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Strings

Steel Strings 101

May 11, 2012
For all the emphasis, time, and money we guitarists put into tonewoods, pickups, amps, tubes, effects, speakers, and even cables, we often spend very little time thinking about the core component without which a guitar simply becomes a collection of wood—strings.
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Ernie Ball Announces the New Cobalt Slinkys and the Everlast Acoustic Strings

January 26, 2012
Coachella, CA (Jan 26, 2012) -- Ernie Ball introduces 2 new guitar strings available January 2012. Ernie ball announced that they will unveil a new patent-pending line of electric
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Elixir Strings Introduces New Stainless Steel and Improved Nickel-Plated Coated Bass Strings

January 20, 2012
The original nickel-plated Elixir Strings for bass, now have improved tone, feel and flexibility.
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La Bella Strings Adds 4 New Electric Bass Guitar Sets to the Super Alloy 52 Series

January 19, 2012
Newburgh, NY (Jan 16, 2012) -- After the success ofh the Super Alloy 52 Series for electric guitar, La Bella Strings is adding four new electric bass guitar sets
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D'Addario Announces the New Nylon Tapewound Strings and XL Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

January 18, 2012
Anaheim, CA (Jan 18, 2012) – D’Addario is introducing new additions to two of its most popular lines, the Nylon Tapewound Bass String line and the XL Pure Nickel
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La Bella Strings Announces the New SuperCoat Shield Set

January 13, 2012
The SuperCoat Shield''s extra layer of protection provides a barrier against the unwanted effects of string corrosion, ensuring a longer string life.
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Veillette Guitars Introduces Custom Strings

December 25, 2011
Carefully designed for optimum tension, feel, and tone, these strings are gauged to work ideally with the scale lengths on Veillette instruments.
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Summer NAMM '11 Dean Markley Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix HD Strings Demo

August 3, 2011
PG's Rich Osweiler is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Dean Markley booth. In this segment, he learns about the Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix HD Strings.
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DR Strings Announces Dragon-Skin Clear Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings

May 5, 2011
The new clear-coated strings are designed to have less unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation than standard uncoated strings.
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Strings, Strings, and More Strings

November 16, 2010
How different strings affect your tone
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