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Gig Bag: March 1998

Matchless’ “Flip Top” Guitar AMP

Matchless has unveiled its classic-look guitar combo amp with a separate head unit that packs upside down into the cabinet for easy transport. The closed-back Bolt 45 is the first Matchless guitar amp with a switchable, tube or solid state, rectifier feature which permits a very wide variety of sound benefits. The new Bolt delivers 45 watts of clean headroom sound, and is equipped with a strong and attractive steel cage that protects the head unit.

For more information call 562-801-4820.

Yamaha’s New Clavinova

Yamaha has introduced the newest generation of Clavinova CVP digital pianos. Each new model features 88 keys with graded hammer (GH) action for acoustic piano realism and includes an internal 16 part multi-timbral Yamaha GH tone module that offers more than 600 high quality Advanced Wave Memory sounds accessible through the front panel. Thanks to the Advanced Wave Memory Generation, even the most subtle of nuances of each instrument voice can be controlled by playing a key harder or softer.

For more information call 714-522-9011.

The OLEGature

Oleg Products has developed the OLEGature, which combines the best elements of both hard and soft ligatures while eliminating the negative characteristics of each. Made of metal mesh, it functions as a soft ligature by supporting the reed evenly while preserving the rich, bright sound of metal. It’s available in gold, platinum and black nickel plating, and comes in a range of sizes to fit all saxophones and clarinets.

For more information call 818-766-6628.

Drum Workshop

As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, Drum Workshop has announced the limited availability of DW Collector’s Series bass drums, snare drums and tom-toms in a choice of a three “book-matched” fiddleback maple lacquer finishes: anniversary amber, natural and light tobacco. Along with a deluxe commemorative wood inlay, the drums feature DW’s legendary timbre-matched, all-maple shells with graduated reinforcing hoops and precision bearing edges.

For more information call 805-485-6999.

Crate’s FlexWave Series

Crate’s new FlexWave line of guitar and bass amplifiers utilizes solid state technology to produce tones with the characteristics of an overdriven tube amplifier. Available in 12, 20 and 30 watt configurations, the amps feature two channel operation, 8, 10 or 12 inch speakers, 3 band EQ, stereo chorus/expander with depth and rate controls, stereo effect loop and on-board digital signal processing.

For more information call 314-727-4512.

The Intellitouch Tuner

Good vibes: Just clip the revolutionary Intellitouch Tuner to your bass, guitar, violin, French horn or other string and wind instruments for instant and easy tuning. It’s unique, flexible clamp “feels” the pitch and allows maximum visibility of the backlit LCD display. The tuning reference can be adjusted and remains in a battery-backed recallable preset, even when it’s turned off. Tunes acoustic and electric instruments in any environment.

For more information call 972-446-9700.

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