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The Best Drums, Keyboards, and Sound Systems in Southeast Texas

What kind of instruments will you use to chart your course to musical mastery? At Guitar & Banjo Studio, our vast instrument and equipment selections make it easy to play, practice and perform out loud, no matter what your goals are.
We’re southeast Texas’ definitive source for drums and keyboards that let musicians expand their repertoires. Our sound systems offer the combined power and punch that you’ll need to help you transform regular music into a rich and textured auditory experience.
Browse Our Diverse Selection
We stock electric and traditional drum kits, as well as keyboards that integrate via common interfaces like USB and MIDI. Why depend on studio players when you can take music into your own hands by scoring your video or recording your album? At Guitar & Banjo Studio, you get the freedom to choose exactly how you create art.
Drums, Keyboards and Sound Systems
Please click on the logos below to see a sample of some of the drums, keyboards and sound systems we carry. For more information on our selection and availability, please contact us.
  • Tama
  • Yamaha
  • Yamaha
  • Roland
Mixing Consoles
Starclassic Performance EFX
The mind-blowing visual effects created by our new Duracover finishes inspired the Starclassic Performer EFX series. These shimmering finishes aren't nostalgic recreations of vintage wraps of the past. They're new designs and colors created for a modern world.
Tama's new EFX series combines the great round sound and projection of the original Starclassic Performer's thin birch shells with the added protection and great looks of these exciting new finishes. Our Duracover finishes are permanently affixed to each shell with a 100% glued high-pressure rolling technique. This unique process ensures the covering laminate vibrates uniformly with the shell, so there's no compromise to the original full-bodied birch sound. In addition, Starclassic EFX shells have more resistance to humidity than drums featuring less consistent application techniques.
For more information on the Starclassic Performer EFX, visit the Tama Drums website.
Accel Size Kits
Deeper Bass Drum and Shallower Toms
More and more players are moving to shallower tom depths and deeper bass drums. For this reason, Starclassic Performer EFX kits can be ordered with Accel sized toms and 18" deep kicks. The availability of these sizes in the Performer price range represents a tremendous breakthrough. Accel sizes are also available in Tama's 3 gorgeous Duracover finishes.
Color: White Silk (WHS)
SR520EAF Tama Drums
SRB20E 18" x 20" Bass drum
SRT10A 8" x 10" Tom tom
SRT12A 9" x 12" Tom tom
SRT14A 11" x 14" Tom tom
SRS55 5 1/2" x 14" Snare drum
MTH900 Tom holder
MTH900AS Single tom attachment
MC61 Multi clamp
HC62R Straight cymbal stand
HC63BR Boom cymbal stand
HP200 Drum pedal
HH85R Hi-hat stand
HS80R Snare stand
Color: Liquid Metal (LQM)
SRB22E 18" x 22" Bass drum
SRT10A 8" x 10" Tom tom
SRT12A 9" x 12" Tom tom
SRT14A 11" x 14" Tom tom
SRS55 5 1/2" x 14" Snare drum
MTH900 Tom holder
MTH900AS Single tom attachment
MC61 Multi clamp
HC62R Straight cymbal stand
HC63BR Boom cymbal stand
HP200 Drum pedal
HH85R Hi-hat stand
HS80R Snare stand
Deep Size Kits
For players who still prefer deep sized toms (1" deeper than Accel sizes), Performed EFX is also available in 2 Standard kits with 20" or 22" bass drums as well as a Fusion kit (hanging toms only) with a 22" kick. All catalogue kits feature 5 1/2" deep matching-finish snare drums.
Beech Custom Absolute
The newest sound in drums, the Beech Custom Absolute stays with the tradition of single material design.
Newly Designed, All Beech Shells
Newly Designed, All Beech Shells
The bass drum utilizes an 8-ply, 10mm-shell construction while the floor tom and the 12- through 16-inch toms use a 6-ply, 7.5mm shell. The 8- and 10-inch toms also use 6-ply shells but 6mm thick. Their new designs place an emphasis on mid and low frequencies with just the right amount of power to deliver a well-balanced beech sound.
quality wind instrumentsBeech Shells and the Vintage Finish
Beech Shells and the Vintage Finish
The Vintage Finish is a special synthetic resin finish that is applied by hand on high-quality wind instruments. While enhancing the tone of the beech shell, the Vintage finish also provides a durable, waterproof finish that virtually eliminates the influence of weather and humidity on the drum. Over the course of time, the color of the shell will change to a deeper hue that you will surely come to love.
The unique chrome body lug casings found on the Absolute series are fixed to the drum shell with only a single bolt allowing the drum to vibrate freely. A special nylon insert prevents tension rods from becoming loose during play.
Color: Royal Metallic Blue
SR520EAF Tama Drums
WYA2F4 WBD1022
WTT1012 WTT1013
WFT1016 TH945A
WTT1010 WFT1018
CS945 CHH910
CS940 WS955
CS845 WS904
HS740 CL945A
SS840 AC910
DFP880 P80SA
CH740 DS1100
Color: Cherry Wood
SR522EAF Tama Drums
BBD1018JF BFT1014
BTT1010J BSD0105
TH945A SS730
CS730 FP700
CS645 DS840
CS640 HS640
Floating Bass Drum System
The Floating Bass Drum System used on 18" bass drums elevates and supports the beater side of the drum allowing the beater to strike the drum in the center of the head.
Floating Bass Drum
Floating Bass Drum
  • Compact and stylish with authentic piano sound
  • Graded Hammer Effect keyboard for realistic piano touch
  • Dynamic Stereo Sampling delivers the ultimate in piano expression
  • "To Host" PC interface and 2-track sequencer
High-Quality Pianos and Other Voices
The voices onboard the P-120/P-120S are among the very best available today. The piano sounds, in particular, are surprisingly realistic thanks to Yamaha's 3-layer Dynamic Stereo Sampling technique, which triggers a different sample (from slightly struck to forcefully struck) depending on how hard you play the keyboard. A range of other commonly used instruments, including electric pianos, organs, harpsichord, choir, guitar and strings, are also provided.
Split and Dual Modes
Split mode lets you select different voices for the left-hand and right-hand parts. Dual mode lets you combine any 2 voices together, such as piano and strings, to create lush timbres. The volume, fine-tuning and transposition can be set individually for each voice within a dual layer or split.
Built-in Speaker System
Built-in Speaker System
The P-120/P-120S feature a built-in stereo speaker system with 12.5 watts of power per channel, so you can turn them on and play whenever inspiration strikes.
128-Voice Expandable Synthesizer
  • 88-note precision hammer-action keyboard with after touch
  • Real-time control via 4 sliders and light sensing D-Beam* controller
  • Accepts 2 SR-JV80-Series and 2 SRX-Series wave expansion boards
  • Advanced arpeggiator functions
  • *D-Beam™ Controller technology has been licensed from Interactive Light, Inc.
With the VX-88 128-Voice Expandable Synthesizer, Roland combines cutting-edge XV-3080 synthesis—including its massive 128-voice synch engine and 64MB internal wave memory—with an 88-note hammer-action keyboard equivalent to the renowned A-90EX.
Perfect for use as a master controller, the XV-88 provides the ultimate playing experience when combined with the new SRX-02 "Concert Piano" 64MB wave expansion board. This new expansion board is the perfect match for the XV-88's precision hammer-action keyboard; 128 voices; expressive synthesis capabilities; and lush, studio-class reverb.
As Roland's best performance synthesizer, the XV-88 offers no less than 4 assignable Control/Tone Palette Sliders which can be used for controlling filter cutoff or envelope settings, to name a few. Front panel MIDI transport buttons make it easy to start and stop an external sequencer when performing live.
The integrated D-Beam controller lets you send control change messages such as pitch bend and filter cutoff by waving your hand over an infrared beam of light. Combined with the Matrix Control, the D-Beam provides a wide range of motion for expressing the most delicate nuances.
With its 16 MIDI Zone capability, the XV-88's keyboard can be divided into 16 regions, each assigned to a different MIDI channel controlling both the internal synch and external MIDI gear. Combined with its built-in serial PC interface, the XV-88 can serve as the centerpiece of your MIDI studio or stage setup.
Group/Aux Diversity System
Most mixing consoles have a fixed buss system: e.g. say 4 group busses, 3 or 4 auxiliary busses, a stereo buss, and maybe a mono buss. The numbers and variations are endless, but you're stuck with the configuration you initially purchased. If your buss requirements change, you need a new console. In addition, if your buss requirements change from project to project, you'll need a console with much more capacity than any single job requires.
The GA Diversity system provided on the MC Series mixing consoles gives you the flexibility to match the console's buss configuration to a wide range of signal-routing requirements. 4 of its 10 mix busses can be individually switched from pre-fader auxiliary send status to group type operation, so you can have 2 groups and 8 auxiliary sends, 4 groups and 6 auxiliary sends, or any other combination the job requires.
Clean Signals From Input to Output
Many mixer circuits must handle low-level signals—the head amplifies, for example—and must be designed with extra care or they can be a major source of noise and distortion. Other critical design criteria include inter-stage matching, internal impedance, circuit layout, grounding, component selection, and a veritable plethora of other factors that affect performance and the mixer's overall "sound." Here's where Yamaha technology makes a real difference. Whether you're using microphone or line inputs, Yamaha's high-performance circuitry gives you an exceptionally clean, quiet signal from input to output. Then there's RF rejection. RF (Radio Frequency) noise generated by motors, video monitors, and digital equipment of almost any kind can make the cleanest, quietest circuitry virtually worthless. The MC32/12 and MC24/12 boast outstanding RF noise rejection, so you can use them just about anywhere.
Specs You Can Trust
Yamaha never has "tweaked" specifications. Never will. It's amazing how mediocre specs can be made to look impressive by simply optimizing test conditions. The electrical specifications we publish are all brutally honest, measured under the stated and/or industry-standard conditions. When in doubt, we urge you to use the most sensitive sound measurement devices available: your own ears. They'll tell you who you can trust.
Rugged & Reliable
From connectors to controls to chassis, MC consoles are built to last. Whether used in an installation or taken on the road, these attractively finished, rugged consoles will keep on performing with the utmost reliability.
The MC32/12 has 28 mono input channels, and the MC24/12 has 20 mono input channels, with balanced XLR-type microphone inputs and balanced/unbalanced TRS phone jack line inputs. Phantom power is switchable in 4-input groups for all mono inputs, providing direct compatibility with high-performance phantom-powered condenser microphones and DI boxes.
On both the MC32/12 and MC24/12, stereo line sources can be directly connected to either of the 2 stereo input channels (a total of 4 inputs) with unbalanced L/MONO and R phone jack inputs. The L/MONO inputs allow the stereo channels to be used for mono signals.
Channel Insertion
Insert send/return patch points are included on all mono channels for convenient insertion of compressor/limiters (a must for top-quality vocal sound), equalizers, or any other outboard equipment you might need to apply to individual channels.
Input Controls & Level Matching
Gain trim controls with a 44-dB range and LED peak indicators on all mono and stereo inputs facilitate optimum level matching with a wide range of sources. The mono inputs additionally feature 26-dB pad switches, phase switches for easy input phase correction, and switchable high-pass filters to cut out rumble and other low-frequency noise.
4-band Channel EQ
4-band equalization on each input channel can be used to bring out the best in the sound of individual instruments or voices, emphasize a channel in relation to others, blend the sound of several channels, create special effects, reduce noise, and much more. The hi-mid and lo-mid bands on the mono channels are sweep able for extra control precision. EQ bypass switches are provided on all channels so equalization can be punched in or out as required without having to change settings.
4 Group/Aux Sends
The M1 through M4 "Mix Send" controls feed the MC console's unique GA Diversity system. When the corresponding FIX/VAR switch in the master section is set to the "VAR" position, that send functions as a pre-fader auxiliary send: i.e. the send control adjusts the level of the signal sent to the corresponding buss (M1 through M4), and the send ON switch simply turns the corresponding send on or off. If a FIX/VAR switch is set to the "FIX" position, the send then functions as a post-fader group send: The send control is bypassed and the send ON switch functions as a group assign switch.
6 Aux Sends
The M5 through M10 controls function as auxiliary sends, feeding the corresponding mix buss. These controls can be switched to receive the pre- or post-fader signal in groups of 2 (5/6, 7/8, and 9/10).
Stereo Assign & Panning
Stereo assign switches and pan controls on each input channel assign the corresponding channel signal to the MC console's stereo buss.
Channel Faders, Pre-fader Listen, & Channel ON Switches
Smooth, noise-free 100-mm linear faders make it easy to set up the optimum balance between channels, while PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) switches allow convenient solo monitoring of a channel's pre-fader signal. All channels additionally feature channel on switches that can be used to switch the channel signal into or out of the mix without changing any other settings.
GA Diversity FIX/VARI Switches
The core of the MC console's innovative GA Diversity system, these switches determine whether the corresponding sends on the input channels - M1 through M4 - function as auxiliary or group sends.
Mix Busser Master Strips M1 through M4
The first 4 mix buss master strips (M1 through M4) receive either the pre-fader aux signal or the post-fader group signal from the channel sends, depending on the setting of the corresponding GA Diversity FIX/VARI switch. Each strip has its own 3-band equalizer and EQ switch, as well as a "to stereo" switch, a pan control which assign the mix buss signal to the console's stereo buss. The mix buss master strips also feature 100-mm faders and AFL (After-Fader Listen) switches for convenient solo monitoring.
Mix Buss Master Strips M5 through M10
Mix buss strips M5 though M10 receive the auxiliary signal from the corresponding channel send controls. Like the M1 through M4 strips, strips M5 through M10 have individual 3-band equalizers and EQ switches as well as 100-mm faders and AFL (After-Fader Listen) switches.
Stereo Master Strip
The stereo buss feeds 2 stereo output pairs: stereo 1 and stereo 2. The main linear stereo fader feeds the balanced stereo 1 output, with AFL listen capability. The stereo 2 signal can be derived pre or post the stereo 1 fader, and feeds and unbalanced output pair via the rotary stereo 2 level control. A mono switch is also provided to sum the stereo 2 signal to mono for instant mono monitoring or to feed a mono sound system.
Stereo Aux Returns & Buss Sends
The stereo auxiliary return 1/2 pair has controls to adjust the level of the returned signal sent to the M1 through M4 mixes and the stereo buss as well as return on/off switch and PFL switches. The signal returned to the stereo auxiliary return 3/4 pair can be sent to any of the remaining mix busses (M5 through M10), or to the stereo buss. The 3/4 returns also have an on/eff and PFL switches.
2 Matrix Mixes
Matrix controls can be used to set up 2 matrix sub-mixes from the M1 through M4 mix busses and the stereo buss. Both matrix mixes include mix on/off switches and AFL switches.
Flexible Monitoring & Metering
Convenient monitoring is provided by control-room monitor and headphone output with independent level controls, and peak-reading level meters providing accurate visual monitoring of the signal appearing at the 10 mix busses, the stereo buss, and the PFL and ADL busses.
Handy Rec Outputs & Tape Inputs
Rec outputs provide a line-level stereo output for convenient recording of the main program, while tape inputs with a level control allow the output from a recorder or other line-level source to be added to the console's stereo signal.
The Folio range from Spirit is the world's best-selling series of compact mixers. Designed by sound industry legend, Graham Blyth, the multi-award-winning Folio range is unique in providing professional features and sound quality at a price everyone can afford.
Every console in the Folio range is designed to incorporate the warm, British EQ that has made Spirit’s parent company, Soundcraft, the leading name in live, studio and broadcast mixing for over 27 years.
Soundcraft has always been at the forefront of console design and since Spirit's inception in 1991, it has been responsible for many of the sound industry's most groundbreaking products including the award-winning Digital 328 and, of course, the original Folio—the small console that launched so many imitations. Designed in the UK, the latest manufacturing processes and technologies ensure the high quality and exceptional value of all Spirit designs.
When Folio was first launched, mixing desks were either large and expensive, or small but ineffective. Spirit Folio changed all that. Packed with features, more channels and professional-standard sound quality, Folio was literally a revolution.
The original Folio design has now been refined and developed to produce an unparalleled range boasting the 100mm faders of Folio F1, the on-board Lexicon effects on Folio FX16 and FX8, the extremely compact Folio Notepad and the all round usability of Folio SX.
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