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D ’ Addario XS Coated Strings
Thomastik-Infeld Dominant Pro Violin Strings
D ’ Angelico Excel Tammany XT Acoustic Guitar

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D ’ Addario XS Coated Strings

D ’ Addario has introduced the XS coated strings . The company says these new strings offer longer life with improved strength and stability without sacrificing tone .
D ’ Addario says it implemented new manufacturing processes combined with well-known innovations – like NY Steel highcarbon cores in the wound strings and Fusion Twist technology in the plain steels — to give the XS strings significantly better break strength and tuning stability .
The XS strings feature a new , very thin film coating ( one tenth the thickness of a human hair ) that protects the wound strings from corrosion , but without dampening the tone .
This new film covering is combined with D ’ Addario ’ s dispersion coating , used in its XT line , to protect the plain steel strings as well . XS strings are available in phosphor bronze string sets for acoustic guitar , 12-string guitar , and mandolin in the most popular gauges .
For more information , contact D ’ Addario Canada : 905-947- 9595 , 800-268-6855 , info @ daddariocanada . com , www . daddariocanada . com .

Thomastik-Infeld Dominant Pro Violin Strings

Thomastik-Infeld has introduced the Dominant Pro strings for violin .
The company says that it doesn ’ t aim to change the basic character of its Dominant strings , but rather to offer an additional , contemporary repertoire of strings . The new string set ( NO . DP100 ) is ideally suited for chamber musicians , soloists , and orchestra musicians alike . The manufacturer says its main features include : bell-like tonal character ; high resistance to bow pressure ; enhanced power ; good balance of brilliance and warmth ; a very wide dynamic range ; and it reacts immediately with a focused sound core . As well , the Dominant Pro violin strings are designed to support the instrument ’ s radiance in the long term and offer a broad range of sound colours .
For more information , contact Counterpoint Musical Services : 800-690-0515 , music @ counterpointmusic . ca , www . counterpointmusic . ca .

D ’ Angelico Excel Tammany XT Acoustic Guitar

D ’ Angelico has released the Excel Tammany XT all-solid OM acoustic guitar .
The Excel Tammany XT features solid mahogany back and sides , a solid Sitka spruce top , and a pau ferro fingerboard with no inlays . Scalloped top bracing allows for uninhibited resonance , while a combination of darker and brighter tonewoods creates the balance of warmth and articulation . These features are paired with the company ’ s minimal scroll-style headstock , which is seen here for the first time on D ’ Angelico acoustics , and a Fishman INK-4 onboard preamp / tuner for true-to-tone amplification . It is available in vintage sunburst , walnut stain , and vintage natural .
For more information , contact Audio Distributors International : 450-449-8177 , info @ adipro . ca , www . adipro .
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