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“Play Like Metallica,” a book/audio combo pack, takes an in-depth look at Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield’s styles, combining essential licks, signature riffs and integral techniques Metallica has used throughout its career, along with complete transcriptions of five of the band’s most iconic songs. Additionally, “Play Like Metallica” breaks down their gear, overall sound, greatest recorded moments, and must-see concert and YouTube footage. It features full transcriptions of “Enter Sandman,” “Master of Puppets,” “Moth Into Flame,” “One,” and “Seek & Destroy.” Excerpts are included throughout from other popular songs, including: “…And Justice for All,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Fuel,” “Ride the Lightning,” “The Unforgiven” and more. MSRP: $24.99 Ship Date: Now Contact: Hal Leonard, halleonard.com

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Yamaha launched the STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system and STAGEPAS Editor iOS/Android app. The STAGEPAS 1K is driven by a high-frequency array speaker packed with 10 small-diameter 1.5-inch drivers that provide professional-level accuracy and clarity. The system features a 1,000-watt Class-D amplifier, a significant upgrade in power from its predecessors, the STAGEPAS 600BT and STAGEPAS 400BT, stated the company. A 12-inch subwoofer was developed to simultaneously house the sizable speaker and improve portability with its streamlined construction and reduced weight. To provide a clearer, stronger, distortion-free low end, Yamaha added the company’s own Twisted Flare Port technology to the subwoofer to effectively reduce wind noise in the bass reflex port. The array speaker is simply affixed to the subwoofer cabinet, requiring no cables or speaker stands, for a fast and easy setup. The free STAGEPAS Editor iOS/Android app allows users to operate their remote parameter adjustments of volume and EQ transportation. MSRP: Contact company Ship Date: Early fall Contact: Yamaha, usa.yamaha.com

Eye of the Tiger

Lace Music Products introduced the D3 Series of pickups. The D3 Series models are dedicated to Donnie Lace III, the son of Don Lace Jr. and nephew of Jeff Lace. Donnie Lace III was the heir apparent, who passed away in November 2018. Available models are The Sabretooth, D’ Agitator and The Designators. The humbuckers are available in chrome, gold and black “microphone” finish. The Sabretooth model features a Sabretooth tiger, D’ Agitator features a Molotov cocktail and The Designators bear a Ray gun. A portion of all proceeds from the sales will go to the newly formed “Solace for Hope” organization, co-founded by Don and Jeff Lace. MSRP: Contact company Ship Date: Now Contact: Lace Music, lacemusic.com

Cable Guy

PRS Guitars introduced a more affordable line of instrument, patch and speaker cables via its PRS Guitars Classic Series Cable lineup. PRS Signature Series instrument and patch cables feature carefully tuned capacitance designed specifically to carry a clear musical signal from a guitar. The cables’ tight construction and dual screens of conductive thermoplastic and close-lapped copper ensure flexible, noise-free handling and excellent noise rejection, and all connectors utilize a no wear, no-corrode hermetically sealed reed switch, making this cable ideal onstage and in the studio. Available configurations include 6-inch (patch), 5-feet, 10-feet, 18-feet and 25-feet lengths. Straight to Straight and Straight to Right-Angle connectors, as well as “regular” and “silent” ends, are available. PRS Signature Series speaker cable conductors employ fine stranding for ultimate flexibility, and their oxygen-free copper provides outstanding sonic integrity. MSRP: Contact company Ship Date: Contact company Contact: PRS Guitars, prsguitars.com AUGUST 2019

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Music & Sound Retailer August 2019, Vol 36 No 8  

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In the August issue of the Music & Sound Retailer, we review the Summer NAMM Show, take an in-depth look at the DJ/lighting market, reveal M...