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JUNE 2013


Sax Synergy
Conn-Selmer and Selmer Paris have collaborated to produce model 32 and model 42 (pictured) saxophones. Model 32 combines the affordability of Selmer intermediate saxophones with a Selmer Paris professional neck and mouthpiece. Model 42 shares many of the same features plus a new fleur-de-lis engraving pattern, an upgraded Trek Bam Case and the option of regular lacquer or black lacquer. The 42 also features ribbed construction, blue steel springs and an enhanced acoustic design that gives the low register a more balanced intonation. Alto models are available now, and tenors will be out later this year.
More info: conn-selmer.com


Pitch Perfect
Korg’s Headtune is an easy-to-use clip-on tuner that’s shaped like the headstock of an acoustic guitar (pictured), electric guitar, bass or ukulele, depending on the model. Featuring LED indicators and a wide viewing angle for excellent visibility, Headtune has a compact, lightweight body that fits into the pocket of a guitar case for easy transport. An automatic power-off feature extends battery life.
More info: korg.com


Small Schertler
Schertler has added the Giulia to its Classic series of acoustic guitar amplifiers. Ideal for small venues and home studios, the single-channel 50-watt Giulia has the same sound, intuitive control surface and robust construction as Schertler’s Deluxe two-channel David and three-channel Unico amplifiers.
More info: schertler.com


A Full 360
Aviom’s A360 personal mixer features an advanced 36-channel mix engine that can be used to mix up to 17 mono or stereo channels plus mono or stereo ambience. For each of the A360’s standard mix channels, users can adjust volume, tone and reverb. The A360 also includes a stereo placement pan-spread control that lets the width of a stereo channel’s image be controlled independently of its left-right placement in the stereo field.
More info: aviom.com


Iron Clad
Tama’s Iron Cobra line has expanded with the introduction of the single-pedal HP600D (pictured) and twin-pedal HP600DTW. New features include the Speedo-Ring, which streamlines the pedal’s rocker motion by incorporating a smooth, high-quality ball bearing.
More info: tama.com


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