Magazine article International Musician

Cool Tools

Magazine article International Musician

Cool Tools

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ADAPTABLE ALTAS

Shure's new line of PG ALTA microphones offer professional sound at a budget-conscious price. There are 14 new products available, including several added value microphone kits. PGA Studio Kit 4, priced under $300, includes two versatile PGA181 ($99 individually) side-address condenser microphones suited for use with acoustic and amplified instruments, and vocals; one PGA52 ($119 individually) drum microphone, and one PGA57 ($59 individually) instrument microphone, plus four XLR-XLR cables, all in a protective carrying case.

www.shure.com

SHORT-SCALE GUITAR

Perfect for players who prefer short-scale guitars, the PRS P245 is a vintage-inspired single-cutaway guitar with an LR Baggs/PRS piezo system to provide both electric and authentic acoustic tones. With two output jacks it can be plugged directly into an amplifier or into a soundboards direct input. The new 58/15 vintage style pickup, shorter 24.5-inch scale, and 22 frets, give P245 a true classic voice that is recordable and gig ready. It features figured maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fretboard, nickel hardware, and is available in 18 distinct colors.

www.prsguitars.com

PEDAL PROGRAMMER

The BOSS ES-8 Effects Switching System is an advanced audio command center for pedal boards. It features eight audio loops, flexible routing options, and programmable switching for all types to effects, creating a powerful centralized tool to allow pedal-switching, creativity, and expression not previously achievable. …

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