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Gear, Products

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

Sheptone’s 6T8 Pickups

Sheptone’s 6T8 Pickups

Sheptone’s 6T8 pickups for hollow or semi-hollow body guitar are designed to be transparent and allow the primary wood tones to come through

Roland’s MX-1 Mix Performer

Roland’s MX-1 Mix Performer

Roland’s MX-1 Mix Performer is a mixing instrument that can bring together synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more.

The Korg Little Bits Synth Kit

The Korg Little Bits Synth Kit

The Korg Little Bits Synth Kit isn’t just for Analog Synthesizer aficionados. It’s a comprehensive toolbox filled with 12 interchangeable modules to make all kinds of projects

PRS S2 Vela

The PRS S2 Vela Guitar

The PRS S2 Vela offers vintage-inspired personality and tons of tonal textures. According to Jim Cullen, PRS Guitars National Sales Manager, Vela offers a different aesthetic in a PRS guitar.


Kala’s five-string SUB series solid body U-Bass

Kala’s five-string SUB series solid body U-Bass is a short-scale, travel friendly instrument.