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D’Addario Select Jazz Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces D’Addario Woodwinds has released the Select Jazz tenor saxophone mouthpieces. These 100 per cent precision-milled (not moulded) vintage-inspired jazz mouthpieces are made of solid rod rubber using D’Addario’s computer-controlled mouth- piece making technology. They are designed to give a classic sound and response with even intonation across the full range of the saxophone. They feature medium chambers and facing lengths and are available in four tip openings: 6, 7, 8, and 9. For more information, contact D’Addario Canada: 800-268-6855, FAX 905-947-4336, info@daddariocanada.com, www.daddariocanada.com. Roland VR-730 Live Performance Keyboard Roland has released the VR-730, which is part of its V-Combo line of live performance keyboards. The vintage-styled VR-730 has a 73-note waterfall keyboard with semi- weighted action while being lightweight and easy to transport. Specifically designed for the needs of working keyboard players, the VR-730 features a wide selection of Roland’s top organ, piano, and synth sounds, seven simultaneous effects, and easy-access controls for greater expression while performing. The VR-730’s 73-note waterfall keyboard is well-suited for traditional organ players, offering quick-firing response for executing classic techniques like trill, sputter, glissando, and percussive hits. The organ, acoustic/electric piano, and synth engines are organized in three intuitive panel sections, providing fingertip access to essential tones. The keyboard weighs 21 lbs. and can run on AA batteries if needed. For more information, contact Roland Canada: 604-270-6626, www.roland.com. W W W. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N . CO M C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 69