XS, D'Addario's innovation combines an unprecedented level of strength and stability—all without sacrificing iconic D’Addario tone.
XS Acoustic is now available in 80/20 Bronze, D'Addario's brightest string offering now infused with maximum life. XS, D'Addario's innovation combines an unprecedented level of strength and stability—all without sacrificing our iconic D’Addario tone. The portfolio now offers Acoustic players the choice between Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze in the most popular gauges.
D'Addario XS Guitar Strings: Protecting Your Sound
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With its ultra-thin film coating on every wound string and unique polymer treatment on the plain steels, XS offers our highest level of protection for maximum life with an uncommonly smooth feel, making it the most innovative coated string ever created.
Optimized for a balanced sound with plenty of booty on tap, Nordstrand Audio CatPups offer classically inspired tones for any platform into which you can fit them.
This simple ceramic and steel single coil pickup utilizes a single (monolithic) steel bar and 2ceramic magnets arranged in a classic P90 style configuration. Optimized for a balanced sound with plenty of booty on tap, Nordstrand Audio CatPups offer classically inspired tones for any platform into which you can fit them.
The exact same pickups that come on their Acinonyx “Cat” bass, these were developed with an ear towards vintage character with thick and punchy lows and mids. Inspired by simple clas-sic single coils they pair simplicity of design and solid reliable tone together in a chrome-covered violin size pickup.
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A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.
From the years of 1966 to 1968, Mosrite produced two distinct fuzz circuits---one outfitted with silicon transistors, the other with germanium parts. Of the two, the germanium version is by far the most rare, with original designer and Mosrite employee Ed Sanner estimating that around 250 ever made it out the door. In that final year of production, Mosrite shifted exclusively to silicon parts, making germanium components a thing of the past. However, by 1968 the public was hungry for fuzz, having heard it on a handful of recordings, most notably "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly and "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock. These two buzzy, sinewy fuzz tones were part of a wave of psychedelic rock gaining traction in the mainstream, and both were recorded prior to the introduction of the silicon Fuzzrite.
Other purported users of this early Fuzzrite circuit include Ron Asheton of the Stooges, Norman Greenbaum on "Spirit in the Sky", Henry Vestine of Canned Heat, and many others. Catalinbread have a germanium version at their disposal, and we've used it as a benchmark to create an extremely faithful version with a modern twist. Just like the original, the Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium includes two NOS PNP germanium semiconductors with a polarity inverter IC so it plays nice with all forms of power. Unlike the original, Catalinbread added a toggle switch to shift into modern mode, significantly beefing up the low-end content to suit more contemporary rigs.
Playing The Fuzzrite Circuit For The First Time!! | Feat. Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium
The Fuzzrite Germanium is out now and available for $179.99 at participating retailers and catalinbread.com.