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  • Hal Leonard Publishes Music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021Hal Leonard noted the release of music from Netflix’s Bridgerton Series. The show’s two soundtracks have topped album charts at both iTunes and Billboard and have won rave reviews from music and pop culture media alike. Five of the show’s string quartet arrangements are available. They include “Wildest Dreams” (Taylor Swift) as arranged by Duomo, and “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish), “In My Blood” (Shawn Mendes), “Thank U, Next” (Ariana Grande), and “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) as arranged by Vitamin String Quartet. Read More...
  • 15-Watt Howitzer Guitar Preamp/Amp from Electro-Harmonix

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021Electro-Harmonix announces a new ultra-compact 15-watt guitar preamp/amp with Volume, Gain, Bass, Mid and Treble controls plus a Bright switch and a built-in Effects Loop. Designed with extreme portability in mind, the 15Watt Howitzer can be mounted on a pedalboard or tucked away in a gig bag, and will work with any speaker cabinet rated at 8 or 16 ohms. The 15Watt Howitzer comes equipped with its own 24VDC/1.0A Power Supply and features a USA street price of $127.80. Read More...
  • Dominant Pro from Thomastik-Infeld

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021Since 1970, the playing styles and ideas surrounding sound have been expanded. With increased regularity musicians asked for the development of an additional set similar to Dominant that expands upon the possibilities of the existing strings. Thomastik-Infeld answered this request with the launch of its latest string revolution: Dominant Pro. This new set (DP100) was not aimed to change the basic character of Dominant, but rather to offer an additional, contemporary repertoire of strings. Read More...
  • Roland Announces JD-800 Model Expansion

    Frank Hammel | April 12, 2021Roland announces the JD-800 Model Expansion, the latest addition to the ZEN-Core Model Expansion lineup available through Roland Cloud. Based on Roland’s influential JD-800 hardware synthesizer released in 1991, the JD-800 Model Expansion celebrates the 30th anniversary of this vintage digital icon by bringing it to modern players through the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer and select Roland hardware instruments with the ZEN-Core Synthesis System. Read More...
  • Besson BE165 ‘Prodige’

    Frank Hammel | April 8, 2021The Besson ‘Prodige’ Euphonium has everything advancing euphonium players need to bring their sound and playing to the next level. Read More...
  • Marantz Professional Debuts MPM-4000U Podcast Mic

    SBO Staff | April 6, 2021Marantz Professional has announced the introduction of the MPM-4000U Podcast Mic, a no-nonsense, studio-grade USB microphone designed to make podcasting easy. Engineered for any digital broadcasting application where hassle-free, pristine sound capture is required, the MPM-4000U also comes with recording software so aspiring podcasters are ready to create, right out of the box. The control […] Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Launches New 2021 String Orchestra Release

    Frank Hammel | April 6, 2021Excelcia Music Publishing has published 30 new string orchestra pieces from established and up-and-coming composers in its 2021 String Orchestra music release. Read More...
  • PRS Guitars Announces Limited Edition Antique White SE Parlor Acoustics

    Frank Hammel | April 5, 2021PRS Guitars has announced a Limited Edition SE parlor acoustic in Antique White. This Limited Edition maintains all the original appointments of the PRS SE P20E with the addition of an Antique White solid-mahogany top paired with natural mahogany back and sides. The Antique White PRS SE P20E is limited to 3,500 pieces worldwide. Read More...
  • Luna Unveils High-End Vineyard Series Ukuleles

    Frank Hammel | April 5, 2021Available in concert and tenor sizes, the Vineyard Series represents a unique new level of high-end Luna ukuleles, complete with eye-catching craftsmanship including a bevel, slotted headstock, and solid koa top with intricate designs. Vineyard Series ukuleles feature Fishman’s Kula Ukulele Onboard Preamp System with onboard tuner, so players can be ready to dial in their sound quickly, plug into an amp, and hit the stage. Whether the player has a solid musical foundation or is simply looking to make an artistic impression, Luna’s Vineyard Series ukuleles are designed for creative growth. Read More...
  • New Clarinets from Buffet Crampon

    Frank Hammel | April 5, 2021The Buffet Crampon E12F semi-professional clarinet has firmly established itself as a go-to step-up, semi-professional clarinet. It gives clarinetists an excellent option to upgrade from a student clarinet while still remaining affordable, with many of the features found on Buffet Crampon professional clarinets. Read More...
  • Chedeville Launches New SAV Series Clarinet Mouthpieces

    Frank Hammel | March 29, 2021Chedeville has announced the launch of an all-new Clarinet mouthpiece model named the Chedeville SAV series. Though manufactured from start to finish at the JodyJazz factory in Savannah GA, the new Chedeville SAV mouthpieces are less expensive than the top-of-the range Chedeville Umbra and Elite models and are targeted towards students looking for a more affordably priced Chedeville mouthpiece option. The new model has been named the “SAV” series in tribute to its Savannah birthplace. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Adds Video Recording to Its Essential Elements Interactive Platform

    Frank Hammel | March 9, 2021Hal Leonard continues to support music educators facing the challenges of distance learning. The latest addition to their virtual tool chest is the addition of new video recording capabilities to the company's Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) platform. Read More...
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