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D’Addario’s Reserve reeds

D’Addario’s Reserve Reeds

D’Addario’s Reserve reeds utilize the first practical and precise system for digitally measuring and cutting reeds to exact specifications to provide unparalleled consistency box to box.

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Neo

Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Neo

The Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Neo is a compact pedal that includes plate reverb. Housed in a die-cast nano chassis, it features the popular spring and spatial hall reverbs.

Mixcraft 7

Acoustica’s Mixcraft 7

Acoustica’s Mixcraft 7 music production and multi-track recording workstation software provides thousands of music loops and dozens of audio effects and virtual instruments.

Line 6 AMPLIFi TT guitar tone processor

Line 6 AMPLIFi TT Guitar Tone Processor

With Line 6 AMPLIFi TT guitar tone processor you can turn any speaker system into a guitar amp and Bluetooth streaming system that mixes in guitar amp tones

AG03 and AG06 Hybrid Mixing Consoles

AG03 and AG06 Hybrid Mixing Consoles

Yamaha’s AG03 and AG06 hybrid mixing consoles and USB audio interfaces offer high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) audio recording and playback

Sledgehammer and Sledgehammer Pro tuners

Sledgehammer and Sledgehammer Pro tuners

Korg’s Sledgehammer and Sledgehammer Pro tuners feature easy-to-view liquid crystal displays and securely clip to your guitar or bass.

George Garzone Signature Mouthpieces

JodyJazz Giant Tenor George Garzone Signature Mouthpieces

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CodaBow: Violin Bow

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Bass TightDrive

Amptweaker’s Bass TightDrive

What do Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and King’s X bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick have in common? They both rely on Amptweaker’s Bass TightDrive for its crushing distortion and massive low-end.

D’Addario’s Classical Half Sets guitar strings

D’Addario’s Classical Half Sets Guitar Strings

D’Addario’s Classical Half Sets guitar strings offer players flexibility to mix and match and customize their tone and feel.