Instruments & Gear

Korg introduces Cortosia, a tuner app. The initial release will support the flute, clarinet, and trumpet with future upgrades expected to increase the variety of instruments supported.

Read more: Korg Cortosia Interactive Tuner App for Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet

Instruments & Gear

Manhasset Specialty CompanyThe Board of Directors of Manhasset Specialty Company has announced the hiring of Dan Roberts as President and General Manager to replace Barry Heid, who is retiring from that position after a very successful career of 16 years working with the company.

Read more: Manhasset Specialty Names Dan Roberts President and General Manager

Instruments & Gear

Casio Privia ModelCasio’s Celviano AP-260 and AP-460, as well as the Privia PX-760 and PX-860 offer a number of new features including a Hall Simulator and Concert Play. The latest Celviano and Privia digital pianos will be on display in Casio’s booth (#B5900) during Winter NAMM.

Read more: Casio's New Celviano and Privia Models

Instruments & Gear

SABIAN Performance Accessories BagsSABIAN Performance Accessories introduces a new line of bags that features the unique look of vintage bags, but with the durability and scratch resistance of premium vinyl. This new faux leather will be implemented on some of SABIAN’s most popular bags, including the Fast 22 and a new version of the Pro bag, the Pro 24, Both bags also include the Fast Hat Pocket, allowing for quick set up and tear down.

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Instruments & Gear

Xeno C Trumpets, YamahaYamaha will be introducing a redesigned lineup of Xeno C trumpets at the 2015 NAMM Show. The series includes the YTR-8445S, the YTR8445GS, the YTR-8445G, and the YTR-8445. The new bell design provides optimal resistance for a powerful tonal core and more accurate slotting in the upper register. A lighter valve casing and pistons result in an improved response and greater tone control. The new models come with a backpack-style case.

The Yamaha Xeno C trumpet series has an MSRP that ranges from $3,378 to $3,578.

Instruments & Gear

Marching Snare Mounts Collection, YamahaYamaha will be introducing the MSA-900 accessory mount and the MSCH-900 cymbal mount at the 2015 NAMM Show. The mounts, designed to attach on the side of modern high-tension marching snare drums, offer stability. Rim mounts sometimes cause cowbells, woodblocks, and cymbals to sit at awkward angles and can damage the drum’s finish, but the Yamaha mounts avoid this because they affix to the high-tension tuning rods. The MSA-900 has an MSRP of $118, and the MSCH-900 has an MSRP of $90.

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Instruments & Gear

Laser-Engraved Drumsticks, DiamondbackDiamondback Drumsticks are currently available in a choice of five popular models: 5A – 16” length and 0.575” diameter, 5A XL – 16.250” length and 0.575” diameter, 5B – 16.125” length and O.595” diameter, 5B XL – 16.375” length and 0.595” diameter, 2B – 16.125” length and 0.650” diameter. The drummer-designed sticks feature a laser-engraved grip and are made from USA hickory.

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.

Instruments & Gear

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.

Instruments & Gear

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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