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Gear, Products

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.

gogo tuner

GoGo Tuners

Founded by professional musicians, GoGo Tuners was launched to develop go-to tuners for musicians that combine usability, readability, durability, and accuracy

The Vox Mini5 Rhythm

The Vox Mini5 Rhythm is a portable, lightweight, five-watt modeling amp with 99 built-in rhythm patterns

bad stone effects pedals

Bad Stones Effects Pedals

As prices for 1970s vintage Bad Stones effects pedals soar, Electro-Harmonix has reissued the popular pedal.

sabian cymbal bags

Sabian’s Vintage Brown Line of Cymbal Bags

Sabian’s Vintage Brown line of cymbal bags offer the unique look of high-end vintage bags in a durable and scratch resistant faux leather vinyl.

evans reso drumheads

Evans’ Reso 7 Drumheads

The unique 7 mil film on Evans’ Reso 7 drumheads provides an abbreviated sustain while maintaining a full tonal response, removing the need for the use of additional muffling devices. Reso 7 is available in sizes ranging from six inches to 18 inches.

breedlove studio guitar

The Breedlove Studio Guitar

The Breedlove Studio series’ figured maple back and sides and solid Sitka spruce top are designed to capture every sparkling detail and nuance of acoustic guitar performances.

PG ALTA Microphones

PG ALTA Microphones

Shure’s new line of PG ALTA microphones offer professional sound at a budget-conscious price. There are 14 new products available, including several added..