Instruments & Gear

Ted Klum Mouthpieces is announcing their new production line models with the introduction of their Classic and Contemporary Model Alto sax mouthpieces. The Classic Model Alto is made from top quality German ebonite and is available in the most popular tip opening sizes of 5, 6, 7 & 8. The Contemporary Model Alto is a high baffle, bullet chamber design, machined from Brass, hand finished, and Gold-plated. Available in sizes 6, 7, 8 & 9, the Contemporary Model is distinguished by the evenness throughout the registers. These are currently available at select Sam Ash locations.

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Axos Alto Saxophone, Henri Selmer ParisMade in the Henri Selmer Paris factory, the Axos has leather pads with metal resonators, a backpack case, and a Henri Selmer Paris S-80 C* mouthpiece. MSRP: $6,499.

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Select Jazz Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces, D'AddarioD’Addario’s Select Jazz mouthpieces are available in the three most popular facing models: 5, 6, and 7. Select Jazz Mouthpieces combine vintage design with modern production techniques, providing classic sound and response with even intonation across the entire range of the saxophone. 

Select Jazz Mouthpieces retail for $240.

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The Boulevard, Dusty Strings Dusty Strings has introduced The Boulevard, a new 34-string lever harp with concert tension gut strings, designed specifically for classical players and students. Portable and affordable, with a warm, full sound, this harp is an ideal choice for budget-minded schools and students. The harp comes with a case and was made in the U.S.

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Wood Violins 25th Special Edition Viper and Stingray SeriesTo commemorate Wood Violins will release 25 special edition custom Viper electric violins, individually numbered and personally autographed by Mark Wood. The first Viper in this series will be unveiled at the NAMM Show. The remaining 24 Vipers will be custom built to dealer or customer specifications. The company will also debut its new Stingray SVX Series, the latest version of its Stingray SV and newly updated for 2015. The new Stingray SVX4 and SVX5 are available now for $699 and $899 (MAP) respectively.

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Mapex Falcon Series: The MB100 cymbal boom arm sports an Omni-Glide tilter that rotates 360 degrees for unlimited cymbal positioning, and the quick-release wing nut allows for quick and easy setup/teardown. All Mapex cymbal arms feature knurled surfaces to prevent slipping during performance. 

Mapex SONIClear Tom Holder: The SONIClear Tom Holder employs a low-mass design that preserves vibration in the drum, thus increasing tom resonance and tonal clarity. It also has an Omni-ball arm adjustment for unlimited tom angle options.

Read more: Mapex’s Newly Expanded Accessory Line

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SPL's new Kicker Pro is a student-size 5-piece drum kit that includes tunable drumheads, a full-size chain drive bass drum pedal, and multiple, real poplar wood shells. With an 18"x14" bass drum, 12"x5" snare, 8"x5" tom, 10"x5" tom, and a 12"x10" floor tom, as well as hi-hat and crash/ride cymbals, the Kicker Pro comes with everything you need to play right away.

It also includes a drum throne, stands, hardware, tuning key, and setup guide - even the sticks. The Kicker Pro features a silver metallic glitter finish with black powder coat hardware. Street: $279.99.
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Remo’s Dorado Cajons are designed and handcrafted in California using Birch wood and two sets of three compression springs with over 400 coils each. The Dorado Cajon uses a traditional Fixed Faceplate construction.

This process seals the drum completely and enables the bass tones to resonate naturally. Two finishes available are available: all Natural or Amber body with a Natural face. Each drum measures 11-3/8" X 11-5/8" X 18-7/8”. The Natural model’s MSRP is $269 and the Amber model’s MSRP is $289.

Read more: Remo Dorado Cajon/Powerstroke 77 Snare Drumhead

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A thick blank American-cut reed, the V21 is available for B-flat clarinet only in sizes 2½, 3, 3½, 3½+, 4, 4½, and 5.
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Phaeton Flugelhorns are now available in four finishes: Silver Plate, Rose Brass Lacquer, Matte Black Onyx, and Gloss Black Onyx. All models have the same mechanical specs and come standard in an oversized wood case covered in Classic Tweed fabric with solid brass hardware. All models are outfitted with 18K Gold top/bottom caps and finger buttons. The Rose Brass model is priced at $1,785, the Matte Black and Gloss Black models are priced at $1,885, and the Silver Plate model is priced at $1.985.
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