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Catalog > Accessories updated March 13, 2014

We carry a full supply of strings, picks, capos, straps, replacement parts, you name it. We have thousands of items in stock: bridges, nuts and blanks, tuning machines, slides, felt, bushings, keys, bracket hooks, cork, valve oil, slide oil, rosin, pegs, soundposts, buttons, strap hardware, bridge pins and more.

Many accessories are listed on the page with the applicable instrument. For example, dulcimer hammers are on the hammered dulcimer page, and bagpipe reeds are on the bagpipes page. To browse the instruments catalog click here.

Check this page for accessories for more exotic instruments: shenai reeds, tabla covers, tuning keys, sitar bridges, etc. If it's hard to find, chances are that we have it or we can get it. Please ask!

Our in-stock selection of electronic items such as pickups, microphones and tuners varies. Please contact us for the most current selection. We can also special order many items not listed here.

Electronics
Fishman
LR Baggs
McIntyre
Amps: Fishman | LR Baggs
Tuners
Metronomes
Pickups | Microphones | Cables

Instrument Needs
Cases
Strings
Exotic instruments (shenai reeds, tabla cases, etc.)

Other
Gift Certificates
HMT t-shirts
Bumper stickers
Raks Sharki (Oriental dance, belly dance)


Amps

Crate Acoustic Instrument Amps -- We are dealers for new Fishman And Vox amplifiers. We often have a selection of used amplifiers in stock - see http://www.hmtrad.com/catalog/used/#amplifiersAndElectronics.

Fishman Acoustic Instrument Amps

LR Baggs Preamps


Metronomes

Korg TM-40 Tuner-Metronome -- $34.99
  • Scale: 12 note equal temperament
  • Detection Range*: C1 (32.70Hz) - C8 (4186.01Hz) for a sine wave
  • Reference Tone: C4 (261.63Hz) C5 (523.25Hz) One octave or A Bb
  • Tuning Modes: Meter mode (AUTO), Sound Out mode (MANUAL)
  • Calibration Range: A4 = 410Hz 480Hz
Korg MA-1 -- $32.00
  • Digital LED display
  • Mute function
  • Reference tones C4-B4 (with calibration)
  • Can accent different beats of measure
  • Two AAA batteries included
Wittner MT-50 -- $23.50
  • mini-quartz metronome
  • Dial style with "click" sound
  • Light and sound beat indicators
  • A440 tone for tuning
  • Tilt-back stand
  • Earphone
  • 9-volt battery NOT included
Korg TM-40 Tuner-Metronome -- $34.99
  • Scale: 12 note equal temperament
  • Detection Range*: C1 (32.70Hz) - C8 (4186.01Hz) for a sine wave
  • Reference Tone: C4 (261.63Hz) C5 (523.25Hz) One octave or A Bb
  • Tuning Modes: Meter mode (AUTO), Sound Out mode (MANUAL)
  • Calibration Range: A4 = 410Hz 480Hz

Pickups



KandK Sound Systems

Hot Harmonica -- $44.90
Hot Spot: 20-15000 Hz, no preamp required -- $32.90
Twin Spot: Great for classical guitar -- $76.70
Big Shot: Recommended for kalimba, hammer dulcimer, guitar -- $42.00
Big Twin: Ideal for harp, guitar, bass fiddle, Hardwood drums -- $80.00

Microphones

Fishman

LR Baggs

Audio Technica
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AE6100, Dynamic vocal mic -- list $289, our price: $169.00
  • hypercardioid polar pattern
  • low handling noise
  • maximum feedback rejection
    Real-life comment: "The AE6100 is an excellent choice to replace the SM58's and even the Beta 58's. Vocalists often have on their rider 'SM58 or better' and we put up the AE6100 and receive positive responses like 'Yeah! This sounds pretty good!' and 'Who makes this mic? I don't recognize this, but I love it!' Works well for the sax family, trombones, etc. as well."

    Link to AT's description

AT2020, Side-address cardioid condenser mic -- list $169, our price: $99.00
  • home project/studio applications
  • high price/performance standard in its class
  • high SPL-handling, wide dynamic range
    Real-life comment: "So, a large-diaphragm condenser for under $100 -- gotta be a piece of junk, right? Wrong! Audio-Technica spent a bunch of time on the design and 'borrowed' some of the technology from their higher-priced series. This is an entry-level mic for a student type (i.e. someone on a tight budget). To our knowledge and ears, this is the leader in this price category."

    Link to AT's description

AT2010, Cardioid condenser handheld mic -- list $169, our price: $99.00
  • designed to bring the studio-quality articulation and intelligibility of Audio-Technica's renowned 20 Series to the stage, for crystal-clear vocal performances
  • Extended frequency response and superior transient response for smooth, natural sonic characteristics
  • High SPL-handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
    Real-life comment: "This is hands down THE bargain vocal condenser mic. Put away your SM58's unless you need a hammer. This has great feedback for a vocal condenser... it will give you very nice, crisp highs and plenty of warmth in the low mids. It comes in at a price that is actually below what a lot of dynamic mics sell for. The word from AT is that a lot of the technology for the big brother AT2020 large-diaphragm condenser went into this mic. Make sure your sound man understands this is a condenser mic, and that it is hotter than a dynamic mic... and to adjust his gain accordingly. We have even used this one on acoustic instruments -- especially in settings where one musician switches instruments during the set."

    Link to AT's description

AT4030/CL, Side-address studio cardioid condenser mic -- list $595, our price: $399.00
  • studio classic and bluegrass favorite
  • low-noise, symmetrical, transformerless circuitry
  • exceptional transient response and clean output

AT4041, Cardioid studio condenser mic -- list $405, our price: $299.00
  • smooth, extended frequency response
  • very high SPL-handling capability
  • switchable high-pass filter
    Real-life comment: "In 1996, or maybe early 1997, AT discontinued the very, very nice sounding made-in-Japan small-diaphragm condenser model 4031. The wholesale price at that time was $247. The replacement for this model is the 4041, and if you're looking for a small-diaphragm condenser that handles acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos with warmth and ease, this is a good choice. Because of the high SPL levels, it is often used for overheads on drum kits and 'tinkly stuff' (i.e. miscellaneous percussion). It also works well on violins. As with most condenser mics, you need to be very careful when bringing them up in the monitors."


    Link to AT's description
ATM250, Hypercardioid dynamic instrument mic -- list $329, our price: $179.00
  • for kick drum, percussion, brass, and other highly dynamic instruments
  • rich, warm low-frequency response for excellent presence
  • tight hypercardioid polar pattern improvesmisolation

    Link to AT's description

ATM350, Cardioid condenser clip-on instrument mic -- list $449, our price: $249.00
  • clips to brass, upright bass, reeds, piano, snare, toms, violin, others
  • crisp, clear, well-balanced response, even at high SPL's
  • 80 Hz high-pass filter on the inline power module
    Real-life comment: "This is a mic we often refer to as a 'Swiss Army model'. Originally, AT designed it as a clip-on mic for trap sets. We found that it is incredibly popular on violins because the Unimount clip holds nicely to the chin rest (so you don't have to drill any holes in your Strad!). It also works very well on Celtic harps, since you can clip the mic to the brace inside the harp, therefore allowing the harpist to lean forward and lean back without banging into a conventional mic mounted on a mic stand. If you double-mic a clarinet, you can clip one of these to the bell of the instrument. Again, because of the ability to carry high SPL-levels, it is a killer mic for low 'thump' on the Irish bodhran. "

    Link to AT's description

ATM410, Cardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic -- list $169, our price: $99.00
  • smooth, natural vocal reproduction with low noise
  • anti-shock engineering, super-durable
  • multi-stage grille for excellent protection against plosives

    Link to AT's description

ATM450, Cardioid condenser instrument mic -- list $369, our price: $219.00
  • side-address stick design maximizes placement options
  • outstanding for overheads, percussion, acoustic guitar, strings
  • integral 80Hz HPF switch, 10 dB pad
    Real-lifemcomment: "The keyword here is 'side-address'. As a drum overhead, we like it even more than the 4041. In smaller rooms, say less than 200 people, you can put one up as an overhead, and a kick drum mic, and you'll have a very complete sound getting cymbals, snare, toms, all with one mic. The 450 also works well on acoustic fretted instruments. We've had good luck single-micing a concertina, since the side-address feature covers the fact that the concertina is bellows-driven with sound coming out of two sides."

    Link to AT's description

ATM610, Hypercardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic -- $249, our price: $139.00
  • tuned for clear, extended-range vocal reproduction
  • rare-earth neodymium magnet for improved output
  • multi-stage grill for excellent protection against plosives
  • low handling noise

    Link to AT's description

ATM650, Hypercardioid dynamic instrument mic -- $99.00
  • for clear reproduction of guitar cabs, snare, percussion
  • multi-stage flat grille allows positioning close to sound source
  • dual-wall floating construction minimizes handling noise

    Link to AT's description

ATM710, Cardioid condenser handheld vocal mic -- $99.00
  • condenser design for studio quality performance
  • anti-shock engineering
  • multi-stage grille protects against plosives

    Link to AT's description

PRO25ax, Hypercardioid dynamic instrument mic -- list $199.00, our price: $139.00
  • for high-SPL applications - kick drum, percussion, brass, others
  • warm low-frequency response with excellent presence
  • versatile mounting options

    Link to AT's description

PRO31, Cardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic -- list $64.00, our price: $49.95
  • broad frequency response, low handling noise
  • two-stage ball-type headcase for superior "pop" protection
  • sets price/performance standards for intelligibility, sound quality, noise suppression

    Link to AT's description

Cables

Rapco -- Lifetime warranty, made in the U.S.
High impedance, 1/4-inch phone jacks
3 feet $7.50
6 feet $8.00
10 feet $8.50
15 feet $10.25
18 feet $11.50
20 feet $13.50
Low impedance, XLR jacks
30 feet $29.00

Other lengths and styles available. Email or call for info


Electronic Tuners

Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner -- A metronome and tuner in one! $19.99
  • Compact Chromatic Tuner, ideal for brass band or orchestra
  • Wide range of pitch detection covers C1-C8
  • High-precision LCD needle-type meter for stable tuning
  • Sound Out produces a reference tone from the internal speaker
  • Calibration Function supports a variety of concert pitches
Korg CA-40 Chromatic Tuner -- A metronome and tuner in one! $24.99
  • Compact Chromatic Tuner, ideal for brass band or orchestra
  • Wide range of pitch detection covers A0 - C8
  • Larger and more easily readable high-precision LCD needle-style meter
  • Sound Out produces function that lets you produce a reference tone from the internal speaker. The tuner will remember the pitch you select.
  • Calibration Function supports a variety of concert pitches

Cases

We sell a variety of cases, both hardshell and softshell, as well as gig bags. Please browse the list below, and email or call (301) 270-9090 for more details.


Access Fretted Instrument Gig Bags
These are our favorite gig bags: very high quality at great prices. Most sizes are offered in three different "Stages," with varying levels of protection and features. All Access bags have a lifetime warranty against defects on materials and workmanship. We may not have every single type in stock at any given time, so feel free to contact us for availability.

The Stage One and Stage Three bags are very rigid and cannot be compressed for shipping. Therefore standard shipping rates may not apply -- please contact us if you would like a ship quote before ordering.

We also offer discounts when you purchase a gig bag or case with an instrument -- contact us for more information. For further pictures and information (including specific dimensions), visit accessbagsandcases.com.

Access Upstart Gig Bags
list price $59.00, Our Price $39.95
This bag is no dust cover! The UpStart series gig bags offers 10 mm of foam protection with 500D ballistic nylon cover, sewn-in 2-inch backpack straps and a large front pocket. Available in Dreadnought, Small Body Acoustic and 3/4 Guitar sizes.
Access Stage One Gig Bags
list price $99.00, Our Price $69.00
Stage One bags feature a rugged 600-denier exterior backed up with 25 mm of rigid EPE closed-cell foam padding. And comfortable backpack straps make taking your act on the road a breeze. Large front pocket. Available in Dreadnought, Small Body Acoustic, Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. Banjo bag is designed to fit resonator banjos, but we recommend them for openback too as they are so well-padded. Mandolin fits either A or F style; Ukulele fits up to Concert size. Dreadnought gig bag photo | Dreadnought gig bag photo

This is an oversize item and standard shipping rates do not apply. Please contact us for a shipping quote before ordering this item.
Access Stage Three Gig Bags
list price $199.00, Our Price $149.00
Classified as a "Hybrid Transporter," these are super-rigid bags that have superior shock absorption and offer comparable protection to a hardshell case. They have a heavy-duty black nylon exterior, removable padded shoulder straps, interior neck supports, and plenty of exterior pockets. Available in Dreadnought, Small Body Acoustic, Banjo and Mandolin. Banjo bag is designed to fit resonator banjos, but we recommend them for openback too as they are so well-padded. Mandolin fits either A or F style.
This is an oversize item and standard shipping rates do not apply. Please contact us for a shipping quote before ordering this item.
Access Stage One Hard Cases
list price $129.00, Our Price $89.00
These are the hard cases we most commonly stock, but other case options are often available in stock or by special order - please contact us for more information. Access Stage One hard cases feature a wood shell, black exterior, and black plush interior with accessory pocket. Available in Dreadnought, Small Body Acoustic, Resonator Banjo and Mandolin (fits A or F styles).
This is an oversize item and standard shipping rates do not apply. Please contact us for a shipping quote before ordering this item.

Levy's Leathers Gig Bags -- We carry the complete line of Levy's leather and fabric gig bags. Visit Levy's Leathers for selection and photos; please call (301) 270-9090 or contact us for prices and availability.