NAMM 2016: D'Addario Announces 12 New Products

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D'Addario is proud to announce twelve products that will be showcased at NAMM across their Fretted, Orchestral, Woodwinds, Percussion and Accessories lines. Visit them at Booth #4834.

FRETTED

NYXL Bass Strings (avail Jan. 2016): The same groundbreaking innovations that have powered NYXL guitar strings to global acclaim have now been applied to a new premium bass string. D'Addario's most versatile bass string yet, NYXL Bass features D'Addario's exclusive NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire, offering deeper, more powerful lows, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch.

Nickel Bronze Acoustic Strings (avail Jan. 15, 2016): The brand new uncoated Nickel Bronze acoustic series features an innovated combination of nickel-plated phosphor bronze wrapped around a high carbon NY steel core, engineered to bring out the unique tonal characteristics of any guitar and allow its natural voice to shine. The nickel-plated wrap wire gives a guitar unprecedented clarity, resonance, and projection, as well as outstanding balance and harmonically rich overtones.

PROMARK

Acorn Tips (avail Jan. 2016): Promark by D'Addario has announced a reinvention of their drumstick line that will feature a newly designed acorn tip added to a number of popular models. The new acorn tip models will be available in both Forward Balance and Rebound Balance, Promark's exclusive system for optimizing a player's performance style through strategically placed weight balance. Promark's new tips widen the "sweet spot" with engineering specifically tailored to increase responsiveness and adaptability.
New Sawmill now open: Promark by D'Addario opened its new nine-acre, 75,000 square foot sawmill in Elkton, TN in May, 2015. Strategically located with proximity to the epicenter of hickory, maple and oak tree country, Promark remains the only stick manufacturer to have its own sawmill and replants five trees for every one used to make its drumsticks.

ORCHESTRAL

Kaplan Amo and Vivo Strings for Viola (avail Jan. 2016): For the first time ever, D'Addario's signature Kaplan Amo and Kaplan Vivo string lines are available for viola. Kaplan Amo has been tailored for brighter instruments, accentuating warmth, richness and flexibility, while the Kaplan Vivo is designed for darker instruments and highlights a robust feel focused on clarity and projection. Both are designed to have a textured, expressive sound reminiscent of gut strings. These two new synthetic core sets will join D'Addario's existing stranded-steel core Kaplan viola set, which has been renamed Kaplan Forza.

Kaplan Solo Bass Strings (avail Jan. 2016): The Kaplan Orchestral set will be expanded for orchestral tuning on the double bass. These brand new strings are customized to bolster the projection and clarity of the instrument, essential for soloistic playing, while maintaining the bow response and tonal balance that is consistent across the Kaplan string line. The string set will be available in 3Ž4 size and medium tension, and a D-extension string will also be available.

WOODWINDS

Reserve Soprano and Tenor Saxophone Reeds: A completion of the Reserve Saxophone Reed Line, the Soprano and Tenor Saxophone reeds each feature seven strengths, ranging from 2.0 - 4.5, including a special 3.0+ (3.25) quarter strength. Each Reserve reed is made using D'Addario's innovative Digital Vamping Process, which precisely measures and cuts every reed to the tightest tolerances.

Reeds Guards: D'Addario's new Reed Guard is a stylish, effective way to keep reeds safe and secure. An innovation in protection, the new reed guards offer a convenient, affordable storage solution. The grooved surfaces prevent reed warping, and the soft elastomer cover is designed to securely yet gently hold an assortment of clarinet and saxophone reeds.

All-Natural Cork Grease: Made with a unique blend of natural and organic materials, this cork grease provides and retains ample, non-greasy lubrication to keep corks at their best and prevent them from breaking down.

Practice Grip: An instrumental hand exerciser designed for woodwind and brass instrumentalists who use keys or valves. The pocket-sized device exercises the fingers and hands, and is crafted to foster proper, healthy finger motion, digital independence, and increased finger speed and dexterity with light overall tension.

PLANET WAVES

Humiditrak: A brand new climate monitoring system designed to decrease weather-related damage to musical instruments with real time temperature and humidity updates via Bluetooth. The system features iOS/Android instrument monitoring, hourly, daily & monthly data tracking, humidity, temperature & impact oversight, an easy-to-read display, push notifications and the ability to monitor multiple instruments within one single app.

NS Micro Soundhole Tuner (avail now): Designed specifically for acoustic guitar, ukulele, and other acoustic instruments, the chromatic NS Micro Soundhole Tuner remains perfectly concealed within the instrument's soundhole for discreet tuning. The non-marring universal mounting clip allows stress-free installation, while the highly sensitive piezo transducer senses vibrations directly from the soundboard for fast and accurate tuning response. The bright, multi-color display allows easy viewing in any environment.

NS Micro Banjo Tuner (avail now): The chromatic NS Micro Banjo Tuner combines the efficiency of the NS Micro Soundhole Tuner with a design specifically tailored for the banjo.

For more information, visit the D'Addario website.

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