Canadian Music Trade - August-September 22 - Page 32

Product News

Gibson Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass Gibson has introduced the Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass , which is its first collaboration with the Pantera and Down bassist .
The new bass features a mahogany neck and body , with a slimmer neck profile , and gold hardware with a Hipshot bridge and tuners , including a Drop D Xtender . A pair of powerful Rexbucker T-bird pickups provide increased output and low-end punch . A master tone control is equipped with a push / pull switch that puts the pickups into passive mode when it is pulled out . Brown ’ s signature is reproduced on the truss rod cover , and the backplate is embellished with a Rex Brown self-portrait sketch . A Modern series hardshell case is included .
For more information , contact Yorkville Sound : 905- 837-8777 , canada @ yorkville . com , www . yorkville . com .
Roland F107 & RP107 Electric Pianos Roland has expanded its home piano lineup with two new entry-level instruments and a refreshed companion piano app for select models in the series . The F107 and RP107 bring a new level of performance to the category , offering Roland piano sound and keyboard action derived from higher-end models . The new Roland Piano App is the latest mobile device app for the company ’ s pianos with Bluetooth connectivity , combining remote control functions and enhanced learning features with an updated interface for easier operation .
The F107 and RP107 aim to make an authentic grand piano experience more accessible at a more affordable price . The F107 features a design based on the Roland F701 that suits young adults and modern living spaces . The RP107 features upright styling for a more traditional appearance . Aside from the cabinets , both pianos offer identical features .
Built-in Bluetooth audio / MIDI connectivity makes it easier for F107 and RP107 owners to use the pianos with a smartphone or tablet . They can wirelessly stream music and educational content through the onboard speaker system and play along , or explore music composition with MIDI music apps like GarageBand and others . USB ports are also available for connecting with computers and flash storage devices . Both pianos onboard recording , plus Twin Piano mode for playing alongside another musician and dual headphones jacks .
For more information , contact Roland Canada : 604-270-6626 , www . roland . com / ca .