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Instruments & Gear

  • Brass: Kanstul Model 1410 C/BH Trumpet

    Naomi Crews | April 7, 2015

    Until now no one has been able to make a C/BH trumpet that plays well, in tune, in both keys. Kanstul Musical Instruments USA has mastered the problem.

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  • Meredith Music Publications Announces A New Work for Marimba

    Naomi Crews | March 25, 2015

    Meredith Music is proud to announce the publication of Romantic Encounters for Marimba by Jack Van Geem, edited by Anthony J. Cirone. ISBN 978-1-57463-021-3; $19.95. Romantic guitarist and composer Francisco Tárrega was born in Spain on November 21st 1852. He was trained at the Madrid Conservatory where he studied composition and was proficient on both guitar and piano. Through his compositions and unique sound, he is considered to have established the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument.

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  • New Products

    Naomi Crews | March 9, 2015

    Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece CombinationAccessories

    Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece Combination

    Nick Kuckmeir designed each piece as the perfect complement to Légère reeds. 

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  • Manhasset Specialty Names Dan Roberts President and General Manager

    Naomi Crews | January 29, 2015

    Manhasset Specialty CompanyThe Board of Directors of Manhasset Specialty Company has announced the hiring of Dan Roberts as President and General Manager to replace Barry Heid, who is retiring from that position after a very successful career of 16 years working with the company.

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  • Korg Cortosia Interactive Tuner App for Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet

    Naomi Crews | January 29, 2015

    Korg introduces Cortosia, a tuner app. The initial release will support the flute, clarinet, and trumpet with future upgrades expected to increase the variety of instruments supported.

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  • Casio’s New Celviano and Privia Models

    Naomi Crews | January 28, 2015

    Casio’s Celviano AP-260 and AP-460, as well as the Privia PX-760 and PX-860 offer a number of new features including a Hall Simulator and Concert Play. The latest Celviano and Privia digital pianos will be on display in Casio’s booth (#B5900) during Winter NAMM.

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  • SABIAN Performance Accessories Bags

    Naomi Crews | January 20, 2015SABIAN Performance Accessories introduces a new line of bags that features the unique look of vintage bags, but with the durability and scratch resistance of premium vinyl. This new faux leather will be implemented on some of SABIAN’s most popular bags, including the Fast 22 and a new version of the Pro bag, the Pro […] Read More...
  • Yamaha Marching Snare Mounts Collection for Cymbals and Percussion Effects

    Naomi Crews | January 19, 2015Yamaha will be introducing the MSA-900 accessory mount and the MSCH-900 cymbal mount at the 2015 NAMM Show. The mounts, designed to attach on the side of modern high-tension marching snare drums, offer stability. Rim mounts sometimes cause cowbells, woodblocks, and cymbals to sit at awkward angles and can damage the drum’s finish, but the […] Read More...
  • Diamondback Laser-Engraved Sticks Now Available In Five Popular Models

    Naomi Crews | January 19, 2015Diamondback Drumsticks are currently available in a choice of five popular models: 5A – 16” length and 0.575” diameter, 5A XL – 16.250” length and 0.575” diameter, 5B – 16.125” length and O.595” diameter, 5B XL – 16.375” length and 0.595” diameter, 2B – 16.125” length and 0.650” diameter. The drummer-designed sticks feature a laser-engraved […] Read More...
  • Yamaha Xeno C Trumpets

    Naomi Crews | January 19, 2015Yamaha will be introducing a redesigned lineup of Xeno C trumpets at the 2015 NAMM Show. The series includes the YTR-8445S, the YTR8445GS, the YTR-8445G, and the YTR-8445. The new bell design provides optimal resistance for a powerful tonal core and more accurate slotting in the upper register. A lighter valve casing and pistons result […] Read More...
  • D’Addario Select Jazz Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces

    Naomi Crews | January 19, 2015D’Addario’s Select Jazz mouthpieces are available in the three most popular facing models: 5, 6, and 7. Select Jazz Mouthpieces combine vintage design with modern production techniques, providing classic sound and response with even intonation across the entire range of the saxophone.  Select Jazz Mouthpieces retail for $240. Read More...
  • Ted Klum Mouthpieces

    Naomi Crews | January 19, 2015Ted Klum Mouthpieces is announcing their new production line models with the introduction of their Classic and Contemporary Model Alto sax mouthpieces. The Classic Model Alto is made from top quality German ebonite and is available in the most popular tip opening sizes of 5, 6, 7 & 8. The Contemporary Model Alto is a […] Read More...
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