AP International is now shipping a five-string version of the Ray Ross Bass Bridge. Designed by inventor and luthier Aaron Ross, the bridge utilizes a saddle-less design that instead employs a tone pin that keeps the string straight from bridge to nut.
SonoTone has unveiled a new line of strings called the Vintage Series. Each set is created to “replicate the strings of yesteryear.”
Electro-Harmonix has expanded its product line with the new EHX R&B Buds. The wireless Bluetooth earbuds are aimed at the smartphone market.
D’Addario has introduced a new line of strings for nearly every instrument type called the XT Series. The string design incorporates a high carbon steel core with alloy wraps and an expanded lifespan treatment coating.
Mooer Audio has introduced their first clip-on tuner called the CT-01. Made for use with bass and guitar, the unit has a 180° rotatable hinge and a color display for easy visibility.
London’s The Bass Centre has announced a new set of ELITES signature bass strings dedicated to British bassist Peter Hook. The new strings are stainless steel roundwounds with a special gauge set.
Blackstar Amplification has unveiled the amPlug 2 FLY, a compact headphone amplifier that comes in versions for guitar and for bass. Each features a fully analog circuit that’s been reworked for a clearer and more present sound, the company says.
D&A Guitar Gear has expanded their line of music stands with the Hammerhead + Folding Music Stand, which will debut at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The stand has several built-in features for today’s gigging situations.
Martin Guitars has revamped their lineup of strings with the Authentic Acoustic SP Bass set for acoustic bass guitars. The strings have been adjusted for 2019.
Asterope has announced a new line of cables created for bass players called the Pro Bass Series. The company says they utilize decades of R&D to deliver fuller, rounder and richer tones while preserving warm mids and clean highs.