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D’Addario Expands Alchemy Gothic Strap Line
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Expands Alchemy Gothic Strap Line

D’Addario has introduced the Alchemy Gothic Strap series with four new models that include their Planet Lock system, which is a built-in locking mechanism. It fits most strap pins and stays locked until you release the side pin. “Since 1977 Alchemy Gothic has been the leader in gothic jewelry, art and lifestyle products,” D’Addario writes. “Designed and produced in their...

D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

For musicians interested in making their own gear, D’Addario has unveiled a new DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs. The set includes 10 plugs, 10 feet of cable, a mini cable cutter, and a screwdriver. “Featuring solderless plugs that connect to cables in seconds, creating custom lengths has never been easier,” the company writes. “It’s as simple...

D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit
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D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit

Bassists looking to take care of their own instrument have a new set of tools to choose from. The D’Addario Bass Maintenance Kit includes a set of tools and cleaning equipment to keep your bass in shape. The case itself contains individual component compartments with pockets for extra strings and a magnet to hold loose screws, nuts, or washers. Inside...

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner

String manufacturer D’Addario has released their first ever pedal tuner. The compact tuner runs on a 32-bit chip, which the company says has four times the processing power of a standard headstock tuner. Its face has colored LED lights to indicate whether you’re sharp, flat, or in tune. It also features true-bypass switching, so the output is automatically cut when...

D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass
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D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

D’Addario has adapted their NYXL strings to their line of bass products. The new NYXL Bass sets feature the company’s NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire, which they say offer a more powerful low end, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch. The NY Steel core also adds to the string’s durability and stability, while a new core-to-wrap ratio give...

D’Addario Introduces FlexSteels Bass String Series
Accessories & Strings

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 are available in Super Light,...

Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings
Bass Gear

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 an upright bass to the...