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Gear, Products

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BAE’s Hot Fuzz Dual-Stomp Guitar Pedal

BAE’s Hot Fuzz dual-stomp guitar pedal has both a vintage-style treble booster and a vintage-style fuzz, each with independent bypass switches. The Hi Frequency Boost features single gain control. With treble, bass, juice, and gain controls, Hot Fuzz lets you dial in the perfect tone.



Yamaha’s SessionCake compact amplifier and headphone mixer combo is a perfect solution for musicians on the go who need to rehearse but also keep things quiet. Up to eight musicians can collaborate over a shared personal audio connection, hearing each other’s instruments or vocals through their individual headphones.

ZVEX TB-1 Tea Ball Microphone

The ZVEX TB-1 Tea Ball Microphone

The ZVEX TB-1 Tea Ball Microphone is actually built inside a stainless steel tea ball. It is designed for specialty use and will reject sounds from sources further than an inch away from its grill.

Hafler HA75-DAC

The Hafler HA75-DAC

The Hafler HA75-DAC tube-based headphone amplifier and USB digital-to-analog converter can be tailored to suit both your listening style and your headphones.


The PRS Custom 24-08

The PRS Custom 24-08 combines the quintessential Custom 24 PRS with features from the PRS 408 models. It combines the 24’s maple top, mahogany back and neck, 24 frets, 25-inch scale length…

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Thermo Gig Gloves

Thermo Gig Gloves are the ultimate glove to protect your hands during cold weather gigs, shows, and events. Thermo Gig Gloves provide all the same features as original Gig Gloves—breathability, access to the first three fingers via fold-over fingertips (for fine motor tasks), and touchscreen capability—plus have an internal
layer of super warm fleece.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Perfect Gifts for any Musician

Need something for the musician in your life? Check our holiday gift guide filled with all sorts of items any musician could use.

Allen & Heath ME-500 Personal Mixer

The Allen & Heath ME-500 Personal Mixer is a 16-channel complement to the existing 40-channel ME-1.

Symmetrical Strings

GHS Balanced Nickels

With GHS Balanced Nickels, two covers are wrapped around the core of the bass to create each of the strings until they are symmetrical.

RedNet X2P

RedNet X2P

Focusrite’s compact and robust RedNet X2P audio interface allows quick I/O and monitoring expansion and provides high performance audio conversion with more than 118 dB dynamic range.