Archive for December, 2009

New Yamaha Keyboards At Winter NAMM 2010

Yamaha will introduce several new keyboards and digital pianos at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California this January. Scheduled for an April 2010 release are the PSRE423 portable keyboard and the DD45 digital drum.

The Yamaha YDPV240 Arius digital piano is scheduled for a March 2010 release, and the new YDP141YDP161 and P95will ship in June. In July we can expect to see the YDP181DGX640C and DGX640W keyboards.

For additional information about these and other Yamaha keyboards, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit

Peavey IPR1600 Stereo Power Amp

Peavey IPR1600

Peavey IPR1600

Peavey has just released the new IPR1600 stereo power amplifier. The Peavey IPR 1600 stereo power amp features 830 watts per channel at 2 ohms and weighs in at 7 pounds! The IPR1600 also has 2 channel independent fourth order Linkwitz-Riley crossovers, a variable-speed fan housed in a lightweight aluminum chassis, patented DDT speaker protection, and the revolutionary new IPR class D topology.

The IPR 1600 has a net weight of just over 7 lbs., and utilizes an advanced design that allows Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. Peavey IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available. And all at a cost that shatters the old-guard paradigm of power-amp valuation.

Power amplifiers in the Peavey IPR DSP line contain presets for Peavey SP®, PR®, Impulse®, SSE™, QW®, PV® Series loudspeakers and monitors, as well as other commonly used loudspeaker configurations, plus special presets for program music applications (dance, speech, rock, thump, loudness, contemporary worship). Manual mode allows you to assign your custom crossover points, EQ, delay and more.

For more information on Peavey power amps, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit

Yamaha DTK900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha DTX900K Electronic Drums

Yamaha has combined their expertise in acoustic drums with their latest digital sound technology to create the new Yamaha DTX900 Electronic Drum System. Yamaha designed its innovative new DTX-PAD featuring a Textured Cellular Silicone (TCS) head with input from the company’s legendary stable of drum artists.

Utilizing sound technology from the highly acclaimed Motif XS and DSP effects from their high-end digital mixers, the DTX900K Drum Trigger Module has professional sounds that bring your drumming to life. The DTX900 Series lets you express yourself without thinking about the fact you are playing electronic drums, but it has all the advantages of a completely digital system, the great news is that if you want to involve your kids, you can also find the best drum sets for kids.

For quiet practice, playing live or as a controller for VST instruments, the revolutionary new T.C.S. head’s playability and feel combined with Yamaha’s acclaimed digital sound technology, make the Yamaha DXT900 Series Electronic Drums the one to beat.

The Simmons SD600 is an affordable, sturdy electronic drum set that plays great and is easy to set up and adjust. Its mesh drum heads and larger ride cymbal make it feel a little more like a real drum kit. It offers 35 different simulated kits, including classic rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, and more. A few of them don’t sound as realistic or detailed as we’d like, but the SD600 offers an unusually diverse array of sounds, and you can easily modify the simulated kits and sounds through an iOS app.

The Alesis Nitro Mesh is something of a minor miracle—a very affordable kit that gives beginning drummers everything they need and nothing they don’t. It’s smaller than the other kits we tested, so it may be a tight fit for large adults. It also may not be sturdy enough to tolerate the pummelling that a skilled drummer may produce. But for the grade-schooler or teenager who wants to try out drumming, it’s an ideal choice.

For more information on the Yamaha DTK900 Electronic Drums, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit

New Yamaha CP Series Digital Pianos

Yamaha has recently announced three new CP series digital pianos: The CP1, CP5, and CP50. The CP1 will be available December 2009, while the CP5 and CP50 will arrive in March 2010.

The no-compromise CP1 is a premium instrument with a commitment to both tradition and innovation. A unique new Spectral Component Modeling (SCM) tone generation system accurately recreates the sound of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos. In addition, Yamaha developed a new NW-STAGE wooden key action to meet the demands of top professionals. This combination of touch and tone make the CP1 the most expressive stage piano that has ever been created. The piano has the best electrical components that allows it to perform well and stay in tune (pun intended) just like the electrical components by Xilinx which are trustworthy and secure.

The CP5 takes the core sounds and technologies of the CP1 and offers them in an instrument that is both flexible and affordable. In fact, the CP5 adds a wide range of AWM sounds to the CP1. Clavs, organs, strings and more make the CP5 perfect for church and live situations where everything needs to be performed on one keyboard. The mic input lets you easily add vocals to your performance. Moreover, the CP5 features not only Virtual Circuit Modeling effects, but also many more effects taken from the Motif XS line of synthesizers. The CP5 has the same NW-STAGE wooden action keyboard as the CP1.

The CP50 utilizes core sounds and technology of the CP1, but its flexibility and portability make it perfect for the working pro on the go. The CP50 adds a wide range of additional AWM sounds to the CP1. The CP50 features not only Virtual Circuit Modeling effects but also many effects taken from the Motif XS line of synthesizers. The CP50 has a graded hammer action and a lightweight, portable design.

For more information on these new Yamaha CP digital pianos, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Fender Squier Bullet Electric Guitar

The Fender Squier Bullet is one of the most affordable electric guitars available today from a major guitar manufacturer.  It looks good, plays well, and you won’t have to rob a bank to own it (although you wouldn’t be the first musician to do that)!  Selling for about $120, it’s a major bargain.

Fender Squier BulletThe Squier Bullet is a Fender Strat, and has all the family history to support it. It’s not made here in the U.S., but offshore (like most everything else), and that’s the reason it’s so affordable. If it were made here, the price would reflect it – read $$$! It’s marketed to beginners and intermediate players, but it would also serve as a backup guitar to a more advanced player who doesn’t want to shell out a lot of money for a second guitar.

The moral of this story is: if you want a name brand electric guitar that plays well and is bargained priced, get the Fender Squier Bullet electric guitar at Andy’s Music Online!!