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RockJam

RockJam is a budget electric guitar and amplifier brand, made in China. Circa 2020 these were sold in the UK by Argos shops and online at Amazon-  as a £99 starter kit including amplifier and strap.

Boss TU3 Chromatic Tuner

Boss TU3 Chromatic Tuner

The world's top-selling stage tuner, the BOSS TU-2, evolves and improves with the debut of the TU-3. Housed in a tank-tough BOSS stompbox body, the TU-3 features a smooth 21-segment LED meter with a High-Brightness mode that cuts through the harshest outdoor glare. Choose between Chromatic or Guitar/Bass tuning modes, and enjoy visual pinpoint tuning verification with the Accu-Pitch Sign function. The TU-3 incorporates a convenient Note Name Indicator that can display notes of 7-string guitars and 6-string basses, while the Flat-Tuning mode can support up to six half-steps.

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Korg

Korg Inc. is a Japanese multinational company that makes electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. Korg was founded in 1963 in Tokyo by Tsutomu Kato and Tadashi Osanai as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd.(it later became Keio Electronic Laboratories) and their first product, released in 1963, was an electronic drum machine - the Donca Matic DA-20. In 1967 the company developed an organ - sold as the KORG and this became the companies overall brand name. In 1973 they designed their first synth the Korg miniKORG and by the 1980s Korg were making electric pianos. In 1992 they acquired Vox - best known for its guitar amplifiers and under this brand they make guitar amplifiers and electric guitars.

Source: Korg website (8 November 2019)

Ranch

Established in 1993 as a guitar parts manufacturer, Ranch Guitar has since then grown into a business that provides musicians, DIY builders and wholesale dealers with affordable gear.
 

Suntech

Suntech was an electric guitar and bass brand from the late 1970s to 1980s. Suntech instruments were made in Japan for overseas distribution. Suntech guitars typically good copies of Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker models - but there were also some nice original variations like Suntech's Limited Edition neck-through version of the stratocaster.

Shadow

Joe Marinic founded Shadow Electronics in 1971 in Erlangen, Germany as an electric guitar and pickup maker, but initially Joe decided to focus solely on pickups. Soon Shadow invented a ground breaking undersaddle piezo pickup (called the “Shadow 1”) for acoustic and classical guitars. The 1970s saw further innovations from Shadow including the first endpin output jack for acoustic guitar and the first dual magnetic and piezo pickup system. During the late 1970s and early 1980s Shadow invented the first piezo bridge for electric guitars and the first active humbucker with a built-in equalizer. In 1987 Shadow began making electric guitars in Germany and released several guitar-to-midi converters and guitar synths. More recently, Shadow developed the NanoFlex transducer and NanoMAG magnetic pickup systems.

Ortega

Ortega was established in 1994 by the German musical instrument distributor Roland Meinl (Meinl Cymbals & Percussion). At the beginning Ortega Guitars was a classical guitar company with a range of 6 classical guitar models all made in Spain using traditional methods. By 2018 their product line had expanded considerably and included acoustic & classical guitars, acoustic basses, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos as well as accessories and effects for acoustic instruments. By this time most Ortega instruments were made in China although there was still some Spanish manufacture.

Source: Ortega Guitars website (25 October 2018)

Nady

Nady Systems Inc was founded in the 1970s by John Nady who developed and refined wireless mircrophone systems for musicians. Although best known for their hugely successful wireless systems, Nady also introduced Nady Lightning guitars and basses in the 1980s with built in wireless transmitters - these were initially made in Japan by Fernandes. Nady also produce guitar amplifiers (with built in wireless receivers) and a wide range of effects pedals.

Source: Nady Systems Inc website (16 July 2018)

Prince (Tsushinkogyo)

Prince Tsushinkogyo Co. Ltd.  (Prince Telecommunication and Engineering) was founded in 1950  in Nagoya, Japan. They concentrated on making tuners and solid state musical instrument amplifiers which were sold under the Prince brand names as well as others (such as Memphis). The company began to use the Arion brand name in 1980 and began making guitar effects pedals. The company's fortunes declined in the 1990s and by 1997 Arion was sold to the Ueno Kaihatsu Center, who continued making pedals and tuners, but discontinued the amplifiers.
 

JOYO

JOYO TECHNOLOGY is a Chinese company specializing in R&D, manufacturing and marketing digital products for music education. There are two brands under JOYO TECH: JOYO and Dr. J. Their main products include: Effects Pedals, Guitar Amplifiers, Tube Amplifiers, Rock House, Metronomes, Tuners, EQ systems, Drum Practice Pads, Pedal Controllers, Synthesizers, E-Erhus, Wireless Systems, Audio Cables, and Portable Power Supplies.

Source: JOYO website (1 November 2017)

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