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Musikmesse 2012 Round-up

A little round-up of our favourite products from Frankfurt’s annual international trade show for musical instruments…

Guitars, Amps and Effects

TC Electronic Spark Booster

This Overdrive/Distortion pedal will help to add that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your guitar sound. All you have to do is be yourself, the Spark Booster will do all the hard work for you.

TC Electronic BG250 Bass Amp Combo

An ultra-light bass amp (for those of you with smaller guns) that allows you to choose and replace on-board effects until you sound so awesome, you’ll rock your own socks off.

Roland GA-112 Guitar Amplifier

A very unique guitar amp  with ONE 12″ speaker, perfect for use on stage.

Roland GA-212 Guitar Amplifier

Same as above but with TWO 12″ speakers (and wheels).

Blackstar ID100TVP Guitar Amp Head

A 100 watt programmable head from Blackstar, designed to make you LOUDER.

Blackstar ID412A Guitar Cab

A speaker cabinet with a HUGE big sound, designed to go hand in hand with Blackstar’s ID series.

Blackstar ID60TVP Guitar Combo Amp

A 60 watt programmable combo that allows you to custom design your own sound, store it and use it live.

Blackstar ID60TVP-H Guitar Amp Head

This amp is very similar to the ID60TVP mentioned above… it’s just a little bit smaller. They work well together.

Blackstar ID260TVP Guitar Combo Amp

Remember we told you about the amazing 1D60? Well, imagine the same amp but with TWO SPEAKERS. That’s right.

Blackstar HT5TH Guitar Combo Amp

A 5 watt valve combo in an original shade of cream, to celebrate Blackstar’s 5th anniversary. There are only 2500 of these amps being produced so if you want one, be quick.

Drums and Percussion

Roland DAP-3X V-Drums Accessary Package

The perfect package for entry-level drummers, including drumsticks, a kick pedal and a drum throne. Legendary.

Roland TD-11 Drum Sound Module

The brand new SuperNATURAL-powered sound engine for the brand new TD-11K V-Drums (see below). Bangin’.

Roland TD-11K V-Drums V-Compact Series

This new kit features a new sensing technology called “Behaviour Modelling” which will help you to get the most natural sound possible out of your V-Drums.

Roland TD-11KV V-Drums V-Compact Series

Same as above; just a little bit better, a little bit more expensive and with more realistic mesh drum pads (as opposed to the TD11K‘s rubber drum pads).

Roland TD-15 Drum Sound Module

The brand new SuperNATURAL-powered sound engine for the brand new TD-15K V-Drums. Again, bangin’ but in a slightly more advanced fashion.

Roland TD-15K V-Drums V-Tour Series

For use with the TD15K Drum Module, with all mesh drum pads and a sturdier stand to boot – much more suitable for the touring drummer.

Roland TD-15KV V-Drums V-Tour Series

Same as above but with even BETTER mesh drum pads. Basically, this one’s the king.

Keyboards and Modules

Nord Electro 4D SW61 Synth Keyboard

Nord’s brand spanking, shiny red, 61-key, semi-weighted synth. New, improved and very hands-on.

Roland BK-5 OR Backing Keyboard

Something a little bit different from Roland in the shape of an Oriental Arranger Keyboard, tailored to the sounds of the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.

Roland F-120R Digital Piano

Roland’s super shiny new upright piano, with built-in rhythm accompaniments, a metronome and a recorder to aid and enrich your piano performances.

Roland JUPITER-50 Synthesizer

Remember the Jupiter 80? It combined vintage synth sounds (with a pretty old school casing to boot) with advanced SuperNATURAL technology AND a massive sound. Well, imagine that but cheaper – and, as a result, with less sound options – but still a total beast.

Roland PK-9 Pedalboard

A polyphonic expression pedal, designed specifically for most MIDI-compatible organs. Futuristic, eh?

Computer Audio

Roland WNA1100-RL Wireless Adapter

A simple, compact USB adapter that allows Roland’s electronic instruments to communicate fluently with iOs devices.

PA and Live Sound

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

A fun vocal processor that is ideal for beginners, right through to professionals. Whether you’re a singer, a beatboxer, a rapper… whatever it is you do with your voice, the VE5 could well be your new best friend. 

Recording Equipment

Dynaudio DBM50 Active Monitor (each)

Desktop monitors with a difference, designed with a unique slant to help achieve the best listening experience possible.


Roland CB-61RL Carrying Bag

A fetching case for 61-key instruments (such as the Roland E-09, GW-8, Prelude, BK-5, BK-5 OR, AX-Synth, JUNO-Di, and JUNO-Gi).

Roland CB-76RL Carrying Bag

A simply delectable case for 76-key instruments (such as the Roland JUPITER-50, JUNO-Stage and V-Combo VR-700).

Roland CB-88RL Carrying Bag

An absolutely delightful case for 88-key instruments (such as the Roland RD-300NX, FP-4F, and RD-700NX.

Roland RH-A7 Monitor Headphones

High-quality headphones, designed with digital pianists in mind. What’s more, they come with open-air construction so you can have a conversation without removing your headphones. Happy days.

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Dawsons Music is delighted to announce that the Red Dog Music brand is now part of the Dawsons family. This is an exciting opportunity to bring both communities together and create a stronger, wider network of people passionate about music gear. We both share a common heritage to support musicians throughout the UK and Dawsons want to support Red Dog Music customers in their continued musical journey.

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