Thursday, October 23, 2008

Session Signings

Everyone knows Music City is also known as Guitar Town. We've signed up several of Nashville's top session guitarists recently. You've been hearing D'Addario strings for are some of the the guys playing them or using Planet Waves cables, capos and tuners:

Bob Britt (Wynonna, Bob Dylan, Dixie Chicks, Pam Tillis, John Fogerty)

Michael Spriggs (LeAnn Rimes, Trisha Yearwood, Trace Adkins)

Tom Bukovac (John Fogerty, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Leann Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts)

Chris Leuzinger
Hank Williams Jr., George Strait , Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Julio Iglesias, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry)

Jeff King
(Faith Hill, Josh Turner, Craig Morgan)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Planet Waves Full Function Tuner

A brief overview of the Full Function Tuner as it relates to studio and practicing use.

NS Capo

Elegant. Simple. Functional. Accurate.

Ned Steinberger has a knack for making products that not only work, they also look good doing it. His Steinberger bass
received numerous awards, including the “Design of the Decade” award from the Industrial Designer Society Of America.

The Planet Waves NS Capo is the result of Ned's engineer's eye and designer's soul combining once again to redefine the simple capo. Lightweight aircraft aluminum to ensure the capo doesn't weigh down the strings and pull them out of tune. A quick, solid set screw adjusts the tension of the capo's grip, giving an even, steady clamp across the strings.

The flat black finish is almost invisible on the guitar neck and the sleek profile fits right in your pocket. Also available in satin silver.

Check out the capo evolution...the NS Capo from Planet Waves.

Spin the Strobe

The Planet Waves Tru-Strobe Tuner is the first compact actual strobe tuner on the market. Geared towards techs, luthiers and discriminating musicians, the Tru Strobe is accurate to .001 cents. With an easy-to-read dial, built-in microphone for tuning acoustic instruments and an auto shut-off to preserve battery life, this shiny black beauty is also a bit on the hefty side (which keeps it from being pulled off my workbench by the weight of a guitar cable). Nice.

The dazzling blue LED readout lets you focus in your tuning and is easy to read on dark stages.

Planet Waves

This is the new blog from Artist Relations Guy Tom Spaulding concerning all things Planet Waves. I'm based in Nashville, TN and have been traveling around the country promoting Planet Waves products all Summer long while working as a guitar tech for LeAnn Rimes. We opened for Kenny Chesney on the Poets and Pirates Tour and had a great time!