Archive for January, 2009

New 112 Peavey 6505 Guitar Amp

The 6505 Peavey guitar amp – the amp used by metal stars Trivium, Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine and many more – will now be available in a 60-watt combo with two channels and an extensive feature set. The new 6505 Plus 112 combo harnesses the full gain and legendary tone of the Peavey 6505 Series, which since 1991 has defined the sounds of extreme rock guitar, into a format that is equally suited to clubs, rehearsal rooms and studios.

 Five select 12AX7 preamp tubes and a pair of 6L6GC power-amp tubes provide the tonal foundation for the 6505 Plus 112 combo, while patented circuitry such as Peavey’s Resonance control tweak its legendary tone. Both the Lead and Rhythm channels feature independent three-band EQ, pre/post gain controls and Presence and Resonance adjustment. The Rhythm channel also includes a footswitchable Crunch boost.

 The 6505 Plus 112 combo also features the Peavey MSDI™ microphone-simulated direct interface, which eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to route the amp’s signal directly to a recording device or mixing console. Additional features include three-spring reverb, effects loop and external speaker outputs, plus a 12” Sheffield® loudspeaker in a sealed-back cabinet that offers maximum resonance and sound projection.

 The extensive Peavey 6505 artist roster includes Machine Head, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Tide, Evergrey, Unearth, Story of the Year, Bleeding Through, Job For A Cowboy, Black Stone Cherry, In Flames, Gojira, Daath, Divine Heresy, Evergreen Terrace, The Devil Wears Prada, Bury Your Dead, All That Remains, Demon Hunter and many more. 

The Peavey 6505 112 Combo will be available from in the second quarter of 2009.

Ibanez DTT700


The Ibanez DTT700 is the X Family’s newest offering, and has a 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard II thru-neck (which increases playability, tone and sustain), a bound rosewood fretboard and pearl/abalone block inlays.

The DTT700MGS features the snarling DiMarzio® D Activator X™ pickups in both neck and bridge position.








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Roland V-Piano

Roland proudly announces the next chapter in the V legacy … the V-Piano digital piano. Throw away all preconceived notions of what a digital piano was and is. This instrument changes everything.

Since 1972, Roland has pioneered many groundbreaking technologies and “world’s first” products. In recent decades, no family of Roland instruments has won more respect and acclaim than the revolutionary “V” series: V-Accordion®, V-Bass, V-Drums®, V-Guitar, V-Synth®, etc.

  • Revolutionary “living” piano core that breaks the digital-sampling barrier in a stand-alone instrument
  • Stunning pianos onboard, from grand-piano classics to never-before-heard futuristic hybrids
  • All pianos are customizable
  • Newly developed 88-note PHA-III Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement
  • Analog (XLR and 1/4”) outputs, digital output (coaxial), USB Memory port and MIDI I/O

For more information on Roland keyboards and digital pianos, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Yamaha P155 Digital Piano

The new Yamaha P155 digital piano is geared toward the gigging musician who requires quality piano touch and tone, but is also deal for home use as a practice piano. Features include quality sound and a Graded Hammer Effect key action capable of building proper finger technique.

The keys are weighted—heavier in the lower registers and lighter in the upper notes—just like an acoustic piano. And, the P155 sounds like a real piano. The natural-sounding four-layer piano sample is a breakthrough at this price range. Depending on how hard a note is struck, one of four recordings will play, offering an unprecedented level of dynamic range and tonal expression for a digital piano. A new Damper Resonance effect emulates the real harmonic overtones of each individual note, taking acoustic realism to the next level.

“The P Series has established itself as the best-selling line of slab pianos,” says Dane Madsen, Digital Piano marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. “The P155 raises the bar for the entire category with more amplification, more sample layers on the piano voice and more polyphony. And the USB song storage means that you can easily record and share more of your music than ever before.” 

Computer-compatible features include a songwriting tool for jotting down quick piano recordings and quickly importing them into a computer via USB input, which makes it a snap to transfer song files to a PC or Mac. It also works in the reverse: play any Standard MIDI file using the P155’s incredible piano voices. 

Because it takes up so little space, the P155 is ideal for customers who live in apartments. When it’s time to turn up the volume, the P155 relies on built-in speakers powered by a high-efficiency stereo amplifier, but it can also be connected to an external amplifier through 1/4-in. line-level outputs with variable volume control. If volume is an issue, just plug in headphones.

The P155 features easy-to-set split and layer modes, 128-note polyphony, along with 50 built-in songs of standard piano repertoire, recorded with the right and left hands on separate tracks. The two-track song recorder is ideal for capturing ideas or reviewing performances.

The P155, which replaces the P140, will be available in three colors—Black with Mahogany trim, Silver with Cherry trim, and Black with Ebony trim—and is expected to ship in April 2009.

For more information on the P155, visit, or phone Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Yamaha YDP-S31 Digital Piano

Yamaha has introduced a new model in the Arius line of digital pianos, the sleek and slim YDP-S31, at Winter NAMM 2009. Perfect for all skill levels, the YDP-S31 excels as a practice piano. The high-quality sound simulates an acoustic piano, while Graded Hammer Standard keys help build proper finger technique.

When closed, the YDP-S31 takes up a small footprint and the soft-shut key cover creates a flat surface that resembles a desk, making it ideal for school piano labs. Don’t be fooled by the compact design, because there’s plenty of power under the hood. The model comes with three piano-style pedals, a 6W x 2 stereo sound system and Yamaha’s legendary AWM piano samples. 

“The Arius YDP-S31 improves on an already unique product,” says Dane Madsen, Digital Piano marketing manager, Yamaha Keyboard Division. “Aside form the Yamaha piano touch and tone, most people are quick to point out the slim profile and desk-like surface area.”

Yamaha is the only company that manufactures both digital and acoustic pianos. The benefits of digital pianos include permanent tuning stability and the ability to practice privately by plugging in headphones. The unit’s pedals feature the Half Damper Effect, which fluidly captures foot motion while pedaling. The YDP-S31 also includes a built-in metronome, a song recorder and 50 recordings of standard piano repertoire that can be used as a practice tool or played for simple listening enjoyment. 

The Yamaha YDP-S31 digital piano will be available from www.AndysMusicOnline in April 2009.

New Yamaha Keyboards In 2009

NAMM 2009 – Two new Yamaha keyboards will be introduced at Winter NAMM 2009, the PSRE-323 and PSRE-223. Additionally, a new handcrafted acoustic electric guitar, the LLX16 will also be introduced.

The PSR-E323, which replaces model PSR-E313, comes with 61 full-size keys and a touch sensitive keyboard. It includes an easy-to-use one-button, two-track recorder and Flash ROM for transferring songs and new accompaniment Styles from the Internet. Packed with 482 voices, the Music Database feature includes 102 preset songs, each with its own specially-selected Style and Voice settings. In addition to XGlite and reverb, the model offers exceptional sound in its price point.

The PSR-E223 replaces the PSR-E213 and features 61 full-size keys, bass ports and 375 General MIDI and XGlite compatible voices for computer connectivity, along with 32 note polyphony and nine digital reverb settings.

The LLX16 features a solid Engelmann Spruce top with solid Rosewood back and sides. The three-ply neck consists of Mahogany and Rosewood. The heralded three-way A.R.T. preamp system features two proprietary, multi-layer transducer contact pickups precisely placed underneath the bridge along with two other sub-pickups, placed on the bass and treble sides of the saddle.

Known as System 60 on the L Series, this A.R.T. preamp features separate controls for the main pickups and the two bass and treble sub pickups, which feed into a master volume control. The tastefully appointed System 60 pickup consists of just four knobs on the body side, which minimizes the impact on body resonance, and features push-lock knobs that depress into the guitar’s body when not in use. 

For information on all Yamaha musical instruments, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New – Fender Road Worn Guitars And Basses

Fender Road Worn Series guitars and basses come with a head start on history and bring the guitarist and bassist the best of both worlds—a killer aged design aesthetic that conjures up the ghosts of past music lives, paired perfectly with the modern functionality, playability and high quality that players know to expect from Fender.

Based on classic Fender instruments of the 1950s and ’60s, and production methods invented at the world-renowned Fender Custom Shop, Road Worn instruments reflect the mystic quality of life on the road. The series consists of a ’50s Tele®, ’50s Strat®, ’60s Strat, ’50s Precision Bass® and ’60s Jazz Bass® guitars.

All models feature notably distressed nitrocellulose lacquer-finished bodies and necks, as well as worn chrome hardware (nickel/chrome for basses), to create an aged appearance. Additionally, while the guitars have been designed with period-correct specifications, several modern upgrades have been built into each model, including Tex Mex™ single-coil pickups, larger 6105 frets, and five-way pickup switches (Strat models).

The ’50s Tele features an ash body, maple neck, vintage-style tuning machines and three-saddle strings-thru-body bridge, one-ply white pickguard, and is available in Two-Color Sunburst and Blonde. The ’50s Strat has an alder body, maple neck, vintage-style tuning machines and synchronized tremolo, one-ply pickguard, and is available in Two-Color Sunburst and Black. The ’60s Strat features an alder body, maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, vintage-style tuning machines and synchronized tremolo, three-ply mint green pickguard, and is available in Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White.

The ’50s Precision Bass has an alder body, maple neck, vintage-style reverse tuning machines and American Vintage bridge, gold anodized aluminum pickguard, and is available in Two-Color Sunburst and Fiesta Red. The ’60s Jazz Bass features an alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, vintage-style reverse tuning machines and American Vintage bridge, four-ply brown shell pickguard, and is available in Three-Color Sunburst and Fiesta Red.

“There’s something magical about a broken-in or worn instrument,” said Justin Norvell, director of marketing, Fender electric guitars. “Many of the musical icons we’ve looked up to for inspiration play road-hardened workhorse guitars, and there’s something very powerful and aspirational in that aesthetic. The new Fender Road Worn series guitars and basses allow players to experience not only the look, vibe and tone of those instruments, but—perhaps most importantly—they have smooth worn-in necks providing the same comfortable feel as vintage instruments.”

Fender Road Worn ’50s Tele, ’50s Strat and ’60s Strat guitars will be available from Andy’s Music with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,200; ’50s Precision Bass guitars have a suggested manufacturer’s price of $1,500; ’60s Jazz Bass guitars have a suggested manufacturer’s price of $1,570. 

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