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Protection Patch
Rico’s Reserve Mouthpiece Patch is designed for clarinetists and saxophonists who want to protect the surface of their mouthpiece where it makes contact with their teeth. The patch adheres securely to the mouthpiece, yet it can easily be removed or transferred to another mouthpiece. Made in the United States, it is available in black (.8 mm thick) and clear (.35 mm thick) options.
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Heavy Hitter
Grover Pro Percussion’s Professional Musical Anvil is capable of producing two distinct pitches plus a third harmonic sonority. Each anvil comes with a sturdy hardwood mounting stand that lets it vibrate freely for maximum resonance.
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Wound in White
La Bella Strings has introduced 7710T White Nylon Tape Wound strings for double bass. Unlike the original 7710N Black Nylon Tape Wound sets, La Bella’s 7710T strings are wound with a clear proprietary nylon to create an even smoother-to-the-touch string with brighter tone and improved clarity.
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Dynamic Phones
AKG’s K812 reference headphones have a new open-back design. Featuring a 53mm driver for a wide dynamic range, the headphones are built with an adjustable headband and soft ear pads to ensure comfort.
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Miller’s Pad
The All-N-1 Russ Miller signature practice pad from ProLogix features a variety of interchangeable stick- and brush-playing surfaces. The pad’s SHM technology lets users mount it on top of any 14-inch snare drum hoop, preventing any contact from the drumhead underneath.
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