Planet Waves American Stage Cable makes the connection at NAMM 16-Feb-12
D'Addario has announced that Planet Waves' American Stage cables were named winners of Winter NAMM's Best in Show "Gotta Stock It" Category; Best in Show Awards are part of a NAMM University educational program featuring six panelists who represent single-store operations, small- to mid-sized chains and one of the industry's top trade magazines.
Recipient of the "Gotta Stock It" category, Planet Waves' American Stage cables have been designed and manufactured in the U.S. This special cable features Planet Waves' exclusive In=Out technology for optimum signal transparency, 180-degree solder joints for superior conductivity and strength, and the exclusively patented Geo-Tip design for improved fit in all jacks.
Brian Vance, D'Addario's Director of Product Management, told us, "It feels great to get recognized for our hard work with this new cable. We wanted to develop an instrument cable that sounds great, is flexible, and built like a tank. That's precisely what we've done with American Stage."
Here's how Planet Waves describe the new cables:
American Stage instrument cables are built from the ground up to ensure perfect tone every time. The custom designed, made in the U.S.A. wire reproduces full lows and rich highs, accurately transferring true tone with clarity and noise free operation. The 22AWG Oxygen Free copper center provides enhanced signal transfer, while 95% tinned copper braid and conductive PVC under jacket provides excellent electromagnetic interference rejection and no handling noise. The in-line solder process utilizes modern micro flame technology and specially formulated RoHS compliant solder to create a permanent bond between wire and connector, creating unsurpassed strain relief and durability. The connectors are designed by Planet Waves and built by Neutrik in their state-of-the-art facility in Lichtenstein, using the highest quality components available. The flexible cable construction provides reduced tangling, effortless handling and uncoils easily. Finally, the innovative patented Geo-Tip provides a seamless and secure connection in any instrument, pedal or amp jack.
Pricing and Availability:
Available in 10' – 30' lengths, Planet Waves American Stage Instrument Cables will retail from $39.99 to $69.99 and will begin shipping in Q1 2012.