The Hamilton story begins in 1883 when the Krauth and Benninghofen families started their business in Hamilton, Ohio. Demand for their patented stands greatly increased after displaying at the 1906 St. Louis International Exhibition, which also featured John Philip Sousa’s band and the ragtime music of Scott Joplin... Read more and look at pricing & details (pics coming soon).
29 Nov 2013: Ahead Armor Bags and Sticks now available
Ahead Armor bags are among the most innovative, durable and stylish drum bags on the market and are sure to impress even the most discriminating drummers; while Ahead sticks are recyclable and are the choice of many heavyweight drummers around the world. Check out the range here!
Korg PitchHawk Clip-On Tuner: Don't get caught out-of-tune!
The latest tuner in Korg’s line of flagship tuners has arrived: announcing the PitchHawk-G (AW-3G) for guitar/bass and the PitchHawk-U (AW-3U) for ukulele. Providing the high precision and sensitivity that you expect from Korg, a new type of clip offers a firmer grip and greater durability. There’s also an adjustable arm and ball joint that provides flexibility and compact storage, plus a new type of display that’s designed for high visibility and operability, a function that warns against over-winding the first string, and a selection of versatile tuning modes. The PitchHawk is the new standard for all clip-type tuners to follow.
KO-AW3G – Black Clip on tuner for guitar – RRP $34.99 KO-AW3GWH – White Clip on tuner for guitar – RRP $34.99 KO-AW3U – Clip on tuner for ukulele – RRP $34.99
Guitar World reviews the Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36
Guitar World Magazine gave the Tubemeister 36 a resounding thumbs-up. For the reviewer, the bottom line was:
"The Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 may be a mini amp head, but it provides outstanding tones, versatile professional features and distinctive innovations that many full-size amps don’t offer."
LOUD Technologies Inc. and CMI Music and Audio have announced a distribution agreement whereby CMI will serve as the exclusive Australian distributor for the LOUD’s Ampeg amplifier brand. Read more
ESP Guitars: Summer Tour 2012 Recap
Check out this recap of ESP's presence on the road in the US Summer months. Featuring footage of ESP artists and contest winners in Summer 2012! Vans Warped Tour, Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival, Rockstar Mayhem Fest, Summer Slaughter, All-Stars Tour, and more!
LTD AC-30EQM series acoustics
ESP/LTD have recently branched into the acoustic guitar arena and the latest models to hit our shores are the AC-30EQM models. Read more
H&K Tubemeister 18 wins top award at Musikmesse 2012
For the 13th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world voted for the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2011/2012 in more than 40 categories of the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award. Read more
Digitech unveils iStomp™
The iStomp™ works just like every other stompbox. Step on the footswitch to turn it on and off. Adjust the knobs to get the sound you want. The biggest difference between the iStomp and other stompboxes is you can completely change the iStomp to be any pedal in the entire pedal line. Simply connect your iPod touch®, iPhone®, or iPad®... read more
Furthermore, read an extensive and glowing review of iStomp right here.
ESP Guitars Australia Facebook page... like it? LOVE it!
CMI has launched an ESP Guitars page for Australia where the latest endorsee activities and news can be found! Check it out here!
Tiltkit now available for Statesman DUAL-6L6
CMI is now stocking the Hughes & Kettner ‘Tiltkit’ to suit the Statesman DUAL-6L6 combo. Read more
LTD X-Tone acoustics make Guitar World's Top 5!
Guitar World's top-5 lists also covered acoustic guitars and included the LTD Xtone AC-30EQM as one of its top-5 picks for 2011. Read it here!
Coreblade & Tubemeister also among the Top 5 Guitar World staff picks for 2011!
The H&K Tubemeister & Coreblade both made the staff’s Top 5 picks for 2011. Read the report here.
Marcus plays with X Factor winner, 17-year old Reece Mastin, who is currently earning heartthrob status across the nation with tours and a single that's burning up the charts.
Watch the band soundcheck at the launch of Reece's first tour in Sydney's Luna Park on Saturday, December 17, where you can clearly see a couple of Triamps ready to tear it up.
Children of Bodom rock Sydney
Finnish metal Gods – and ESP endorsees – Children Of Bodom were recently in Australia as part of their ‘Ugly World Tour’ and they took the time to partake in a couple of ‘meet-and-greets’ for their rabid fans in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more
Coreblade voted 'Best Guitar Amp In The World Today'
Musicradar.com is a hugely popular website devoted to the latest updates, artist news and reviews of the newest gear out there.
In late November, readers voted online to choose ‘the 20 best guitar amplifiers in the world today’ and the resounding winner was the Hughes & Kettner Coreblade. Read more
Check out the iPB-10 online demos
British guitar magazine, Guitarist, has posted an extensive demo of the groundbreaking iPB-10 programmable pedalboard. View it here.
Check out this H&K Tubemeister demo!
The new Tubemeister is proving a big hit with players and music writers alike. This demo by H&K clinician Thomas Blug shows you exactly why!
New LTD 330 series guitars and basses have arrived
If you’re a musician on a budget (which means you’re part of 99% of all musicians), you’re often faced with a dilemma: how much quality are you willing to give up just to get a guitar you can actually afford? With the new LTD 330 Series, you no longer have to make that choice... read more
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New Polyphonic Tuner
The HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner takes you from tuning-to-tuned faster by showing you the status of each individual string after one strum. With the HardWire HT-6, one strum and you are on to do what you came to, play. Read more