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Gigbag: October 2004

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CenterPitch Universal CP2

This intonation tool for brass, woodwind and bowed stringed instrument players attaches easily to your instrument, feels the vibrations as you play and displays the immediate pitch response necessary to learn intonation control. The CP2 is responsive over the entire note range at all dynamic levels and can be set to display notes enharmonically sharp or flat and transposed for instruments between concert pitch and B-flat, E-flat or F.

SIB! Pro Wrestler Pedals

SIB!, the effects arm of amp makers Sonic Machine Factory, has made three additions to its Pro Wrestler line of stomp boxes. The Treminator tremolo, Vibromatic vibrato and Fazeadelic phase shifter are all-analog and offer two rate settings in addition to other unique tone-shaping controls. Each runs on nine volts and uses a photocell with LED for accurate optical coupling.

Bach Trumpet Gig Bags

Most literal Gig Bag entry-ever: Conn-Selmer just introduced its new Vincent Bach leather gig bags for trumpet, which offer no-worries protection via dense, shock-absorbing foam padding, as well as stylish looks-ah, leather. Other goodies include a separate silk trumpet bag, exterior rain cape, accessory pocket, separate mouthpiece pouch and shoulder or rucksack straps. The small bag holds one trumpet; the big one holds three.

Hohner S-32 Melodica

Fun fact: Max Roach worked out melodies for 1960’s Freedom Now Suite on a melodica. So, you wanna be like Max and compose on one too, but you don’t wanna break the bank doing so? Hohner built this one just for the budding melodica melody maker. The S-32 is an inexpensive student model sporting 32 keys, with a range of more than two and a half full octaves up from F below middle C.

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