Carlsbro debuts modelling amps and electronic drums
Carlsbro is expanding its range of StingrayD digital modelling amplifiers, first shown at last year’s at last year’s Prolight + Sound, with three new models and is adding a new mesh head electronic drum kit to its line-up.
The new StingrayD5L and D10L are new versions of the D5 and D10 heads launched last year. These mirror the features of the earlier models – with the exception of USB onboard recording (though retaining the USB digital output) – but uniquely, being powered by lithium batteries that provide for up to eight hours operation on a single charge. Carlsbro says this makes them even more suitable for busking, rehearsing or practising.. Both models are supplied with mic stand mounting brackets.
Like the D5 and D10, the new models have 5 and 10 Watt ratings respectively; features include ‘classic British high gain’ inputs, five and eight selectable voices respectively, along with Gain, Volume, Tone, Effect, Delay / Reverb and separate Mic and (guitar/USB) output level controls, in the case of the D5L, and Gain, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Effect, Delay / Reverb, and separate Mic, Aux/USB and Guitar output level controls, in the case of the D10L.
The StingrayD40 is an all-new modelling combo. Eight selectable voices comprise Clean, Crunch, Lead, Brit Hi, Modern, Flat, Acoustic and Bass, provide a palette of tones for electrics, acoustic guitars, other instruments and bass guitar; with the electric and bass guitar voices based on classic valve sounds. Additionally the amplifier has Gain and Master volume controls, Bass, Mid and Treble, selectable effects and Reverb settings, as well as adjustable ‘level’ and USB outs, and five recallable user memories. A single 8 inch 8Ù speaker with 40 watt power rating completes the package, at a highly competitive price point.
Carlsbro’s new electronic drum kit follows the success of previous Carlsbro kits, which the company says have been a major success with almost 15,000 units shipped last year alone.
The CSD500 is a five drum, three cymbal kit, with four-layer fabric skins for a more realistic playing experience and significantly quieter practice. A new sound module features 458 percussion voices and 29 pre-set kits, Aux in jack, Line output, Headphone out, USB interface (USB to device), MIDI IN/OUT, recording and playback facility, adjustable sensitivity and crosstalk, 3 band EQ, 3 ambience and 2 reverb settings, and metronome. The CSD500 will also be the most competitively priced Mesh head e-kit on the market, Carlsbro claims.
General Manager Patrick Almond says, ‘This year Carlsbro is continuing to build on the incredible success in the market place of product lines that it launched or introduced new models from at last year’s show. These are representative of the brand’s expansion into the electronic instrument market, alongside its traditional guitar amplifier business, something Carlsbro has done with spectacular success. Taking on and competing with long established market leaders. With further new regional distributors coming onside and further non-traditional sales channels opening up, success is continuing apace.’
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