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  • D’Orazio Strings Introduces Rockabilly Ropecore Chrome-Steel Upright Bass Strings

    D’Orazio Strings Introduces Rockabilly Ropecore Chrome-Steel Upright Bass Strings

    D’Orazio’s new Rockabilly Ropecore Double Bass Strings are chrome-steel flatwounds that the company engineered specifically for the rockabilly genre. Made in Italy, the design offers a lighter feel while its outer winding gives a more aggressive tone that suits the slapping style. The D’Orazio Rockabilly Ropecore chrome-steel upright bass strings come in 3/4 and 4/4... »

  • CruzTOOLS Introduces Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

    CruzTOOLS Introduces Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

    CruzTOOLS has announced a new tool set for bassists and guitarists called the Stagehand Compact Tech Kit. Adding to their line instrument maintenance tools, the kit centers around a screwdriver-style bit holder and a 19-piece magnetic bit set that comes complete with hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets in imperial and metric sizes. The company says... »

  • DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

    DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

    In preparation for the 4th of July, DR Strings has announced the USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue color coated string sets. Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter helped coordinate the new strings in order to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which guarantees a college education and support for sons and daughters of Special Forces... »

  • Levy’s Leathers Announces Basket Weave Carving Leather Bass Straps

    Levy’s Leathers Announces Basket Weave Carving Leather Bass Straps

    Levy’s Leathers has introduced their line of Basket Weave Carving Leather straps, featuring a firm carving veg-tan leather top with a basket weave tooled insert. Each strap also has a soft garment leather backing with a foam core for comfort. The series comes in seven colors: Black, Burgundy, Brown, Cranberry, Dark Brown, Walnut, and Tan.... »

  • 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... »