Graph Tech Guitar Labs has unveiled a new set of tuners for bassists. Similar to their guitar counterparts, the new Bass Ratio machine heads feature balanced-gear tuning technology that makes each turn change the same amount of pitch on each string.
Rotosound is already looking to 2020 with the announcement of a new set of bass strings. The new Ultramag series is made with Type 52 Alloy and is described as a high-end string.
Sinasoid has released a new signature cable with bassist Norm Stockton. The 12-foot boutique instrument cable’s profits will be used to help Stockton finish his latest project, Sushi & Grooves.
Electro-Harmonix has expanded its line of power supplies with the S8 Multi-Output universal power supply. The compact unit has eight individually regulated outputs while measuring at just 3.7” x 1.7” x 1.4”.
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.