Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Shipment of Zhang Xin Hua Ruans

We have a new shipment of Zhang Xin Hua Rosewood and Basswood Zhongruans, Rosewood Gaoyinruans and Basswood Daruans.

The rosewood Zhongruan is the one on the right and the basswood Zhongruan is the one on the left.

They look pretty identical, except that the rosewood Zhongruan feels significantly heavier, the grains are different and of course the tone is much better. The last batch of Rosewood Zhongruans came with a oval shaped soundhole but they reverted to a bird shaped soundhole this time.

All of them come with this type of plastic - metal alloy that is suppose to provide the durability of metal frets without the harshness - metallic overtones of steel frets.

Grab them before they are out again!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Joyo Metronome, Tuner and Tone Generator

We have a new type of digital tuner, metronome and tone generator from Joyo.

We kind of like this tuner better than the earlier version because:

1) It is smaller (10cm by 6cm)
2) It is lighter (60g with batteries)
3) It has backlight (Can see better in the dark)
4) The beeping is more soothing
5) It looks good (especially the white color)

Comes with contact mic and batteries are included.

If you are interested, here is the link: