The Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, or simply Floyd Rose, is the first locking tremolo arm for guitar of its kind. Invented in 1977, Floyd Rose gained popularity in the 1980s through influential guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Neal Schon, Brad Gillis, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai, who used its ability to stay in tune even with extreme changes in pitch to invent new guitar licks. Its tuning stability comes through the double-locking design that has been widely regarded as revolutionary; the design has been listed on both Guitar World magazine's "10 Most Earth Shaking Guitar Innovations" as well as Guitar Player's "101 Greatest Moments in Guitar History 1979-1983". View the Floyd Rose site.
Full Contact Hardware is an innovative electric guitar and bass saddle solution featuring the patented "eCAM" saddle system, designed by Jeff Babicz. The Full Contact Hardware technology results in increased dynamic range, increased sustain, pitch stability and the ability to fully “lock down” the bridge saddles. String height (action) and intonation adjustments remain secure, even when removing the strings.
Whereas other hardware on the market utilizes surface-printed designs that lack depth of color and realism, Haramis uses proprietary casting methods that require an artist’s careful touch to bring them to life. The colors produced are vibrant and vivid with a remarkably three-dimensional appearance. All color blending, fitting, and polishing is carefully done by hand by artist Matthew Haramis, ensuring that each piece of hardware is a one-of-a-kind work of art. All hardware is produced in small batches to keep the quality high and the colors unique. The goal of Haramis Musical Hardware is to make hardware that is no longer an overlooked afterthought, but an essential artful creation that will give your treasured instrument personality.
Created by some of the rock and roll world's greatest insiders, the ProRock Gear line of instrument cases, stands and accessories are some of the best made on the planet. With years of experience touring with the biggest bands in the world, ProRock Gear has developed stylish, durable and most importantly, usable gig accessories. Whether you are playing in the garage or headlining a coast to coast tour, ProRock Gear has the stuff that will keep your equipment safe and in tune. Visit prorockgear.com for more information.
Kahuna Ukuleles has debuted a brand new line of ukes, ranging from beginner instruments to professional models, including the Fishman EQ-equipped KUS70MP-E acoustic/electric. Various models are available with laser-etched animals and floral patterns, printed graphics, painted, and natural finishes in soprano, concert, and tenor styles.
KTS America is one of the most revered guitar and bass hardware manufacturers in the world. KTS manufactures titanium saddles for Tele and Strat type guitars, Jazz Basses, Mustangs, tune-o-matics and wraparound tailpieces. When traditional stock hardware just won't cut it, professionals choose KTS. View the KTS-America site.
Going back over 60 years, Schaller has been one of the pioneers in guitar hardware manufacturing and innovation. Whether it’s machine heads, tremolos, strap locks, pickups or accessories, no other company combines the same wealth of expertise, and such a great number of world's firsts and patents, with such an illustrious clientele as Schaller. View the Schaller site.