World’s First Professional Electric Violin Created on 3D Printer.

The 3D-Varius STRATAVARIUS Style Electric Violin is the first and finest professional electric violin created on a 3D Printer. The French mechanical engineer and violinist Laurent Bernadac designed the violin from scratch using hand drawings and his engineering skills. Latter with the French CATIA CAD software program he fined tuned the design of the instrument. At First he was going to make electric violin out of aluminum but aluminum is a hard metal to transform. In 2013, the first prototype was born handcrafted by a stringed instrument maker in transparent polycarbonate. The violin was too heavy and hardly playable. Laurent brought his invention to life with one of those million dollar 3D Printers. I have seen a lot of gadgets made on 3D printers over the last several years, little dolls, necklaces, and soap holders. Here is a $7000.00 violin that can justify the expense of using these printers. Not just to make prototypes but for production. Laurent engineered from CAD to 3D printer production a superior electric violin with all the acoustical qualities, weight reduction, smoother sound-wave flow, and refined curves. All this to achieve his original goal which was…… as Laurent said “Was to create an electric violin in perfect symbiosis with the musician.”

Listen to Laurent Bernadac play his masterpiece, at the 2017 National Association of Music Merchants, NAMM in Anaheim California. The current base sales price $7000.00. Please visit their website at 3d-varius.com.

The aesthetically pleasing violin comes with the following options, customized wooden bridge, standard Chrome plated or Gold Tuners, 49.00 extra. Made to measure customized size, $499.00 extra.
Engrave a personal message or give it a name. Payment Plans or Financing is available.

A little about CATIA, curtesy of Wikipedia. CATIA (an acronym of computer aided three-dimensional interactive application, pronounced /kəˈtiə/) is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.

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In 2015, listening to the advice of a friend, Géraldine Puel, who brought her talents to this project, Laurent finished his second prototype, fully created with 3D-printing technology, in a subcontractor workshop situated in South of France.

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The 3Dvarius has been created with the sole purpose of becoming one with its future violinist:

Its weight distribution is optimized, not to hinder the musician’s movements
The 3Dvarius is 3D printed in one single piece, all the sound signals travel freely in its body (no resonance loss in the joints)
It’s made with professional 3D printing technology, that ensures proper resistance to the string’s pressure
Based on a Stradivarius model, it can use any violin shoulder rests and so adapt itself to any morphology
It borrowed my tuning pegs from the best guitars to facilitate its tuning and limit its weight. The guitar tuning pegs aren’t in the head to reduce the weight
The quality of its sound sensor is so good that the 3Dvarius doesn’t use any preamp
Its jack cable is near to the bridge to avoid the radio disruptions and limit the signal travel time
The 3Dvarius is very light and the weight distribution is optimized to reduce the weight felt by the violinist.

Apple Computer Versus The FBI

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Apple Versus FBI. – Apple is a Corporation, it is an Artificial entity, not a person.
and does not have constitutional 4th Amendment rights. People have rights. So Apple Computer is protecting us, being big brother. That’s nice, and I respect that. What I don’t like is Apple Computer having all my information on their computer servers. Back to the case, each Apple iPhone has a unique password that only the iPhone owner knows, not even Apple. So after 10 attempts the iPhones information is erased. What a stupid idea to begin with erase the data on the iPhone, what a paranoid society we are. Now according to the FBI they are not looking for information on Apple Computer “Cloud”, servers. They want information on the criminals iPhone, they can’t subpeona him, he is dead. Big Daddy needs Apple Computer’s help, to create a piece of software to decode the password in less then 10 attempts. The San Bernardino murderer, Syed Farook, probably has kind of a complicated password, but maybe not. Apple could provide clues to what that password might be if they wanted to be helpful. Apple could reprogram the iPhone so that unlimited password attempts could be made. Apple and the FBI Agents could have fun all day deciphering what the pass code is or maybe
hire Benedict Cumberbatch from the Imitation Game to figure it out.
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Forget that idea. What Apple Computer can do is help. Apple knows the source code, they can do the data recovery or give it to Milagro Computer to do the data recovery and I’ll give the information to the FBI! This would not jeopardize our 4th Amendment rights as individuals. Maybe Help Apple Sell more iPhones, That is what they really want to do anyways.
On second thought, have the FBI hire Keira Knightly to decipher the code!

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Abracadabra: New Musical instrument from Israel.

Abracadabra is a new musical instrument, Handmade in the country of Israel. Ecofriendly, made of Pine wood, great for guitarists, singers, keyboardist, or
just those starting out and wanting to improvise. It does however take some skill to play, so if you are already a musician you will have a blast
exploring the new world of The Abracadabra. The unreal sound of Abracadabra is upon us. Not just a song by Steve Miller, had to say that.

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Taylor Sense? Humidifier iPhone App by Taylor Guitar

This year at the 2016 NAMM Convention, Taylor Guitar introduced their first iPhone app.,TaylorSense.
The Taylor Sense iPhone app measures the humidity of your guitar and notifies you when the humidity is too high or low.
No matter where you are. The TaylorSense health monitoring system measures the Humidity and Temperature of your guitar
whether it is in its Guitar Case or not. The Taylor Sense requires a Taylor Guitar with 9v Expression System ®, ES-T, or ES-N pickup. Know when your guitar takes a hit. IMPACT ALERTS, Taylor Sense also notifies you of any impact the guitar may have received while on a flight or in the baggage claim department. Taylor Sense also records the time of the incident
so that you can identify where an when the accident happened. TaylorSense alerts you when your guitar needs care by communicating via Bluetooth between a smart battery box and the free Taylor Guitars App on your iOS mobile device.

Whether it is TaylorSense or Taylor Sense, Taylor makes good Sense.

Monitor the humidity,temperature,impact,battery life of your guita’s Taylor Sense Smart Box with Taylor Guitars new iPhone App.

All right Taylor! Soon to be available for Android.

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Steer clear of heat waves & cold spells.
Temperature Alerts

Prolonged exposure to high heat — such as leaving your guitar in a car on a hot summer day — can cause the glues to soften and the bridge to come loose under the string tension. A guitar’s wood can also suffer damage if the guitar goes from extremely cold to hot conditions in a short period of time.

TaylorSense monitors the temperature of your guitar. When that temperature becomes dangerous to your Taylor guitar, you’ll receive an alert and a link to helpful advice from Taylor’s service team.

Keep your battery from dying on stage.
Battery Alerts

We all want peace of mind when we plug in, especially when it comes to battery life. With TaylorSense, you’ll always have a handle on your pickup system’s battery capacity so it doesn’t fail you when it matters most. When your battery life reaches 30%, you’ll receive an alert. You’ll receive one more when it hits 10%. You can also check your battery life anytime through the Taylor App, which means you’ll always know exactly where you stand before a gig.

Know when your guitar takes a hit.
Impact Alerts

While TaylorSense can’t prevent your guitar from being dropped, knocked over, or roughed up during your travels, it can let you know if it suffers a serious blow. If your guitar takes a hit, TaylorSense will notify you so you can inspect it more closely for damage. TaylorSense also records the time of the incident, which can help you identify the probable cause. That can come in handy if the incident occurs after you’ve checked your guitar with an airline or when the guitar is at home with kids or pets around.

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THE REVPAD Most Innovation Product at the NAMM 2016

On the Last day of the show I found the most amazing special effects device at the 2016 NAMM show. The REVPAD by GTC sound innovations.

REVPAD is the first product of its kind, offering a whole dimension of sounds, original effects and a vast range of creative options that were never available to guitar players in the past.

The tiny REVPAD transmitter attaches securely via a velcro mount to the top of any amplified guitar, electric, acoustic or bass. I would imagine
this would include ukulele’s, oh boy can’t wait to get mine. The REVPAD transmits it signal wirelessly to its sound processing
receiver that contains high-end effect algorithms along with the traditional analogue distortion and overdrive.

There are no dangling antenna or patch cords to connect to your guitar.

EASY TO PROGRAM AND BUILD YOUR OWN SOUNDS.

THE REVPAD System offers 40 factory and user pre-sets to build and explore your own sounds.

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Use your existing external gear: stomp boxes, pedals, via the Midi port on your GTC sound innovations receiver.

The REVPAD has an small LCD with which you can move your fingers over to
control cool sounds that are created on the receiver
, without having to even look at the transmitter.

REVPAD
THE world’s first touch express system.

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The REVPAD is very easy to use and is by far the most advanced special effects device on the market today.
The future belongs to THE REVPAD, watch out DIGITEC.

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The Revpad is Manufactured in Israel and distribution agreements are handled exclusively by
Ed Simone in West Lake Village California.
1-805-402-4143
www.gtcsound.com

http://www.gtcsound.com/revpad_page/

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Locust Bluetooth Selfie The best on the market

The Locust Bluetooth Selfie is by far the best quality selfie on the market.
The blutooth chip on this Selfie works equally well with the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and
my Nexus 5. If you are down on Balboa Island California check out this smartly packaged Selfie at Hershey’s Market 200 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-0330 MSRP is $19.95. There are no extra screw on Plastic parts or wires on this compact self Bluetooth selfie. You can also order online next day delivery at Milagro Mac, ipodexpress.com, Milagromac.com Machp.com. For Phone orders or Dealer inquiries call 949-673-7238, or email support@machp.com. Selfie Sticks_Small

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LOCUST Series Selfie
Battery capacity: 60MA
Standby time: 3 days
Working time: 20H
Charging voltage: 5V
Charging times: > 300
Total Weight: 148 Gramd
Length: 80CM (7inches)
Material: stainless steel
Packing dimension: 240-80x40MM

The New Bluetooth Selfie Stick Arrives on Balboa Island

The New Bluetooth Selfie Stick Arrived on Balboa Island California and Hershey’s Market is the first new vendor on the island. The Annual Balboa Island Parade
was a great time to use my Bluetooth Sefie and I will be posting the Parade
on You tube and here a Mac News Web. The Selfie Stick comes in a smartly packaged display box for your retail outlet, MSRP is just $19.95. The Selfie Stick makes
an excellent economical gift all season long. They are available with Black, Blue and Pink Handles. Available at resellers nationwide and online at http://theselfiestick.com.

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Panama Guitars – Amps – Made in Panama

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ELECTRIC GUITAR PRODUCTS MADE IN PANAMA FOR ENTHUSIASTS EVERYWHERE

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Panama guitars is located in Boquete Panama, they make very high quality electric amps. These
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A volcano and lush rainforest provide the backdrop and inspiration for a new electric guitar company.

Our story begins on the side of a volcano in the mountainous jungles of Panama, in Boquete, a small town know for its exquisite coffee and thrilling surroundings. It was here that we began our mission, and here that we realize our vision: to craft innovative electric guitar products in Panama for enthusiasts everywhere.

The beating heart of Panama Guitars is the Volcano Lab, situated on the side of the mighty Volcán Barú. This is where the design magic happens: deep in the jungle, our lead engineer carries out audacious experiments at will. When satisfied, a prototype is released to the Fábrica. There, skilled craftsmen combine Panama’s renowned tropical tonewoods with advanced electronics and the best boutique hardware components on the planet.

The first products from our Volcano Lab and Fábrica, our Speaker Cabinets, are shipping now, with Amplifiers launching at NAMM 2015. Stay tuned to #panamaguitars.

They have great black or red T-shirts too!

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