Good music is sweet to the ears but without the right musical instruments and accessories, it is all in vain. The music industry has revolutionized and there is more need for every person in the industry to keep on upgrading by ensuring they have the best instruments accessories.
Below is a list of some of the best instrument accessories to watch out for in 2018
1. Drum brakes: It is now easier than ever before and drumming only gets better with the drum brakes. The anti-slip pads are well fitted below the hi-hat legs as well as the bass drums spurs. The drum brakes are available for purchase online and they come with a resealable bag at only $24.99.
2. Planet Waves Kill Switch Cables: D’Addario owned company has come up with a solution to the noise experienced during the change of instruments. The planet waves kill switch which is one of the best instrument accessories available in the market allows one to be heard clearly and makes the best out of one’s precious tone. These cables are among the best instrument accessories and all one has to do is pull the switch and the electrical connection automatically goes off. These cables thus help one to produce the best version of their audio whether on stage or in the studio while at the same time sparing the audience the irritating noise that results from changing instruments. The cables come in varying lengths ranging from 10, 15, 20, to 30 feet with all bearing the same audiophile quality. Their online price ranges between $29.99- $59.99.
3. Roland JD-Xi Synthesizer: This is a perfect combination of analog and digital technology all in one keyboard. Roland JD-Xi prides itself on being referred to as the analog/digital synthesizer as it integrates both the modern and old-school characters and the results are superb. Some of the outstanding features that make it be placed among the best instrument accessories include a vocoder, vocal transformer, a four-track pattern sequencer in addition to two digital synths.
4. Regal Tip’s Billy Martin Performer Series Stick: With a diameter of 0.555 and a length of 16.375, this modern stick gives one a unique playing experience that cannot be compared to the traditional sticks. The stick is used by Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood, a popular drummer and there is no doubt that it is one of its own best kinds.
5. Sonor Vintage Drum Series: Sonar has been in the industry for many decades and they are still fighting to remain relevant and retain their place. During their 140th anniversary in 2015, Sonor launched their vintage drum line with some features resembling those of their traditional drums. This model, in particular, bears a close resemblance to the company’s original teardrop drums. The Vintage drums series by Sonor is a clear indication that the drums world is evolving with some of the best aspects of Vintage styles being resurrected. In terms of finish, however, Sonor does not give a wide variety and one can only choose from three options; Vintage Natural, Vintage Onyx, and the Vintage Pearl.
6. Yamaha YCL-CSVR: Custom Clarinet Launched in 2015, the YCL-CSVR clarinets took four years to be developed and their main goal was consistency according to their marketing manager Brian Petterson. The other two goals of coming up with this clarinet were to provide a clarinet that suits all the needs of the users and one that is very expressive. It has a beautiful sound, easy playability, affordable as well as quality leather pads. Also, it comes with redesigned keys to provide comfortable hand placement. The thick and silver-plated keys provide a dark and resonant sound quality according to Yamaha.
7. Warwick’s Stu Hamm Signature Bass: It took Warwick two years to come up with the Stu Hamm Signature bass after deep consultations with a team of experts. Among the experts are the renowned American bass star Stu Hamm and the company’s team of members with over thirty years of experience. This unique bass guitar closely resembles Warwick’s Streamer Broadneck albeit with a few differences here and there. Unlike the company’s Streamer Broadneck, the Stu Hamm Signature bass has its upper body horn shifted closer to the 12th fret while its lower body horn has been shifted to ease access to the upper frets. Due to his unique playing style, Stu Hamm had the distance between the body and the strings reduced a feature that is likely to appeal to other bassists.