La Bella has teamed up with bass wizard Bubby Lewis to release a signature set of strings. The Bubby Lewis Limited White Nylon Tape Wound Strings come in four-, five-, or six-string sets and are notable for their unique white and blue patterns.
Surrounding noises often make tuning more difficult, especially when using a clip-on tuner. Snark addresses the problem with the new ST-8 Titanium, which uses titanium and a rubber “sound shield” to block out unwanted ambient sounds.
Sheptone has debuted a new product with the Premium Nickel Wound Bass Strings. The company says the strings play like “buttah” with a warm, round tone.
Dunlop has expanded their range of bass strings with the Dual Dynamic Hybrid Nickel set. The company describes the new design as a “best of both worlds” between nickel and steel strings.
Aguilar has expanded their product lineup by introducing a new range of instrument and speaker cables. Designed with bassists in mind, the cables were made to be “sonically transparent but also robust in design.”
SPEED Designs has just released the SPEED frame, a pedalboard frame that has a BYOW policy: Bring Your Own Wood.
Dunlop has teamed up with Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto for a new set of signature strings that they say give him a bigger, bolder tone. The Trivium Hybrid Wound Nickel Bass Strings are crafted with alternating nickel and steel windings matched to a nickel outer wrap.
Germany’s Pyramid Strings is showing some love for short-scale basses with two new sets of strings: the Vintage 63 and the Rooftop 69. Both types take their cues from vintage styles of the ’60s.
Von Frankenstein Monster Gear has unveiled two new sets of signature bass strings with Life of Agony’s Alan Robert. Robert’s Agonizers and Ten Tone Terror are stainless steel strings that are handcrafted one string at a time.
Ernie Ball announced two new sets to their Slinky Flatwound Bass lineup at the NAMM Show. The series now has new string gauge combinations designed for short-scale basses.
Warwick’s Rockboard has expanded its lineup of pedalboards with the Rockboard DUO 2.3, TRES 3.3, QUAD 4.4, and CINQUE 5.3 MAX. The new units are built with light aluminum construction with slotted designs for easily mounting your pedals.
Von Frankenstein Monster Gear has introduced a new set of nickel-plated bass strings called BeastMode. The company, founded by Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Josh Vittek, handcrafts the strings one at a time from USA steel.