Instruments & Gear

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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Instruments & Gear

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.
phaetontrumpet.com 

 

Instruments & Gear

Gibraltar Drum Hardware has made subtle but essential changes to its Strap Drive Cajon Pedal. This pedal allows the drummer to use a cajon like a bass drum. Changes include fixed-position cable housings that keep the cable inline, along with fixed-adjust CAM. The Strap Drive Cajon Pedal comes with the primary pedal and cable-mounted beater.

The primary cable pedal allows for place while keeping the cable out of the way. The mechanism is equipped with a ball style cajon beater and cajon pedal C-clamp mount. The fixed cable housings and cam arms keep the pedal’s feel consistent while the opposite component allows the placement of the beater at different areas of the cajon for varying tones and to provide room for simultaneous playing with both the beater and the hand. MSRP: $169.99.
gibraltarhardware.com

 

Instruments & Gear

JodyJazz announced the addition of two new models to their recently launched GIANT Tenor range of mouthpieces. Working with tenor saxophonist George Garzone, the company has developed the GIANT Tenor 9* and 10* models, both of which will be launched as George Garzone “Signature” models.

Launched with 6*, 7*, 8 and 8* tip openings, the new GIANT George Garzone Signature models expand this selection to include 9* and 10*. MSRP: $395.
jodyjazz.com

 

Instruments & Gear

This Signature Series mute was created for and is endorsed by Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.

It features a combination of Padauk and Walnut hardwoods.

facetmutes.com

 

Instruments & Gear

The cajon is an entry-level instrument for all aspiring drummers at any age. Toca Percussion proudly presents a new cajon for every budget.

Toca’s Colorsound Cajons are available in five vibrant colors – blue, green, pink, red, and white – and are 17-inches H X 11-inches X 11-inches D. MSRP: $149.
TocaPercussion.com

 

Instruments & Gear

Each Renown Walnut drum features 6-ply North American walnut shells (walnut/maple/walnut), with 30-degree bearing edges, and is available in Gloss Natural and Walnut/Black Fade with natural interior shell. Drums are finished with chrome hardware including die-cast tom and snare hoops.

The kit includes two tom clamps, non-drilled bass drum, hinged brackets, and ultra-low profile tom suspension system. Toms come with Remo clear Emperors, batter side, and Gretsch by Remo clear Ambassadors resonant side. Bass drum batter-side is shipped with Remo clear Powerstroke 3 and Gretsch coated white heads with muffle ring resonant side. 

Read more: Gretsch Drums Renown Walnut/Birch

Instruments & Gear

The portable Chair Caddy from iCA is a way for musicians, and anyone sitting on a chair, to have their music accessories (reeds, mutes, swabs, grease, picks, resin…) or personal items (cell phone, water bottle, wallet, keys…) close at hand.

The chair caddy is portable with its zip-up pockets that fold into a carry bag with handles, or a hands free bag with a removable shoulder strap.
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Instruments & Gear

Soft covers are made from a quilted fabric much like a jacket and are portable. The cover has a ring sewn into the bottom allowing the cover to keep its shape (oval or cylindrical).

The cover also has an exterior sleeve that houses a removable pole on the side of the cover to keep the cover in an upright position. When finished using the cover, you remove the pole, roll up the cover, and pack it in your case.
instrumentcareapparel.com

 

Instruments & Gear

The KickPro combines a weighted core with a non-skid, rubberized bottom and a fleece cover. This design allows the Pillow to be positioned with as much or as little contact with the bass drum head as desired yet keeps it securely in place without applying adhesives to the drum. KickPro Pillows are available now and come in a standard 17˝ x 10˝ size with a black finish, although other sizes and colors are in development. MSRP: $59.99.
kickpropillow.com

 

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