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NAMM 2017: Sabian introduces four new effects cymbals, Artisan Light and Elite hi hats and expands HHX series

NAMM 2017: Sabian introduces four new effects cymbals, Artisan Light and Elite hi hats and expands HHX series

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During the Winter NAMM show Sabian will be launching a diverse selection of new cymbals featuring no fewer than 25 ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 19th 2017 at 11:26AM
NAMM 2017: Taylor Guitars unveils Academy Series, GS Mini Bass and 800 Deluxe Series

NAMM 2017: Taylor Guitars unveils Academy Series, GS Mini Bass and 800 Deluxe Series

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Taylor Guitars has announced that it has joined the entry-level guitar market with the launch of its innovative new Academy ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 19th 2017 at 10:20AM
REVIEW: Embertone's Sensual Saxophone for iOS

REVIEW: Embertone's Sensual Saxophone for iOS

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When I heard that Embertone was launching its Sensual Saxophone app, I knew right away I had to try this iconic reed instrument in all its full virtual glory! After ...

James Marinos
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:50AM
NAMM 2017: New iRig Acoustic Stage and iRig Pro I/O unveiled by IK Multimedia

NAMM 2017: New iRig Acoustic Stage and iRig Pro I/O unveiled by IK Multimedia

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IK Multimedia has unveiled two new additions to its iRig range – The iRig Acoustic Stage and the iRig Pro ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 4:10PM

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4,000 violins destroyed in fire at Europe's largest factory for guitars and bowed instruments

4,000 violins destroyed in fire at Europe's largest factory for guitars and bowed instruments

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Around 4,000 newly crafted violins have been destroyed in a fire at the Hora musical instrument factory in Reghin, Romania this week.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:26PM
Electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor dies aged 70

Electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor dies aged 70

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Synth funk musician and pioneer William Onyeabor has died at the age of 70 at his home in Enugu, Nigeria.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:00PM
NAMM 2017: Array of new Paiste cymbals to be showcased

NAMM 2017: Array of new Paiste cymbals to be showcased

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Paiste has unveiled a wide variety of new cymbal ranges and models, which will all be on show at this ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 1:10PM
Orange to give away Micro Dark amps and Bax Bangeetar pedals at NAMM 2017

Orange to give away Micro Dark amps and Bax Bangeetar pedals at NAMM 2017

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Orange Amplification is launching a Golden Ticket promotion at Winter NAMM 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:28PM

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NAMM 2017: Vater to host drummer autograph signing

NAMM 2017: Vater to host drummer autograph signing

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A Vater Drumstick artist autograph signing is scheduled for Saturday 21st January at the Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:24AM
D'Addario launches Eclipse Tuner

D'Addario launches Eclipse Tuner

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D’Addario has announced that its Eclipse Tuner is now available in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:11AM
Will 2030 be the year the high street dies?

Will 2030 be the year the high street dies?

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With UK shoppers’ weekly online spending reaching £1 billion, a new report by ParcelHero reveals the death of the high street may be closer than we think.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:32AM
INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

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Elixir Strings will be launching a brand new range of Obtiweb strings at this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:00AM

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Band of Skulls, Mystery Jets and more to play charity gig for Delays frontman

Band of Skulls, Mystery Jets and more to play charity gig for Delays frontman

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Earlier this month we reported that Delays’ frontman Greg Gilbert has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and friends, family and fans are raising money for his treatment.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 9:54AM
Martin Guitar to debut new 'aged' custom guitar process at NAMM 2017

Martin Guitar to debut new 'aged' custom guitar process at NAMM 2017

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Martin Guitar will unveil its newest technology process, ‘AGED’, with a new custom shop guitar series at Winter NAMM 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 4:52PM
NAMM 2017: Arturia to present range of synths, drum machines, virtual instruments and controllers

NAMM 2017: Arturia to present range of synths, drum machines, virtual instruments and controllers

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French synthesizer and software creator Arturia will be presenting its range of products at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 3:55PM