Here's a synopsis in their own words of what was new from Ultimate Support at Winter NAMM:
- Custom Mic Stand Tops: These new Custom Mic Stand Tops take their cue from our successful Custom Chrome Mic Stand Series launch--now offered as an affordable, stand-alone accessory, adaptable to work with any mic stand. Ultimate Support's new Mic Tops are a must-have for any player wanting to accessorize their sound--and their look & style--with statement-making add-ons. Six unique designs too choose from, each with universal connectors making it easy to mix and match with any new or existing mic stand in your arsenal: "Are You Talkin' to Me?" (Brass knuckle clutch), "Dark Magic" (Celtic Cross-themed), "Bring It on Sucka" (Hand-grenade clutch), "Love/Hate" (Conical clutch), "Venom" (Black widow clutch), and "Smell The Rubber" (60's-style shifter clutch).
- Perfect fitâ„¢ Speaker Adapter: Works With Virtually Any Speaker or Stand. While it may seem like minor gadget for any gigging musician or live sound jockey, our new adapter is far from that! Automatically adjusting for use with virtually any speaker make or model, it fits into any standard sized pole socket, keeping your speaker stand perfectly vertical, and wobble-free. A perfect companion to Ultimate Support's TS-100 Air-Powered Speaker Stand series (now shipping) as well as our popular TS-80 and TS-90 stands.
- TS-100 Air-Powered Speaker Adapter now shipping. The TS-100 does the heavy lifting for you with its premium, air-assisted, telescoping mechanism. The internal shock holds the speaker weight under a neutral capacity, reducing the lift load by up to 100%. Simply turn the telescoping knob and the TS-100 assists in smoothly raising and lowering heavy loads with minimal effort using the assist grip. The TS-100 comes stock on Ultimate Support's classic speaker stand base, which features larger diameter aluminum tubing, metal reinforced clamps, and rubber foot caps that won't fall off--allowing it to securely support more weight than other stands. And for portability, it quickly folds into a compact, lightweight unit. Optional bags are available.
- New Apex â€“ Next Generation: After twenty years as the standard for live-performance support, the Apex legacy continues--and better than ever--with the new Ultimate Support Apex 'Next Generation' Column Keyboard Stands. We accumulated all the feedback gathered from dealers and musicians over the last 20 years, and at the 2008 NAMM Show, incorporating it into the all-new Apex--completely redesigned both inside and out. Plus, we've added a few new accessories including a Telescoping Mic Boom and Laptop Shelf to make the Apex Stand the perfect complement to your gigging and playing experience. Apex Next Generation stands are available in several colors, ranging from the most popular and hip, to more conservative and contemporary options.
- Three (3) New Mic Stand Series Aimed At The Needs of Touring, Live & Pro Players: Wide Range Of Stands & Bases Feature Our Patented Modular Design Allowing You To Mix 'n' Match; Guaranteed To Fit Every Application & Budget. We've got stands guaranteed to fit every player's needs and budget. Coming to a stage and store near you are Ultimate Support's Tour, Live, and Pro Mic Stands. We offer a wide range of sizes, plus our patented modular design (mix 'n' matchable mast and tripod/solid bases). All mic stands have a patented universal mic adaptor, user-adjustable and changeable for both metric and US standard operation. Plus, all Ultimate Support mic stands are field repairable.
- Four (4) New case offerings for Guitars, Drums, Keyboards & Computers: Protect your investment with four (4) new series: from the affordable 'Green Room' and best-value 'Series One', to the tough, water-resistant 'Hybrid' and top-of-the-line 'Custom' cases--Ultimate Support has something for every player--and every budget!
- Affordable JamStands by Ultimate Support: January 2008 saw the launch of the "JamStands by Ultimate Support" line of dependable stands offered at super-low prices. Now a year later, our line has expanded to include band & orchestra stands and a host of accessories and add-ons. From a wide range of mic stands of varying configurations, to guitar stools, benches and stands for keyboards, guitar and bass, to basic music stands and rolling racks, JamStands now offers an even wider range of affordable options to choose from--brought to you by the world's leading innovator of music accessories and the brand you've known and trusted over the past 30 years.
- Ultimate News: U.S. Distribution Agreement Announced With Dana B. Goods: Full-Service MI Company To Handle Distribution Of JamStands by Ultimate Support & Additional Product Lines
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