Archive for March, 2010

New Yamaha DTX550K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX550K

Yamaha DTX550K Digital Drum Kit

The new Yamaha DTX550K electronic drum set brings the power of DTX drums to anyone. The DTX550K incorporates Yamaha’s new 10” DTX-PAD for the snare, real-hi-hat trigger and stand, plus three-zone cymbals.

The compact configuration of the DTX550K is centered on the Snare, Hi-Hat and Ride Cymbal, three of the core components of any drum kit. With an amazing feel and a diverse array of functions, the DTX550K comes with an impressive range of sounds that make it an ideal choice, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage.

As the focal point of the drum kit, the DTX550K features a newly-developed DTX-PAD Snare, the “XP100SD”. In developing this drum pad Yamaha set out to do more than just offer a drum head that plays like an acoustic drum. Yamaha worked with top musicians to find out exactly how the feel of a drum encourages a drummer to keep playing. The DTX-PAD is the result of this collaboration, and features a “Textured Cellular Silicone Head” with an air bubble configuration optimized to give it the perfect response for continuous play and subtle stickwork.

Click here to view the Yamaha DTX550K video.

Yamaha DTX550K Features:

  • New XP100S 10” 3-zone snare pad
  • RHH135 2-zone real hi-hat pad
  • PCY155 3-zone ride cymbal pad
  • PCY135 3-zone crash cymbal pad
  • KP65 kick pad
  • DTX500 Drum Trigger Module
  • 427 drum and percussion, 22 melody voices
  • 50 Preset/20 user drum kits
  • Genuine Yamaha HS650A hi-hat stand
  • Featuring RS85A aluminum rack system
  • Bass drum pedal not included

New Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amps

Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amp

Fender G-DEC 3 Guitar Amp

Fender introduces the next step in the ongoing evolution of its acclaimed G-DEC (Guitar Digital Entertainment Center) amp series, the G-DEC 3. Available in the G-DEC 3 30-watt and G-DEC 3 15-watt versions, the G-DEC 3 takes an exciting leap forward in technology and content, with easy computer connectivity and with many of its 100 presets and audio performance loops created by the world’s top artists and session aces.

The G-DEC 3’s wealth of backing tracks consist not of generic presets and loops, but rather a stylistically diverse sonic smorgasbord of tracks created specially for Fender by top rock, blues, metal and country artists and session players. Consequently, the G-DEC 3 can be easily configured as an “all rock,” “all metal,” “all blues,” “all country,” guitar amp that’s personally tailored to your own musical tastes.

Other versatile G-DEC 3 features include:

  • Digital amp and effects models that let the user create a personalized arsenal of guitar tones suited to every style of playing.
  • Onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback.
  • Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording and editing software.
  • AmpliTube® Fender LE modeling software, which recreates classic Fender amp tones and delivers ultra-realistic speaker, mic and effects models.
  • Multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content.
  • Rugged Fender Special Design speaker (plus high-frequency tweeter on 30-watt model).
  • Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions.
  • Onboard chromatic tuner.

Fender guitars, basses and amplifiers are available from Andy’s Music, or from

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic – Great Sound, Low Price!

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic

Everybody wants to get the most bang for their buck, and guitarist are no exception. If there’s a deal to be had, they’ll find. Well you needn’t look further, you’ve struck gold!

To say that the Yamaha FG700S acoustic guitar is a bargain, is an understatement. This is one of our best selling guitars at Andy’s Music, and there’s no secret as to why! It sounds great and costs little – $199.00. When you consider the quality of woods, and the quality of manufacture, the FG700S could sell for much, much more. After all, it is a handmade guitar.

Our Uncle Andy has been in the Yamaha factory that makes this instrument, and has seen first-hand the TLC Yamaha luthiers put into this guitar. If you like, take a look at this short Yamaha Guitar Factory video for a glimpse at the guitar making process.

What’s the moral of this story? If you want to buy a great sounding Yamaha six string acoustic guitar with your lunch money, get the FG700S!

Keep on picking.