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KMC Music has been appointed the exclusive distributor to launch the North American and Latin American distribution of the new Full Contact Hardware by Babicz Design Ltd. The product is an entirely new bridge saddle system for solid body electric guitars and basses. Through the strategic alliance of Babicz and KMC Music the patent-pending technology will also be available for license for aftermarket and OEM products. The 'Full Contact Hardware' system (USPTO Provisional Patent # 61/206,015) offers "full contact" between the vibrating string and the body of the instrument. Air gaps and spaces under the saddle are eliminated and over 50 x more contact surface per saddle is maintained. Conventional string height action adjustment set screws are eliminated. With the "Full Contact Hardware" tone and sustain is dramatically improved and never compromises the ability to set action and intonation preferences. Roger Hart, KMC Music's Director of Merchandising said: "As a self-admitted gear geek, I've seen all manner of guitar hardware. Jeff Babicz' design is revolutionary; a bridge system that will improve the tone and setup of almost any electric guitar or bass available." KMC Music is the largest independent distributor of musical instruments and accessories in the United States and a major producer of guitars and guitar parts and accessories. Kaman owns a number of subsidiaries and brands in music industry, including Ovation, Takamine, Hamer and Adamas Guitars and Genz Benz Amplifiers. Jeff Babicz states "We at Babicz Design are proud to have KMC Music — the number one distributor leading the way with the Full Contact Hardware program. Musicians everywhere will benefit from KMC's commitment to distribution along with the Babicz commitment to electric guitar and bass hardware innovation". Babicz Design Ltd. is a developer of patented performance based, innovative and licensable musical instrument technology, including the Variable Set Neck, Torque Reducing Split Bridge, and the Lateral Compression Soundboard. The company was founded by guitar industry veterans Jeff Babicz Sr. and Jeff Carano in 2003, and maintains their corporate headquarters in Poughkeepsie, New York. The company also has a showroom facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where it performs sales/marketing, manufacturing, R&D and fulfillment operations. Babicz Guitars has received several awards and stellar reviews from the industry's most respected trade publications. Their innovative guitars are favored by many of the music industry's most renowned artists, such as Todd Rundgren, Foreigner, The Black Eyed Peas, The Pretenders, Kansas, Adrian Belew, Pat Travers, Porcupine Tree, Gregg Allman, Don Dokken, and many others. Their patented features are also licensed by some of the guitar industry's best known brands, including C.F. Martin and Michael Kelly Guitars. For more information, please see: KMC Music, PO Box 507, Bloomfield, CT 06002-0507 Tel: (860) 509-8888
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