Instruments & Gear

Sabian Grip Disc Practice PadPracticing is more convenient with the new Grip Disc from Sabian Performance Accessories. The portable “go-anywhere” practice pad allows percussionists to quietly practice rudiments.

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Instruments & Gear

Kanstul Model 1410 C/BH Trumpet Until now no one has been able to make a C/BH trumpet that plays well, in tune, in both keys. Kanstul Musical Instruments USA has mastered the problem.

Read more: Brass: Kanstul Model 1410 C/BH Trumpet

Instruments & Gear

Romantic Encounters for Marimba

Meredith Music is proud to announce the publication of Romantic Encounters for Marimba by Jack Van Geem, edited by Anthony J. Cirone. ISBN 978-1-57463-021-3; $19.95. Romantic guitarist and composer Francisco Tárrega was born in Spain on November 21st 1852. He was trained at the Madrid Conservatory where he studied composition and was proficient on both guitar and piano. Through his compositions and unique sound, he is considered to have established the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument.

Read more: Meredith Music Publications Announces A New Work for Marimba

Instruments & Gear

Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece CombinationAccessories

Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece Combination

Nick Kuckmeir designed each piece as the perfect complement to Légère reeds. 

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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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