Portable Musician News: NAMM 2013! Passport by Fender introduces Passport Mini

Looks like a great portable offering from Fender!  Here’s the press release verbatim…

PASSPORT® BY FENDER® INTRODUCES PASSPORT MINI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (January 23, 2013) — Passport by Fender is proud to release the latest addition to its line of popular public address systems, the Passport Mini.

Passport Mini offers convenient amplification for any instrument or microphone. It’s perfect for performances by street musicians and students, as well as a basic public address system for events and presentations. It goes anywhere thanks to its dual AC- or Battery-powered capabilities. It can even be used as a music media playback system or computer recording interface.

The Passport Mini pushes 7 watts through its 6.5” Full-Range Speaker and features a universal AC power supply (or six “C” batteries), instrument channel with 24 presets (built from 8 amp models) optimized for acoustic and electric guitars and other instruments, 12 effects (additional effects available with free Fender FUSE software), Tap Tempo button for adjusting delay time and modulation rate, separate Vocal channel with XLR and ¼” inputs and dedicated Volume, Tone, and Reverb controls, AUX input for media player, digital chromatic tuner, metal handle doubles as a tilt-back stand, stereo headphone output for silent practice or line out, USB connection for FUSE application and digital recording output (USB cable included).

For more information, go to www.fender.com.

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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is a leading, global musical instruments company whose comprehensive portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Fender® instruments include the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. For more information, visitwww.fender.com.

In 2007, FMIC acquired KMC Music, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of musical instruments and accessories. In 2011, KMC Music and Musicorp united their sales and catalog divisions as KMCMusicorp, creating a leading wholesaler of musical instruments, accessories and lighting equipment. KMCMusicorp produces and/or distributes Ovation®, Takamine® and Hamer® guitars; Latin Percussion®, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and Genz Benz® amplifiers and more. For more information, visit www.kmcmusicorp.com.

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