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Effects - Planet Waves - Bill Lawrence Pickups - Coppersound - Abasi Concepts

Effects - Planet Waves - Bill Lawrence Pickups - Coppersound - Abasi Concepts

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.

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  1. CopperSound FoxCatcher Overdrive & Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

    A 2-in-1 OD & Boost! The Swiss Army Commander. Foxcatcher is the result of six month of trial and study. After a variety of breadboard builds and circuit explorations, we finally decided to clear the breadboard and start with a circuit that we loved, the Bluesbreaker. From there, we began changing and adding to the base circuit. The first of
  2. CopperSound Mustard Gas True Bypass Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal, Hand Painted

    Lo-Fi Pedal with Fuzz Switch Break out the ventilation mask and turn the radio up! The Mustard Gas is, at it’s heart, a lo-fi machine capable of creating those olde tyme radio sounds. With the switch in the center position, it can go from clean lo-fi to broken speaker fuzz. With the switch in the down position, the low end response is put b
  3. CopperSound Gravity Bomb Mini Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

    A fully neutral op-amp booster. Newton’s First law meets the second World War This mini boost is the reincarnation of our discontinued Smoke Monster. There are a lot of great mini boost pedals out there, but we wanted to do ours a little different. Instead of using transistors, we utilized a studio grade op-amp capable of adding around 20dB
  4. CopperSound Telegraph Stutter - Hand Operated Killswitch, No Toggle Switch, Standard Finish

    HAND OPERATED Stutter (killswitch) If Samuel Morse built killswitches. This Bare Metal Finish Telegraph Stutter encompasses one of the most simple audio effects in the most unique looking package. When the key is in its traditional resting position (up), audio is passed through fully unaffected. When the key is pressed (down), the audio is fully
  5. CopperSound Dual Tap [Strymon + NC] Guitar Effects Pedal, Relic'd Black/White

    The Coppersound Dual Tap NC with Strymon Controls the tempo of 2 effects simultaneously with this utility pedal Relic'd Black on White finish.

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  6. CopperSound Stutter Killswitch, Relic'd Black/White

    The Coppersound Stutter Killswitch Foot operated killswitch. Relic'd Black on White finish.
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