Instruments & Gear

The portable Chair Caddy from iCA is a way for musicians, and anyone sitting on a chair, to have their music accessories (reeds, mutes, swabs, grease, picks, resin…) or personal items (cell phone, water bottle, wallet, keys…) close at hand.

The chair caddy is portable with its zip-up pockets that fold into a carry bag with handles, or a hands free bag with a removable shoulder strap.
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Instruments & Gear

Soft covers are made from a quilted fabric much like a jacket and are portable. The cover has a ring sewn into the bottom allowing the cover to keep its shape (oval or cylindrical).

The cover also has an exterior sleeve that houses a removable pole on the side of the cover to keep the cover in an upright position. When finished using the cover, you remove the pole, roll up the cover, and pack it in your case.
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Instruments & Gear

The KickPro combines a weighted core with a non-skid, rubberized bottom and a fleece cover. This design allows the Pillow to be positioned with as much or as little contact with the bass drum head as desired yet keeps it securely in place without applying adhesives to the drum. KickPro Pillows are available now and come in a standard 17˝ x 10˝ size with a black finish, although other sizes and colors are in development. MSRP: $59.99.
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Instruments & Gear

PinchClip (patent pending), the accessory that replaces wingnuts on cymbal stands and hi-hats, is now available in a reusable zip-lock bag that contains three clips and comes in a choice of black or red. The packaging also features information on how to use the PinchClips.
PinchClip is a stainless-steel flange, which gives drummers a way to adjust and control the spacing and tightness of their cymbal washers. Available at leading drumshops, the PinchClip three-packs carry a street price under $10.
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Instruments & Gear

The ReedGeek “Universal“ Tool is ready to use, requires no sharpening, is safe for air travel, and is manufactured 100% in the USA. All edges can be used to flatten reed tables, or used as traditional knives to adjust and balance reeds. The tip of the ReedGeek® features a gentle proprietary radius that can be used for precision scraping, including balancing the tip, adjusting the heart, or making other fine reed adjustments. The radius allows single-point contact for scraping very precise areas of the reed. On each side of the radius, there are contoured blades designed specifically to adjust or modify the rails of the reed.
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Instruments & Gear

The American Classic 5A Barrel features the 5A design with a barrel shaped tip, while the 5B Barrel, which also has a barrel shaped tip, has a reduced surface area on the tip. Crafted from select hickory, these drumsticks are guaranteed straight, weight matched, and tone paired. The 5A and 5B have a length of 16” and a diameter of .565”. MSRP: $15.25.
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Instruments & Gear

The Jupiter JEP1120 euphonium features a 12.2” yellow brass bell and rose bass mouthpiece, as well as double lapped stainless steel piston valves.

The model with the lacquer finish has an MSRP of $4,995 and the model with the silver-plated finish has an MSRP of $5,650.
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Instruments & Gear

This free blowing lead bore trombone is the result of years of development with the assistance of artist, composer, and arranger John Fedchock. The new XO 1632 features a handcrafted 7.5” custom-annealed bell — which is available in yellow or rose brass — with a soldered bell flare wire, a custom mouthpiece, a lightweight nickel outer slide and nickel-silver crook with hand lapped chromed-inner slides, and an XO series custom case. The XO 1632RGL-LT in rose brass bell has an MSRP of $2,625.00 and the model with the yellow brass bell has an MSRP of $2,795.
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Instruments & Gear

NOMAD Stands introduces a new collapsible flute peg. Just like the NOMAD collapsible trumpet and clarinet stands, the new NIS-C049 Flute peg uses NOMAD’s patented fully collapsible design.

Just like all NOMAD stands, the NIS-C049 also has a limited 5-year warranty to the original purchaser.
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Instruments & Gear

Meisel Accessories has recently announced the introduction of a new stand for most stringed instruments: all guitars, electric bass, violin, viola, ukulele, etc. Made of 25mm tubular aluminum, the model GS76 is lightweight (15oz) and when collapsed will fit into many cases and gig bags. The cushioned silicone rubber slip resistant pads assure no finish damage. The height and depth are adjustable allowing for almost any sized instrument. The stands are available in black, silver, and metallic red. MAP: $29.95.
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