Ft. Wayne, IN (August 2, 2019)—Internet pro-audio/MI retailer Sweetwater has introduced a music/audio gear vending machine in the lobby of The Clyde, a performance venue the company helped restore in its hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dubbed the Sweetwater 24-Hour Gear Store, the machine offers a curated assortment of gear and accessories—in all, 20 different items, including a Shure SM58 mic and 215 earphones; sE Electronics V7 Billy Gibbons signature model microphone; EbTech Hum Eliminator and 6-in-1 cable tester; Zoom H4N Pro recorder; TrueTone 1Spot pedalboard power supply; earplugs, Bluetooth speakers, strings, picks and other goodies, including—yes—two kinds of gaff tape.
A touch screen hosts pictures and short descriptions for each item available; customers can pay with credit and debit cards as well as both Apple and Google Pay.
"This is a great way to combine innovation and convenience to help better serve our customers," explained Sweetwater Founder & CEO Chuck Surack. "Touring musicians might find themselves with an emergency just before or during a show. We can provide essentials and they never have to leave the venue."
Sweetwater hopes to install similar 24-Hour Gear Stores in other locations.
Sweetwater • www.sweetwater.com