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  • Focusrite Announces The iTrack Dock Recording Interface

    Focusrite Announces The iTrack Dock Recording Interface

    Focusrite has introduced the iTrack Dock, a recording interface for the Apple iPad. The device is fitted with dual microphone inputs, two line inputs, an instrument DI, independent stereo monitor and headphone outputs, and a USB port for use with MIDI controllers. The iTrack Dock’s mic pres are the same found in their Scarlett range… »

  • Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings

    Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings

    Rotosound has upgraded their Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon bass strings with a new computer controlled engineering process in their UK factory. The company says that the process, along with finishing by their craftsmen, add to the strings’ lifespan and playability. Rotosound describes the tone as “double bass-like.” The Tru Bass 88 was originally designed… »

  • Luminlay Introduces M19 Luminescent Knobs

    Luminlay Introduces M19 Luminescent Knobs

    Luminscent position marker company Luminlay has expanded their product line to include the MA19 series of knobs. The knobs, which come in five colors, are inlaid with luminescent numbers for easy visibility on a dark stage. Similar to their inlays, the knob’s numbers are activated by a Luminlay LED light charger. Suited for a six… »

  • Monster Updates Bass Cable

    Monster Updates Bass Cable

    Monster has updated their line of Rock, Bass, and Acoustic cables, which are designed with features to accent the specific instruments. The series has been upgraded with new 24K gold connectors that feature a collet strain relief to clamp down on the Duraflex jacket when screwed together. This reduces the strain from solder points locking… »

  • Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings Now Available

    Dunlop is now shipping their Super Bright Bass Strings, which the company designed with slap bass players in mind. The strings are defined by a lighter tension and provide clear highs balanced with a fat fundamental. The sets come in either stainless steel or nickel with options for 4- and 5-string basses with light and… »

  • Gibson Introduces Memory Cable With Built-In Recorder

    Gibson Introduces Memory Cable With Built-In Recorder

    Gibson has unveiled a new development in the world of instrument cables with the introduction of their new Memory Cable. The cable, which works on bass, guitar or keyboards, has a built-in recorder that can save up to 13 hours of playing to a microSD card. The TASCAM-designed component captures audio at 44.1kHz/16-bit resolution and… »

  • La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats

    La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats

    La Bella Strings is introducing a new take on their flatwound strings with the Low Tension Flexible Flats series. Made with the same techniques as their Deep Talkin’ Bass sets, the new strings have a slightly adjusted construction for a lighter and more flexible feel to their heavier counterparts. The company says that the Low… »

  • GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers

    GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers

    GHS Strings’ new GHS Crossovers line of strings - designed to fit the NS Design CR and NXT series of electric upright basses - are now available. The new strings, which come in 4- and 5-string sets, fill a gap for the bass. “The string options for the NS Design upright bass are limited,” explains… »

  • D’Orazio Announces Spyrachrome Double Bass Strings

    D’Orazio Announces Spyrachrome Double Bass Strings

    Italian string manufacture D’Orazio has announced a new set of strings for upright bass called the Spyrachrome. Designed for psychobilly slap style players, the new strings are described as soft to the touch with high magnetic response for improved use with pickups. The Spyrachrome is made with a flat wire steel/chrome winding over a steel… »

  • D’Addario Introduces FlexSteels Bass String Series

    D’Addario Introduces FlexSteels Bass String Series

    D’Addario has introduced a new series of bass strings called FlexSteels. The new line boasts a more flexible core and an all-steel wrap for string that the company says offers a “more comfortable feel with a focused, punchy tone.” FlexSteels also feature a new precise core-to-wrap ratio that’s formulated for tone and consistency. The sets… »