MAY 2016

Carved-Top Classic
Godin has redesigned its carved-top Summit Classic CT, which features a 24.75-inch scale, a chambered mahogany body and mahogany set neck. The guitar has a bound Richlite fingerboard and headstock, large dot inlays, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer system and a Graph Tech ResoMax bridge.
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Bach Bass ’Bone
Conn-Selmer has added the 50AF3 bass trombone to its Bach Stradivarius line. The 50AF3 features dual axial flow Infinity valves, which require little maintenance and provide the trombonist with an open response and feel. The instrument is &available with yellow brass or gold brass bells in 9.5-inch or 10.5-inch sizes.
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Wood-Shell Drums
Stone Custom Drums combine the response and sensitivity of traditional shells with a choice of native and exotic woods. The handmade wood-shell drums are suitable for players seeking a vintage look and sound, or those who want a personalized design and sound.
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Instrument Mic
The Artist Elite AE2300 dynamic cardioid instrument microphone from Audio-Technica features the company’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction for improved high-frequency and transient response. With a rugged design and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is a versatile performer with the ability to capture sound from guitar and bass amps, brass instruments, woodwinds, drums and percussion with clarity and precision.
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Computer Interface
M-Audio’s M-Track series of recording/monitoring interfaces with USB-C connectivity give composers and musicians easy access to the world of computer-based recording. The flagship model M-Track 1212, with 12 ins and 12 outs, allows users to record studio-quality audio in 32-bit/192kHz resolution.
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