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FESTIVE SEASON STOCKING STUFFERS #1

Over the remaining weeks until the festive season we’ll be tempting you with some handy gift ideas, some for the beginner and some for the musician who already has everything. Most of it is in stock in a store near you now, a few things are on their way and you can pre-order. Leave a little ‘Gift is on the way’ card to your special someone for those! Here’s our first sack of Santa goodies.

YAMAHA REVSTAR GUITARS
Drawing from the stylish lines and honed performance of the Café Racer bikes that graced the streets of 1960s London, Revstar embraces the concept of being stripped down, tuned up and dialed in. They look rock n roll and sound just as cool.

RS502 $749
RS320 $499
RS420 $599
RS502T $799
RS702B $1,149

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CASIO PX-S1000 SLIMLINE DIGITAL PIANO NOW IN RED
The world’s slimmest digital piano just got a fresh coat of paint, making it an eye catcher for you and your audience.
The PX-S1000 is the most straightforward digital piano to use, thanks to Casio’s unique Active Touch Panel Display. You can touch the panel above the keys and see the controls appear. See all the functions in front of you, including a Song Recorder, Metronome and sound select controls without needing to navigate any on-screen menus. And when not in use the panel becomes dark, leaving you to focus on performing without distractions.
It’s only the outer shell that has changed, however. The red PX-S1000 has the full range of 88 weighted keys with simulated ebony and ivory textures, accompanied by Casio’s new Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, which simulates the unique touch response of each individual key, delivering increased authenticity and a new level of playability.
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FENDER AMERICAN ULTRA
OK, so these are Fender’s top shelf guitars and suited to the discerning guitar aficionado, the player who already has everything … or thought they did! It’s the new series from Fender that everyone is talking about, an evolution the old American Elite series. the Ultra Series boasts all-new modern features, state-of-the-art craftsmanship and nuanced design. Luxurious, sleek and cutting-edge, this series sets a new industry standard for precision, performance and feel with Ultra Noiseless pickups and Fender’s fastest-playing necks. Created for a wide range of today’s highly-skilled modern artists, session and working guitarists, this series also offers a new body design and contours – a pivotal moment in Fender history, decades since the last significant alteration to the iconic Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster body shapes.

Models include:
American Ultra Stratocaster®
American Ultra Stratocaster® HSS
American Ultra Telecaster®
American Ultra Precision Bass®
American Ultra Jazzmaster®
American Ultra Jazz Bass®
American Ultra Jazz Bass® V

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POSITIVE GRID SPARK SMART GUITAR AMP AND APP
Positive Grid announces Spark, a smart guitar amp and accompanying app (iOS/Android) driven by intelligent technology to offer real-time Smart Jam accompaniment, Auto Chord detection and intuitive practice features for players of all levels. Spark also functions as a full-range, 40-Watt combo amp and features a variety of tone-shaping options plus amp and fx modeling built upon the company’s award-winning  BIAS engine.
However the product will ship internationally, including Australia from January 6, 2020. Pre order now
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BOSS KATANA MKII GUITAR AMP
Boss has announced the new Katana MkII, which takes the acclaimed Katana guitar amp series to the next level, turbocharging the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and more features. Newly voiced variations are now available for all five amp characters, doubling the tonal options. And the onboard effects categories have been expanded from three to five, providing even more real-time processing to choose from. The usability has been ramped up too, with a power amp input for modelers and multi-FX, easy stereo expansion for dual amp setups, updated editor software, and many other enhancements.

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ERNIE BALL 30′ COILED STRAIGHT / ANGLE INSTRUMENT CABLE
Ernie Ball instrument cables feature a high-quality design made with superior components that are built to last. Dual-conductors deliver reliably clear tone with crisp highs, tight mids, and rich harmonics. Multiple shielding materials preserve the signal with low handling noise, and the durable PVC jacket exterior ensures long-lasting performance. Cable length 30ft (9.14m).

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MATON UKULELES
The Maton ukulele is the result of combining the best of traditional ukulele design with 21st century production techniques. This instrument draws on Maton’s extensive background in the use and fine tuning of Australian tonewoods to produce a tone which is rich, full and intriguing, and which evokes the timeless sounds of the classic Hawaiian ukuleles of time gone by.

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TECH 21 STEVE HARRIS SH1 SIGNATURE SANSAMP PEDAL
Bring the spirit of Iron Maiden to your stage rig with the Tech 21 Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp Pedal ! It’s not physically in the country until January but order yours now and leave a little “Gift to come’ note for your someone special! When it comes to Maiden’s Steve Harris’ rig, surprisingly it has barely changed in almost 40 years. What has never changed is his handmade custom pre-amp, the “Alectron,” as well as his prized custom vintage Marshall cabs loaded with EV speakers.  While this collaboration began as a solution for touring with British Lion, as it wasn’t practical to travel with his full rig for smaller venues, the SH1 has earned a place as a component of his live sound on Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast 2019 tour. Known for his galloping fleet-fingered bass lines, Steve’s distinctive style and tone have, and continue to be, required reading –whether you’re into metal or not. Like Tech 21’s other signature gear, the SH1 is not just for one single tone or genre. The controls are designed to provide an expansive range of adjustability so you can dial in a wide spectrum of bass tones as well.

FEATURES
• All-analog SansAmp™ technology 
• Two channel modes with individual Gain and Level controls 
• Blend to control the ratio of SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation and your direct instrument signal 
• 4-band active EQ, cut or boost ±18dB 
• Bite switch to activate a “Steve” boost for extra clank and clarity 
• Chromatic tuner

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NOVATION LAUNCHKEY MINI
The new Launchkey Mini is Novation’s most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. With intuitive Ableton control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box, Launchkey Mini gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. That’s not all, the Launchkey Mini includes sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective. Launchkey Mini is more versatile, adaptable, and playable than ever.

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DIXON FUSE ARTIST PROFILE GREGG BISSONETTE 24″ Shell Pack
Gregg Bissonette is an American drummer. He has been a touring, session recording, and full-time drummer in many jazz and rock bands. He is primarily known being part of the David Lee Roth band, and for his instructional videos and drum clinics. He’s currently on the road with Ringo Starr’s Allstar band. The folks at Dixon have honoured Gregg with a range of quality kits under his name. Make the step up from your starter drum kit to this beautiful 24″ Shell Pack or if you’re a first-timer, start off with a decent quality drum set from the get-go.

Features
• Profile Maple Shell BD: 18″x24″, TT: 10″x12″, FT: 16″x16″
• FREE Signature Snare 14”x6.5″ black nickel plated steel shell with each kit RRP $479
• 6 Ply hybrid Shell – Maple x3 / Mahogany x3 8 Lug Base Drum – 8 Lug Snare Drum
• Low mass lugs – mini isolation mounts Bearing edges: 45 degrees
• Shell Thickness: 7.3mm
• High gloss custom lacquer finish
• FREE Gregg Bissonette Signature Snare

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Keep an eye for more gift ideas coming at ya soon!