Canadian Musician - March / April 2018 - Page 69

D’Addario Reserve Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece D’Addario Woodwinds has introduced the new Reserve mouthpiece for alto saxophone. Reserve mouthpieces are designed to capture the desired sound and pro- vide the needed response for demanding, modern classical saxophonists, with an improved range of dynamic flexibility and intonation across all registers of the saxophone. The mouthpieces are milled, not molded, from solid rod rubber using D’Addario’s computer-controlled mouthpiece-making technology. W ith a medium chamber and facing length, the alto saxophone mouthpieces are available in two tip openings: D145, which features a tip opening of 1.45 mm, and D150, with a tip opening of 1.50 mm. For more information, contact D’Addario Canada: 800-268-6855, FAX 905-947-4336,, Peavey HP 2 Electric Guitar Peavey Electronics has released the HP 2 guitar. While the esthetic is classic, the U.S.-made HP2 features a distinctive carved top and offset, asymmetrical body design that offers comfort, proper balance, and playing ease. Maple was chosen for the top and basswood for the back, but solid basswood construction is also available. The HP 2 also features a select birdseye maple neck, dual graphite reinforce- ment bars, and an easy-access, adjustable steel torsion rod, which provide ad- ditional strength, as does the bolt-on construction with contoured neck heel. The oil-finished fingerboard is cut from the same piece of wood as the single-piece neck, keeping the colour and grain patterns consistent. The stress-relieved lamina- tion also adds increased stability. The HP2 has a 25.5-in. scale length, 22 jumbo frets, and 15-in. fingerboard radius. The 10-degree tilt-back headstock has three Schaller tuning machines on each side with pearloid or cream buttons. For more information, contact Peavey Electronics: 877-732-8391,, 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