New Equipment and Regular Music Shows
Christmas has come early here at ESP with the arrival of some new equipment. Earlier this week we received delivery of a new Yamaha Recording Custom Kit in black. Working with the legendary Artist Steve Gadd, Yamaha have elevated the iconic Recording Custom Series with new design elements, producing a refined focused sound with enhanced rounded and deeper tone. The result is an easy-to-use and easy-to-tune drum set that re-defines the classic signature sound. Suitable for any style of drumming in all situations, it really is a great drum kit to play.
Trying out our new Yamaha Recording Custom Series Kit for the first time.
We also received new state of the art music stands made by Rat Stands. Rat Stands are the best stand manufacturer in the industry and we now stock there flagship Jazz Stand. The Jazz stand is a professional music stand with a full range of height adjustment, industry standard stability and a full size music tray with pencil shelf. And yet, as a result of its unique design, it unfolds from a flat pack no larger than the size of the tray in just three moves. It does this with no knobs, no finger traps and no hassle. To go alongside the Jazz stands we also have one of their Conductor Stands. The Concert Conductor’s Stand has a wonderful combination of a slender metal and a natural wood to perfectly complement the appearance of a modern or historic concert hall. Designed with simplicity in mind, the extra wide tray is formed from one piece of natural birch and held firmly in place at any angle or height by advanced locking mechanisms.
Our new Rat Stands. The adjustable Jazz stand left and Conductor stand right.
We also have a little something for keyboard players as we recently acquired a new Korg Minilogue. The Minilogue is a stylish, innovative, 37 slim-key fully programmable analog polyphonic synthesizer. With the Minilogue you can get your hands on the powerful sound that's only possible with real analog and find inspiration with features including a polyphonic step and motion sequencer, on board tape-style delay, multiple sound shaping and filter options, and an oscilloscope display. All of these seamlessly integrated features make minilogue as fun and easy to use as it is powerful. We have been having a go of the synth here over the last few days and have had lots of fun combining it with our Korg MS20 Mini.
Breakdown of the Korg Minilogue.
As well as having lots of new equipment in we have lots going out to various shows this week. In particular we have a lot of hires for shows with Regular Music. We have been working closely with Regular Music for decades now and are always pleased when they get in touch. They are responsible for bringing some of the worlds biggest acts to Scotland and this week was no exception. On Tuesday they brought Primal Scream to the Barrowlands. The band were back in the city tonight to finish their UK and Ireland tour, promoting new album Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Singles. We had 2 of Our Technics SL1210s and our Pioneer DJM 800 mixer out for the show. The day after saw Regular Music host another of the best Glasgow bands of all time in their home city with Hipsways performing at St Lukes. We delivered 2 Fender Hot Rod Deluxes to Grahame Skinner and the gang for their show. Tomorrow night Gun will be playing an acoustic gig at the Barras Bar and we will be supplying our RCF EVox 5 PA, a Mackie Pro FX 12 Mixer and 4 Shure SM58s for the gig. And on Monday night, for the last of the 4 shows we have with Regular Music in the space of a week, we are supplying a substantial backline for American singer Ronnie Spector at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. The backline for the show includes our Ludwig Super Classic Kit with a set of Zildjian cymbals, a plethora of percussion including LP Giovionai Series Bongos, Jam Blocks, Cowbells, our Ampeg SVT 3 Pro, an Ampeg 810 cab, and 2 Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 reissues. As you can see Regular always have great gigs on in Scotland. Head over to their website for a full list of their upcoming ones.
Regular Music promoted Hipsway at St Luke's on Wednesday.
We have quite a few other events on this weekend. Tonight Bingo Loco and ABBA Wonderland are at the O2 Academy. Also tonight is Glasgow University Union’s Daft Friday which sees the club open from 8pm on Friday to 8am on Saturday morning. We take our hats of to any student able to last the whole 12 hours. On Saturday night The Silencers are playing at SWG3 and we are supplying them with Marshall and Ampeg amps. And on Sunday night we will be supplying a full backline for the Joe Strummer tribute night at King Tuts.
This is our last update of the year so we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are still open throughout the holidays however so if you are wanting to hire anything from us at all don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.