Instruments & Gear

While retaining design elements intended to accommodate the playability and durability requirements of beginning band, these instruments feature the professional look of lacquered body and keys.

This updated look, combined with an inherently rich timbre and the inclusion of the Jupiter patented adjustable palm key system result in a very sophisticated instrument that is designed to maximize the enjoyment of the beginning player.

Stackable ABS cases and a complete array of high-quality accessories complete the outfit to ensure the best-possible student experience from the very first lesson.

www.Jupitermusic.com

Instruments & Gear

MS9210-MS9212The MS9210 and MS9212 are the first round-base models added to the company’s expanding Professional Series. Both new models feature a low profile base, yet maintain no-compromise, heavy duty components suitable for professional theater, concert, and broadcast applications. With a 10”, 6-pound low profile base, the MS9210 is an excellent choice for any handheld microphone. Its steel shafts measure 7/8” and 5/8” in diameter like most common portable stands, but its heavy-duty mid-point clutch is extraordinarily robust. The clutch is designed to act as a brake on the upper shaft, even when loosened, preventing the shaft from crashing down while adjusting height. To aid with precise mic positioning, the upper shaft features an oversized knurled locking washer that keeps any attached mic clip exactly where desired. Connection of the lower shaft to the base is via a solid steal machined lug with M20 threading and locking washer. This course threading provides an excellent combination of fast assembly and secure connection, while extending thread wear far beyond fine-thread designs. Finally, superior stability is achieved thanks to a sleek, embossed base with shock-absorbing rubber pads.

The MS9212 shares the pro-level features found in the MS9210, but its 10-pound 12” base provides unmatched stability to handle the heaviest microphones and longest boom arms. The other major upgrade is its oversized shafts. With a lower shaft diameter of 1-3/8” and an upper shaft diameter of 7/8”, the MS9212 displays a sturdy and professional presence on stage and in the studio. A reducer at the top of the upper shaft makes the MS9212 compatible with all standard 5/8”-27 threaded mic clips and boom arms. Both models feature all-metal construction with no external plastic parts.

 

 

Instruments & Gear

Ca20th Anniversary_Big Bell20th Anniversary_Vintagennonball Musical Instruments is celebrating their 20th year with two limited-time anniversary models: The Big Bell Stone Series Anniversary Edition and the Vintage Reborn Series Anniversary Edition. The first model is specially designed and hand-engraved, featuring a “Celtic Knot”, a laser-engraved “20th anniversary” above the bow to body ring, blue-sodalite semi-precious stones, a blue hand-painted neck octave key logo, an iced black nickel-plated body, and a polished black nickel plated bow, bell, and keys. The second model features red-fire jasper semi-precious stones, a red/chestnut hand-painted neck octave key logo, and is available in a brute or dark-amber lacquer.

Instruments & Gear

DrumdotsDrumdots don’t mute or muffle a drum - deadening it, like other products. Drumdots are engineered to control the ring without sacrificing the drum’s natural tone. Testing shows that one drumdot has 2x the over-ring reduction time compared to the leading competitor, while maintaining more of the natural frequency of the drum.

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Instruments & Gear

JodyJazz Premium AccessoriesThe new JodyJazz Cork Grease is high-grade. The cork grease will lubricate your instrument cork to ensure airtight fit every time. Using it regularly will protect and extend the life of your cork. Also great for clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and recorder.

The JodyJazz Perfect Patch Mouthpiece cushion can be used to protect your mouthpiece and the enamel on your teeth. It’s smaller than many other mouthpiece cushions because too large a patch deadens vibrations from the mouthpiece, which takes away a minute amount of richness in the sound. The JodyJazz Perfect Patch Mouthpiece cushion is a clear cushion and available in a 4-pack.

Instruments & Gear

Breedlove Brazilian Rosewood Series Over 50 years ago a few Brazilian rosewood logs were shipped from NE Brazil to a village just outside of Madrid, Spain, and were stored in an open-air warehouse for two decades then sawn into tonewood sets, labeled, and left to season for decades more. With the half centuries worth of natural aging, this Brazilian collection has given Breedlove the cream of the crop. All legally documented.

Read more: Breedlove Brazilian Rosewood Series

Instruments & Gear

Conn-Selmer King Trombones
This refresh of the King trombones brings back the vintage style of these classic instruments!  These models are available with a variety of bell dimensions, bore sizes, and metal materials.

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Instruments & Gear

Promark has announced two new stick models in their System Blue marching line, the DC17 Light and the DC27 Scooter (both are available now).
The DC17 Light answers market demand for a stick that caters to the growing popularity of the marching activity in the youth category. The “Light” is a scaled down version of the ever-popular DC17 model.

Read more: D’Addario Promark DC17 Light and DC27 Scooter

Instruments & Gear

Guitar Triller is an innovative handheld accessory that re-introduces the art of string striking – a technique which has been around since the Bronze Age, Guitar Triller has now reinvented and optimized this technique for playing guitar and bass. Carefully designed for striking strings in a powerful and expressive way,

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Instruments & Gear

Williams introduced two next-generation, 88-key console digital pianos. The Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 feature exquisite finishes, a new weighted hammer action with incredibly realistic response and feel, high-definition sounds from Williams' all-new custom sound library, and an impressive feature set. Both instruments offer 64-voice polyphony, so you can create deep, layered orchestrations without running out of voices.

Read more: Williams Overture 2/Rhapsody 2

 


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