At this time, Music Store Live remains committed to the needs of our music community. We will continue fulfilling online orders to the best of our ability and all domestic orders will continue to ship free.
As we take appropriate precautions to minimize risk, we wish all the best for our customers, our employees, and their families.

See. Hear. Experience.

Stands - Planet Waves - Ace - Music Nomad - Squier (by Fender) - Meris Effects

Stands - Planet Waves - Ace - Music Nomad - Squier (by Fender) - Meris Effects

In 1994, Howard and Robert Silagy started a small guitar strap company in Hicksville, N.Y. Their approach to business was simple: make attractive, durable straps using high-quality materials and people will buy them. Over the next four years, the company grew, with sales skyrocketing because of the growing popularity of Planet Waves' colorful, attractive designs and the line's thick, heavy-duty leather tabs.

In 1998, D'Addario & Company, Inc. acquired the Planet Waves line and it joined D'Addario's world-renowned family of musical instrument accessory brands. D'Addario envisioned the line as more than just accessories for guitarists, but for musicians as a whole.

D'Addario's first major venture outside guitar-only accessories with the Planet Waves line was to design and develop a line of cables that would be truly transparent signal-transmitting devices, and virtually eliminate tonal alterations. D'Addario's Planet Waves team studied the industry's cable-making procedures and identified that most suppliers were simply purchasing and assembling stock cables and connectors. Additional investigations found that suppliers had given little or no thought to the specific needs of each different cable application. After extensive testing, the Planet Waves team discovered that many of these stock cables had serious limitations. As a result, the lab began studying and researching the various causes of signal loss and degradation, microphonics (triboelectric noise), and mechanical connection failures.

After more than two and a half years of intense research and product development, Planet Waves had come up with a cable with conductors that actually short unwanted triboelectric currents to the ground as they occur. A new connector was developed with a series of compression springs along the ground sleeve that ensure the plug makes a firm connection into the jack ground; gold-plated contact points were added for better connectivity and reduced oxidation. Add an almost indestructible strain-relief design with common-sense features like color-coded O-rings for easy identification, packaging that explains how Planet Waves solved problems, and a lifetime guarantee, and the Planet Waves cable line was on the road to success.

Under the close watch and creativity of Jim D'Addario, the Planet Waves cable line has now grown to include more than 50 custom-designed connectors and multiple lines of Cables, Connectors and Power Chords, Musician's Gear, Smart Tools, and Instrument Care products. Recent line extensions include, MIDI, fiber-optic, s-video, USB, and custom DJ cable offerings. This commitment to research, testing, and ingenuity has reached beyond Planet Waves cables and has been applied to all of the Planet Waves product lines.


We are musician advocates fighting for the underdog, independent musicians! The organization and website were founded in 2008 and designed by musicians. Since our launch date, hundreds of thousands of musicians have visited our site to explore ways to help them. Our mission is to help musicians in everything we do. The website provides the independent musician with thousands of organized resources to help produce, sell and support your music. The idea that you don’t have to wait to get signed to control your destiny or give away control to record companies motivates us to be your destination of choice. It’s free for you to use. 

Our organization tries to make sense of the vast and fragmented music industry through researching, interviewing, reviewing and ranking thousands of companies in the music industry and filtering the ones that can really help musicians. 


... Why not make a capo that does any tuning? Or use 2 capos for 2 different frets? This could be endless!

Newest First

10 per page

6 Item(s)

Newest First

10 per page

6 Item(s)

Connect with us

The Music Store Live Experience

  • Our Team
  • Our Team
  • Our Team
  • T-Shirts and Hoodies

PaymentS

  • Pay with PayPal, Pay
  • Pick it up Financing Pay with easy monthly payments

Fender®, Gretsch®, Guild®, EVH®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jazzmaster®, Jaguar®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass®, and Mustang® are all registered trademarks of the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.  These instruments are sold and shipped only to the United States and its' territories.

© 2017 MSL. All Rights Reserved.