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  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    FARMINGDALE, NY-- Many bass players have searched for years trying to find steel bass strings that are extra bright but not harsh-sounding. The search is over: D’Addario’s new ProSteels stainless steel bass strings were developed in response to the strong demand for the perfect stainless steel bass string sound.
  2. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Years were spent sourcing, testing, and validating the specialized alloy that is the heart and soul of the unique ProSteels sound. ProSteels strings underwent a rigorous testing period that included blind evaluations from professionals, instructors, working players, and serious hobbyists. The results were unanimous: players loved the brilliant, yet sweet, high end, the deep, focused bottom, and the coveted “piano tone” roundness and sustain.

    Far from a copycat stainless steel string, ProSteels are equally capable of achieving the grit and growl for rock and metal or the bite and snap needed for funk and modern jazz. An immediately noticeable improvement in tone and performance over traditional stainless steel bass strings, each ProSteel is produced on D’Addario’s exclusive, computer-controlled machines, which monitor and control precise and critical variables in the winding process. The result: strings that deliver outstanding tone, precise intonation, long life, and unparalleled consistency, set after set.

    “We set out to achieve a truly unique, high-performance steel string, and accomplished just that,” says D’Addario Fretted Strings Brand Manager Brian Vance. “By really paying attention to the player’s needs and preferences, we were able to focus our R&D efforts towards creating a fresh, unique sounding bass string that will revolutionize the sound of steel.”

    To celebrate the launch of ProSteels, D’Addario has created a new CD compilation (Bass Lines) of original tracks from some of D’Addario’s top bassists, including Dave Ellefson, Oteil Burbrige, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Willis, Michael Manring, Steve Bailey, Mark Egan, Adam Nitti, and more. For a limited time only, one free Bass Lines CD will be included in three of D’Addario’s most popular ProSteels 4-string sets.

    ProSteels bass strings retail for between $32.99 and $59.99 and will be available in July of 2004.

    For more information on D’Addario strings, visit www.daddariostrings.com.

    Media Contact:
    Trish Johnson-Frazzetto
    Tel: 631-439-3295

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