Planet Waves Announce New Slide and Straps for NAMM 2011

(ShackMan | Posted 2011-01-12)

Planet Waves Announce New Slide and Straps for NAMM 2011

Planet Waves are introducing three more products for this year's Winter NAMM festival, the Chrome Plated Brass Slide and new Acoustic Quick Release and Planet Lock Straps.

Planet Waves' Chrome Plated Brass Slide provides the bright, bell-like tones and excellent sustain of brass, while the slide's chrome-plated brass shell provides a mirror-like shine for effortless gliding. It is designed for play on both acoustic and electric guitars, but experiment as you like and I'm sure you can all find plenty of new ways to use it. According to Rob Cunningham, “The new chrome-plated brass slide is a great step forward in conventional sliding methods for guitarists. The new design and materials used in development help to give guitarists an unparalleled ease of sliding on any type of guitar.”

The Chrome-plated Brass Slide will retail between $13.99 and $17.99. The slide will be available February 1, 2011.

The Acoustic Quick Release Strap is designed for those who are tired of winding the strap around their guitar's headstock or don't feeling drilling holes into a perfectly good guitar. The strap is easily detachable, and the design fits on any guitar, staying locked in place until the side pin is released. The Planet lock straps fit onto an electric or acoustic guitar's pre-existing pins. There is no need for new or special pins to fit these straps. Planet Waves now offers 13 models with the Acoustic Quick Release system and 38 models with the Planet Lock system, including ultra-soft tubular nylon and affordable yet reliable polypropylene.

“The Acoustic Quick Release and Planet Lock straps provide a sense of durability and security that no other straps offer,” says Planet Waves' Product Manager Brian Vance. “Once you lock the guitar strap on to the end pins, all you have to worry about is the next song on the set list.”

The Planet Waves Acoustic Quick Release Guitar Strap and Planet Lock Straps will be available February 1st, 2011 and will retail for $9.99 - $32.99. For more information on Planet Waves products, visit

James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He will be spending the Fall and Winter months working on playwright Frank Gagliano's Voodoo Trilogy and Bodoni County Songbook.

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