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  • 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... »

  • IK Multimedia to Introduce iRig STOMP at NAMM Show

    IK Multimedia to Introduce iRig STOMP at NAMM Show

    IK Multimedia will be showing off their new iRig STOMP at NAMM, which the company says is the first stompbox interface for iOS devices. Based on the Amplitube iRig, the interface is compatible with any iOS instrument app and can be used inline with other effects or sent direct to a PA system. The iRig... »

  • Lehle Releases DC Filter

    Lehle Releases DC Filter

    Lehle has released the DC Filter, a stereo filter for removing unwanted DC voltage from audio signals. The filter handles both mono and stereo signals and sports a passive design, so it doesn’t require a power supply. Lehle explains that audio signals with a DC offset can cause an “unpleasant” switching noise. While offsets can... »

  • DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings

    DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings

    DR Strings has released Dragon-Skin Strings, their new line of clear coated bass and guitar strings. This line is said to have “less unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation” than uncoated strings. The Dragon-Skin bass strings feature the company’s proprietary K3 coating applied to nickel plated steel wrap wire and are available in standard... »

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  • JackTight USA Now Shipping JackTight Tool for Repairing Output Jacks

    JackTight USA Now Shipping JackTight Tool for Repairing Output Jacks

    For all you do-it-yourselfer’s out there, JackTight USA released the JackTight, a tool for fixing loose output jacks on basses and guitars. The JackTight works by gripping and stabilizing the jack from the inside, allowing for users to tighten the nut without the jack spinning. In addition to being handy on instruments the JackTight works... »

  • Nordstrand Releases Pre-Ernie Ball Music Man-Inspired 2B-MM Preamp

    Nordstrand Releases Pre-Ernie Ball Music Man-Inspired 2B-MM Preamp

    Nordstrand has released the 2B-MM preamp, an accurate reproduction of an early pre-Ernie Ball Music Man 2-band preamp. The preamp comes prewired, and while it works as a direct replacement for early Music Man basses, the company explains it works well for many instruments. As with the original design, the 2B-MM’s bass control only boosts... »

  • Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder

    Roland Introduces R-26 Field Recorder

    Roland has released the R-26 Portable Field Recorder featuring dual built-in stereo microphones, two XLR/TRS inputs, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. The device allows for up to six channels of simultaneous recording and has Roland’s patented IARC circuitry on the inputs to reduce interference. While the R-26 supports 24-bit/96 kHz linear... »

  • Zoom Upgrades Recorder Line with the H2n Handy Recorder

    Zoom Upgrades Recorder Line with the H2n Handy Recorder

    Zoom is now shipping their new H2n Handy Recorder, a device related to the company’s original H2 design. The H2n features five studio-quality mics, onboard with several modes to employ different micing techniques, including Mid-side, 90-degree X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround. This updated version has more controls added to the sides of the unit... »