Monday, December 21, 2009

Power Up, boys!


These Danelectro Vintage Power Source batteries are perfect for those guitar pedals. They give a different sound than the modern day batteries, especially with the older pedals. Come on by YAMS and check them out!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hannah Montana Pocket Amp - Practical???

pocket amp

Yes, it's a real live amplifier for your guitar. Yes, it actually works!

Now that we got THAT out of the way - this is a working amp that fits in your pocket. You plug your guitar into it (I'd take it out of your pocket first, though), plug the headphones in [which ARE included, by the way], and wail away!

It's great for practicing, for playing, and for blocking out your annoying little brother.

Plus it isn't a whole lot of money! If you've got a Guitar Girl in your house, come on by YAMS and pick a couple up - it just might make the house quieter!

pocket amp 2

Monday, December 7, 2009

Power up your pedals, boys!

boss power pedalTired of swapping out those 9 volts batteries in your Boss pedals? here's your solution - the Boss PSA02 power supply. It' provide clean, consistent  power to your pedals and is designed to NOT take up a lot of room on your power strip.

Hey, a user-friendly wall wart. It's about time!

Come by YAMS and check it out! This makes a GREAT Christmas gift for your guitar player!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Strap it on, girl!


Although some of our younger male students groan when they see this, our Guitar Girls have taken a liking to this new Hanna Montana Guitar strap. The package includes several Hanna Montana picks which can held in a spot on the strap - very handy!

But if you need a strap that's a bit more - ah - masculine, YAMS has got you covered! We have an excellent selection of straps for all sorts of instruments - swing on by and take a look!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas is coming - you need some music!


Christmas is coming, and you need some Christmas music! YAMS has a great selection for all sorts of instruments and all sorts of skill levels. Learning new music is a LOT more entertaining than watching TV - and it's cheap, too!

Come on by the store and check out all the music at YAMS - Macon and middle Georgia's best music store!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kazoos...... really?

Of COURSE we have Kazoos at Young America Music.

Macon was the birthplace of the instrument, after all! They are inexpensive (only a dollar with tax!), so come by and start your own family band that's a lot of fun for not a lot of money.


Hey, maybe we should start a kazoo class.... talk to Emmett if you're interested!

Only at Young America Music School!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crate Amps at YAMS!

We just got in several new Crate amps that we're excited about. These amps look great, and sound great as well.

Features vary by model, but most have a built-in tuner, and some even have digital effects builtin as well!

They are an incredible deal at a special YAMS price. Come by the store and check them out!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bodacious music good for tappin' your toes

Even though there isn't much guitar in it, we do carry Seasons, by the band tom&co. It has some great music for Christmas and Easter - hey, it's not too early to think about those Christmas presents!

Swing by the store and check it out - there's a lot of ear candy in this one!

Seasons by tom&co @ YAMS

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jumbi steel drum

jumbi_drum at YAMS

OK, this one is just cool, and tons of fun to play with. It's a genuine steel drum, complete with stand and "mallets", that has a surprisingly good tone. While I think it's really meant for the education market - to be used in a music classroom - it would make  great addition to any studio or band. For that matter, a playroom!

It offers an octave's worth of notes from the major scale, and works well with guitarists playing in sharp keys. If you don't know what that means, don't worry about it - it's just fun, and the design makes it hard to hit a "clam" note.

We've had a ball doodling with it at the store - Emmett & Peggy both have had to chase the teacher's off of the thing when we're between students!

jumbi steel drum at Young AMerica Music - middle georgia's best music store

Guitar Teacher (and member of the Mosely Dixon Project) Bobby Hall was even caught on camera playing with the Jumbi!

Bobby Hall playing the Jumbi steel drum at Young America Music School in Macon, GA

Here's what it sounds like. (This was captured with a nintendo DSi).

Jumbi steel drum at Young America Music School in Macon, GA.

So come by the store and play with the thing!

Steel Drum for teh classroom at Young America Music School - Macon's best music store

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blowin' in the wind... or the Harmonica

YAMS has an excellent selection of Hohner harmonicas and accessories IN STOCK. We've even got a fancy gizmo that lets you hear the harmonica without actually putting your lips on it.

Swing on by the store and check 'em out!

harmonicas at Macon, Georgia's best music store - YAMS

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pound Away!

... on some drums from Young America music School. We carry lots of drum "stuff", including sticks and cymbals. We also have a good selection of "kid beginner' drumsets - hey, it's not too early to start thinking about Christmas!

drumsets at Young America Music Schools

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inexpensive Music notation Software

Emmett ran across MusEdit when looking for music notation software for his bmusic class book, and loved it so much decided to carry it in the store! Musedit is amazingly powerful for the price, and makes it easy to write music, especially for fretted instruments

Come by the store and check it out!

What MusEdit is for

What MusEdit can do

How to use MusEdit

musedit - music notation software at YAMS, middle Georgia's best music store

MusEdit - easy music notation for Windows at YAMS

Saturday, August 15, 2009


YAMS has an excellent selection of tuners in a wide price range (yes, even competitive with that certain online-only music store!) We have tuners for ALL the fretted instruments (like guitar, mandolin, and banjo), AND tuners useful for band and orchestral instruments.

There's no excuse for playing out of tune, not with a tuner from YAMS!

TUNERS @ YAMS, Macon Georgia's best music store

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SD-1: Super Overdrive pedal

Here's a great way to get a very natural, overdriven tube amp sound out of your rig - at a very special YAMS price. Emmett Young is determined to beat out a famous online retailer - and you can walk out of the store with the box, with no shipping cost!

Come by the store and check out the SD-1, or any of the other Boss pedals we have in stock!


The SD-1 Super OverDrive pedal produces the warm, natural distortion of an overdriven tube amplifier while maintaining the subtle nuances of a player's picking technique. This is one of BOSS' more subtle and smooth overdrive pedals, perfect for blues and rock.

  • Compact overdrive pedal with warm, smooth overdriven sounds

  • Unique asymmetric overdrive circuitry for a classic, natural tube amp growl

  • Tone control provides precise adjustment of drive sound

  • BOSS 5-year warranty

Click here for more info,
including an audio demo and detailed specs

ML-2: Metal Core potent distortion pedal

Meet the ML-2 Metal Core pedal, a small footprint stompbox that produces the raw sound metalheads are looking for..... and at the traditionally low YAMS price. Come by and check it out!

With its extreme gain, the ML-2 is the most potent and heavy distortion pedal ever created by BOSS. It easily delivers massive distortion and gain with heavy lows for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Industrial, Hard Core, or any genre that requires crushing sound. The ML-2’s ferocious and biting tone will complement and cut through any blast beats your rhythm section can create.

  • Ultra-heavy distortion with sharp-edged attack for crushing metal riffs

  • LOW control for heavy, low frequency sound a la 7-string guitar or dropped tuning

  • HIGH control for screaming, metallic tone

  • Road-tough BOSS metal construction

CLICK HERE for more info,
including audio and video demos!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cables and Stuff & Such


If you need cables, we've got you covered! Guitar/instrument cables, speakers cables, adaptors.... swing on by and check out our selection!

cables at YAMS - Macon's best music store

Friday, August 7, 2009

Boss Pedals at YAMS

Boss_pedals at Young America Music, the best middle Georgia music store

We have a great selection of BOSS and EDIROL equipment at YAMS. Swing on by and take a look!

You'll be [pleasantly] surprised at how our prices beat the famous online retailer - and you don't have to pay shipping or wait for your gear!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

TD-9S: Expressive electronic drums!

50 kits, 50 songs, amazing expressive capabilities, cool editing tricks - all at a low YAMS price. Read below for more details, or come by and check out the Roland TD-9S drumkit!

The Affordable Alternative with Advanced Features

For drummers who want a state-of-the-art V-Drums kit but an even more cost-effective option, the TD-9S offers all of the features and advantages of the TD-9SX but with rubber tom pads instead of mesh and a dual-trigger ride cymbal.

  • Advanced TD-9 module with expressive new sounds, real-audio songs and patterns

  • Mesh-head snare pad

  • Scope function with graphical LCD display

  • USB host for audio-file (.WAV) playback

  • Special cable for easy pad connections

  • Sturdy drum rack (MDS-9) with newly designed ball-clamps for the snare and cymbal arms and a new hi-hat mount for maximum flexibility

The TD-9S components are packaged in two boxes as follows:

  • Box 1 (TD-9K)
    (1) TD-9 Percussion Module with multi-pin cable harness and module mount (1) PDX-8 Mesh Pad (3) PD-8 Dual-Trigger Pads (1) KD-8 Kick Pad (1) CY-5 Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad (2) CY-8 Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad (1) FD-8 Hi-Hat Control Pedal

  • Box 2 (MDS-9)
    This includes the drum set rack, and the clamps and arms for both the pads and cymbals.

Kick drum pedal not included

CLICK HERE for more info,
including a video demo!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Need Band Books?

Band Books at YAMS, middle Georgia's best music store

We got your books or band at Young America Music! We've tried to stay in touch with the area band directors to make sure we have what you need in stock. It would probably be good to swing by early and pick yours up, though, in case we run out and have to re-order!

So swing on by - we're at I-475 and Zebulon Road, next to Polly's.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Band Instrument Rentals!

Band Instruments for rent at Young America Music

Yes, it's band instrument rental season again! YAMS has a full line of instruments available for your band students, at competitive rent-to-own prices! You can turn in the instrument at any point with NO PENALTY, and there are even options for upgrading the instrument or buying it early

We don't carry junk - all of the instruments are quality studdent-line instruments that play well. and are repairable. (You can't say THAT about the instruments sold in the "big-box" stores!)

(We also have the band class books - we try to stay in contact with all of the band directors to find out what they're using!)

Come on in and check us out!

Rent a band or orchestra instrument from YAMS - the best music store in middle Georgia

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

KC-550: Powerful Keyboard combo amp

The KC550 is a powerful, flexible amp that's great for the keyboardist playing live. It includes a mic input, 4 channel stereo mixer, easy connection to an external amp for stereo output and even a subwoofer output. Come by YAMS and check it out for yourself!


The KC-550 boasts 180 watts of powerful sound via a 15-inch speaker and horn tweeter. In addition to its four input channels, this flagship amp includes an Output Select switch for selecting the monitor sound destination, a Shape switch for quick sound adjustment and an XLR Line output for direct connection to a mixing console.

  • Flagship keyboard amplifier with powerful 180-watt/15” speaker and horn tweeter

  • Output Select feature and convenient Shape switch for tonal adjustment

  • 3-band EQ and Subwoofer output compatible with new KCW-1

  • XLR Line output for connection to mixing consoles

  • Stereo Link In/Out for chaining to KC-550s for stereo applications

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Juno-G: Old-School Cutting-Edge Keyboard

The Roland Juno-G is an affordablem user friendly keyboard that borrows heavily from its cousin, the Fantom!



This modern marvel packs a studio’s worth of sound, sequencing, and audio recording into one amazing instrument. Sharing the same high-powered processor as Roland’s famous Fantom-X series, the JUNO-G puts a world of first-class sound and performance features under musicians’ fingertips — and allows more sounds to be added via SRX expansion. Songs can be created with the onboard audio/MIDI recorder, all for an incredibly low price!

  • Powerful “Fantom-X-quality” sound engine, 128-voice polyphony

  • Audio/MIDI multitrack recorder with dedicated transport controls and mixer

  • SRX slot for expanding the internal soundset

  • Large, friendly display and front-panel controls

  • Arpeggiator, Chord Memory, and multi-effects built in

  • USB port for MIDI communication, AIF/WAV file exchange, and data transfer

  • PC Card slot (which accepts CompactFlash or SmartMedia cards via adapter)

  • Cakewalk SONAR LE software CD-ROM bundled

  • Invisible infrared D Beam controller

CLICK HERE for more info, including
pictures and online demos

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Roland KC150: stereo keyboard amp

A great small compact keyboard amp with 4 channel mixer and advanced features. Come by YAMS and check it out!

The KC-150 is a compact 65-watt amp with 4-channel capability including Auxiliary and Microphone inputs. The KC-150 can also be expanded with an optional subwoofer for a powerful low-end boost.

  • Affordable 4-channel keyboard amplifier with 65-watt/12” speaker and piezo tweeter

  • Includes stereo Auxiliary input (RCA) and XLR Microphone input

  • 2-band EQ and Subwoofer output compatible with new KCW-1

  • Headphones output; can be mounted on speaker stands


Channel 1 (MIC/LINE) Volume Knob
Channel 2 (LINE) Volume Knob
Channel 3 (LINE) Volume Knob
Channel 4 (MONITOR) Volume Knob
EQ (LOW) Knob
EQ (HIGH) knob
POWER Switch


Channel 1 Input Jacks (XLR type, 1/4" phone type)
Channel 2 Input Jack (1/4" phone type)
Channel 3 Input Jack (1/4" phone type)
Channel 4 Input Jack (1/4" phone type)
AUX IN Jacks (RCA phono type)
LINE OUT Jack (1/4" phone type)
SUB WOOFER OUT Jack (1/4" phone type)
PHONES Jack (1/4" TRS phone type, mono signal output)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Juno-Stage - a great gigging keyboard

An easy to use 76-note keyboard for stage AND studio - has controller capabilities, audio file playback, mic input, vocoer - tons of features, all at a low YAMS price!


Designed from the ground up for live performers, JUNO-STAGE is a new breed of synthesizer that every gigging keyboardist will love. Decked out with an extra-large display, USB backing-track functionality, a Click output for drummers, dedicated performance knobs, hands-free patch select, instant master MIDI control functionality and much more, JUNO-STAGE sets a new standard for powerful onstage performance at a friendly price.

  • High-quality, versatile sound set, including 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano, plus 2 open SRX expansion slots for soundset customization

  • Newly-developed 76-note synth-action keyboard with first-class touch and response

  • Live-performance features such as an extra-large LCD, dedicated Reverb and Master EQ knobs, Click output for drummers, and hands-free patch-select capabilities

  • Top panel USB port enables accompaniment-track playback (MP3, .WAV, AIFF, SMF) directly from USB key

  • Phantom-powered mic input, plus reverb and vocoder, great for playing and singing along

  • MIDI Controller mode transforms JUNO-STAGE into a MIDI master keyboard with a single touch – perfect when using the JUNO-STAGE with a computer

CLICK HERE for more info, including some video!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Don't make a Lyre out of me!

Yes, it's yet another bad pun from the YAMS webmaster - all to point out that YAMS carries a good selection of lyres for all sorts of band instruments. I know - those things are most needed during marching band season, but Fall will be here before you know it! Go ahead and get ahead of the game - pick up your lyre before the band director finds out you don't have one!

Swing by and check out our Lyre selection - and you'll see I'm not lyin'!

(Sorry, I just couldn't help myself).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Boss MD-2 Mega-Distortion pedal

Add a MEGA-Distortion pedal to your setup - at a low YAMS price!

The MD-2 Mega distortion takes the bottom-heavy distortion sounds heard in today's new-school metal and pushes it to the extreme. The secret is a special dual-stage distortion circuit with an added gain boost-plus new Bottom and Tone controls--for crushing distortion with massive low end. Take your distortion into the future with the MD-2.

  • Produces extreme, low-end distortion for modern metal and hard rock

  • Gain Boost circuit creates huge distortion and sustain regardless of level

  • New Bottom control for bottom-heavy distortion matched to 6- or 7-string guitars

  • Tone control adjusts balance between high and low frequencies

  • BOSS 5-year warranty

Want more info, including an audio demo? Click Here!
Then come by the store and pick one up for YOUR rig!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

GE-7 seven-band EQ stompbox

Master your tone with a Stompbox EQ - AT AN INCREDIBLE YAMS PRICE!


The GE-7 Equalizer pedal offers seven bands of EQ ranging from 100Hz to 6.4kHz, ideal for guitar sounds, with boost/cut of +/- 15dB per band. This lets you completely control your sound and eliminate unwanted feedback, particularly when connected after a distortion effect.

  • Compact EQ pedal with 7 bands of adjustable EQ sliders

  • Allows for boost/cut of up to +/- 15dB per band

  • Perfect as a "boost" pedal for solos, creating an alternate sound, or for eliminating feedback

  • BOSS 5-year warranty

CLICK HERE for more info, including an audio demo! Then come on by teh store and check it out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Come check out the DD-7 delay pedal at YAMS! 


The Next Step in Compact Delay

Even with the best-selling delays in compact-pedal history, BOSS continues to push the envelope and innovate. The new DD-7 takes the best features from its predecessors and expands the creative potential with Modulation Delay mode, classic modeled Analog Delay mode, External pedal control options, longer delay time, and more.

  • Expanded delay time, up to 6.4 seconds

  • Modulation Delay mode offers natural, chorus-type sounds

  • Analog Delay mode models the classic warm BOSS DM-2 analog delay sound

  • Tap tempo controllable via external footswitch

  • Delay time, feedback, and effect level can be controlled via external Expression pedal (sold separately)

  • Up to 40 seconds of recording for sound on sound (Hold mode)

The Next Step in Compact Delay

Expanded Delay Time
Up to 6.4 seconds of delay time is available with the DD-7, a marked increase from its predecessor. In addition, Hold mode allows up to 40 seconds of input to be recorded for creating “sound on sound” performances.

New Delay Modes
The DD-7 is equipped with two innovative new delay modes. Modulation Delay provides chorus-flavored sounds. Analog Delay offers a modeled simulation of the classic BOSS DM-2, beloved for its characteristic warmth.

External Control
For hands-free control of the DD-7, an external footswitch and Expression pedal (sold separately) can be used. Tap tempo can be controlled from an external footswitch, while delay time, feedback, and effect level can be changed on the fly via Expression pedal.

Stereo Output
Create amazing effects with the DD-7’s stereo output, such as spatial audio sweeps via true stereo panning. You can also use the stereo outputs to create separate dry and wet signal paths — handy for recording and live-performance control.

Click here for more details,

including audio and video!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Drum Camp @ YAMS!

2009 marks the 2nd year that our percussion teacher, Mark Williams, has held a Drum Camp. The next session will be July 6-10.

CLICK HERE for more info and an online form to contact Mark.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MT-2 Metal Zone

Available at Young America Music Schools - at a VERY competitive price!

The MT-2 Metal Zone™ is one of BOSS' most popular pedals. This stompbox provides some of the most over-the-top, insane distortion tones in the world—with huge mids and lows and an ultra-saturated sound.

  • Incredible-sounding distortion pedal with unique dual-gain circuitry

  • Provides super-long sustain and heavy mids and lows like a stack of overdriven amps

  • Three-band EQ with semi-parametric Mid control offers a wide range of extreme distortion textures

  • A must-have pedal for any hard rock or metal guitarist

  • BOSS 5-year warranty

Come by the store on Zebulon Road at check out this incredible pedal from Boss!

Want to see and hear more? Click here for a full demo of this pedal!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Roland KC-350 Keyboard Combo Amp

The perfect combination of power and value, the new KC-350 is ideal for medium-sized gigs. It features a 120-watt amplifier with convenient 3-band EQ, new Output Select and Shape switch features, plus a Subwoofer output for extra low end. The KC-350 can also be connected to mixing consoles via its line output.

  • Stereo mixing keyboard amplifier with 120-watt/12” speaker and horn tweeter

  • Output Select feature and convenient Shape switch for tonal adjustment

  • 3-band EQ and Subwoofer output compatible with new KCW-1

  • 1/4” phone output for connection to recording devices

  • Stereo Link In/Out for chaining to KC-350s for stereo applications


EQ (LOW) Knob
EQ (HIGH) Knob
SHAPE Switch
POWER Switch


CH1 INPUT Jack (XLR type)
CH1-4 INPUT L (MONO) Jacks (1/4" phone type)
CH1-4 INPUT R Jacks (1/4" phone type)
LINE OUT L (MONO) Jack (1/4" phone type)
LINE OUT R Jack (1/4" phone type)
AUX IN Jacks (RCA phono type)
SUBWOOFER OUT Jack (1/4" phone type)
STEREO LINK IN Jack (1/4" phone type)
STEREO LINK OUT Jack (1/4" phone type)
PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Roland GW8 music workstation

This is a keyboard with a LOT of cool features, and it sounds great! Come by the store and check out the features, give it a play, and don't let your jaw hit the floor when you see the YAMS price.

Flagship Sound Engine with Easy User Interface
With Roland’s world-leading sound technology at its core, the GW-8 rivals any workstation on the planet with its rich, expressive sound. The GW-8 comes loaded with hundreds of the freshest and most essential sounds taken from Roland’s top workstations. In addition to its authentic sound set, the GW-8 is equipped with many user-friendly controls, such as the expressive D BEAM and the Analog Modify knob, which allows instant adjustments of sounds to suit your taste. The GW-8 is perfect for live entertainers who play multiple roles in their performances.

Intelligent Backing Styles
The GW-8 is packed with a huge collection of styles representing a broad range of music genres, from contemporary rock, pop, dance, jazz and beyond. In addition to the excellent library of contemporary sounds and styles, the GW-8 is equipped with ethnic instrument sounds and authentic regional musical styles, with special focus on Latin American genres. Each backing style has four intros, four main patterns, and four ending progressions for you to craft your own arrangements live.

USB Memory Player Feature
One of Roland’s most popular new features is built into the GW-8: the multi-format Song Player that allows song data to be played directly from USB Flash memory (accepts MP3, .WAV, AIFF and SMF format). In addition, the GW-8’s Center Cancel function can minimize main vocals from pre-recorded songs, great for karaoke-style performances or music practice.

Style Converter & Playlist Editor
Bundled with each GW-8 is Roland’s Style Converter software for PC, which lets you create and convert your own MIDI data into GW-8 backing styles and install them via commercially available USB Flash memory devices. Also included is the Playlist Editor for customizing the order of songs. Users can easily create a dedicated Playlist for each gig.

The GW-8 is the next generation of Roland’s unique GW-Series workstations with intelligent backing-track functionality. With its fresh, contemporary sound-set and expressive interactive musical styles from pop to rock, plus authentic ethnic styles and a multi-format USB Memory Player feature, the GW-8 will bring a world of music to your fingertips. It’s especially well-suited for “one-man-band” performance.

  • Contemporary music workstation with high-quality 128-voice sound engine derived from Roland’s renowned Fantom-X Series

  • Wide variety of contemporary sounds and interactive backing styles with special focus on Latin American genres, plus additional banks of ethnic sounds and styles from around the world

  • Onboard 16-track sequencer for saving your interactive performances

  • USB Memory Player feature allows direct playback of MP3, .WAV, AIFF and SMF files from USB key; Center Cancel feature for audio files enables karaoke-style sing-along

  • Newly-designed graphical display, plus Style Select button, Analog Modify knob and D BEAM

  • Style Converter and Playlist Editor software included

Click here for more info!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

STILL no excuse for being out of tune - the Boss TU-80c tuner

Reliable BOSS Tuning with Accu-Pitch
Thin is in. That’s why the new TU-80 was designed to be slim and light enough to fit in your pocket. Best of all, it sports reliable and accurate BOSS LCD tuning, along with Accu-Pitch, which plays a tone when you’re in tune. No more looking down at the tuner!

Versatile Tuning Modes and Metronome
Thanks to its chromatic and flat tuning capabilities, the TU-80 can tune just about any instrument—from guitars and basses to strings, brass and woodwinds. A handy Reference Tone Play function lets you hear the correct pitches, while a built-in metronome with seven rhythms and 10 beat variations makes practice more effective. No other tuner has all this!

The BOSS TU-80 brings super-accurate LCD tuning to musicians at a very affordable price, while adding unique high-end features like a built-in metronome and Accu-Pitch™. The pocket-sized TU-80 runs on batteries and can tune almost any instrument, thanks to a chromatic tuning mode and ultra wide tuning range. It even tunes 7-string guitars and 6-string basses—putting the TU-80 in a class all its own.

  • Affordable and reliable LCD tuner with handy, built-in metronome

  • Supports chromatic tuning, plus 7-string guitars and 6-string basses

  • Accu-Pitch function sounds a tone when pitch is correct

  • Reference Tone Play function makes it easy to verify tuning by ear

  • Memory function stores your favorite tuner settings

  • Ultra-thin body fits easily into a guitar case or pocket

  • Metronome has 7 rhythms, 10 beats and cool animated LCD display

Click here for more info and video


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No excuse for being out of tune! Boss TU-2 stompbox tuner

he BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner incorporates BOSS' world renowned TU-Series tuner technology into an ultra-convenient stompbox design. For the first time ever, guitarists and bassists can now tune their instruments with unrivaled accuracy and an unmatched tuning range--with just a single stomp.

  • BOSS world-renowned TU-Series tuner accuracy in a convenient stompbox design

  • Mute/Bypass select for silent tuning with a single stomp

  • 11-point LED indicators and new "stream" meter display tuning discrepancy via speed and direction of LEDs (speed of LED movement gets slower as pitch becomes more accurate)

  • 7-segment LED displays string and note names, easily visible on dark stages

  • Seven easy tuning modes include Chromatic, Guitar Regular, Guitar Flat, Guitar Double Flat, Bass Regular, Bass Flat, Bass Double Flat

  • Tuning mode setting and display style choice stored in memory

  • Adjustable reference pitch from 438 to 445Hz

  • 8-octave tuning range--the widest in its class

  • Footswitchable Tuner Off mode preserves battery life by disabling LEDs


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DP-8, DP-2 pedals

These might be more useful than you think! The DP-8 is a great quality pedal that is a LOT nicer to use as a damper pedal with your keyboard than the cheaper style pedals. The "half-pedaling" feature is nice, and can really add to the expressiveness of your music when used correctly, and with a sound setup to use it.

The DP-2 is great for use with punching in with some of the recording gear, or for use as a switch for additional controls - you can use it to turn your leslie effect on and off, for example.



The Roland DP-8 Damper Pedal is the perfect choice for keyboard players who want the most realistic pedal action, thanks to new half-pedal support. When used with compatible instruments, this function allows the sustain length to be varied depending on how deep the pedal is pressed. The versatile DP-8 can also be used a simple pedal switch.

  • High-quality damper pedal with expressive half-pedal capabilities

  • Allows players to vary the sustain depending on position of pedal

  • Can also be used as a 2-position pedal switch (On, Off)

  • Half-pedal function compatible with Roland RD-600/700, FP-9/3, F-90, KF-90, XV-88 and Fantom-Series workstations

More info here.



Momentary footswitch for "non-latch" footswitch operations such as sustaining notes on electronic keyboards. The DP-2 can also be used for things like punch in/out on Roland/BOSS recording gear.

More info here.