Gear

Fretted

Ohana’s 5-string tenor uses a double-course G in octave to give users extra range and versatility for strumming or finger-picking.

Read more: Ohana 5-String Uke

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The Towner USA Down Tension Bar adds to the intonation of any guitar’s after-market Bigsby® tailpiece installation, giving control over the break angle of the strings. Towner’s new V.Block allows for the Bigsby B3 tailpiece to be installed on Les Paul guitar bodies, providing the necessary distance of the spring cup on the Bigsby B3 or B11 vibrato tailpiece and stud. The new piece also provides relief from drilling four holes in the tail of the guitar. Retail price: $49.95 (Nickel), $79.95 (Gold), $79.95 (Nickel with Down Tension Bar), $99.95 (Gold with Down Tension Bar).

www.townerusa.com

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The Ventura is a Western Cedar Solid Top Acoustic Electric Dreadnought Cutaway (also available as a standard acoustic – V18NAT). The back and sides are laminate Sapele Mahogany and the guitar comes with the Fishman PreSys+ EQ and Sonicore pickups. Some features include an MOP Inlaid Logo on the headstock and black die-cast tuners. The rosette is of inlaid Rosewood and the body binding is multi-ply Mahogany wood.

Read more: Ventura V19NAT Western Cedar Solid Top

Print & Digital

This new pedagogical work defines and describes the factors for success in both classical and non-classical performance. Throughout the book, Dr. Rousseau discusses a variety of saxophone topics from an historical view of the sound quality, articulations, learning techniques and many other topics. Rousseau covers such topics as the proper use of the air, embouchure, reed adjustments, articulation, and hand position. He discusses how the mouthpiece and ligature, instrument construction, and pads affect the tone and intonation. Exercises and special fingerings are also included. Retail price: $25.00.

www.jeanne.inc.com

Print & Digital

Knowledge Of Music offers two iPhone/iPad apps featuring its Chromatics Music Playing Cards. The apps are designed to encourage solo play of three variations of solitaire: Klondike Solitaire Chromatics, Klondike Solitaire In-Key, and Making Sevenths. In Version One, the Klondike Solitaire Chromatics edition is full-featured and the other two games are in a limited-play mode. The full version offers all three games in full-featured unlimited play modes.

Read more: Chromatics Music Playing Cards iPhone/iPad Apps

Drums & Percussion

Grover Pro®’s new castanet mounting frame transforms handle castanets and makes them mountable for a table or any standard cymbal stand. This solid oak frame is extra durable, and its large clamping knob adjusts felt-lined jaws to easily accommodate handles of various diameters. Four hard durometer rubber isolation feet ensure a stable base.

Read more: Grover Pro Professional Castanet Mounting Frame

Accessories

AIM Gifts has introduced its new 16 oz., double insulated, plastic Travel Tumblers, which come in five designs. AIM Gifts offers over 10,000 different gifts to profit from with new products arriving weekly.

www.aimgifts.com

Fretted

The Zexcoil® T-Bucker provides noise-free humbucker and single coil tones in a drop-in replacement for standard T-style guitars. The T-Bucker uses the same tone voicing technology as the company’s Juicy Bucker. It comes standard with their Silent Split™ option to deliver a noise-free single coil tone at the flip of a switch. The pickup’s design offers no dummy coils or excessive shielding, negligible string pull, and heightened response to string bending.

Read more: Zexcoil Pickups T-Bucker

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The Ring Resonator is an octave-up fuzz effect pedal kit in an all-analog design made to capture late ’60s octave-up fuzz tones. Transformer-coupled germanium diodes produce sounds that range from a subtle octave up to thick sonic textures and synth-like tones. Experimenting with different pickups and tone control settings on a guitar with the Ring Resonator can also produce sitar like sounds. All kits use point-to-point wiring. Users must provide only hand tools, a soldering iron, and solder.

Read more: MOD Kits Ring Resonator Pedal Kit

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Kala’s arch top series is a tenor-sized ukulele with a design reminiscent of a classic arch top guitar. The Honeyburst features a satin finish that accentuates its vintage appearance while also enhancing the tonal quality. The Kala arch tops come fitted with a custom Active EQ system.

Read more: Kala Honeyburst Model Classic Arch Top

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