NAMM 2012 - D’Addario Introduces Additions to its Bass String Line and XL String Line

The NAMM Show • Anaheim, CA • January 19-22, 2012 • Booth# 4834 – D’Addario is excited to introduce new additions to two of its most popular lines, the Nylon Tapewound Bass String line and the XL Pure Nickel Electric Guitar String lines, adding a new medium scale to the Nylon Tapewound Bass line and an 8-string set to the XL Pure Nickel Electric Guitar String line.

The Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings are revered by traditional and modern players alike for their warm “thump” with focused fundamental. Gauge specs are engineered for fit on most basses. Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth feel, D’Addario’s Tapewound Bass strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish. These long-lasting, well-balanced strings are expertly engineered to provide optimal tension and are gauged to fit properly on standard bass saddles and nuts. Tapewounds may be used on fretted or fretless basses and are designed to deliver a vintage tone ranging from the “thump” of an upright bass to the focused depth of traditional flatwound strings. The new medium scale set will be available in January 2012 and will retail for $62.00.

D’Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings are world-renowned as “The Player’s Choice” amongst players of all genres and styles. XLs are precision-wound with nickelplated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in strings with a distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation. By popular demand, D’Addario will be the offering EXL120-8 8-string guitar set in January 2012. String gauges include: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054, and .065.

“D’Addario is known as ‘The Player’s Choice,’ because of our unparalleled consistency and tone, as well as our convenience and variety,” says Brian Vance, D’Addario’s Director of Product Management. “These strings are specifically designed for the modern 8-string guitarist who is looking for beefy lowered chunk and piercing highs.”

This new set, EXL120-8, delivers powerful low end for heavy chording and flexible plain steel strings for bending. EXL120-8 will retail for $15.25. 

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