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Gear, Products

Telefunken Elekroakustik Direct Boxes

Telefunken Elekroakustik direct boxes are built to withstand the wear and tear of gigging. Inside each model are custom-wound, UK-built, output transformers by OEP/Carnhill.

D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch

D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch

D’Addario’s Latching Cut-Off Switch circuit breaker line of instrument cables feature gold-plated plugs for superior signal flow and corrosion resistance.


3D-U AARO In-Ear Monitor System

Sensaphonics claims that its 3D-U AARO in-ear monitor system is the only active ambient system on the market that allows users to hear the monitor mix normally while adding a selectable level of ambient sound with full, accurate directionality.

Genelec’s M030 and M040 Bi-Amplified Active Monitors

Genelec’s M030 (and M040) bi-amplified active monitors have a sustainable natural composite wood and recycled material enclosure manufactured in Finland.

The TRX Cymbal Company’s NDK series

The TRX Cymbal Company’s NDK series

The TRX Cymbal Company’s NDK series (or New DRK series) cymbals have a sandblasted finish to provide a dryer option to the natural finish on the DRK cymbals.

The Synth9 Synthesizer Machine

The Synth9 Synthesizer Machine from Electro-Harmonix will make your guitar sound like nine different classic vintage synthesizers.

Cerwin Vega CV Series powered PA

Cerwin Vega CV Series Powered PA Line

Cerwin Vega CV Series powered PA line includes three distinct groups: CVE (compact systems), CVX (for medium-size applications), and CVXL (for medium to large applications).

UltraLight Capo

The UltraLight Capo

The UltraLight capo from G7th, The Capo Company, is the company’s lightest and brightest model. Weighing only ¼ oz. (eight grams) and made of the latest composite technology, its elegant and easy-to-use design works for both acoustic and electric steel guitars.

Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables

Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables

Hosa Technology’s CMM-500Y Series Hopscotch Patch Cables are designed for modular synthesizers, allowing audio signals to jump from one device to another.

ATM350a microphone

Audio-Technica ATM350a Microphone

Audio-Technica ATM350a microphone systems offer crisp, clear, balanced response in high SPL applications. It’s available in six different discreet, solid mounting solutions for woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums, and piano.