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Sakae Drums and SVM Percussion are presenting a series of instore clinics featuring double Grammy-winner Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck, Joss Stone) and new addition to the Sakae UK roster, Frankie Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, George Michael, Brother Strut).

Read more: Sakae unveils UK artist clinic dates

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Pickup and preamp specialist Fishman is celebrating 35 years in business, and has a number of promos and giveaways lined up throughout the year to mark the occasion.

Read more: Fishman marks 35th anniversary

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Back in April of 2013, MMR took a fairly in-depth look at the then-burgeoning field of mini/micro – or “lunchbox” – guitar amplifier heads that had become quite the rage over the previous few years.

At the time, many were still unsure whether this development was a momentary fad driven by the country’s economic downturn, by “fashion,” or whether these diminutive powerhouses were truly here to stay.

Three years later and this particular product segment is not just holding its market share, but growing further. Additional functionality, coupled with the portability and the comparatively reasonable price-points that made them a hit in the first place – plus the fact that more and more guitarists seem to be coming around to the fact that if you’re playing a 60-person capacity room fitted with a decent PA system, you don’t actually need a full-stack in order to be heard – are all boosting the appeal of micro-amps for both players and dealers.

We recently checked in with some of the biggest names in the mini amp sector – as well as some popular all-in-one “tiny combo” suppliers – to see what’s driving the market and what the future may hold…

Read more: ROUNDTABLE: The mini amp market

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2016 marks four decades of EMG, Inc., innovative designers and producers of pickups, EQ accessories – and more! (read on) – that have been embraced by players across a number of styles.

Read more: Q&A: Rob Turner talks 40 years of EMG

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Source Distribution has confirmed the pricing and availability of the Arturia MaxiBrute synth.

Read more: Arturia confirms UK Maxibrute price/availability

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Having just announced a brace of UK-exclusive semi-acoustics, Barnes and Mullins is also launching a new longscale Hofner Verythin Bass Guitar. 

Read more: Hofner adds long-scale bass to UK range

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DJ and electronic musician Richie Hawtin, has teamed up with former Allen and Heath product developer Andy Rigby-Jones in a new firm called PLAYdifferently.

Read more: Former A&H man returns with PLAYdifferently project

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Barnes and Mullins has launched two new Hofner Verythin guitars exclusive to the UK. 

Read more: B&M offers Hofner UK exclusives

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Italian Cymbal Manufacturer Ufip has struck a new distribution deal with US firm, Davitt & Hanser.

Read more: US deal for Italian cymbal specialist, Ufip

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Source Distribution will showcase a selection of RØDE broadcast microphones on demonstration, alongside the Genelec 8000 and 8300 series of active studio monitors and the brand new iOgrapher line of filmmaking cases for iOS devices at the looming BVE show at ExCeL.

Read more: Source highlights BVE line-up

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