigo Electric Bass At MONO, we take bass protection pretty seriously. So we’ll never get… Read more

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Calling all digital creators to the MONO EFX Series

Quality DJ gear isn’t cheap. So naturally, when you’re travelling to gigs, packing and unpacking, it’s important to keep your equipment as safe as possible. The MONO EFX Series is here to help. It’s a versatile collection of packs and bags that feature designs optimised for digital creators who are… Read more

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Make touring a breeze with MONO World Traveller

Travelling can be a tough gig. Always moving, always packing up gear. That’s why our cases are durable, comfortable and highly protective. But this design extends to more than just our instruments. Like our guitar and drum cases, MONO World Traveller products are made from materials built for extreme resistance… Read more

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How The MONO Tick Makes Your Life Easier

3 reasons you need The Tick 2.0™ Latching onto your guitar bag like it was always meant to be there, the Tick™ is a detachable case designed to give you extra storage space – without the hassle of carrying another bag. To break it down, here are three ways the… Read more

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Taking care of your drums with MONO

It’s a fact of life for every drummer - carting around the kit can be a hassle. That’s why we created the M80 Series Drum Cases - to make your job a little easier, and keep your drums safe. Here’s the breakdown on what you can expect from each case.… Read more

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The Expert’s Guide To Flying With Your Guitar

MONO cases travel all over the world with their musicians. And while we certainly design them for rugged travel, there are easy ways to be extra sure that your instruments are kept safe – especially on airplanes. Here are some tricks of the trade. Keep calm and carry on Taking… Read more

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Mono Straps Give Your Guitar The Support it Deserves

Made with indestructible materials, lightweight construction and smart features, our MONO straps have been designed to support you and your guitar as you play. Given a tough run by musicians everywhere, here’s a look at our three styles. 1. The Betty With its wide wale design and thin memory-foam core,… Read more

#From the Team

Deconstructing the Vertigo Boot.

We could ramble on for days about the Vertigo’s many awesome features. With that in mind, let’s start with the Boot. It goes without saying that your guitar needs protection – from the base up. Here are four ways the Boot does just that. 1. Advanced sneaker technology We can’t… Read more

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Why Neck Support Matters

A well-kept guitar’s sound will continue to improve with each passing year. And one of the ways to keep your guitar in excellent condition is to focus on guitar neck maintenance. Guitar care starts at the neck The neck of your guitar is constantly under pressure from the strings of… Read more

#Tutorials

How To Create A Proper Pedal Signal Chain

Few things in life are more enjoyable than listening to a great sounding guitar. When crafting your sound, the type of guitar, wood, pickups and your playing style are all very important considerations. Ultimately, many guitarists take it a step further and define their signature sound by combining different guitar… Read more

#From the Team

What To Look For In A Guitar Case

It goes without saying that looking after your guitar is the key to its long and happy life. Finding the right case is a must, but it’s worth thinking about what you need to get the most out of what you’re buying. Here are our tips. 1. Shop Around Take… Read more

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How To Store Your Guitar In Different Climates

MONO gear gets around. The guitarists we create for are from pretty much anywhere. But whether you find yourself in blistering cold, tropical humid climates, or something in between, there’s a whole host of conditions out there that your guitar may not thrive in. Damage to your beloved axe can… Read more

#From the Team

What is MONO Sharkskin?

Here at MONO we're always happy to chat about what goes in to our gear. So it's no surprise we get a few questions from passionate musicians about our Sharkskin products.  But there's a twist. Despite what the name may imply, MONO Sharkskin contains no actual shark skin. It turns out that 'sharkskin' as a… Read more

#From the Team

How To Pack A Van For Touring

Giving musicians the right tools for the job is what we live for, but getting said tools into a van and taking them on the road isn’t always as easy as you might think. Here are some pointers for starting as you mean to go on and getting your gear… Read more

#Tutorials

5 ‘Must-know’ Tips For Taking Your Music Gear On A Plane

As a company that loves to work with touring musicians, we get a lot of people asking us about the best ways to keep their gear safe and in good condition during air travel. Touring can be exhilarating but there’s also a lot to consider when taking valuable equipment on… Read more

#Inspiration

Frank Zappa on Music

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. — Frank Zappa Zappa was the archetypal working musician — he was incredibly prolific, with 59 albums from his debut to his passing. And not to mention the… Read more

#Tutorials

Can a Gigbag Really Keep Your Guitar Safe?

If you’ve ever experienced the horror of opening a case to find a wounded instrument inside, you know how important it is to trust in whatever protective place you store your guitar. A great case gives you confidence and peace of mind, secure in your knowledge that your prized possession… Read more

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Grammy Award Winning Victor Wooten Demos The Tick

The five-time Grammy winner and one of Rolling Stone's 'Top 10 Bassists of all time', Victor Wooten is a practical man. He’s constantly on the road, and he demands a lot from his gear. For that, we’re glad he is as much a fan of us as we are of… Read more

#Community

Check Out #MONOfits

Every now and then our awesome customers show off their gear in gorgeous flat-lays that we like to call #MONOfits. We share the most inspired ones with our followers over on Instagram. Check out these three from 2017 so far. Shout out to Connor McElwain, Chris Butler and Barrett Hemmings for tagging their hard-working… Read more

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5 Reasons to Love the Vertigo

As a company, we stand behind every product we make and are proud and humbled by just how many fans we have acquired since we launched in 2007.  One of our products which we never tire of talking about is our MONO Vertigo Guitar Case. Check out this rundown of 5… Read more

#Tutorials

4 Innovative Ways To Tech-Hack Your MONO Gear

Modern gear does more than just carry your stuff from one destination to another. These days you can get some pretty amazing smart luggage that will do everything from weighing itself to automatically checking in for a flight. Luggage that can charge your phone and be tracked via Bluetooth is increasingly becoming… Read more

#From the Team

MONO Officially Joins The BandLab Technologies Family

MONO Creators, We’re really excited to announce something very special… we are officially “joining the band” with BandLab. What is BandLab? It’s a new cloud-based app that empowers you to quickly record, collaborate and share music with other musicians and fans. As creators, we know you are constantly getting inspired,… Read more

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We Won a Pretty Sweet Award

MONO joins Tesla, Nest, Sonos, and other top design-driven brands in the ranks of the 2013 Industrial Design Society of America Awards. This year the Industrial Design Society of America has issued MONO the prestigious Silver IDEA Award for the Vertigo™ Top-Loading Guitar Case, making MONO one of the select… Read more