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  • 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... »

  • La Bella Introduces Copper White Nylon Tape Wound Strings

    La Bella Introduces Copper White Nylon Tape Wound Strings

    La Bella has once again expanded their Nylon Tape Wound line of strings with the Copper White Nylon Tape Wound sets. As opposed to their classic White Nylon Tape Wounds, the new set is made with a transparent nylon wrapped over copper underlays. La Bella says the combination creates a warmer, more supple tone. The... »

  • Bartolini Announces NTMB+ Preamp Module

    Bartolini Announces NTMB+ Preamp Module

    Bartolini Pickups and Electronics has introduced the NTMB+ 3-band preamp module. The new model takes the place of the NTMB/918, which was comprised of two modules. The new preamp module is also 30% smaller than its predecessor. “The NTMB+ reduces the pre-amp size by 30%, which will better fit guitars and basses that have small... »

  • Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio launched this year with their flagship product, the Tonecraft 363 Tube Direct Box. The interface is made for all instruments that use a 1/4″ connection, but the company’s designer Ryan Feves notes that it was created with a slant towards upright and electric bass. “While the DI is not exclusively for bass, [Jon... »

  • Iconic Sound Announces “Light Lead” Optical Analog Instrument Cable

    Iconic Sound Announces “Light Lead” Optical Analog Instrument Cable

    Iconic Sound has announced they will be unveiling the Light Lead, the world’s first optical analog, jack-to-jack instrument cable at NAMM this month. The new technology uses analog fiber optics which provides zero capacitance and zero loading. This in turn offers completely uncompressed and full analog signal transmission no matter the cable length. The Light... »

  • N-Audio Unveils Two Amps To Cabinet Amp Switcher

    N-Audio Unveils Two Amps To Cabinet Amp Switcher

    N-Audio has introduced a new compact solution for switching between two amps connected to a single cabinet. Aptly named the “Two Amps to Cabinet,” the system is a two channel amp switcher that includes a control unit that connects to the amplifiers and a foot controller for hands-free use. The system comes in a mono... »