D’Addario Announces Nexxus 360 Headstock Tuner

The Nexxus 360 rechargeable headstock tuner with clip-on design features 360 rotation and rechargeable lithium battery.


Designed with Ned Steinberger, Nexxus 360 is the first D'Addario tuner to offer a rechargeable lithium battery that holds 24 hours of tuning power with a single charge.

The discreet, clip-on design features 360 rotation. Players will be able to see their tuner at any angle on any instrument, plus a bright, full color LED display for clarity in any lighting situation.

Nexxus 360 is available now for $62.99 retail and US MAP at $29.99. To learn more, please visit http://ddar.io/Nexxus.PR.


A bone nut being back-filed for proper string placement and correct action height.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to change your acoustic guitar’s tone and playability.

In my early days, all the guitars I played (which all happened to be pre-1950s) used bone nuts and saddles. I took this for granted, and so did my musician friends. With the exception of the ebony nuts on some turn-of-the-century parlors and the occasional use of ivory, the use of bone was a simple fact of our guitar playing lives, and alternative materials were simply uncommon to us.

Read More Show less

While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

Read More Show less
x