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Gigbag: March 2006

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Vater Chop Builder Pads
Fortissimo Woodwind Supplies
SmartMusic

Vater Chop Builder Pads

Vater recently rolled out a new line of percussion practice pads. The five different models are all single-sided and feature a nonskid rubber base. Mountable to a cymbal stand, the pads are available in six-inch soft, six-inch hard, 12-inch single-sided soft, 12-inch double-sided (one side hard, one side soft) and 12-inch single sided split (half soft, half hard). vater.com

Fortissimo Woodwind Supplies

Conn-Selmer has gone stir-crazy and rolled out a whole line of woodwind accessories, under the name Fortissimo. The items include compact, multipurpose instrument stands, a padded tensing ring ligature and mouthpiece caps. conn-selmer.com

SmartMusic

MakeMusic, the force behind Finale, has released SmartMusic, an interactive practice tool for students in band, orchestra and choir. The set includes a clip-on microphone, a vocal headset microphone, a digital tuner and a one-year prepaid SmartMusic subscription with access to accompaniments to 30,000 titles, skill development exercises and beginning band and string methods. smartmusic.com

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