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Instruments & Gear

  • Ukulele VT Virtual Tone Series Strings from Black Diamond

    Mike Lawson | June 1, 2021Black Diamond‘s V-Fluorocarbon strings, which have a brighter tone than their counterpart Nylon, are made from high quality materials imported from Argentina. Along with a longer product life span, they promise to stay in tune longer. Read More...
  • Grover Mandolin Machine Heads (409 Series)

    Mike Lawson | June 1, 2021Cleveland, OH-based Grover Musical Products announced Grover professional model mandolin machine heads (409 Series). A specially designed, adjustable worm gear along with the die cast base maintains the center lines of the gear and worm to insure correct alignment. The worm to gear ratio is 18:1. Read More...
  • Trophy Music Co. Announces Mel-O-Dee Balls

    Mike Lawson | June 1, 2021Cleveland, OH-based Trophy Music Co. and Grover Musical Products are introducing Mel-O-Dee Balls. Mel-O-Dee Balls are an accurately tuned, C to C, 8 ball set, individually colored and note marked, so that virtually anyone can learn to play. They produce musical tones when squeezed. Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Releases Inspiring New Concert Band Music Catalog

    Mike Lawson | May 20, 2021A bold release with over 50 new works, Excelcia Music Publishing’s just released 2021-22 Concert Band music catalog is filled with pieces from many beloved composers as well as talented new voices.  The new catalog includes a myriad of styles, from marches and contest festival works to Halloween and holiday concerts.  As it has done in prior years, the publisher’s release includes live professional recordings of each piece (safely recorded), which can be used as a tool with students in the classroom as well as for remote learning.  Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon 1180 Student Bass Clarinet

    Mike Lawson | May 12, 2021Featuring an African blackwood body, silver-plated keys and simplified register key design, the 1180 student bass clarinet retains many of the acoustic properties of the legendary Prestige bass models while still being an affordable option for school music programs.  The 1180 also has range to low E-flat and a sturdy, lightweight case with latches for secure protection and transport. Read More...
  • Two New Graphic Practice Pads from Vic Firth

    Mike Lawson | May 12, 2021The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, has announced the introduction of two new products into its lineup of practice accessories, the Vic Firth Digital Camo Practice Pads, and the Vic Firth VF Practice Pads. Read More...
  • DirectOut Adding NMOS to EXBOX.RAV Interface

    Mike Lawson | May 12, 2021DirectOut Technologies has further expanded the capabilities of its recently released RAVENNA/MADI converter EXBOX.RAV, adding NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 support. Read More...
  • PreSonus MicroStation BT

    Mike Lawson | May 6, 2021The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT also can be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Read More...
  • Notysing Music Notation Learning App Named EdTech Awards Finalist for 2021

    Mike Lawson | May 4, 2021Stockholm, Sweden-based Doremir Music Research announced May 4 that its new app Notysing has been named a “Cool Tool Finalist 2021” in the global EdTech Awards. The educational app also received a 4.5 out of 5.0 star review by educators at the Educational App Store. Read More...
  • B&S Announces $200 Rebates for MBX Heritage Trumpets

    Mike Lawson | April 30, 2021For the entire month of May 2021, B&S is offering customers $200 off their purchase of the newest innovation among the X-line, the B&S MBX Heritage Bb trumpet. Inspired by renowned French commercial player and B&S Performing artist, Christian Martinez, the MBXH design offers so many new facets of sound, identity, harmonics, body, and ease. Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon Prodige Oboe Comes with Rebate Offer for May

    Mike Lawson | April 30, 2021The student-friendly Buffet Crampon Prodige performance oboe (BC4062-2-0P), first introduced in 2016 to replace the 4052 performance oboe, is being offered with a long list of unique features along with a $100 instant rebate offer for the month of May. Read More...
  • Chedeville Elite Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece

    Mike Lawson | April 29, 2021Chedeville, which recently announced their SAV Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece, is also debuting their Elite Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece, touted for its warm clarinet tone and excellent control and intonation. Read More...
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