Gear

KSM Foundation Bridge

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  • Fretted
• September 5, 2013
The KSM Foundation™ bass bridge utilizes a patented ramp system that creates a bridge resembling one solid piece of metal that has been machined to a players’ individual specifications. The entire system remains adjustable, though.  All moving components lock into position with a clamping position to prevent any from vibrating loose. Its high-grade aircraft aluminum […] Read More...

Cupit Travel Guitar

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  • Fretted
• September 5, 2013

With an overall weight of just 4.5 pounds including case and an overall length of 22.5 inches, this brief case guitar is designed to fit into all sorts of traveling situations. Built out of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood, the Cupit Travel Guitar comes with a custom fitting case that repels water and a set of back straps and handle for carrying.

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JBL Professional 3 Series Studio Monitors

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  • Pro Audio
• September 4, 2013

The JBL 3 Series features two models: the LSR305, 5-inch powered studio monitor; and the LSR308, 8-inch powered studio monitor. Both models offer impressive performance, with the LSR305 boasting a response of 43Hz to 24 kHz and a peak SPL of 108 dB, while the LSR308 features a response of 37Hz to 24 kHz and a peak SPL of 112 dB.

Leveraging new technology developed for JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor launched earlier this year, the 3 Series features JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide. Surrounding the high frequency tweeter, and located directly above the woofer, the waveguide precisely controls the sound emanating from the monitor in the vertical and horizontal planes.

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Yamaha Silent Pianos

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  • Keyboards
• September 4, 2013

Yamaha Silent Pianos are acoustic pianos featuring sound-damping capabilities that allow players to plug in headphones and play quietly. They can also be played like any regular piano, combining the authentic sound and touch of acoustic pianos with the convenience of digital models. The Silent Piano’s sounds are sampled from the top-of-the-line Yamaha CFX and CFIIIS Concert Grand Pianos.

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JodyJazz 9* Model Tenor Mouthpiece

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  • Band & Orchestra
• September 3, 2013

The new DV CHI Tenor 9* provides a larger facing and now offers the widest tip opening (.125) in the range. The DV CHI series is designed to produce a darker, less bright tone than the contemporary sound of the JodyJazz DV, but a considerably brighter more modern tone than the JodyJazz DV NY. The baffle/chamber design of the DV CHI allows the player to push more air through the mouthpiece without experiencing any harshness. The DV CHI range is silver-plated.

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Gemini Play2Go Portable PA

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  • Pro Audio
• August 29, 2013

The PLAY2GO is a compact unit, but features full-sized sound from its 50 Watts of power, 8” woofer, and 1” silk dome tweeter.  Sound will project upwards of 150 ft. 

The system includes dynamic microphone and features two mic inputs as well as line and RCA inputs.  USB and SD connections are also available on the MP3 player. Each input has a dedicated volume knob. Play2Go tracks wirelessly from a mobile phone or any bluetooth enabled device.  Wireless range between device and the PLAY2GO is approximately 30 feet.

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P. Mauriat Pro-Contoured Saxophone Cases

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  • Band & Orchestra
• August 29, 2013

The P. Mauriat Pro-Contoured case has an outer shell made from high impact ABS polymers, aluminum valances and turn-key style steel latches.  The interior features a medium density foam shell with plush fabric lining.

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VOX Tone Garage Tube/Analog Pedals

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  • Accessories
• August 8, 2013

The Tone Garage Series is comprised of five effects units that feature all-analog circuitry. The Flat 4 Boost, the V8 Distortion, and the Straight 6 Drive all feature a carefully-matched, high voltage VOX 12AX7 tube. The Flat 4 Boost also incorporates a passive Baxandall EQ circuit. The Double Deca Analog Delay features three V3205 Bucket Brigade chips, and the Trike Fuzz octave/fuzz pedal features specially-selected, high-quality diodes. The pedals' all-discrete circuits use no op-amps or ICs (Integrated Circuits), instead using individual transistors, resistors, capacitors, and coils.

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Yamaha Custom Z Sax Anniversary Redesign

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  • Band & Orchestra
• August 8, 2013

The new Custom Z alto and tenor saxophones are targeted towards school-aged, collegiate, and professional saxophonists who play in a solo or ensemble setting. Yamaha anticipates high demand – as the current models (both alto and tenor) have been top sellers in the pro/Custom category since their debut in 2003. These new saxophones are now equipped with a one-piece bell. The addition of the esteemed V1 neck brings improved intonation and enhanced flexibility. Other features include new engraving and an improved B-C# connection.

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Griffin Technology StudioConnect with Lightning

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  • Pro Audio
• August 8, 2013

StudioConnect with Lightning is Griffin’s all-in-one audio interface for music creation on the iPad, now compatible with the new fourth generation iPad and iPad mini. StudioConnect provides plug-and-play convenience for guitars, stereo audio, MIDI-In/Out along with a Lightning charging dock. It also features line-level RCA stereo output and stereo headphone output with separate volume control.  

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Blackstar LT Pedals

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  • Accessories
• August 8, 2013

Tonally derived from Blackstar's HT pedal range, these new pedals are built for tube-like responsiveness and rugged metal housing for durability.  Each pedal in the range can be powered by a 9V battery, as well as an optional mains adaptor, and can be easily incorporated into a player's existing pedal board. All pedals in the range feature high integrity buffered bypass and silent switching. In addition, the LT DIST, LT-Metal and LT Dual models offer the lowest cost option for Blackstar's patented ISF control.

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Updated Yamaha Xeno Artist Model ‘Chicago’ C Trumpet

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  • Band & Orchestra
• August 8, 2013

Intended for use in orchestral, concert band and other brass ensemble environments, the new Artist Model Chicago C trumpet was crafted with the input of John Hagstrom, member of the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section. The trumpet features a MalonePipe® leadpipe design, which provides superior response and accurate slotting. Additional updates include brace placement modifications and heavier valve caps, providing an optimal mix of flexibility and power to fulfill the needs of the highest-level orchestral musicians.

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