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What’s Inside The Komplete Suite of Virtual Instruments?

As any experienced music producer will tell you, the wealth of instruments and possibilities at our fingertips today in comparison to 20 years ago is simply mind-blowing. It’s hard to believe that 1999 was the year that the very first software plug-in was released, but the innovation of virtual instruments… Read more

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10 Lifestyle Products Every Musician Should Own

USB Vinyl Player “I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There’s nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great” Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) The sound that vinyl records produce is no… Read more

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7 Must-Have Guitar Accessories

Picking out your guitar would have been quite the task for you, but at least you’ve got your journey started. Now as the finger calluses develop, and your songs start taking shape, you’d do well to look ahead. Each guitarist has their own gadgets, gizmos, and accessories to take their… Read more

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10 Awesome Things To Do in the New Swee Lee Store at The Star Vista

1. Bag Yourself A Free Trial Lesson Want to play the guitar like Ed Sheeran, strum the uke like Jason Mraz, or thrash the cymbals like Dave Grohl? Get started at the Swee Lee Music Academy - for a limited time only all new students can get a free trial… Read more

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Swee Lee Masterclass: Novation

Novation Masterclass came on the back of the success of Swee Lee Academy’s electronic music education initiative. The second in the series, this time held at LivingwithArt Singapore against a backdrop of a vintage art exhibition, saw electronic music maestros Josh Bess and Zie take the stage. Josh Bess, an… Read more

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Meet The Team: Aaron

With an unassuming vibe, Aaron’s teaching style is all about giving just the right amount of guidance so you can figure things out. We caught up with him recently in his teaching studio at Swee Lee Star Vista.  What was the moment that made you want to be a musician?… Read more

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Swee Lee Masterclass: Native Instruments

Location. Kilo Lounge. Event. Native Instruments Masterclass; the first in the series of electronic music education brought to you by Swee Lee Academy. A great turnout saw over 65 electronic music enthusiasts learn from guest artist/presenters, Mike Wolf and Oliver Osborne as they shared a full demonstration of Native Instruments’… Read more

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October New Arrivals

October is here, and with it, reinforcements for your recording and performing needs. Take your pick from Roland’s assorted percussion pads, or go loud with Ibanez Troubadour II amplifiers. Also featured this month are the Aston microphones; the UK’s for-experts-by-experts solution to your frontman’s needs. All that and more, we’ve… Read more

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Celebrating Heritage at 225 Parsons

Down Memory Lane 225 Parsons St., Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the home of 100 years of guitar history. The building was formerly home to the first Gibson guitars manufacturing site, which became known for its intricate craftsmanship, and dedicated artistry. After Gibson moved to Nashville some of the former employees stuck… Read more

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Four Fender Gifts Under Forty

Music goes along with just about anything; your first attempt at starting the day with a cup of coffee, the tears from the last onion you’re chopping for tonight’s dinner, or anything caught in between! We’ve sorted you out with four Fender gifts under forty, because we believe in spending… Read more

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September New Arrivals

September's here! This week's new arrivals includes a tradition-reviving Gibson SJ-200 Limited Edition, a game-changing audio interface in the form of the BandLab Link Analog, plus much more...   Gibson SJ-200 Limited Edition This highly collectible, handcrafted tribute to the King of the Flat-tops is built with stunning quilt maple… Read more

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Meet the Team: Vu

As Swee Lee Vietnam’s Country Manager, Vu is in the know about what gets the groove going in Ho Chi Minh City. From the nation’s beloved V-pop to the fan favourite sounds of rock and roll, Vietnam has seen its music prestige develop plenty of hopefuls seeking their own instruments… Read more

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Nate Smith Performs at Swee Lee KL and SG

The artist: Nate Smith Renowned for: Jazz and R&B drumming, infused with deep grooves and melodic bite. Credits: Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Claudia Acuña, Betty Carter, Michael Jackson. The rundown: hosting Nate at Swee Lee’s Kuala Lumpur Lot 10 and Singapore Drum Shop for exclusive drum clinics, August 17th and… Read more

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The Annual Summer Time Machine Concert

Malaysia’s got talent. And we were super excited to put some of it in the spotlight at Swee Lee KL. Drumroll for the Annual Summer Time Machine Concert by the Swee Lee Music Academy, uniting all of our students and teachers for an uproarious and inspiring afternoon .   From… Read more

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August New Arrivals

As Singapore nears its 52th birthday, we wanted to do a special dedication to our Little Red Dot. From supplying music gear to 1940s military bands to equipping Singapore's clubs with cutting-edge DJ gear, Swee Lee has been an integral part of the local music scene. In fact, most of… Read more

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July New Arrivals

There are so many exciting new brands in stock this week at Swee Lee, from across our ranges. We have curated a selection of the hottest new releases, to give you a taste. Arturia Audiofuse Arturia have just released a professional grade audio interface for next-gen ‘anywhere’ recording. It has… Read more

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Meet the Team: Dennis

Dennis, Manager at The Swee Lee Drum Shop has gone on to be a household name in Singapore’s drum scene, and promises to be your extra pair of drumsticks should you need any drum conundrum sorted. The Swee Lee Drum Shop at Peninsular Shopping Complex ensures your drumming needs are… Read more

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Back To School Arrivals

Always wanted to learn something new? Now's the time with our new starter range! Epiphone PRO-1 Les Paul Jr Epiphone introduces the PRO-1™ Les Paul Jr. , the ultimate pack for new players and Rock 'n' Roll fans alike. This starter kit features one of the most famous guitars in… Read more

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Learn to Play

Ever dreamed of playing an instrument? You’re in luck. At Swee Lee Music Academy, we offer a range of personalised lessons on a range of instruments - whether you’re a new starter, or someone who just wants to take their skills to the next level. At our stores in Katong… Read more

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Taylor Guitars Announces Swee Lee as Exclusive Singapore and Myanmar Distributor

Singapore, 1 July 2017 - Swee Lee Holdings Pte Ltd, Asia’s foremost dealer and distributor of music instruments, together with Taylor Guitars are pleased to announce their new partnership - with Swee Lee appointed as exclusive distributor for Taylor’s guitar and accessories range in Singapore and Myanmar. Keith Brawley, Vice… Read more

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The Swee Lee Drum Shop Is Open For Business

Singapore’s drumming community has wanted their own space to geek out and test kits in for some time, so (drum roll please...) we’re giving you just that. Welcome to the Swee Lee Drum Shop!   Located opposite our existing Swee Lee Music store in Peninsula Shopping Complex, the new Drum… Read more

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The Gift of Rock ’n’ Roll

Trying to figure out what to buy Dad this year? We've got the perfect thing, whether he's a rock legend or a willing student! So, which category best describes yours? A Dad who is keen to try something new or is just getting started? A music-making Dad who's ready to rock… Read more

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May New Arrivals

Well, every week at Swee Lee is all about sound, but this week, we've opened the boxes to some awesome new ways to make sounds, record them, listen to them and even remix them! So let's dig in and see what this week has brought... Gretsch Guitars Gretsch has been… Read more

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May Is Ibanez Month at Swee Lee

MAY IS “IBANEZ MONTH” AT SWEE LEE.  In honour of the visit by Tim Henson and Scott LePage from Polyphia on May 27th, we're giving anyone who purchases an Ibanez Premium or Prestige guitar the chance to choose from one of 5 great Ibanez MINI pedals—FREE! And just so our 4-string… Read more

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Live & Local: Knightingale

Band: Knightingale Location: Hood Bar & Cafe Date: April 18th  Music scenes are made by the locals. So we took the opportunity to check out Singapore’s garage-rock trio Knightingale as they took the support spot for American indie rockers Cloud Nothings. It was was a crazy, high-energy show to a full house—and… Read more

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So. Much. New. Gear.

So many great new products have arrived at Swee Lee this week, it's hard to know where to start (or stop, for that matter!) But we've been very strict with ourselves and picked out our favourite four. So here goes. Let's start with something very special indeed... Fender Custom Shop… Read more

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Acoustic Amps, Electronic Drums And More—New Arrivals This Week

Another week, another shipment of cool new gear at Swee Lee. This time around, we've unboxed the very latest new electronic drums from Roland, seen the return of some very popular acoustic amps and drooled very slightly at the arrival of some awesome new Epiphone guitars that are a throwback to… Read more

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Music You Should Know

Nothing inspires like hearing some really great new music. So check out some of the freshest new tunes our friends at BandLab have gathered together for you. Want more music like this? Explore BandLab here. Read more

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Keeping Your Guitar Looking and Playing Great.

Buying a guitar is more than a statement telling the world you're a rock n roll star—it's a serious investment. And like anything else you've put your hard-earned money into, you want to keep it working perfectly and looking amazing. So here are a few very simple tips to remember… Read more

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This Week’s New Arrivals at Swee Lee

This week, we're pleased to announce the arrival of some cool guitars at very different ends of the price spectrum, yet another brilliant piece of gear from IK Multimedia and a very generous offer from Native Instruments... Ibanez Steve Vai 25th Anniversary "Passion and Warfare" Guitars Steve Vai has been regarded… Read more

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More New Products Come Marching In!

Well, it's March already. And the flow of amazing new products into Swee Lee doesn't show signs of stopping any time soon! This week, we have some cool Ibanez guitars, a brand new electric guitar string from Elixir, the return of a very popular USB microphone and the chance to… Read more

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Guitars and Gear—The Latest Arrivals at Swee Lee!

The Fender American Professional series is already proving to be a big hit, and now we have an even bigger range on offer—more colours and more models to choose from! We also have a very special Stratocaster from the Fender Custom Shop that really does need to be seen and… Read more

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What’s New at Swee Lee This Week?

This week Swee Lee has some exciting new drums and accessories to check out from Tama, plus a limited edition release of one of the most iconic distortion pedals ever made—The BOSS DS-1. We also see an upgrade to some of our most popular studio monitors... Tama Silverstar Mirage Limited Edition… Read more

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This Week’s New Arrivals at Swee Lee

Every week brings a new round of exciting products to explore at Swee Lee. And this week is no exception! Let's start with the big boys—a couple of incredible guitars from Gibson... Gibson Standard Historic 1959 Reissue Les Paul, Sunrise Teaburst Gloss First up is this beautiful Historic 1959 Les Paul… Read more

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New Arrivals This Week!

We want you to be the first to know when there are new and exciting products in the Swee Lee online store. And this week, we've got some great ones to share. So we thought we'd show you just a few of the exciting new arrivals we have for you… Read more

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Lifestyle: More Than Just Instruments

Swee Lee is well known as a leading online retailer and distributor of music instruments and pro-audio. We also have many exciting lifestyle products and accessories which are the perfect way to show how much music means to you—or could be a great gift for a muso you know. Check… Read more