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Effects - Planet Waves - PedalTrain - Strymon

Effects - Planet Waves - PedalTrain - Strymon

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.


Musicians of all styles and walks of life including guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, cellists and DJ/electronic artists have come to rely on our patented designs to support, enable, protect and power the tools of their trade. Pedaltrain is a platform for musical exploration – an integrated product system that facilitates a musician’s creative process and muse. 

Pedaltrain products can be found in the most exclusive recording studios, orchestra pits and many high-profile concert tours – our artists are a veritable who’s who of A-list musicians – but Pedaltrain is equally at home in the practice room, at the local pub, in the garage jam or summer music camp.


We want to build products with no compromises. We want to push the limits of technology in music. We want to redefine what is possible with music gear. We want to use exceptionally great components and ridiculously powerful processors. We want to make gear that sounds better than anything you’ve ever heard. We want to make our customers happy. We want you to be inspired to create amazing music.

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  1. Pedaltrain PT-NANO Pedalboard with Gig Bag

    Player's Perspective Music Store Live is proud to present this Pedaltrain Nano! This is the perfect pedal board for anyone who uses just a few effects. It's durable, lightweight, and will help any guitarist with the whole "organization" thing, which most of us have heard about. Overall Condition This Pedaltrain Nano is in brand new pristine
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