Global Sound – Pleasant Hill, CA (Vocus) March 11, 2008
JamLoop (http://www.JamLoop.com) announced today the beta launch of its search engine for finding new and used musical instruments and equipment. On a daily basis, the search service aggregates over 250,000 musical gear listings from across the web and makes them available to musicians through a simple keyword search box, resulting in an easier and more comprehensive search experience for users.
“JamLoop offers musicians a new way to shop for musical gear online,” says JamLoop Director of Marketing, Liz Kuykendall. “Historically, there are lots of places that musicians look to find that unique Les Paul used guitar, that Fender Twin Reverb amplifier, a matched pair of Shure microphones, etc.: From newspaper classifieds to eBay, Craigslist and retail websites like Musician’s Friend, there are so many relevant options but they all take time. JamLoop replaces a highly-fragmented, clunky search experience with a much more efficient and intuitive one. We give users a single destination to find most of what’s available on the market today.”
JamLoop’s proprietary content indexing and fuzzy search technology simplifies the search process for users by adding classification structure to used gear listings and finding matches even for misspelled text. It also layers geo-coding and mapping information onto listings so that users can search for items locally.
“The secondary market for used musical instruments is extremely vibrant and JamLoop does a fantastic job of bringing together all of those vintage pieces into a single search experience; it’s a huge time saver,” said Chris Rigatuso, avid guitar collector and CEO of Skyfollow, a media production company. “What I really like though is the way that JamLoop lets me compare used and new equipment simultaneously using price and location filters. I’m often indifferent as to whether an item is used or new, I’m just looking for the best deal. There’s no other service for musicians on the web that does this so comprehensively,” continued Rigatuso.