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ReedGeek’s Universal “Special ZR” Tool

February 26, 2020

The ReedGeek Universal “Special ZR” is the latest addition to ReedGeek’s line of reed adjustment and maintenance tools. Using the company’s most advanced wear alloys and ceramic forming Zirc. wear finish, the Universal “Special ZR” is great for all single and double reed players and excels in the adjustment of both natural cane and synthetic polymer reeds. The “Special ZR” offers the player an option to employ two removable handles for added leverage, control and chatter-free reed balancing. Includes a hand-sewn proprietary neoprene bag with a built in microfiber cleaning cloth and ReedGeek clear classic multi-use storage case. Street retail $95-$100.

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Hal Leonard’s Singer’s Jazz Anthology

Hal Leonard’s new Singer’s Jazz Anthology series features vocal lines with piano accompaniments. The singer’s portion, matching the original sheet music, is paired with piano accompaniments arranged in an authentic yet accessible jazz style designed to enable the singer to sound like they’re being backed by an accomplished jazz pianist. The Singer’s Jazz Anthology debuts with four books in the series: Classic Standards, Pop Standards, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Each book is arranged by Brent Edstrom and is available in both high and low voice. Each publication includes access to professionally recorded piano accompaniments online, available for download or streaming. $19.99

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Adaptable Trios Books from Excelcia Music

February 12, 2020

Adaptable Trios, the newest series from Excelcia Music Publishing, contains 25 newly-composed or arranged trios that can be flexibly used with any combination of wind and percussion instruments (in the Wind/Percussion series) or with any combination of string instruments (in the Strings series).
Written at accessible 1.5 through 3 grade levels, Adaptable Trios follows the format of Excelcia Music Publishing’s popular Adaptable Duets series. Adaptable Trios exponentially expands the options for music educators by providing the flexibility of unique instrument trio groupings. Books in the Adaptable Trios series for wind and percussion are available for flute, oboe, B♭ clarinet/bass clarinet, B♭ trumpet/baritone T.C., alto saxophone/baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, horn in F, trombone/euphonium, tuba, and percussion. Books for strings are available for violin, viola, cello, and bass. $14.99

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LokNob Dials from D’Addario

D’Addario Accessories’ LokNob is the “set-it and forget it” knob for your amplifier, pedals, and guitar knobs. The LokNob eliminates the chance of accidentally hitting the knob and changing your settings. The knobs stay put until you want to change them. The LokNob is available in three forms in various materials and finishes: LokNob, Tour Cap, and Brake Pad. The easy-to-install LokNob dials and locks in your sound settings. Once in place, simply rotate the knob to click into the sound you need. For larger adjustments, simply lift the knob, rotate to your desired sound, then release to lock in the setting. LokNob retrofits to most amplifiers, effects pedals, instruments, and live/studio gear and is fully reversible.

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Levy’s Leathers RipChord Straps

Levy’s Right Height Line Straps with RipChord Technology allow players to easily adjust strap height with Levy’s patented pull tab.

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New Updates to the StroboStomp HD Pedal from Peterson

January 29, 2020

Peterson Announces Firmware Update in StroboStomp HD tuning Pedals
Peterson Strobe Tuners has announced a major firmware update (v.1.0.25) for their StroboStomp HD tuning pedal. This firmware update adds a Remote Preset Selection feature and allows users of the StroboStomp HD a quick way to access all their tuning presets without having to reach down to access the on-board buttons in order to navigate through their collection of presets. When the Remote Preset Selection feature is activated, by simply pressing and holding the stomp switch users can now pull any open string, or even “thump” their connected instrument, to advance to the next tuning preset.

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John Bonham Signature Re-Issue Drumsticks

Barnes & Mullins Ltd have launched the re-issued John Bonham Signature Drumstick by Promuco Percussion. These premium Hickory sticks are made to the exact same specification as John Bonham’s original “Trees” from the 1970s and feature his legendary “acorn” tip. Now, with full agreement from the John Bonham license-holders, these legendary sticks are re-born through the original British brand.

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Grover’s Locking Vintage Deluxe Guitar Tuning Keys

Grover Musical Products has introduced the Locking Vintage Deluxe (533 Series) of guitar tuning keys. The 533 Locking Vintage Deluxe series is mechanically engineered to the most precise standards of excellence, with a classic look and styling. Grover’s Vintage Deluxe guitar tuning keys now come with a “thumb screw” mechanism which locks the string into place. Insert the string through the post hole, wrap around once, then lock by tightening with the thumb screw. Worm and gear are cut to mesh perfectly, thereby eliminating any backlash and slippage. The housings are self-lubricated for a lifetime of trouble-free service.

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The F-ONE Unfinished Fretboard Care Kit from Music Nomad

January 16, 2020

Music Nomad’s new F-ONE Unfinished Fretboard Care Kit contains one F-ONE Fretboard Oil, Fretboard Brush, and a 2 ‘n 1 Fretboard Cloth. The F-ONE Fretboard Oil is formulated using a complex mixture of the finest ultra-refined tree and seed oils to clean, condition, and protect your fingerboard. The innovative 2 ‘n 1 microfiber fretboard cloth is soft on one side for gentle applying and cleaning with the F-ONE Oil, while the other side is designed with small scrubbers woven into the fabric to penetrate and lift dirt and grime buildup off the fretboard. The specially designed fretboard brush is the perfect tool for precision cleaning and conditioning around the frets and deeper wood pores.

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Hal Leonard’s ‘Frozen 2’ Folios

Hal Leonard has shared folios for Disney’s “Frozen II,” the long-awaited sequel to the blockbuster movie featuring the instant standard “Let It Go.” Robert Lopez worked directly with Hal Leonard editors to personally approve all the arrangements in the songbooks. These souvenir folios also feature full-color scenes from the film. $19.99.

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