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Widex Moment Hearing Aids

May 6, 2020

The Widex Moment hearing aid has broken new ground by addressing standard hearing aid sound quality. The “tinny” and “artificial” sound of hearing aids – which often prevents their adoption by those with hearing loss – is produced when sound processed in the hearing aid reaches the eardrum a split second later than the sound that travels directly through or around the hearing aid’s ear-tip. Widex is the first to eliminate that “out of sync” sound for wearers with mild to moderate hearing loss, without sacrificing the trademark Widex natural sound, which already has the lowest time delay compared to competitors.
www.widex.pro

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The HexHider Tool

The HexHider magnetic hex tool is an affordable 3mm Allen key created to address the need for a wrench to unlock a Floyd Rose-equipped guitar. The patented HexHider design uses a powerful Neodymium magnet to hold the tool in place when in use and to store the wrench by magnetically gripping onto any metal tuning machine on the back of the headstock without permanent installation. The 3mm wrench works to unlock the nut for easier fine tuner resets, loosen the string lock screws at the bridge for quicker string changes, and make bridge post height adjustments on all authentic Floyd Rose tremolos as well as many licensed versions.
www.Hexhider.com

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Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables

April 22, 2020

Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables improve upon the previous patch cable version by incorporating a new pancake REAN connector that keeps the ruggedness of Hosa Pro and maximizes the limited space on pedalboards Guitarists use many pedals to craft their sound, and space is always the biggest consideration. Hosa Pro Series Guitar Patch Cables feature flat, nickel-plated REAN connectors by Neutrik AG, minimizing empty space and creating room for additional effects. Hosa Pro Patch Cables also feature 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for signal clarity, making them a significant upgrade over standard guitar patch cables in both economy of space and signal transfer.
Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables will be available April 2020 at MSRP’s of $16.05 for 6”, $16.50 for 12”, and $16.80 for 18” each, respectively.
www.hosatech.com

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NashVegas Select Series Models from Dean Guitars

With the Dean NashVegas Select Series, Dean Guitars delivers four new models with a classic look. Available in two finishes, Black Satin and Metallic Red Satin, and with multiple signature appointments, the Dean NashVegas Select Series is the perfect combination of classic and contemporary. Two of the NashVegas Select models offer the high-end Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo system which enhances tuning stable as players throw down any style of acrobatic playing. The other two fixed-bridge models offer a more traditional two-piece hardtail with Dean’s exclusive Cadi tailpiece for ease and sustain.
The Black Satin and Metallic Red Satin models carry a street price of $749, and the Floyd Black Satin and Floyd Metallic Red Satin are $849.
www.deanguitars.com

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ddrum’s Dominion Standard Shell Packs

The Dominion Standard Shell Packs from ddrum are the latest addition to the resurrected 2020 Dominion Series. These four Dominion Standard kits, each in the popular 5-piece configuration, offer newly introduced birch shells and four high-quality PVC finish options.
Like other ddrum kits, the Dominion Standard Shell Packs are designed to be tonally consistent and ready-to-play right out of the box. The Dominion Standard Shell Packs offer four finishes: Brushed Blue, Midnight Black, Red Sparkle, and Silver Sparkle. The Dominion Standard Shell Pack includes the 5-piece shell pack at a street price of $599; cymbals and supporting hardware are sold separately.
www.ddrum.com

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Henna Dragon Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Luna

April 8, 2020

Luna Guitars’ new Henna Dragon Spruce Acoustic-Electric guitar features a custom laser etched “dragon” design from UK henna artist Alex Morgan. Suitable for both beginners and experienced performers, the Henna Dragon puts power and confidence at the players’ fingertips while delivering vibrant, versatile tone. The mahogany back and sides with a select spruce top create rich definition from note to note with plenty of presence and unique character when playing rhythmic chords. The Henna Dragon’s cutaway design enables high-fret access on the sturdy mahogany neck (25 1/2-inch scale) with set-neck construction and dual-action truss rod. The C-shape neck has a pau ferro fretboard with a 15-inch radius for comfortable, clean playing. MSRP: $249
www.lunaguitars.com

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Zildjian’s I Series Cymbals

Taking its name from “Ilham,” the Turkish word for inspiration, the I Family is a collection of expressive sounds designed for the drummer who is looking to graduate from the fundamental sizes and sounds and bring their playing to the next level. The series features modern weights and profiles, and fresh effects sounds. The I Family launches with a 10” splash, 14”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19” crashes, 18” and 20” crash rides, 20” and 22” rides, 13” and 14” hi-hats, 14” mastersound hi-hats, a 14” trash crash / hi-hat top, a 17” trash crash, and 16” and 18” chinas. The I Family is also offered as a band pair, available in 14” and 16” sizes. A variety of configurations of cymbals are offered in six cymbal packs.
www.zildjian.com

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Excelcia Music’s Additional Accessible Solo Repertoire Books

Rounding out its Accessible Solo Repertoire, 18 Festival Solos with Piano, Excelcia Music Publishing is expanding its string offerings with the addition of Viola, Cello, and Bass books to complement its Violin book in this series. Each Accessible Solo Repertoire book contains 18 newly composed or arranged solos with piano accompaniment written at grades 2 to 2.5. These solos are perfect for use at an adjudicated solo festival or recital.

Books in the Accessible Solo Repertoire series are available for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, B♭ Clarinet, Alto or Baritone Saxophone, B♭ Trumpet, Trombone or Euphonium, and Percussion. $14.99.

www.excelciamusic.com

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Evans’ Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach in Print

March 24, 2020

Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach is now available in print. This book by Lee Evans consists of 13 jazz-tinged piano solo arrangements of music from the Baroque era. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach, selections include music from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” J.S. Bach’s organ preludes, inventions and sinfonias, a work by him for solo cello, and his famous “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Intermediate and late intermediate level classical and jazz players will enjoy new musical insights into these venerable works. www.leeevansjazz.com

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HingeStix

HingeStix are a learning tool that lets drummers learn proper technique while preventing bad habits from the very start. These practice drumsticks, by Sam Ruttenberg, are great for drummers to simulate and reinforce a loose grip, allowing the stick to pivot freely around the fulcrum, while engaging the hands and the back fingers to control and master bounce and rebound. Drummers place their thumbs and index fingers on the patented swivel pads, which pivot freely around the fulcrum, enabling students to build the muscle memory required to feel a perfectly executed free rebound stroke. When used daily during warm-up and practice, students can easily transfer this grip to their regular drumsticks to execute perfect rebound strokes.
www.HingeStix.com

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