March into spring with these Staff Picks!
Six more weeks of winter is almost up, which means we can all thaw out and dry off from this winter weather in Tucson and start growing as musicians again. Today our staff of musicians, students, parents & teachers share the instruments and accessories that have been putting a spring in their step!
Yamaha Tom Hooten Signature Trumpet Mouthpiece
“This mouthpiece is new to us and it’s INCREDIBLE. Any trumpet player can use this mouthpiece to get a bold, broad, beautiful sound. If it’s good enough for Thomas Hooten (Principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) it’s good enough for you. Come try it out before they’re gone!"
ProMark Classic Attack 7A Lacquered Shira Kashi Oak Drumsticks
“These are my favorite sticks. Versatile and a powerful, they feel stronger than a typical 7A stick, due to the higher density of the Japanese oak they’re made from. This allows them to feel nimble and light in the hand, while still packing a powerful punch and forward-weighted feel. A must have for any funk, jazz, pop or rock drummer.”
Yamaha Solid Acoustic Electric Parlor Guitar Vintage Natural
“This is one of the BEST sounding small guitars on the market. I can’t put it down. It’s extremely comfortable to play and packs a big sound for such a little guitar. Comes with a sweet bag too so you can easily take it anywhere with you. "
Blessing BFH-1541RT Brushed Brass Flugelhorn
“This Flugelhorn is a great addition to any brass player’s repertoire! Also a great introduction to anyone trying the flugelhorn for the first time! My favorite thing about it is of course the brushed brass finish helping you stand out in a crowd.”
Schaller Floyd Rose Replacement Bar
“This is a Schaller replacement bar and receptacle for a Floyd Rose. It’s a high quality replacement bar if you’d like to upgrade a Floyd Rose bridge system."
Rubix 22 - Roland USB Interface
“The perfect choice for the home recording studio or streaming audio. With Hi-Z and Low-Z inputs, Phantom Power, Bright Level Indicators and super quiet operation. Works great with ProTools and also includes an Ableton software package. The steel enclosure and solid controls provide lasting durability. It is in daily use in my studio and is trouble free and easy to operate.”
Getzen 1052FDR Bass Trombone Outfit
"The Getzen Eterna Bass Trombone is well known for its powerful tone and stellar workmanship. I'm in love with the rose brass bell on this model. It is an independent rotor system, allowing this horn to perform amazingly no matter the setting. Come try it out!”
Waza Air Guitar Amp Headphones - Boss
“When I play, I usually play better with an inspiring guitar tone. This headphone amp from Boss is simply amazing! It does this cool thing where it puts a 'virtual' amp in the room with you. You can turn your head, and it feels to your ears that a real live amp is behind you! The sound is phenomenal, and mirrors most of the great tones found in their flagship Katana amp. Controllable by app, I can play super loud, with my cats, Mort and Daisy on my lap. It operates wirelessly, too, so I can get up and answer the door, and keep playing."
12 String Dreadnought Guitar Wood Case
“This case is great, especially for larger acoustic guitars! There’s enough room at the bout for a full sized dreadnaught, and enough room at the headstock to accommodate a 12-string (though I like the extra room for a 6-string with a tuner or capo clipped to the headstock). The plush padding is very nicely done as well!”