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The Case Humitar Humidifier comes with a custom-designed holster with adhesive backing to securely fit in electric and acoustic guitar cases. The Humid-I-Bar holds ten times its weight in water and has anti-drip properties engineered into it. To use the The Case Humitar, simply wet the Humid-I-Bar and place it in the holder; place the humidifier in the provided holster and with the strong adhesive backing, secure this to the guitar case liner. The Humid-I-Bar may be rehydrated with distilled water as needed for many years. 

The Case Humidifier retails between $15.99 - $16.99. 

Read more: MusicNomad’s Case Humitar Humidifier

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ESP’s LTD Signature Series has expanded with two special new bass offerings. Widely acclaimed jazz fusion bassist and new ESP endorsee Bunny Brunel has helped design the 4-string BB-1004QM and the 5-string fretless BB-1005FL. Both basses make use of Aguilar MM (neck) and J (bridge) passive pickups with active EQ, and feature high-end design features such as a quilted maple top and ebony fingerboard, along with components like Hipshot bridge and tuners. The BB-1004QM is being offered in See Thru Black Sunburst finish, while the BB-1005FL is available in a translucent Burnt Orange finish that highlights the highly figured wood grain.

Read more: ESP LTD BB-1004QM and BB-1005FL

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Bourns, Inc. expanded its professional audio market product portfolio with a new guitar potentiometer that features a latching-push switch.  The new potentiometer, Model PDB185-GTR, provides an innovative approach to facilitate operating active electronics for the control of tonal quality, pickup switching, and activating sound-effect circuits. The Bourns® Model PDB185-GTR is designed using a mechanical latching switch action similar to that of a spring-loaded ball point pen. The guitarist can simply push the knob to activate the switch and push again to deactivate.

Read more: Bourns Guitar Potentiometer

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Eastwood Guitars has teamed up with the London-based Rock & Roll Voodoo artist Vince Ray to create the Link Wray Tribute guitar.

The Eastwood Link Wray Tribute guitar features professional grade tuners, pots, custom tailpiece, three-way switching and dual volume/tone controls matched with a pair of Airline Vintage Voiced Single Coil Pickups. The white body is the canvas for Vince Ray’s illustrative tribute to Link’s career and he used the front, the back and the case. The shiny black pin stripped headstock is topped off with a Vince Ray nameplate logo.

Read more: Eastwood ‘Link Wray Tribute’ Guitar

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Boulder Creek Guitars’ patented suspended bracing system allows the soundboard to vibrate freely, gives the guitar a dynamic range, and a balanced tone. The guitars come in three distinct body styles (Dreadnought, Grand Concert, Classical) and feature a dual sound port design and no center sound hole, which means little to no feedback characteristics when performing. Boulder Creek Guitars also have solid wood tops, laminate back and sides, in addition to 18:1 die cast tuning pegs. MAP: $489.

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Seilen Musical Instruments working with Imua Ukulele in Hawaii debuted the four string mini-bass at last year’s Tokyo Music Show and now has expanded the lineup with five and six string wood models with metal strings never before done on a mini bass. They measure 75cm, weigh 2 kg, and use EADG tuning.

For the player who wants to strum and drum, Imua brings you the guitar drum. Customization is possible. Made in Hawaii, with hand selected Tonewoods, and crafted from solid Hawaiian Koa, in addition to Spruce models that are also available, this guitar drum features an MSRP of $79.99 for the Sitka, and $99.99 for the Koa.

Imua-ukulele.com/

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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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