Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let the Mini Do The Tuning

Joe Perry sporting the Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock Tuner on his Strat during a Tonight Show performance.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cortex Picks

The Planet Waves’ announces Cortex Picks, expanding the tonal pallet of their best selling pick line!!


Cortex picks are precision molded to eliminate grain structures, allowing for dynamic pick response. This unique material closely resembles actual tortoise shell in feel and sound yet offers high strength, durability and heat resistance. Cortex long lasting picks offer excellent attack with a clean, crisp tone for superior note definition, allowing notes to leap from your strings. Attack, control, clarity and durability…Cortex Picks!

Available in light, Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy.

Cellu-Glo Picks


The NAMM Show Anaheim, CA January 19-22, 2012Booth# 4834 – Planet Waves is excited to announce its new twist on celluloid picks, Cellu-Glo. Cellu-Glo Picks offer guitarists the natural feel and warm, fat tone of celluloid in a fun glow-in-the-dark pick. Simply pre-charge the picks in natural sunlight or under a light bulb for a pick that not only sounds great but looks great, too.

“Cellu-Glo picks from Planet Waves add a new visual element for artists,” says Planet Waves Product Specialist, Robert Cunningham. “Guitarists also love them because they are so easy to find on dark stages.”

Planet Waves’ Cellu-Glo picks will be available in February 2012 in light, medium, heavy and extra heavy. The 10-packs to retail for $4.49, the 25-packs to retail for $9.99, and the 100-pack will retail for $34.99.

For more information on Planet Waves, please visit www.planetwaves.com

D'Addario and Aquila Team Up For Ukulele Strings


The NAMM Show Anaheim, CA January 19-22, 2012Booth# 4834 – D’Addario proudly announces its new Nyltech and Titanium Ukulele Strings available in January 2012.

D’Addario and Aquila Strings are thrilled to announce their exciting new string development partnership, which created the Nyltech Ukulele Strings. Nyltech is made with D’Addario exclusive string material that offers a warm, yet punchy, gut-like tone.

The Nyltech Strings are available for most popular Ukulele sizes and tunings such as the Soprano (EJ88S), retailing at $11.10, Concert (EJ88C), also retailing for $11.10, Tenor (EJ88T), with a retail price of $12.55 and Baritone (EJ88B), which will retail for $13.90.

“Our new Nyltech Ukulele Strings are a contemporary take on a traditional sound with improved intonation verses other ukulele strings on the market,” says Brian Vance, Director of Product Management.

D’Addario is also releasing new Titanium Ukulele Strings. Titanium strings have recently been popular with classical guitarists for their bright, projecting tone and ultra-smooth feel. Now ukulele players can increase their volume, clarity and dynamics with Titanium Ukulele Strings. The dense monofilament material with translucent purple hue and smooth feel is similar to traditional nylon. The strings are available for most popular ukulele sizes and tunings such as the Soprano (EJ87S), retailing for $8.20, Concert (EJ87C), also retailing for $8.20, Tenor (EJ87T), to retail for $8.65 and Baritone (EJ87B), with a retail price of $9.85.

“We are excited to create Titanium strings that give a bright tone and smooth feel exclusively for Ukelele players,” adds Vance.

For more information on D’Addario, please visit www.daddario.com.