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Hosa Technology Upgrades Elite Series Instrument Cables

Hosa Technology Upgrades Elite Series Instrument Cables

Hosa Technology has announced the release of the second generation of their Elite Series cables. The new instrument cables improve upon their predecessors with the inclusion of Neutrik X-Series straight and angle plugs, which Hosa says provide signal integrity and structural rigidity. Another new feature is a nylon webbing over the cable’s PVC jacket. The polyurethane gland prevents cable kinking...

Dean Markley Introduces Helix Bass String Series

Dean Markley Introduces Helix Bass String Series

Dean Markley has introduced the Helix String Series, including the Helix NPS and SS sets for bass. The new strings are made with a patent-pending hyper-elliptical winding technique that creates a tighter wrap and more mass while also sealing the strings without the need of a coating. Increasing the string mass, the company explains, makes a fuller tone and more...

IK Multimedia Now Shipping iKlip Studio

IK Multimedia Now Shipping iKlip Studio

IK Multimedia is now shipping the iKlip Studio, an iPad desktop studio stand designed specifically for musicians. Built using a lightweight, durable thermoplastic material, the new stand holds your iPad in horizontal or vertical positions while its rubber foot pads prevent sliding. Slots in the housing allow for easy port access and cable organization. A detachable bracket is also included...

Reunion Blues Introduces RB Continental Midnight Black Bass Case

Reunion Blues Introduces RB Continental Midnight Black Bass Case

Reunion Blues has introduced the Midnight Series into their RB Continental Cases, including the Midnight Black RB Continental Bass Case. Featuring a shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton with reinforced impact panels, the case has the same drop-tested construction of its predecessors with a few refinements incorporated from user feedback. The new case has a large exterior pocket and an EVA-reinforced multi-pocket for easily...

Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner

Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner

Rotosound has introduced a new string cleaner for bass that wraps around the strings for 360 degree cleaning. Designed to fit all 4- and 5-string bass guitars, the BSC1 uses microfiber pads to remove sweat and debris to extend the life of your strings. The device also cleans the fingerboard at the same time, all without needing a cleaning solution....

N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

Bulgarian boutique electronics company N-Audio has released a new Tube Preamp DI Box. Built to expand the abilities of a DI to include a preamp, the device features a pair of tubes and an output transformer with two independent secondary coils that allow for two balanced outputs: one XLR and one 1/4?. The guys at N-Audio explain the preamp is...

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Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

Hardware manufacturer Hipshot unveiled an interesting product aimed at double bassists called the FreeRange Xtender at NAMM this year. The new gadget allows you to quickly change the tuning of an upright bass string at the switch of a lever, and lets you drop down as far as a low A. Using several together can be handing for changing the...

Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

Ernie Ball has expanded their Slinky string line with the introduction of the all-new Cobalt Slinkys. As the name indicates, the new sets use cobalt, which has a high magnetism to provide a stronger relationship between an instrument’s strings and pickups. Ernie Ball says the design adds extended dynamic range, better harmonic response, increased low end, and cleaner highs. The...

BOSS Introduces TU-10 Clip-on Tuner

BOSS Introduces TU-10 Clip-on Tuner

BOSS has entered into the realm of clip-on tuners with the announcement of the TU-10. Available in five colors, the compact tuner is designed so that the meter and the clip are all one piece in order to avoid structural weakness. The TU-10 supports flat tuning up to five semitones down for drop-tuning and a monochromatic mode to turn off...

Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

Gruv Gear has introduced the Duostrap Signature, a genuine leather strap backed by bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. The new strap features a pair of over-the-shoulder straps for balanced weight distribution to reduce shoulder strain while keeping a comfortable playing position. By design, the right shoulder strap loops around the upper horn of your bass for support, though...

La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass

La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass

La Bella has expanded their Super Alloy 52 Series of strings with the addition of four new electric bass sets. Available in Extra Light, Light, Standard Light, and 5-string Standard Light, the new strings are described as bright and tarnish-proof. The line gets its name from the string’s outer wrap, which contains 52% nickel to prevent tarnishing. The other 48%...

TC Electronic Announces the Polytune Mini

TC Electronic Announces the Polytune Mini

TC Electronic has announced their newest polyphonic tuner, the Polytune Mini. The device is a more compact version of their original Polytune. The Mini is a polyphonic tuner, but for tuning bass, the device only works in chromatic mode. The company says that the polyphonic setting is for guitar only, and that it is a technical trade-off for the size....