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  • Dunlop Goes Lower with New Heavy Core Bass Strings

    Dunlop Goes Lower with New Heavy Core Bass Strings

    Dunlop’s bass strings lineup is going even lower with the introduction of their Heavy Core Bass Strings. Designed with thicker core wires, the new sets were created to give a standard feel and tonal definition at drop tunings. The Heavy Core lineup comes in three flavors: Heavy for Drop D and D-standard tuning, Heavier for... »

  • Planet Waves Adds Right Angle Instrument Cables to American Stage Series

    Planet Waves Adds Right Angle Instrument Cables to American Stage Series

    Planet Waves has expanded their American Stage series of cables to include right angle instrument cables as well as XLR microphone cables. Made in the U.S., the cables are made with premium cable, Neutrik-built plugs, and inline solder joints. Another unique feature to the American Stage series is the Geo-Tip, a patented connector tip that... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Announces H-850 Headphones

    Phil Jones Bass Announces H-850 Headphones

    Phil Jones Bass has introduced the H-850 headphones, a pair of headphones designed with bassists in mind the company says bridges the gap between “high-quality music and deep clear bass.” Designed for practice, studio and casual listening, the set utilizes 40mm neodymium magnets and closed back acoustic loading for clear sound reproduction. Other features include... »

  • AMT Releases S26i Removable Tail Piece Mounted Acoustic Bass Microphone System

    AMT Releases S26i Removable Tail Piece Mounted Acoustic Bass Microphone System

    Applied Microphone Technology has released the S26i, a new microphone mounting system for acoustic bass. Designed and manufactured in the USA, the system is the company’s second generation system that hooks onto the tail piece. “The S26i is really our 2nd tail piece mounting system,” the company explains. “The original was intended for the player... »

  • Grip Studios Introduces Ladies Series Guitar Grip Wall Hangers

    Grip Studios Introduces Ladies Series Guitar Grip Wall Hangers

    Grip Studios has expanded their hand-shaped Guitar Grips with the GS Ladies series. Made in Detroit, the guitar hangers are shaped like female hands and mount to the wall to hang your instrument. Like the rest of their models, the Ladies series hangers are built from durable resin with felt on their “wrists” to protect... »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering has introduced the StageBug SB-2 Passive DI, which they say suits well to electric bass, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. The new, compact direct box was designed in response to the trend of reducing gear size for traveling purposes and measures at 2˝ wide and 3.5˝ deep. The SB-2 revolves around a custom made... »

  • Orange Amplification Announces DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester

    Orange Amplification Announces DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester

    Orange Amplification has released the DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester, an automatic tube tester that performs a host of diagnostics on both preamp and power amp tubes. The unit has one octal and two nine pin valve sockets to fit different types of tubes. Once inserted, the user presses the start button and the tests are... »

  • Aguilar Announces Two New Soapbar Pickup Series

    Aguilar Announces Two New Soapbar Pickup Series

    Aguilar has introduced the Super Singles and the DCB pickups, two new pickup series for bass. Both types of pickups are wound in the company’s New York City factory and will be available in a variety of 4-, 5-, and 6-string standard soapbar sizes. The Super Singles offer a single coil sound in a soapbar... »

  • La Bella Strings Introduces 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Set

    La Bella Strings Introduces 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Set

    La Bella Strings has introduced the 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Set of bass strings. The new strings differ from their 760N counterparts by being made with a transparent nylon wrapped over stainless steal underlays. La Bella notes that the White Nylon set offers a brighter sound and smoother finish for easier gliding between notes.... »

  • Sadowsky Releases Onboard Bass Preamp Assembly

    Sadowsky Releases Onboard Bass Preamp Assembly

    Sadowsky has introduced a new onboard bass preamp that comes prewired and offers the same controls and preamp as all Sadowsky basses. The controls include Volume, Pan, Vintage Tone Control, Treble, and Bass. Pulling up on the tone control bypasses the preamp. The preamp can be installed with the included control plate or transferred to... »