Instruments & Gear

Dean Markley's new XM (extra-medium) set are the newest addition to their NickelSteel Bass Signature Series of bass guitar strings. Available in a 4-string or 5-string set, XM bass strings offer the same solid, full bright sound that the NickelSteel Bass brand is known for, and they’re made with Dean Markley’s time-tested process that ensures a smooth feel with long-lasting tone.

Read more: Extra-Medium XM Strings

Instruments & Gear

The Manhasset Lamp is now available with an LED bulb.

Read more: The #1020 Manhasset Lamp

Instruments & Gear

The Fretboard Roadmaps App for Guitar aims to help bring practical music theory information explained in a way that the layperson can understand.

Read more: The Fretboard Roadmaps App for Guitar from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

Award-winning pianist, composer and entertainer Jason Lyle Black has been commissioned to arrange a series of medleys in his distinctive style for a new Hal Leonard songbook, Disney Medleys for Piano Solo.

Read more: 'Disney Medleys for Piano Solo' from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

Everlast Picks from Ernie Ball Music Man are manufactured from highly durable, wear-resistant Delrin material for a more secure non-slip surface.

Read more: Ernie Ball's New Everlast Picks

Instruments & Gear

The NV10, the very first model in the new NOVUS series of hybrid digital pianos from Kawai.

Read more: The NV10 Digital Piano from Kawai

Instruments & Gear

Elixir Strings has expanded its lineup of electric guitar strings to include nine new sets for extended range guitars. In addition, two new POLYWEB Coated Electric String sets plus 20 new electric singles are also available.

Read more: New Strings from Elixir

Instruments & Gear

Loog Guitars' new line of guitars designed by Paul Frank comes in a color palette that reflects the artist's instantly recognizable style, featuring Julius the monkey and more of Paul's beloved cast of characters.

Read more: Loog Guitars' Paul Frank Line

Instruments & Gear

Alfred’s Kid’s Ukulele Course is for kids ages 5 and up and available in two levels.

Read more: 'Kid’s Ukulele Course' from Alfred Music

Instruments & Gear

Conn-Selmer and Vincent Bach have introduced the new 190S43W2 “Centennial” commemorative Bb trumpet model.

Read more: 'Centennial' Commemorative Bb Trumpet from Conn-Selmer

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