Gear

Pro Audio

These heavy-duty stands feature a solid steep upper shaft, ergonomically designed and anodized cast aluminum center clutch, steel leg housing with adjustable leg mounts, and a scratch resistant finish.

The SS7746 Subwoofer Pole with M20 threading is designed to meet the demand of the new mount subwoofers that continue to hit the market with M20 threaded pole mounts instead of the older 1 3/8” socket design. The SS7746’s all-steel shaft telescopes from 30”-54”, held tight with a friction locking knob backed up by a captive steel security pin – resulting in no wobble. List: $32.99. MAP: $19.95

The M20 Speaker Cabinet Adapter allows customers to replace their existing 1 3/8” sockets with the SSA20M threaded speaker adapter. Simply remove and replace. M20 threading provides a rock-solid, wobble-free connection between the subwoofer and compatible speaker poles. Retail price: $32.99 (SS7746), $13.99 (SA20M).

Fretted

Kaces recently announced the launch of their newly redesigned hardshell wood case line for electric, dreadnought, classical and bass guitars. These cases feature tough 5-ply wood construction with a durable PVC outside covering. Reinforced outer valences are stitched through the wood to provide maximum durability, and a soft, padded interior and wide neck block cradle the instrument to ensure optimal protection during transport. An ample interior storage compartment provides a convenient place for accessories, and the case is finished with attractive and modern locking black-plated latches, hinges, and feet. All Kaces wood hardshell cases are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

Accessories

Planet Waves American Stage Right Angle Instrument Cables are designed and manufactured in the USA with plugs featuring Planet Waves’ patented Geo-Tip made by Neutrik. The Geo-Tip is designed to ensure solid connections by adding a hands-on “click” sound when the cable is fully plugged in. Available at 10’ and 20’ lengths. Retail price: $44.99 – $69.99. 

Fretted

Levy’s new two-tone leather guitar straps are constructed with two pieces of carving leather in complementary colors, contrasting cable stitching, foam padding, and garment leather backing. Pictured is model MV17TT, available in black with burgundy, russet with cranberry, and dark brown with tan.

Accessories

Mick’s Picks’ UKE-1 and UKE-2 products use a proprietary Flex-Tex material, which is a strong, composite felt-like material that is flexible and far more comfortable playing than traditional hard felt picks. All of the company’s picks are offered in a standard shape as well as the new larger-sized pick series known as the TRIAD series. TRIAD picks feature three different tip shapes on a single pick — standard, sharp, and a modified lazy radius.

Mick’s is a division of Concept-Logic, LLC and offers composite material picks featuring two different surfaces (smooth or textured) on one pick. Composite styles include Dimpled Schmiddy, Blue Screamin’ Jean, and Orin. In addition to the UKE products, the company also offers a thick, green, flexible bass pick known as the SPINK. Retail price: $3.40 per pack (standard picks come three to a pack and TRIAD’s come 2 per pack). 

Fretted

The solidbody piezo-equipped P22 Trem is essentially two guitars in one, providing the same tones as the P22 now with the added versatility of PRS’ prized tremolo bridge. The P22 Trem’s voicing, EQ, layout, and feel as well as the redesigned PRS/LR Baggs piezo board are all maintained in this trem-equipped model, and the materials and design of the bridge have also been upheld. There are two output jacks on the P22 Trem, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P22 Trem’s 57/08 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. MAP: $3,116.

Drums & Percussion

Crescent’s new Haptic Series offers the modern hand percussionist a rainbow of tonal color. Developed by world musician Jamey Haddad, this series features a thin alloy of ultra responsive hand hammered cast bronze formed to a visual work of art. Available as a Hand China or Hand Crash in 16” or 18”. The Haptic Resonator provides true tactile response and a wave of resonating sound.

Retail price: $380 - $490.

Pro Audio

The AT5040Cardioid Condenser Microphone employs four ultra-thin (2 micron) rectangular diaphragms that function together providing combined surface area unachievable in a standard round diaphragm. The AT5040’s large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone. Four carefully matched diaphragms function together (with outputs proprietarily summed) as a single high-performance element – effectively the largest element Audio-Technica has ever created. An advanced internal shock mounting effectively decouples the capsule from the microphone body. For additional isolation, each AT5040 is also provided with Audio-Technica’s new AT8480 shock mount. It also features a unique locking mechanism that holds the microphone securely in place. Each microphone comes in a custom-designed hard-shell carrying case, padded with die-cut foam compartments for the microphone and shock mount. Retail price: $2,999.

Fretted

This new Catala student classical guitar is designed to allow any student to afford a Spanish-inspired nylon-string guitar with a properly proportioned neck and low, easy action. The body is of select birch and the slim, fast neck is of solid mahogany. The bridge and fingerboard are of stained-hardwood and the top is delicately braced with a true Spanish fan-bracing pattern that ensures the optimum tone and volume. The neck is perfectly shaped to promote good technique and practice habits. Retail price: $79.95.

Drums & Percussion

Mike has expanded the tonal color palette for Orchestra Bells, Glockenspiels, and Xylophones. The Glock/Bell/Xylo Series enables the player to be an artist creating new sounds that produce a full, rich tone that will resonate throughout the concert hall. Each mallet in this series features select rattan handles, shorter in length for greater dexterity and control.

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