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LN 1263 Column Array

LN 1263 Column Array

The Peavey LN 1263 Column Array is the first column array designed specifically with the solo acoustic guitarist in mind.

gb74 gig

GB74 Gig Bass

The GB74 Gig Bass from Cort Guitars features an alder body that provides a big, warm acoustic character that delivers both classic and modern bass sounds.

Paiste Masters Dry/Dark Box Set

Paiste Masters Dry/Dark Box Set

The Paiste Masters Dry/Dark Box Set is a perfect combination for the drummer looking to shake up the sound.

Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck

Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck

Gibson’s new Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck is an exact replica of a doubleneck that rock guitarist Slash, longtime member of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), bought in 1990 and immediately put into his playing rotation for studio and stage.

Conn 10DE Symphony Horn

Conn 10DE Symphony Horn Outfit, Double

The Conn 10DE Symphony Horn Outfit, Double features a red brass leadpipe, a small throat yellow brass bell, and yellow brass branches.

tri parallel mixer

Tri Parallel Mixer

EHX’s Tri Parallel Mixer is a powerful effects creation and mixing hub. Three separate FX loops with flexible controls allow for multiple configurations.

banjo care cloths

Deering Banjo Care Cloths

Made in the USA, these banjo care cloths will help keep your banjo in peak playing condition. Each cloth has different purpose, to keep your banjo its best.

system-76 2nd edition soprano saxophone

System-76 2nd Edition Soprano Saxophone

P. Mauriat’s System-76 2nd Edition Soprano Saxophone features a hand-engraved, two-neck (straight and curved) detachable body. Key touches are genuine abalone, featuring dark pearl or mother of pearl depending on the saxophone’s finish. The System-76 2nd Edition has a range of Low Bb to high F#. The saxophone comes in three finishes and ships with […]

Breedlove Pursuit Series

Breedlove has unveiled three new additions to the Pursuit Series in each of its body shapes: the Concertina, the Concert, and the Concerto. Each model is crafted with myrtlewood from the Oregon coast and finished with the new Prairie Burst finish.


Sshhmute Practice Mute

Needing to practice at odd times and in odd places over the years (and the absence of a suitable mute) was the reason Trevor Bremner designed the sshhmute.