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  • Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

    Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

    Dunlop’s booth at this year’s NAMM Show was buzzing with the announcement Marcus Miller had joined forces with them to create a signature line of strings. “Starting with our new Super Bright formula, we worked closely with him to develop strings that perfectly complement his sound—crisp and cutting with a big fundamental and powerful low... »

  • Gruv Gear Introduces SoloStrap Neo at NAMM

    Gruv Gear Introduces SoloStrap Neo at NAMM

    Gruv Gear introduced the SoloStrap Neo 4.0 and 2.5 at NAMM this year. The new straps are a more economical version of their existing straps and comes in a four-inch wide version to accommodate bassists. “We had our DuoStrap Signature and then made the Duostrap Neo as an affordable version of it,” Gruv Gear’s Jay... »

  • Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

    Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

    Italian string instrument maker Alter Ego has introduced a tunable tailpiece for the double bass. Rather than tuning the strings themselves, the tailpiece allows for tuning the afterlength portion of each string. “There are many valid theories on how to tune the afterlength portion of the strings, but we believe there is no ideal formula... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia has revamped their popular mobile instrument interface with the iRig 2. The new version adds several new features including a versatile gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output, and Android compatibility. The iRig 2 has a 1/4-inch input that can handle guitar, bass or other line level instruments. Its variable gain thumbwheel lets you... »

  • Xotic Effects Introduces Xotic Voltage Doubler

    Xotic Effects Introduces Xotic Voltage Doubler

    Xotic Effects has unveiled the Xotic Voltage Doubler, a power adapter that steps up voltage output to either 15 or 18 volts from a standard 9-volt power source. The compact device has a simple input and output with a switch to toggle between 15 or 18-volt output. The device, which is designed only for Xotic... »

  • CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

    CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

    CStands is a new company out of the Netherlands specializing in bass and guitar stands with a unique twist. Each model incorporates an iconic headstock for extra flair and personality. The company’s product lineup includes two bass models: the FB, which is based on the headstock made famous by Leo Fender, and the WB, based... »

  • ZÜE Engineering Introduces the On Timer Pedalboard Clock

    ZÜE Engineering Introduces the On Timer Pedalboard Clock

    Time management on the bandstand can be crucial, and ZÜE Engineering is addressed that issue with the On Timer Pedalboard Clock, a pedal designed to help musicians manage their performance time. The device features two LED displays to keep track of your sets. The top is a 12-hour clock to display the current time, while... »

  • Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

    Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

    Korg has updated their PitchHawk clip-on tuner series with the PitchHawk G-2 for bass and guitar. The tuner now has a high-contrast color LCD display for better visibility while its frame has been slimmed down. The PitchHawk G-2 has dedicated guitar and bass tuning modes with flat and capo settings for alternate tunings. It also... »

  • N-Audio Announces Powerbox Mk2 Pro Power Supply

    N-Audio Announces Powerbox Mk2 Pro Power Supply

    N-Audio has introduced the Powerbox Mk2 Pro stompbox power supply. Available for European or worldwide voltages, the unit features twelve individually separated power outputs with multiple output voltage options. The Powerbox Mk2 Pro adds to their original Powerbox Mk2 with two more high current AC outputs. It has four outputs rated for either 9 or... »

  • La Bella Unveils Vapor Shield Treated Bass Strings

    La Bella Unveils Vapor Shield Treated Bass Strings

    La Bella has announced a new type of extended-life string called the Vapor Shield series. Instead of spraying or dipping the string into a coating, the process treats the entire surface of the string with a nucleated polymer vapor. “Using a highly sophisticated Ionic Vapor Process™ developed by Acoustic Science™, proprietary compounds are activated in... »