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S.I.T. Strings Co, Inc. announces the relaunch of its Rock Brights Line of bass strings. The Rock Brights bass strings are made with a fusion process to adhere the wrap more tightly to the core of the string. All RB bass strings have a phosphor bronze under-wrap giving the string a unique sound and feel. The new core to wrap ratio is designed to give a balanced tension and feel across the set. Available in four, five, six, and seven string sets. Retail prices range from $45-$85, while the street price ranges from $30-$60.

sitstrings.com

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The Line 6 Mobile POD app enables guitarists to practice, jam, and record with Line 6 guitar tones wherever they are, using any Core Audio-compatible interface. Guitarists can access thousands of guitar tone presets.

Users can mix and match 32 amps, 16 effects, and 16 speakers. Guitarists can play along with iTunes using the tones they created. Mobile POD also supports Apple’s Inter-App Audio feature, so users can record POD tones into GarageBand® and other iOS recording apps. Mobile POD v1.7 is now available via the App Store as an in-app purchase, and is also included with Sonic Port VX, Sonic Port and Mobile In.

line6.com/mobilepod

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Kala Brand Music Co.’s first range of U.S. made ukuleles will make their debut appearance at the January NAMM show. The Elite line will initially consist of three series of instruments, all available in soprano, concert, and tenor sizes for a total offering of nine models.

Specifications include all solid Hawaiian Koa, Honduras Mahogany neck, ebony and rosewood fingerboards and bridges, bone nut and saddle, custom inlays and appointments, engineered intonation for precise tuning, hand tuned tops and bracing for optimal tone and volume. The fingerboard spacing of 1.5” is wider than most ukuleles, which increases the string spacing to give the fingers more room to maneuver. All models are strung with Kala Fluorocarbon strings.

Read more: KALA Brand Music Co’s USA Elite Ukulele Series

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The Wave is a stand-alone, tube driven analog spring reverb unit kit. It can be used in front of your guitar amp or as a line-level analog reverb effect for the recording studio. The “dwell” control adjusts the input signal level driving the tank and the “reverb” control adjusts the level of output reverberations from the tank.

The Wave’s all tube design utilizes four dual triode vacuum tubes – three 12AX7’s and one 12AT7 – and comes with a MOD three-spring reverb tank. The Wave’s reverb function can be switched in and out pop free via the front panel toggle or with a foot switch (purchased separately). The Wave has standard ¼ inch in-and-out guitar jacks in the front for use with your guitar and amp, and standard RCA in-and-out jacks in the back panel for use in a recording environment.

Read more: MOD Kits DIY The Wave

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Loog Guitars will launch new electric models at the 2015 NAMM Show, along with its acoustic guitars and an array of accessories specially designed for these small, three-stringed instruments. The Electric Loog Guitars come in a vintage color palette and are equipped with a lipstick-style pickup. As with the acoustic Loog, the Electric Loog Guitars have only three strings, making it easier and faster for children and beginners to learn how to play.

loogguitars.com

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Acoustic Science Premium Treated Guitar Strings use a nanotechnology approach to produce their guitar strings. The result is greatly extended string life and reduced break-in time. The Ionic Vapor Process uses high-energy plasma with proprietary polymer compounds to treat the surface of all six high quality made-in-USA strings. This makes the strings resistant to fingerprints, grime, and corrosion without sacrificing tone or sound quality (think of it as a nano-thin non-stick surface on the outside of the strings).

acoustic–science.com

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The Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar includes an Olympic White gloss finish, maple neck with “C” –shaped profile and vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets, split single-coil pickup, three-ply black pickguard, and vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles. Additional features include Dee Dee Ramone’s signature on the back of the headstock, special “Dee Dee Ramone One Two Three Four” inscribed neck plate, vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, ‘70’s Fender logo decal, and a single disk string tree.

Read more: Fender Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

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Floyd Rose and Graph Tech are teaming up to create the first authentic Floyd Rose Tremolo System loaded with Graph Tech’s Ghost loaded saddles.

Graph Tech’s ghost loaded saddles contain custom engineered piezo crystals. Graph Tech Ghost saddles completely encapsulate the pickup in their renowned String Saver material, making it impervious to the elements. String Saver saddles also give you a more balanced tone across the audio spectrum when compared to metal saddles, with crisp highs, warm mids, and deep bass— they don’t have the 2 KHz spike that metal saddles are known for, giving the tone more balance and dimension. Also, the saddles don’t just utilize any piezo crystals; Graph Tech’s crystals are designed specifically to work within the guitar frequency range. The pickups are individually calibrated for even string to string; they also dramatically reduce string breakage.

Read more: Floyd Rose and Graph Tech New Tremolo

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The Jerry Douglas Signature Blackbeard features an all-mahogany construction, a red bubinga fretboard, and a translucent black finish. Classic Dot and Jerry Douglas’ signature inlays are featured as a tribute to Jerry’s contribution to the instrument. Some additional features include a Beard Original #14 spider and a Legend Cone configured with a Beard Bass Reflex baffle. The Fishman Nashville pickup, Beard Chrome sound ring, tailpiece, and Spinning Palm coverplate are also included. Each guitar is handcrafted in the U.S. and delivered in a hardshell case. This guitar is priced at $3,900.

beardguitars.com/

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Dana B. Goods has produced a new line of Grace Harbor Acoustic Guitars and will premiere the line in their booth at Winter NAMM 2015. This is the first acoustic guitar line by Dana B. Goods, and these guitars are for beginners and professionals. The guitars come with a laminated or solid spruce top and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Cases are included.

danabgoods.com

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