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  • D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    For musicians interested in making their own gear, D’Addario has unveiled a new DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs. The set includes 10 plugs, 10 feet of cable, a mini cable cutter, and a screwdriver. “Featuring solderless plugs that connect to cables in seconds, creating custom lengths has never been easier,” the... »

  • Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio has teamed up with jazz bass legend Chuck Israels to release the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone. Developed by Peter Axelsson, the condenser microphone is designed specifically for the upright bass on the stage or in the studio. “Peter Axelsson has developed a mic that rejects enough extraneous sound that it is practical to... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio has expanded their bass offerings with the NordyMute, a bass mute featuring a foam body and wood cover. Available in four or five string versions, the device imparts a darker tone for an old school vibe. “The essence of the NordyMute’s effect is akin to upright-like inhibition of resonance, a kind of execution... »

  • Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Warwick’s Rockboard has revamped their pedalboard series for 2018. The Rockboard Duo 2.1, Tres 3.1, Quad 4.1, and Quad 4.2 offer different sizes with power supply mounting options. “Setting out to create a pedalboard that is lightweight, rigid and rugged, allowing for the use of a multitude of pedals as well as power supply mounting... »

  • BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    Bassist Yerko Sepulveda has introduced a new device for bassists called the BackBeat. The wearable, portable unit straps to the back of your strap and acts as rumble pack to let you feel the your notes as vibrations. This is especially helpful for modern bassists who use in-ear monitors and players who have to keep... »

  • Songbird FX Releases USB to 9V Pedal Power Cable

    Songbird FX Releases USB to 9V Pedal Power Cable

    Songbird FX has released the Birdcord, a USB to 9-volt adapter cable that allows you to power your pedals with a USB socket. Simply plug the USB end into your computer or a USB power bank and the 2.1mm DC plug into your effect. The cord can also be used to power mini amps. The... »

  • Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars has re-engineered their line of flatwound strings including their sets for bass guitar. The new Blue Label Flatwound strings, which come in four and five-string sets, are described as “superb for fretless basses or that classic Motown sound.” “Our challenge was to create a string with a true vintage tone and feel that... »

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  • Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley has added an Extra-Medium set to its NickelSteel Bass Signature Series of strings. The XM strings split the difference between medium and heavy with gauges of measuring .050, .070, .090, and .110 mm in the four-string set. A five-string set adds a .130mm low B string. The company describes the string as offering... »

  • Thunder Case Introduces the Flight Case Compact Vault

    Thunder Case Introduces the Flight Case Compact Vault

    For musicians needing some extra protection while flying, Thunder Case has introduced the Flight Case Compact Vault. The case/stand is only 14 or 19 inches wide and can hold up to four basses (or guitars). It’s built with a military-grade outer shell coating and a foam inner lining. “The Thunder Case shell is made out... »

  • GoGo Tuners Introduces Portable, Rechargeable Power Supply

    GoGo Tuners Introduces Portable, Rechargeable Power Supply

    GoGo Tuners has unveiled the Drop Spot, a USB rechargeable 9V lithium battery power supply for pedals. The portable device is capable of powering multiple pedals, pedalboards, and high current effects by offering 9V, 700ma power. The company’s slogan of “Green you’re in and Red you’re out” applies to the Drop Spot as well. Indicator... »