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First created in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990’s, Sparkling Ice® makes a portfolio of Refreshingly Bold TM sparkling waters, teas and lemonades. Bursting with real fruit flavor and just the right amount of fizz, Sparkling Ice delivers 19 irresistible fruit combinations, without all the calories.
Sparkling Ice beverages are available in a variety of flavors. Sparkling Ice Waters come in 12 refreshing flavors: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, Lemon Lime, Crisp Apple, Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Watermelon and our new flavor, Black Cherry. Sparkling Ice Lemonades®, launched in 2013, are available in three refreshing flavors: Classic Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Peach Lemonade. The newest line, Sparkling Ice Teas, launched in 2015, come in 4 flavors: Half & Half (Lemonade with Tea), Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea & Lemon Tea.
Guitar Center is home to the world's largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. Backed by over 260 stores across the country, GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. And, while many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, we also offer free shipping on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice.
Ernie Ball is the world's leading manufacturer of premium electric and acoustic guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories. Their strings have been played on many of the best-selling albums of all time and are used by some of history’s greatest musicians including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash, The Rolling Stones, Angus Young, Eagles, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Aerosmith, Metallica, and more. Discover which strings your favorite guitarists play by visiting their Artists page.
From budding guitarists to seasoned professionals, Ernie Ball has the strings and accessories that are right for your level and sound. Ernie Ball strings are crafted in Coachella Valley, California using premium materials such as bronze, M-steel, titanium, cobalt, nickel,bronze aluminum, nylon, phosphor, stainless steel, and copper. Their guitar strings come in hundreds of combinations of gauges, materials, and set numbers.
Drum Workshop was founded in 1972 as a teaching studio by Don Lombardi. It originally offered private lessons and the occasional workshop. However, Lombardi, along with student (and current Senior Executive Vice President) John Good, began a small drum equipment sales operation to cover the facility's operation costs.
This operation soon created the first-ever DW product: The height-adjustable trap seat, which was envisioned by Lombardi. The demand became so great that, after accepting an offer to purchase all of Camco's manufacturing equipment, the primary focus of the DW operation became drum hardware manufacturing. DW's Camco origins can still be seen on their drums today in their unique round "turret" tuning lugs which were designed by George H. Way and originally featured on George Way drums. Following this, the next big product introduced by DW was the 5000 series nylon strap bass drum pedal, which was essentially a Camco pedal with the DW name placed upon it. The pedal was soon joined by the double bass pedal, the rotating-base and cable remote hi-hat stands. After additional growth and expansion, the first full DW endorser was found in Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe after he tried out a prototype DW drumset when he came to the shop to get his pedals adjusted.
Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts, and technology. Full Sail's creative approach to education provides an immersive, fast-paced, and relevant learning experience that mirrors the workflow and collaboration found throughout today's rapidly evolving industries.
Founded in 1979, Full Sail University's mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education that addresses opportunities in evolving industries worldwide. Our degree programs embrace the role of creativity throughout fields ranging from art and design, to music and recording, to game design and development, to business and technology.
Full Sail’s accolades include The Princeton Review “Top 25 Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” in 2016, one of the “Best Music Programs” by Rolling Stone Magazine, and 2014’s “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Our graduates have worked on Oscar, GRAMMY, MTV Video Music Awards, and Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.
The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.
Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.
Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.
Pioneer entered the DJ industry in 1994, with the launch of the world’s first flat-top DJ player, the DJ-500. Since then, we have devoted ourselves to developing products that deliver world-firsts together with enjoyment beyond our customers’ expectations.
After 20 years in the business, we are entering an exciting new phase, re-launching as Pioneer DJ Corporation, with backing from the world-leading KKR investment fund.
Over the past two decades, DJs have shifted from using vinyl to CDs, and from CDs to music files such as MP3. Now the use of cloud storage and the growing popularity of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), sees industry arrive at its fourth wave. The birth of Pioneer DJ in such an era of change represents an unparalleled opportunity.
Our whole purpose is to understand and predict the future needs of DJs, clubs and the dance music community, and deliver products and services that enable, excite and provide total enjoyment. As an ‘entertainment creation company’, our wish is to provide many moments of great pleasure and exhilaration to all people who enjoy dance music.
We want to keep Pioneer DJ firmly at the center of the dance music culture: enabling DJs make audiences of thousands go wild, men and women to meet and enjoy memorable nights, and those precious moments spent mixing music at home.
We hope that you will all continue to provide us with your feedback and encouragement.
Blick Art Materials is a retail and catalog operation that supplies artists and school art programs. It was founded as a mail order business by Dick Blick in 1911 and purchased by Robert Metzenberg in 1948. Its central warehouse and distribution center have always been located in Galesburg, Illinois. Corporate offices are in Highland Park, Illinois. The company operates over 50 retail stores in the United States, including 11 that were purchased from The Art Store in 2004. Dick Blick is one of the primary suppliers of mail order art supplies in the United States. Robert Buchsbaum is the current CEO.
In 2013, the company acquired Utrecht Art Supply with the intention of eventually merging the brands.
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, and audio processing devices. With over 40 years of innovation that continues to shape the sound of modern music, Roland sets the standards in music technology for the world to follow.
From classic-styled instruments that provide the authentic look and feel of traditional pianos to mobile instruments designed for professional use on stage, Roland’s award-winning digital pianos deliver top-level touch and tone plus unmatched education and technology features.
Roland offers a full range of keyboards and synthesizers that lead the industry in sound quality, performance features, and ease of use. With models to suit the needs of players from beginning to professional, Roland keyboards and synths are among the most popular in the world.
Roland’s revolutionary electronic percussion instruments offer drummers a great-sounding, flexible alternative to traditional acoustic drums. The acclaimed V-Drums family of products rule both studio and stage, while a wide range of other innovative instruments meet the recording, performing, and practicing needs of all types of percussionists.
Avid empowers artists and media professionals to create the most listened-to, most-watched, and most-loved media in the world with software like Pro Tools – for music and sound engineering – and Media Composer – for film and video editing.
From the Grammys to the Oscars, Avid celebrates the success of its customers at every major awards show each year. But we are just as excited to be working with schools to mentor the next generation of amazing content creators.
Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers. Since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music and in 2013 celebrated its 140th anniversary.
The name Epiphone evokes both history and the spirit of invention. The “House of Stathopoulo” has played a central role in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s; from swing era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, r&b, and early rock n' roll; and from the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker™ pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch™ pots, the Shadow NanoFlex™ and NanoMag™ pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic™ preamp have brought Epiphone to a new generation.
Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.
Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more. A-T microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY® Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Audio-Technica products have provided seamless audio coverage and technical support in U.S. presidential debates since 1988. A-T mics also deliver versatile solutions at high-profile sports broadcasts, including World Cup Soccer, the Super Bowl, and the Commonwealth Games, as well as the Summer Games in London (2012), Beijing (2008), Athens (2004), Sydney (2000), and Atlanta (1996), and the Winter Games in Sochi (2014), Vancouver (2010), Torino (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002).
Audio-Technica Corporation in Japan, in addition to offering a wide range of products under its own brand, is a leading OEM supplier of audio transducers, optical sensors and a variety of specialty devices. Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. markets and distributes A-T products throughout the Western Hemisphere. With other operating companies in Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, Audio-Technica today is a global leader in its field, committed to providing superior performance and exceptional value for customers around the world.
Founded in 1985, KAT Percussion is one of the original American electronic percussion companies. Legacy products include the DrumKAT, TrapKAT and the MalletKAT. Today, KAT produces a wide range of complete electronic drumsets as well as amplification tailored for the electronic percussionist.
MONO is a San Francisco-based Musical Instruments Accessories brand founded by designer Daniel Kushner. Designed for Musicians on the move, MONO is an IDSA Award-winning company that makes the most innovative and inspiring instrument cases and accessories in the world. MONO's focus on product innovation has been the driving force behind its growth, establishing the brand worldwide as the one that serious musicians trust to help them travel, create, collaborate, and perform (#GOPLAY). Players in bands ranging from The Roots, Faith No More, Death Cab for Cutie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Mastodon, Phantogram, Black Sabbath and more trust and use MONO products. For more information, please visit www.monocreators.com
ZT Amplifiers is a pioneer in making portable, yet powerful, pro-quality guitar amplifiers.
ZT amps do much more than you would expect from what you see. They're tiny. Sort of weird looking. But... they pack a tremendous amount of power in those little boxes. With the original ZT Lunchbox 200-watt combo amp, you can actually gig with an amp that weighs less than 10 pounds – and it will even drive an external cabinet! It fits nicely on your desktop but still keeps up with your crazy loud drummer.
Professional players such as MGMT, Jeff Tweedy & Nels Cline (Wilco), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), YACHT, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) have been using ZT amps for years, and the list keeps growing.
In addition to the original Lunchbox amp, ZT makes a 2-channel Lunchbox Acoustic amp with mic input, and the Lunchbox Junior, a 35-watt combo with a 5” speaker that has a battery-power option and can even power pedals with a 9v output.
ZT also offers padded carry bags for each of their three amp models. Now you can take all the amp you need without the hassle of hauling something big and heavy – just sling that ZT bag over your shoulder, grab your guitar, and you’re on your way.