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SonoTone Introduces Concert Series Premium Brass Acoustic Guitar Strings

February 9, 2021
The new strings are available in three different gauges and is made of brass amalgam.
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D'Addario Introduces XS Line of Strings

January 19, 2021
This new film covering is combined with D’Addario’s proprietary dispersion coating, used in the XT line, to protect the plain steel strings as well.
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Anatomy of a Bass String - August 2020 homepage

The Anatomy of a Bass String

July 10, 2020
Taking some time to explore a bit deeper than the winding.
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Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball Expands Slinky String Line

April 8, 2020
The newly developed stets include Magnum Slinkys, Hyper Slinkys, and a heavy bottom 7-string set.
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Gibson Stringing DIY

DIY: How to String a Gibson-Style Electric Guitar

April 2, 2020
Got a guitar with a Tune-o-matic-style bridge and three strings on each side of the headstock? Here’s a fast, easy video demo of how to get it ready for stable-tuned action.
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Acoustic Soundboard May 2020 homepage

Do Bigger Strings Really Make for a Louder Acoustic Guitar?

April 2, 2020
Conventional wisdom says a heavier set of acoustic strings will make a guitar louder, but let’s not forget the other competing variables.
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Tone Tips String Gauge - homepage

Does String Gauge Really Matter? Of Course, But...

March 10, 2020
...There's a lot more to it than whether Billy Gibbons or SRV was "right."
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SonoTone Debuts Vintage Series Premium Electric Guitar Strings

October 7, 2019
The strings are aim to reproduce the responsive feel reminiscent of the guitar strings manufactured during the 1950s and '60s.
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Tools for the Task: Drop-Tune Strings

August 18, 2019
Ten sets optimized to keep the tension up and the floppy down.
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D'Addario Launches XT Line of Strings

July 17, 2019
The strings combine high carbon steel cores and our the company's most popular alloys with an extended lifespan treatment on every string in the set.
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PRS Guitars Announces New Classic Series Cables and Strings

June 20, 2019
Available configurations include 6” (patch), 5’, 10’, 18’, 25’ lengths along with right-angle plugs and silent ends.
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GHS Strings

GHS Launches Thin Core Phosphor Bronze Strings

May 3, 2019
The strings are designed for vintage guitars, where string tension can be a concern, and for players that use a lighter touch.
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Thomastik-Infeld Unveils New Classical Strings

April 5, 2019
For the first time in years the company is introducing a new fretted set.
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Electro-Harmonix Launches Electric Guitar Strings

January 14, 2019
Each wound string is precision wrapped with round nickel-plated steel onto a high carbon, hexagon-shaped steel core.
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Rotosound Launches Ultramag Strings

January 3, 2019
The British string manufacturer is launching a new range of high-end guitar strings.
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Cleartone Launches Redesigned Coated Strings

October 19, 2018
The new strings aim to offer increased volume, sustain, and longevity.
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Martin Guitar

Martin Guitar Introduces Authentic Acoustic Strings

October 1, 2018
The strings start with the company's highest tensile-strength core wire along with a tin-plate on all six strings for added corrosion resistance.
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GHS Strings

GHS Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings

September 24, 2018
The strings are wrapped with a black nylon cover, which aims to give the string an ultra-smooth feel with a deep tone.
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D’Addario Launches New NYXL String Sets for Strandberg Guitars

May 14, 2018
D’Addario created two specialized sets designed for 7- and 8-string guitars that complements the variable scale length and proprietary bridge found on Strandberg's instruments.
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