My name is John Files and I am the Principal of Sonata Marketing, LTD. We are an Independent Distribution company for music products and we specialize in high-quality instruments, amplifiers, and accessories. At the present time, we carry GR Bass amplifiers, Elrick Bass guitars and jptr fx (Jupiter Effects). My career in musical instrument sales began in 1975 as a part-time sales associate. Since that beginning, I moved on to full-time sales, then later, the manager of many ‘mom-n-pop’ retail stores. I was the Store Manager (w/ 39 sales people that I helped train) for a large “BigBox” outlet years ago. My next venture was my own retail outlet, ‘Bass Emporium’, which I owned and operated until 2012. I then went to work for a few premier music products companies where I built websites, manned the NAMM booths, helped with product development and continued to take inbound calls from both customers and dealers. Now begins the last phase of my retail lifecycle where I function in a B2B environment and help source products, both domestic and international, and make them available for players of all levels. Sonata Marketing, LTD. is located in Austin, Texas and I’m available to help and answer questions via this forum, by email, and by telephone.