AP International News


Ray Ross Saddle-Less Bass Bridge

AP International is pleased to announce the release of the new Ray Ross™ Bass Bridge, a retrofitting bridge that represents a revolutionary approach to the standard stringed instrument bridge design.  Rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely straight from the bridge to the nut; this concept removes the “kink” from the string, providing increased vibrational energy through the strings… Read More >>


AP International Announces Distribution of Tone Vise Locking Nut

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – AP International, manufacturer and distributor of Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, is pleased to announce distribution of the new Tone Vise keyless locking nut assembly. This revolutionary design uses three spring-loaded vise grips that surround the nut clamping screw, allowing you to tighten and untighten your Floyd Rose-style locking nut without the need for that pesky hex wrench. Furthermore, the Tone Vise locking nut is made of hardened steel with steel… Read More >>


Fret Butter™ Fretboard Cleaner

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  AP International is pleased to announce they will be offering the new Fret Butter™ fretboard cleaner from DMI Guitar Labs.  Fret Butter ™ is a unique patented and proprietary solution for stringed instrument fingerboards, simultaneously hydrating the wood and removing even the most extreme grime and oxidation from frets in one simple application.  The result is a clean hydrated fingerboard with shiny frets and a satin smooth finish protecting against sweat, acids,… Read More >>


Floyd Rose Releases Rail Tail Non-Locking Tremolo

The new Rail Tail Tremolo is a full contact, dive-only tremolo designed to retrofit your existing Strat®-style 6-point tremolo with no modifications to your guitar; a clever design merging the feel and reliability of a hardtail bridge with the flexibility of a tremolo system. Computer designed and precision-machined, the Rail Tail achieves maximum performance without compromising comfort or feel while offering a stunning modern look rooted in its vintage predecessors.  Its unique features allow for… Read More >>


Introducing The Pure Tone Multi-Contact Jack

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ - Pure Tone Technologies and AP International are proud to announce the release of the new Pure Tone Input Jack.  Designed to address the many problems native to the standard 19th century jack design, the Pure Tone jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and lowest possible noise. Greater surface area at all contact points creates a more stable connection, locking the cable securely in place and carrying… Read More >>


NAMM 2017

Happy New Year!  If you'll be attending the NAMM Show next week, stop on by the AP International/Floyd Rose booth and say hello!  We're in booth #4862 in Hall C.  We'll be showing a variety of brands we distribute including Floyd Rose and Floyd Rose Audio, Babicz Full Contact Hardware, KTS Titanium, Haramis Musical Hardware, Lok-N-Roll Compensated Locking Nuts, Pure Tone Output Jack, Kahuna Ukuleles, and Oriolo Guitars!

If you would like to schedule an…


AP International Warehouse Blowout

Floyd Rose/AP International, distributors of ProRockGear Cases, Stands, & Accessories, Kahuna Ukuleles, Babicz Full Contact Hardware, KTS Titanium, R&B Guitars, Brubaker Brute Basses, and more will be holding an end-of-summer overstock blowout at their warehouse in Wall Township on Saturday, September 24th.  There you’ll find plenty of stands, cases, gigbags, Floyd Rose and R&B guitars, ukuleles, guitar hardware, and audio accessories at fire-sale prices direct from the manufacturer.

What’s cooler is that all purchased instruments…


Kahuna Ukuleles Unveils New Felix The Cat Line

Kahuna Ukuleles is pleased to announce the new Felix The Cat line of graphic ukuleles in collaboration with renowned Felix artist Don Oriolo and OrioloTM Guitars. The line will feature four designs of the legendary cartoon cat in both soprano and concert ukulele sizes; additionally, two new Oriolo-designed graphics will be released in tandem.  The new ukuleles will be available in October 2016 on the brand-new Kahuna website, kahunaukes.com.

Felix the Cat has been an…


AP International Begins Exclusive Distribution of TiSonix

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – AP International, distributors of Floyd Rose, Babicz Full Contact Hardware, KTS, and ProRockGear has become the exclusive distributor of TiSonix Titanium Hardware.  Already manufacturers of the Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo System, TiSonix’s entire product line will be available from AP in 2016, including an entirely Titanium Strat tremolo, Tune-O-Matic bridge, and acoustic bridge pins.

TiSonix is renowned for being a company dedicated to applying the unique acoustical characteristics of titanium to create… Read More >>


Babicz Full Contact Hardware Releases BFG Tele Bridge

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Babicz and AP International are proud to announce the BFG Tele Humbucker bridge.  Designed in cooperation with Billy Gibbons, the BFG utilizes the patented Babicz “eCAM” saddle design and can string both from the back (à la BFG) or through the body of the guitar.  This production model represents the same bridge Billy is currently touring with.  According to the Reverend himself, “The Babicz is stabilizing intonation, and is no doubt maintaining accuracy throughout an… Read More >>


Haramis Musical Hardware Custom Parts

Haramis Musical Hardware Custom Parts

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – AP International is proud to announce distribution of Haramis Music Hardware, handmade parts to customize your favorite instrument or amplifier.  Whereas other hardware on the market utilizes surface-printed designs that lack depth of color and realism, Haramis uses proprietary casting methods that require an artist’s careful touch to bring them to life.  The colors produced are vibrant and vivid with a remarkably three-dimensional appearance.

All color…


Lok-N-Roll Compensated Locking Nut

The new Lok-N-Roll improves your guitar by providing proper pitch and compensation across the fretboard.  The need to apply different string pressure on each string due to inherent sharp or flat notes is no longer an issue.  Equal pressure on each string is provided across the fingerboard.  These features allow the Lok-N-Roll to assist with wrist, arm, and finger discomfort.  As the player, you will notice an improved difference in chords, scales, alternate tunings, string… Read More >>


ProRockGear Prices Reduced

ProRockGear, a brand under AP International, just lowered the prices on all of their gear dramatically; you can now shop through their entire catalog of superior gigbags, cases, racks, stands and accessories at insanely low prices direct from ProRockGear.com!

These prices levels are tailored towards today's working musicians; whether you're outfitting a studio or getting ready to go on the road, ProRockGear.com can be your one-stop shop. What's more, a free leather guitar strap will be included… Read More >>


Floyd Rose Distributes Hollow Point Intonation System

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – As Floyd Rose continues to innovate new and exciting applications of their double-locking tremolo system, they’re also vigilant for when an inventive idea comes along from an outside source. The company has recently picked up distribution of the Hollow Point Intonation System for Double Locking Tremolos, which is an aftermarket upgrade developed by Black Cherry USA certainly worthy of a place in the authentic Floyd Rose upgrades catalog. The upgrade will… Read More >>


ProRockGear.com Launched!

We're proud to let you all know that ProRockGear has launched their first ever home on the web, www.prorockgear.com. ProRockGear is a leading brand under AP International, and while maintaining an active and successful presence through authorized dealers, we now also has the entire catalog available on a new and attractive homepage.

Created by some of the rock and roll world’s greatest insiders, ProRockGear makes some of the most durable and stylish music accessories available today, at very… Read More >>


Summer NAMM '14

That's right - your favorite brands will be heading to Nashville for the Summer NAMM Show, July 17 through July 19th.  Look for us in booth 824!  We will be representing Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, Babicz Full Contact Hardware, ProRockGear accessories, Power Pins, and much more.  If you plan on being at the show and would like to make an appointment to chat with us, please send an email to info@apintl.com or give us a… Read More >>


AP Takes On Distribution of Snapz Pin Puller

Another newer addition at AP International is the Snapz Bridge Pin Puller. This small and extremely simple tool makes the use of pliers on your acoustic guitar look barbaric: the Snapz Puller can be easily snap-mounted onto the pin, slide-locked for a perfect grip, and pulled for a smooth, painless pin removal. It's as inexpensive as it is useful, and it is sold individually as well as in a jar of 50 or 100. Owners… Read More >>


AP International Announces Babicz Full Contact Hardware Distributorship

AP International is proud to announce exclusive distribution of Babicz Full Contact Hardware. Babicz hardware is designed to maximize and keep consistent contact between the vibrating guitar string and the guitar body as a resonator. Most conventional guitar bridges, especially after making adjustments for intonation and action, leave air gaps between the saddle and bridge, which greatly reduces the sonic integrity of the string. With Babicz hardware, you can adjust your action as high or… Read More >>


The new FloydRose.com!

Just in time to celebrate Floyd Rose’s 35th Anniversary in 2014, we have unveiled the new floydrose.com.  Far more extensive than our former home on the web, the new site features both classic and recently developed products with a more contemporary aesthetic, while also maintaining a richer archive of our past and present exploits.

Featured products include the long-awaited retro-fitting FRX Tremolo System, Titanium Series Tremolo, International and Discovery series of guitars, and authentic FR upgrades… Read More >>


Kahuna Ukuleles

Kahuna Ukuleles has debuted a brand new line of ukes, ranging from beginner instruments to professional models, including the Fishman EQ-equipped KUS70MP-E acoustic/electric.  Various models are available with laser-etched animals and floral patterns, printed graphics, painted, and natural finishes in soprano, concert, and tenor styles.  For more info, email us at info@apintl.com or call (732) 919-6200.


Catalog Stream Now Available

AP International, distributors of Floyd Rose, KTS Titanium, Brubaker Basses, ProRockGear
Accessories, Kahuna Ukuleles, R&B Special Guitars, Nobels Pedals, and Schaller have now joined
ProActive Website's e-Commerce network powered by Cutting-Edge Solutions. This means that dealers
can now get a new website preloaded with all authorized products from the aforementioned brands.
Dealers may fill orders from their own stock or, with a click of the mouse, upload the order to AP
International…


Atlasjams.com Review of Floyd Rose guitars

1st Gear review of Floyd Rose guitars... 

Once in a while, I’m going to take some time out to review a variety of gear. I think it’s important to see and hear what’s new in the equipment world and more importantly . . . I get to try out some cool stuff. . .

When I was about 15 years old my parents gave me my first guitar. When I took it out of the… Read More >>


Floyd Rose Unveils the Titanium Tremolo System

Wall, NJ, 2011 – FLOYD ROSE a division of AP INTERNATIONAL and the most innovative name in guitar tremolo systems announces the release of the all new Titanium tremolo system available to retailers and consumers Worldwide.

“The Titanium Floyd Rose is the strongest, most durable and amazing sounding Floyd Rose you will ever purchase!"  said Andy Papiccio, President of API International.  “Titanium has an ideal natural frequency and a unique ability to transfer sound energy… Read More >>


Introducing the ProRock Gear Legend Series Guitar Cases

Wall, NJ, October 3, 2011 - AP INTERNATIONAL, a leader in the global distribution of musical products, highlights the Legend Series of hardshell cases and gig bags by ProRock Gear are for musicians who want the best protection for their instruments without breaking their wallets.

Legend Series hardshell case

Designed by musicians for musicians on the go, the Legend Series hardshell cases are constructed of a lightweight ultra-sturdy reinforced hard wood shell that provides the highest level of protection in… Read More >>


Floyd Rose Announces the FRX Tremolo System

Guitars With A Stop-Tail Bridge Can Now Be Easily Equipped With a Floyd Rose Without Any Guitar Modification or Routing.

Wall, NJ, August 2011 – FLOYD ROSE, a leader in the global manufacturing and distribution of guitar bridges and hardware, announces the New FRX Tremolo system will be available this fall 2011 to the music world.  The FRX tremolo system is the first-ever Floyd Rose tremolo system that can be easily retro-fitted to any guitar… Read More >>


AP International to Distribute KTS Titanium Guitar Components

Wall, NJ, June 2011 – AP INTERNATIONAL, a leader in the global distribution of musical products, announces the addition of Japanese precision guitar parts manufacturer KTS Musical Products Inc. to its family of products.  KTS' tone-resonant Titanium “SMALL PARTS” for guitars and basses will be exclusively distributed by AP International effective immediately.

“We are very excited to be working with KTS" said Andy Papiccio, President of API International.  “Their line of high-quality Titanium guitar and… Read More >>