Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer NAMM '12 Product Review

For this years Summer NAMM, in Nashville, TN, Planet Waves wanted to make a splash by covering all basis from guitar accessories, personal protection, instrument care, and convenience.
Adding to the Planet Waves product roster, we have:
  • NS Tri-Action Capo
  • Small Instrument Humidifier
  • Pacato Hearing Protection
  • Drill Bit Peg Winder
  • Additions to our Guitar Strap line up

NS Tri-Action Capo (PW-CP-09):

From "daddarioandcompany" on Instagram
The next chapter in the Ned Steinberger designed capos features the patent-pending Tri-Action geometry which reduces the force required to open and close the capo while applying even tension regardless of neck type. The best part... NO NEED TO RETUNE DURING USE! The micrometer tension adjustment combines with the direct horizontal pressure to virtually eliminate any string pulling and is buzz free from any fret. Now for some quick bullet points:
  • Designed for both 6 string acoustic & electric guitars with radiused fretboards
  • Single hand, easy operation; clip it to the headstock when not in use
  • Aircraft grade aluminum construction (EXTREMELY light weight!)
  • Can't forget about the pick clip to keep an extra or to place your pick when switching to finger plucking
  • Available in Black and Silver

Promo Videos:

Above is the official promo video featuring Planet Waves Product Specialist, Rob Cunningham 

Above is a video featuring Director of Product Management, Brian Vance, at this years Summer NAMM

Small Instrument Humidifier (PW-SIH-01) :

From "daddarioandcompany" on Instagram
The latest addition to the Planet Waves line of humidification products is the Small Instrument Humidifier. This is a small, sponge style humidifier (similar to out previous GH model) that is perfect for keeping the proper humidity levels for instruments such as Violins, Violas, Ukulele, and Mandolins. It is also an option for Acoustic Guitars if the humidity is at or below 20%. It is the smart, easy, and affordable way to protect your instrument from cracks, warping, and shrinkage. Now for the bullet points:
  • Small size fits any case
  • Releases moisture slowly and evenly (sponge should be moist, NOT soaked!)
  • Safe for all instruments

Pacato Hearing Protection (PWPEP1) :

FACT: 60% of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are hearing impaired.

From "daddarioandcompany" on Instagram
While that 60% might be good company to be with, lets be with the 40% that can properly hear. To get there, lets start with the Pacato Hearing Protection! Most hearing protection can alter what you hear, cutting off a lot of high frequencies making your mix sound uneven to you. The Pacato's do not cut anything out! It's as if someone just turned down the volume to a comfortable listening level. This exclusive design offers an open air passage to the ear, minimizing occlusion effect, while keeping the ear ventilated for unmatched comfort. Some key facts:
  • Provides a noise reduction rating of 19dB
  • Universal size fits all ears comfortably
  • Reusable and includes carrying pouch
  • Can be cleaned with ease

Video Review:

 An excellent review of the Pacato Hearing Protection from FiddlerMan.com

Drill Bit Peg Winder (PW-DBPW-01) :

From "daddarioandcompany" on Instagram
The name says it all! The Drill Bit Peg Winder is the convenient and fast way to change your strings. This peg winder is built from a high performance polymer that can accommodate vintage to modern guitar and bass tuners in a one-size-fits all design! Here are some more facts:
  • Attaches to any cordless drill
  • Allows for faster and easier string changes
  • Nickel-plated steel shaft will resist wear for countless string changes

New Strap Designs!

Last but not least, we have extended our Guitar Strap line! For a full listing, please visit www.planetwaves.com but for a brief highlight please see below!
  • 9 new additions to the Classic Woven collection
  • 3 new additions to the Poly-Pro collection (which includes Planet Lock and Acoustic Quick release straps)
  • 3 new additions to the Icon & Metal Strap collection (silver leather!)
  • 7 new additions to the Textile Strap collection
  • 7 new additions to the Leather Strap collection
  • The Leather Strap collection

That's the new product from Planet Waves featured in Summer NAMM 2012!

For more information, please check out www.planetwaves.com

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Thanks everyone!

-Mike D'Angelo
Planet Waves Product Specialist

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try these new items out. Just hope the drill pegwinder is available.