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  • 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... »

  • EBS Announces Two New String Models

    EBS Announces Two New String Models

    EBS Professional Bass Equipment is expanding their bass string line with some new additions. The first is an updated version of their Titanium Nickel strings, featuring a softer surface designed to provide more comfort. The second is the company’s new Stainless Steel string, designed for a more classic sound. The Titanium Nickel strings will begin... »

  • Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range

    Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range

    Rotosound have expanded their Swing Bass line of strings to include a set of 45-100 gauge nickel strings. The company says the new set of nickel strings have a more muted and smoother tone than its stainless steel brethren, which make up most of the Swing Bass series, and that they offer a softer feel.... »

  • Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

    Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

    D’Addario has added to their line of bass string products with their new Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings. The strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish. Tapewounds can be used on fretted and fretless basses and are designed to produce a vintage tone ranging from “the thump of... »

  • Gear Watch: Innovation Strings at Summer NAMM

    Gear Watch: Innovation Strings at Summer NAMM

    Another stop on our Summer NAMM exhibit journey brought us to the Innovation Strings booth. Innovation makes handmade strings at their factory in Wales, and boast the use of non-metallic cores that hold pitch and are “virtually unaffected by climate changes.” Their different string sets are made with specific genres in mind, ranging from classical... »

  • Gear Watch: Rotosound Introduces New Drop Zone String Sets

    Rotosound’s newest line of roundwound strings are designed for bassists who like to de-tune their instruments. The RS 66LH “Drop Zone” 65 to 130 gauge strings allow a 4-string bassist to drop down to B. The Drop Zone+ set allows 5-string players to drop from low B to F# with 85 to 175 gauge strings.... »

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  • Gear Watch: ToneGear String Cleaner

    ToneGear, winner of “Best in Show” at NAMM 2008, is releasing a new product: The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar. The string cleaner utilizes a patented 360 degree cleansing technique to remove the oils and deposits from your fingers while playing. Untreated these deposits cause oxidative damage to your strings over time and will affect... »

  • Ernie Ball to release a new Coated Bass String line

    Ernie Ball is unveiling Ernie Ball Coated Slinkys, their newest addition of Slinky line strings, at this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. A micro-thin layer of enamel coating is applied to the strings to prevent decay and corrosion, according to a company press release. The strings will be available in all of the Slinky... »