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Gear, Products

Anniversary Amps

Peavey Anniversary Amps

Peavey is celebrating its golden anniversary by offering two limited-edition commemorative amplifiers. The 50th anniversary 6505 Plus and the 30 112 combo.

TD-25 V-Drums

Roland’s TD-25 V-Drums

Roland’s TD-25 V-Drums deliver a superior drumming experience—dynamic, interactive feel, with sounds that respond organically to the touch.

Rock-N-Roller Multi-Cart

Rock-N-Roller Multi-Cart

Just in time for the festival season, Rock-N-Roller Multi-Cart announces the arrival of R16RT and R18RT Ground Glider Multi-Carts for rough terrain.

Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 Bb

Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 Bb

Following six months of field testing with some of the world’s finest clarinetists, Vandoren has launched an affordable custom designed mouthpiece, the Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 Bb.

Korg’s MS-20 Mini Synth

Korg’s MS-20 Mini Synth

Korg’s MS-20 mini synth is a recreation of the famous monophonic patchable Korg MS-20. Now priced at under $450 this analog rebirth answers the demands of MS-20 enthusiasts

Grand Auditorium

Grand Auditorium Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars has introduced limited run Grand Auditorium shaped guitars in a trio of stunning tonewoods


The LDM-94W Mic

The LDM-94W compact wireless dynamic high power mic for wind and brass instruments comes with an almost invisible HQ transmitter goose clamp.

Maxon’s BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

Maxon’s BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

Maxon’s BD10 hybrid bass driver brings Maxon’s 40-plus years of experience in overdrive design to bass guitars, but also works for guitars

Gig Gloves

Gig Gloves

Needless to say, no matter what instrument you play, your hands are one of your most important assets. Gig Gloves provide comfortable, tough hand protection for loading in, setting up, tearing down, and loading out

The Rocktron Velocity 100 LTD Guitar Power Amp

The Rocktron Velocity 100 LTD guitar power amp provides 55 watts of power per channel into a four-ohm load, or 40 watts per channel into an eight-ohm load