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GearCheck – November 2013

Jazzed Magazine • GearcheckNovember 2013 • December 17, 2013

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D’Addario Reserve Mouthpiece Patch

The Reserve Mouthpiece Patch is designed for clarinetists and saxophonists of all ages and abilities. The Reserve material adheres securely to the mouthpiece, yet enables easy removal or transferal when needed. The Reserve Mouthpiece Patch prevents the teeth from sliding on the mouthpiece and can be a useful tool in promoting the correct development of embouchure and tone production, especially regarding how much mouthpiece to take and the prevention of biting. Available in both black (.80mm thickness) and clear (.35mm thickness) options, each package contains five mouthpiece patches.


Pedal Stop

The Pedal Stop works to stop keyboards’ sustain pedal from shifting around on the floor, attaching discreetly to the base of any performer’s keyboard stand. The piece secures the foot pedal, keeping it in place for the duration of the playing session. The product is made of carbon steel, and is small enough to fit into any gig bag, and it adjusts to several different configurations to accommodate a sitting or standing musician. The Pedal Step secures to most “X” and “Z” style keyboard stands, extends six inches to accommodate various foot positions.

LP Cajon Throne

Designed to support up to 300 pounds, the 10”-diameter LP Cajon throne (LP1445) mounts quickly to the top of any cajon. The cajon throne rotates a full 360 degrees, allowing the player to transition between their entire percussion setup without moving the cajon. The padded seat on the cajon throne is covered with a removable and washable cover, and is mounted on a non-slip rubber base for added stability.


Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano

The CP4 Stage 88-key piano features a selection of 45 voices from Yamaha’s Premium hand-crafted grand pianos, including the CFX, CFIIIS and S6, 47 vintage electric pianos with Virtual Circuit Modeling effects and a wide variety of 321 sounds based on the flagship MOTIF synthesizer. The CP4 Stage’s slim and lightweight design combines portability with style, with large lighted buttons for splits and layers.


RS Berkeley Legends Series Mouthpieces

Made in the U.S.A., Legends Series mouthpieces are officially licensed mouthpiece reproductions modeled after the original mouthpieces used by iconic musicians like Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, and James Moody. Mouthpieces are built from 3D scanning of the artists’ original mouthpieces. Each model is available in two distinct tip openings, which include Stan Getz tenor saxophone mouthpiece (.075-inch and .095-inch); Charlie Parker alto saxophone mouthpiece (.060-inch and .075-inch); Dexter Gordon tenor saxophone mouthpiece (.080-inch and .100-inch); and James Moody tenor saxophone mouthpiece (.105-inch and .115-inch).

Sonor Martini Kit

The Martini’s compact poplar shells (bass drum 14” x 12,” rack tom 8”x 8,” floor tom 13” x 10” and a 12” x 5” steel snare) produce bright tone with full projection and a single tom holder is included to mount the rack tom. The drums include Sonor fittings and tuning lugs, featuring the TuneSafe system. Martini’s shells are cross-laminated for strength and dependability, with Remo heads included.

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