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  • Cleartone Redesigns Coated Bass Strings

    Cleartone Redesigns Coated Bass Strings

    Cleartone has revamped their line of coated strings with a new formula they say increases volume, sustain, and longevity. The entire line of guitar and bass strings now have a more refined winding and treatment process. “Cleartone’s new generation strings use a .5 micron coating that according to an independent acoustic lab actually increases volume... »

  • Dunlop Introduces New BMF Guitar Straps

    Dunlop Introduces New BMF Guitar Straps

    Dunlop has expanded their BMF line of guitar straps with two new options. The first is a strap made from belt leather, which the company says get better with age. They come in brown and black. “Comfortable on your shoulder from the start, Belt Leather Straps become even softer as you wear them in, and... »

  • GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit

    GHS Strings Introduces Fingerboard Care Kit

    GHS Strings has a new Fingerboard Care Kit for cleaning and maintaining your frets and fingerboard. The set, which joins their line of string cleaning products, includes a fret buffer, a cleaner/conditioner solution, and a cloth. “The GHS Fingerboard Care Kit makes it easy to maintain your instrument’s frets and fingerboard,” they write. “The kit... »

  • Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg has expanded their line of metronomes with the MA-2, a compact card-type device that builds upon their MA-1 model. The new unit has an improved display, a louder sound, and new functions like a timer mode. Available in blue/black or black/red color schemes, the MA-2 has a tempo range of 30 bpm to 252... »

  • GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings

    GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings

    After discontinuing the line in 2015, GHS Strings has reintroduced their Tapewound Bass strings. They’re designed to be dark and thumpy like a double bass, the company writes. “Tapewound bass strings combine the thump and decay of an upright bass string while retaining the characteristics of an electric bass string,” GHS says. “Flatwound strings are... »

  • Outlaw Effects Introduces the Nomad Rechargeable Pedal Board

    Outlaw Effects Introduces the Nomad Rechargeable Pedal Board

    Outlaw Effects have launched the Nomad, a rechargeable battery-powered pedal board. The board, which comes in two sizes, allows for using your effects without the need of being plugged into an outlet. This makes it convenient for stages with limited outlets, quick changeovers, busking outdoors, and temporary rehearsals Outlaw shared. “Featuring an integrated rechargeable lithium-ion... »

  • Boveda Introduces New Humidity Control System

    Boveda Introduces New Humidity Control System

    Boveda has announced a new humidity control system for acoustic stringed instruments including acoustic bass and guitar, upright bass, ukulele, and more. The device prevents warping and cracking while requiring no maintenance. “The humidity control system is unique in that it responds to ambient temperature and moisture by adding OR removing humidity to regulate the... »

  • Xotic Announces All-Brass Patch Cables

    Xotic Announces All-Brass Patch Cables

    Xotic unveiled a new set of cables with the pedal user in mind. The Xotic All-Brass patch cables come in six-inch and twelve-inch lengths with slender plug design. “The All-Brass plugs, engineered with brass and nickel plated, ensure optimal signal transfer with low capacitance for a clear, more defined sound,” the company writes. “Designed to... »

  • Dunlop Introduces System 65 Instrument Maintenance Tools

    Dunlop Introduces System 65 Instrument Maintenance Tools

    Dunlop has introduced the System 65 line of tools for bass and guitar maintenance. The lineup includes a neck cradle, a micro fret cloth, a magnetic parts tray, a setup mat, and a superlube gel pen. “Keep the moving parts of your stringed instruments working smoothly with the System 65 Superlube Gel Pen,” Dunlop writes.... »

  • RockBoard Introduces the Patchworks Solderless Patch Cable System

    RockBoard Introduces the Patchworks Solderless Patch Cable System

    Warwick’s RockBoard has introduced the Patchworks Solderless Patch Cable System. The two-directional, two-piece solderless plug was designed in Germany to “always offer the plug orientation you need,” as they can be switched from straight to angled and back. The plugs have a slim design that comes in chrome or gold. The cable comes in three-meter... »