…all lines benefit from high-end’s cutting edge. At Pearl Drums, research and development is a two-part process: first, use cutting-edge technology and the best materials to create the best drums possible; then the moment those components are included in a high-end kit, find a way to create similar versions of those features to enhance mid- and entry-level products.
There are many entry points to the musical products business, and often they are surprising routes. Perhaps none is more unusual than the story of James How, founder of Rotosound, the UK string manufacturer which celebrates its 50th anniversary in manufacturing this year.
Since 1883 Hamilton Stands has been a recognized leader in the design and engineering of print music and instrument stands. For 125 years the name of the Ohio-based company has been associated with quality and durability and is widely recognized throughout the music products industry. Stalwarts of the Hamilton line include guitar stands and accessories, wind instrument stands, a bass viol stand, and symphonic, portable, and folding sheet music stands.
…new violin model joins the affordable line. Ned Steinberger’s name is well known, as he has been on the forefront of new instrument designs since the former furniture designer turned his attention to musical instruments in the 1970s. Sting, when he was with the Police, brought the unique Steinberger Bass to the attentions of millions.