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  • Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball has expanded their Slinky string line with the introduction of the all-new Cobalt Slinkys. As the name indicates, the new sets use cobalt, which has a high magnetism to provide a stronger relationship between an instrument’s strings and pickups. Ernie Ball says the design adds extended dynamic range, better harmonic response, increased low... »

  • BOSS Introduces TU-10 Clip-on Tuner

    BOSS Introduces TU-10 Clip-on Tuner

    BOSS has entered into the realm of clip-on tuners with the announcement of the TU-10. Available in five colors, the compact tuner is designed so that the meter and the clip are all one piece in order to avoid structural weakness. The TU-10 supports flat tuning up to five semitones down for drop-tuning and a... »

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  • Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

    Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

    Gruv Gear has introduced the Duostrap Signature, a genuine leather strap backed by bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. The new strap features a pair of over-the-shoulder straps for balanced weight distribution to reduce shoulder strain while keeping a comfortable playing position. By design, the right shoulder strap loops around the upper horn of... »

  • La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass

    La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass

    La Bella has expanded their Super Alloy 52 Series of strings with the addition of four new electric bass sets. Available in Extra Light, Light, Standard Light, and 5-string Standard Light, the new strings are described as bright and tarnish-proof. The line gets its name from the string’s outer wrap, which contains 52% nickel to... »

  • TC Electronic Announces the Polytune Mini

    TC Electronic Announces the Polytune Mini

    TC Electronic has announced their newest polyphonic tuner, the Polytune Mini. The device is a more compact version of their original Polytune. The Mini is a polyphonic tuner, but for tuning bass, the device only works in chromatic mode. The company says that the polyphonic setting is for guitar only, and that it is a... »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering was showing off their new Firefly DI box at their booth at the NAMM Show this year. Built for for both live and recording purposes, the Firefly features a Class-A tube preamp with dual inputs that allow for quickly switching instruments. The Firefly’s signal path goes straight to a tuner output that stays... »

  • Korg Announces PitchBlack Poly Polyphonic Pedal Tuner

    Korg Announces PitchBlack Poly Polyphonic Pedal Tuner

    Korg has just announced the PitchBlack Poly, a new product in their line of tuners. The Poly, which is designed for both bass and guitar, offers many upgrades to typical tuners. The PitchBlack Poly’s display offers a large, high visibility meter with a row of bright white and blue LEDs to determine each string’s tuning,... »

  • Elixir Strings Announces New Changes to String Lines

    Elixir Strings Announces New Changes to String Lines

    Elixir Strings has announced some new changes to their popular line of coated bass strings, including a new coated stainless steel set. The stainless steel strings are designed to offer the bright and clear tone of stainless bass strings, but easier on the fingers and longer tone life. The company’s original nickel-plated bass strings have... »

  • Godlyke Unveils Voltage Converter and Ground Isolator

    Godlyke Unveils Voltage Converter and Ground Isolator

    Godlyke has introduced a pair of new power accessories- the Iso-Pump Voltage Converter and the Ground Hound Ground Isolator. The new gadgets will be debuting at the NAMM Show. The company’s GH-1 Ground Hound takes care of grounding issues by creating an isolated ground connection for effects devices. In addition to fixing ground loops, reducing... »

  • GoGo Tuners Release First Pedal Tuner

    GoGo Tuners Release First Pedal Tuner

    GoGo Tuners has expanded their lineup with the debut of The GoGo, the brand’s first pedal tuner. Housed in a metal chassis, the stompbox is colored the orange for better visibility on dark stages. The large, high-definition display follows the company’s signature “Green you’re in, Red you’re Out,” meaning that the display turns green when... »