Instruments & Gear

These two new models from Hohner offer individual adjustment of slide spring tension, while the revolutionary construction of the new SilentSlide is exceptionally airtight and almost completely silent in operation.

Read more: Hohner Super 64 and Super 64x Harmonicas

Instruments & Gear

The new Coated Metal Snap Hook for straps from BG Franck Bichon has a unique soft and durable coating to protect saxophones from scratches. This feature also helps to avoid unwanted noises during recording and performing.

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Instruments & Gear

School orchestras can entertain audiences with new arrangements from Hal Leonard of several of the biggest hits of 2017, such as “Shape of You,” the chart-topping blockbuster single from Ed Sheeran, “HandClap,” the infectious pop hit by Fitz and the Tantrums, and highlights from the Disney blockbuster Moana.

Read more: Hal Leonard's 'Popular Hits for Orchestra'

Instruments & Gear

The new Flame Maple series from Lanikai features a satin Flame maple top, back and sides with rich bloodwood rosette, and binding on the fingerboard and body.

Read more: Flame Maple Series Ukuleles from Lanikai

Instruments & Gear

The new unfiled reeds from MARCA Reeds offer more choice and flexibility for people who love their jazz cut but prefer unfiled reeds over filed.

Read more: Unfiled Reeds from MARCA Reeds

Instruments & Gear

Optima is introducing three new strings in 2018: VintageFlex for acoustic guitar, Violin “Tricolore” and the 24K Goldbrokat Premium e” for violin.

Read more: New Strings from Optima

Instruments & Gear

With a new ergonomic hand positioning, the Euphonium Hybrid gives a balanced feel while reducing weight and length.

Read more: System Blue’s Professional Marching Brass Series

Instruments & Gear

The UV1 series is the number one solution for drummers who are tired of flaked, chipped, and worn out coatings.

Read more: The UV1 Series Drumheads from D'Addario Percussion

Instruments & Gear

The Matrix Scarab 3D tuner takes the traditional clip-on tuner to the next level, putting a new modern twist on the traditional “needle” style pitch display with an all-new 3D display that provides the user with better visibility from multiple angles.

Read more: The Matrix Scarab 3D Tuner

Instruments & Gear

Cleartone Strings has released their Cleartone EQs in two brand new gauges: 10-47 & 13-56. Designed to mimic a perfect EQ setting, Cleartone EQs take the guesswork out of 80/20 vs.

Read more: Cleartone EQs from Cleartone Strings

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