D’Addario, the world’s premier music accessories manufacturer, has introduced new additions to two of its popular string lines for guitars, including the new Balanced Tension Singles and ProSteel Electric Guitar Medium Gauge Set. These new offerings are the result of listening to customer feedback.
A complete redesign of the guitar strap adjustment allows for easy length changes while wearing the strap. With a tug of the proprietary tailpiece, the strap quickly adjusts to the exact height preference of the player. With a simple maneuver, the strap also can be extended without removing the guitar.
DiMarzio has announced the release of two new Illuminator humbucking pickups for 6-string electric guitars and two new Illuminator 7 humbucking pickups for 7-string electric guitars. The Illuminator and Illuminator 7 pickups were designed for Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci’s new Music Man JP13 guitar and are also available for retail sale from DiMarzio.
Hughes & Kettner has unveiled the next step in the evolution of the guitar amplifier — the all-new GrandMeister. The GrandMeister takes the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister all-tube amp formula and brings it fully up to speed with modern technological advances. A fully analog tube amp as we know it, the GrandMeister now delivers studio-quality effects with Smart Rotary Controls, making incredible tube tone now fully programmable.
DigiTech has announced the rebirth of DOD, one of the world’s most legendary guitar pedal lines. DOD is reintroducing two of the most revered pedals of all time — the DOD Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201. Both models retain all the sonic magic of the originals while incorporating improvements like true bypass, 9V power adapter jack and other refinements.