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About QKA Direct

We at QKAdirect are an online retailer of Quality Products.
We searched the globe for the best quality products we could find but at very reasonable prices and are pleased to offer them to you on our site.
We are sorry but we do not sell ‘cheap’ products.

Carparelli Guitars & Basses
Carparelli Guitars are from Canada. Formerly known as Dot on Shaft, they strive to be the World's premier guitar distributor and manufacturer of guitars and basses that will fit every guitar players budget. Experience some of the finest Solid Body, Semi Hollow, Hollow Body, and Doublenecks in our Carparelli S1's, Carparelli S2's, The New Carparelli S3's, Carparelli By Designs, Ba-Dasse S1, Ba-Dasse S2, DeCarlo Handmade Guitars, Argenti Customs Made Guitars, Dos Kraken Customs, Nylon String Classicals, and 6 and 12 string Acoustics. You're bound to agree that they are some of the finest guitars on the planet. We are proud to offer over 30 models of unique left hand guitars for southpaw players. Carparelli Guitars is Canada's largest distributor in NEW Lefty Guitars with new models arriving every week! 

Exlusive Guitars & Basses
Looking for a new guitar? Galeazzo Frudua is pleased to introduce the new Exlusive range of guitars and basses including some gorgeous innovative designs and the new “Legendary Axes Series” as affordable alternatives to the guitar configurations played by the most famous guitarists of the past half century.

All the guitars and basses are designed with the intention of giving players the authentic TONE and STYLE of some legendary instruments at a fraction of the cost.

A unique chance to get a professional quality guitar, get the “secret” TONE of those legends of rock, while still maintain your unique and separate identity without appearing like a clone of the original.

Lace Pickups and Guitars
Founded in 1979 by the late Don Lace, Sr., Lace Music quickly grew from a small family business to become the driving force behind some of the music industry’s trademark sounds, including providing pickups for Fender Guitars. The company manufactures their own line of highly coveted guitars and pickups.

Lantec Drumsticks
Lantec is an Italian company that has been manufacturing professional quality drumsticks for about 10 years.

When the business started, the main aim was to produce drumsticks with distinctive characteristics compared to the products on the market at that time, this aim has been achieved.

American hickory is selected by hand and kiln dried to the right moisture level, special attention is given to the finishing process in order to give greater resistance and durability and a complete protection against moisture.

Another major difference of Lantec drumsticks is the fact that they are sorted one by one according to their weight and acoustic response.  Drummers can therefore choose, from within the same model, their perfect weight (specified on the packaging) from a wide variety.  This is why Lantec do not produce a large number of models: the very accurate way of sorting sticks offers a very varied choice to satisfy the specific requirements of any drummer concerned about his sound and touch.

Lantec produce the classic models 5A, 5B and 7A in two versions: natural hickory and coloured hickory.  The coloured hickory drumsticks are rosewood painted, but the shoulder and tip are natural.

The Valve Amplifiers
These are probably one of the best sounding guitar amplifiers in the world.
All 'The Valve' amps are hand-crafted in San Lazzaro, a town in the province of Bologna, in the north of Italy, by a team of musicians and technicians who leverage their unrivaled experience and expertise in tubes technology. The Valve crafting philosophy is a mix of modern technology applications and "point to point" hand wiring.
The company is involved in every stage of amplifiers production from initial design to final assembly and quality control. All amplifiers are CE and UL compliant.

Trem King Fixed Vibrato System
The newly patented TREM KING is a vibrato system for guitars that uses the fixed bridge concept.  The bridge plate is fixed to the body of the guitar. The saddles are fixed to the bridge and do not move. The intonation point and string height never change as with many other designs. All the action happens inside the guitar. And the best part is NOTHING happens until you touch the vibrato bar.

The Vibrato Action
The bar inserts directly into the tone block for the best leverage. The tone block pivots back and forth to provide the vibrato action. The TREM KING is able to act as a fixed bridge because the critical balance of string tension versus spring pressure combined with the patented Tension Bar. The tone block only moves when the vibrato bar is moved. When you use the vibrato bar, the tension bar brings the tone block back to the same Zero Point time after time. Two springs are normally all that are necessary to provide this balance. This allows for very light (2 lbs.) pressure to actuate the vibrato. The feel is precise and smooth.

Get a Grip
Along with the exclusive Grip Tip Vibrato Bar that has an adjustable rubber tip, the TREM KING is a joy to play. There is no locking nut necessary on the TREM KING. You can drop tune and not have to re-tune all the other strings. If you break a string while playing, your guitar will stay in tune and you can finish the song. The strings are easily and quickly replaced by loading through the bottom of the tone block with no cutting or special tools necessary.

Tuscany Guitars & Basses
Whether you need to improve in quality with your next guitar or you wish to leave your main axe at home, with over twenty (20) models to choose from, Tuscany guitars have everything the high price models have and more: solid wood, good pickups and hardware, set neck, pearloid inlays, solid tops...
They're not just another copy, but fine collector replicas of some of the coolest vintage instruments of all time, enhanced with our 21st century upgrades for the modern player.
Tuscany have carefully respected the original specifications of these collectible instruments, changed the shapes a bit, while at times adding their own special enhancements where the passage of time has shown small areas where these relics benefit from modern knowledge.

Vibe Amplifiers
Vibe Amplifiers offers a series of affordable mono-channel all-tube amps.
What's new about these amps is the special attention which was given to input impedances, preamp tuning and speaker matching, making these amps extremely responsive to foot pedals used between the guitar and amplifier.
The amps come in 3 different colours at competitive prices and are a specially priced range of 100% tube amps designed in Italy but manufactured in Asia thus allowing us to offer professional tube amp tone quality for those players not yet ready to invest in high end boutique amplifiers.
Compared to other amps in the same price range, the VIBE series has been well received in Europe and has surprised many players with the range of tonal variations.

Wyres Handmade Strings
Wyres Handmade Strings began from humble beginnings. Their philosophy has always been to test, develop and make the best musical strings possible. Naturally as musicians, they are exceptionally discerning and try to employ their most creative skills to develop great products.

Very often musicians will be invited into the factory to test strings and give them real time feedback. In technical areas unfamiliar to them they do consult engineers, chemists and even metallurgists for advice and they try to incorporate new ideas into their production.

Their 1st generation of P.T.F.E. (polymer tetra-fluoro-ethylene) coated strings is a prime example of one of these innovations which were debuted at the NAMM 1997 Show in Anaheim, California. They have continued improving on their P.T.F.E. coated string process and are today offering a 3rd generation P.T.F.E. coating.

Wyres strings are currently manufactured in the USA and are one of the few companies to actually manufacture their own strings. In the near future, Wyres Strings will also be manufactured in Canada. They enjoy an active and growing artist endorsement program. ”It's always a great pleasure to have contact with artists that we admire” Wyres say “It is also very flattering to our egos when artists rave about our strings. We love the contact with other musicians and hope that they will build close ties with us”.

Kerly Strings
Kerly Music strings are seasoned through a patented metal tempering process that exposes them to minus 320F and plus 350F for 24 hours. Our treatment strengthens the string at the molecular level, ads tonal crispness, increases durability and dramatically resists corrosive elements that reduce the life and tone of your strings. Tuning is less frequent, and a smoother surface feel is created with stellar bendability.

Our CYCLECOAT™ process uses repetitive Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold cycles that close up the microcracks that cause tonal loss and premature breakage. It’s the microcracks in normal strings that allow a string to go dead or break quickly. We close up the cracks and our strings counteract sweat, corrosion and quick breakage.

Strings are all about metal, the type and how it interacts with your fingers. Normal strings are just that, normal. You can expect them to sound good right out of the package, but after a limited amount of time they usually lose their sound quality and some even break with hardly picking them a hundred times. Coated strings use expensive coatings that try to extend the sound quality of a string. This process is debated by many and coatings do not make a string "feel real" or last longer regarding to breakage.

There are Cryogenic strings out there, which are defined by exposing the metal to extremely cold temperatures. Standard cryogenics does not show 100% proven scientific results. The only way to ensure more durability and extra wear resistance is to temper metal between both Hot and Cold. It’s the repetitive expansion and contraction of the metal, due to both temperatures, that change its structure giving it the added benefits.

Kerly strings are tempered strings. Exposing them to minus 320F and plus 350F for 24 hours changes the way they sound, feel and last. Metal tempering has been used for centuries to improve the durability and wear resistance of metals. With Kerly music, You can be assured that you are playing strings with an exclusive metal tempering process used to capture the unique sound and durability of Kerly Music Strings.