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Cool Tools, Products

switchblade pro

Electro-Harmonix Switchblade Pro

The Electro-Harmonix Switchblade Pro is a compact switching pedal with advanced features: True mechanical bypass, soft switching, high-quality/low-noise buffers, volume controls for all input signals, and high headroom.


Alto Professional’s TS315S and TS318S Subwoofers

Alto Professional’s new high-powered subwoofers, the TS315S and TS318S, extend the bass response of Alto TS3 full-range speakers, resulting in systems with improved wide-range response and dramatic low frequencies and soaring, transparent mid-range and highs.

sheet music holder portfolio

Musicmaide Sheet Music Holder Portfolio

In addition to keeping your music in place, the Musicmaide Sheet Music Holder Portfolio has a built-in handle and is capable of holding up to 40 sheets of music.

tour-grade power base

D’Addario’s Tour-Grade Power Base

D’Addario’s Tour-Grade Power Base is designed for the touring musician in constant transition between the stage and the road.

JBL 104 compact powered desktop reference monitors

JBL 104 Compact Powered Desktop Reference Monitors

The JBL 104 compact powered desktop reference monitors are ideal for home recording enthusiasts, podcasters, and video producers, as well as professionals seeking accurate portable reference monitors.

d:fine CORE 6066

DPA Microphones’ d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone

DPA Microphones’ new d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is made for performers who want freedom of movement on stage.

patch system

Flock Audio’s Patch System

Flock Audio’s new Patch System offers an advanced, digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system. Create, store, and recall your routings.

meeblip geode synthesizer

MeeBlip Geode Synthesizer

The MeeBlip geode synthesizer lets you plug in a box and dial in edgy, cutting, grimy sounds you won’t mistake for anything else.

tremlord 30

Orange Amplification’s TremLord 30

The TremLord 30 is Orange Amplification’s very British take on the 1950s amplifier. The carefully chosen EL84 output valves enable Orange’s unique tone.

Private Stock McCarty 594

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 “Graveyard II Limited” Guitars

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 “Graveyard II Limited” guitars have maple tops made from trees found on the outskirts of a nineteenth century graveyard.