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Instruments & Gear

  • New Clarinets from Buffet Crampon

    Mike Lawson | 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

    Mike Lawson | 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

    Mike Lawson | 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...
  • Zildjian K Sweet Series Now Available as Cymbal Pack

    Mike Lawson | March 8, 2021In response to customer demand, the Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce its K Sweet series cymbals are now available in a new cymbal pack, offering 15" Hi-Hats, 17” & 19” Crashes, and a 21” Ride. Read More...
  • New Sizes of Yamaha’s YVN Model 3 Violin

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021The YVN Model 3 Violin family is comprised of the YVN Model 3 and the YVN Model 3 three-quarter and one-half size violins. Each provides students of all statures with a durable, well-crafted starter instrument for an exceptional playing experience. Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon Student Alto and Tenor Saxophones

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Using many of the same design elements as the Buffet Crampon 400 Series professional saxophones, the 100 Series student saxophones give young band students a high-quality instrument that plays well right away, a crucial first step for beginning saxophonists. Features include a gold lacquer finish, leather pads with metal resonators, a high F# key, and a large bottom bow for easier low note response. Read More...
  • Zildjian’s Limited Edition Vintage A’s

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021In celebration of what would have been Armand Zildjian’s 100th birthday, the Avedis Zildjian Company will be releasing vintage cymbals from the Zildjian family vault. This first-ever family vault release features 200 hand selected genuine vintage 20” A cymbals from Armand Zildjian’s personal collection. Read More...
  • Phil Jones Bass PE-5 Pedal

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021The Phil Jones Bass PE-5 pedal is designed for bass guitar and upright bass. It incorporates a sophisticated 5 band EQ and also offers superior function as a Pre-Amp, Direct Box, and signal booster. The PE-5 is engineered with a unique switchable input impedance, which allows the pedal to match exactly to either a magnetic or piezo pickup. It promises the full band spectrum for either pickup source. Read More...
  • Analog Effects Collection from PreSonus

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021PreSonus has released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor, and Tricomp. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are available via PreSonus Hub in VST3, AU, and AAX format. Read More...
  • Whirlwind Custom Power Link Distros

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Whirlwind can configure power distribution racks or motor controllers to suit user needs. You can create this using free DesignPRO 2.0 Software, or Whirlwind can lay out the system to your specs. Shown here is a custom Power Link PLR power distro with an integrated PLMC eight-channel motor controller and integrated remote/jumper storage. Read More...
  • Gator’s Professional Microphone Boom Arm

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Gator’s new professional desktop broadcast/podcast microphone features an on-air indicator light, 360-degree rotation ability, and a replaceable XLR cable. The stand is fully adjustable and will clamp or directly mount to surfaces up to 2.17”/55mm in thickness. Read More...
  • ‘Triads for the Improvising Guitarist’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Triads for the Improvising Guitarist by Jane Miller explains how triads are the key to understanding harmony, soloing, and comping. By understanding how triads relate to larger chord structures, players can improve their command over harmony and be able to use triads more effectively in their playing. Read More...
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