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LARRIVEE D-03E DREADNAUGHT ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

LARRIVEE D-03E DREADNAUGHT ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC March 15, 2008 | Reviewer: Shannon Bourne Distributor: PRO MUSIC (07) 3375 6400 Jean Larrivee began building his own classical guitars between 1968 and 1970. Then in “71” after much poking and prodding from members of the folk fraternity, built his first steel string acoustic. He experimented…

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ROLAND FP-7 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - December 3, 2007

ROLAND FP-7 DIGITAL PIANO December 3, 2007 | Guest Reviewer: Julitha Ryan Distributor: ROLAND (02) 9982 8266 I should start right out by saying that I am a Roland digital piano fan from way back.  I’ve played keys ever since a band I was singing in lost its keyboard player…

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PRIVIA PX-120 DIGITAL PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - December 3, 2007

PRIVIA PX-120 DIGITAL PIANO December 3, 2007 | Guest Reviewer: Romy Hoffman (Macromantics) Distributor: SHRIRO 1300 768 112 Let’s start with the facts. This set of keys jets in as one of the world’s smallest digital pianos. It has 88 keys with touch response (which translates into 7 octaves), versatile digital…

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GRETSCH RENOWN MAPLE SERIES DRUM KIT

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - December 3, 2007

GRETSCH RENOWN MAPLE SERIES DRUM KIT December 3, 2007 | Reviewer: Natalie Trembath Distributor: PRO MUSIC (07) 3375 6400 The Gretsch name is one that has been associated with quality musicians for a long time. In fact the company was founded in New York way back in 1883. Some of the…

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BC RICH ASSASSIN FX6 & OUTLAW PX3 GUITARS

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - December 3, 2007

BC RICH ASSASSIN FX6 & OUTLAW PX3 GUITARS December 3, 2007 | Guest Reviewer: Kristel Blackman Distributor: PRO MUSIC 1300 880 278 Assassin FX6 I first discovered BC Rich when I started out on bass, and was a real fan of the “Beast” because it looked like a crazy lightning…

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TAKAMINE EG523SC ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 11, 2007

TAKAMINE EG523SC ACOUSTIC GUITAR September 11, 2007 | Reviewer: Marcel Yammouni Distributor: PRO MUSIC www.promusicaustralia.com Nestled at the base of Takamine Mountain in Sakashita, Japan, Takamine Guitars have over 40 years of history dedicated to the art and craft of guitar making. Many renowned guitar players such as Pete Townsend,…

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ROLAND JUNO-G

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - September 11, 2007

ROLAND JUNO-G September 11, 2007 | Reviewer: Gordon Ryder Distributor: ROLAND AUSTRALIA (02) 9982 8266 Mention the name Juno to someone who has been around electronic instruments for a while and you’re likely to have an ‘I remember that’ conversation. After all Roland have used the name Juno on many keyboards,…

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ROLAND CUBE 30X AMPLIFIER

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - September 11, 2007

ROLAND CUBE 30X AMPLIFIER September 11, 2007 | Reviewer: Reza Nasseri Distributor: ROLAND AUSTRALIA (02) 9982 8266 The Roland Corporation was born in 1972, and although the name Roland conjures up images of a crimson-haired Scottish man with mutton-chops, the company was actually founded by the very Japanese Ikutaro Kakehashi. For…

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TC HELICON VOICESOLO VSM300

Posted in Gear    //    Post Date - June 14, 2007

TC HELICON VOICESOLO VSM300 June 14, 2007 | Reviewer: Dom Italiano Distributor: AMBER TECHNOLOGY (02) 9452 8600 In an age where residents and noise restrictions are limiting what type of acts can perform in venues, where bands are being replaced by cheaper acoustic/sequenced duos and, singers are more aware that hearing…

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ZOOM H4 HANDY RECORDER

Posted in Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - March 13, 2007

ZOOM H4 HANDY RECORDER March 13, 2007 | Reviewer: Greg Phillips Distributor: DYNAMIC MUSIC (02) 9939 1299 As editor of Australian Musician magazine, I get to interview a lot of performers in a myriad of locations under variable aural circumstances. Sometimes it’s via the telephone, other times face to face in…

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