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Planet Waves Bass/Guitar Tools App Available Free Until July 17

Planet Waves is excited to launch the new Bass/Guitar Tools app. The brand new app will to be available at no cost to users who download the application between July 10 – July 17, 2010.

Guitar Tools is the ultimate hand-held utility kit for bass and guitar players of any style or skill level, brought to you by Planet Waves. Players can enjoy the full functionality of the Chordmaster and Scale Wizard apps, the core features of ProTune and ProTempo, plus reference tools that make it easy to find the nearest music store or instructor wherever they may roam and a chord finder that can identify the name for virtually any chord you have discovered on your own. Developed exclusively for iOS by the minds at Audiofile Engineering, Guitar Tools packs a wealth of easy-to-use, professional-grade guitar utilities into one elegant application for the iPhone or iPod touch.

Utilizing features from Planet Waves’ existing popular apps, Guitar Tools from Planet Waves features an accurate library of over 7,800 guitar chords, a complete guitar scale and arpeggio library, the most reliable pitch measurement on any current handheld platform, and a versatile, user-friendly, touch screen metronome.

The Planet Waves Guitar Tools app also offers new innovative features. The Chord Finder allows users to select frets and finger positions to discover proper chord names. The Teachers Near Me feature allows the musician to access an international list of music instructors and find the ones nearest you and is powered by The Lesson Room, D’Addario’s online hub for music education, resources and valuable content ( Users can find a nearby music store in seconds, whether out on tour or close to home, using the Stores Near Me feature.

“The Guitar Tools app is innovative in the sense that it caters to both needs of the guitar player,” states Jim D’Addario, D’Addario & Company Inc, CEO. “It provides the essential tools for a player to tune up and start playing, and it also gives players a chance to gain more knowledge from a teacher nearby. The convenience of having this type of ‘all-in-one’ program on a portable device is unparalleled.”

The Guitar Tools application was developed in conjunction with Audiofile Engineering and is currently available through the iTunes store. After the introductory offer period users can log on to their iTunes store account and search Planet Waves to download Guitar Tools for $8.99.

The application will be available soon for the iPad and Android.

To purchase the Planet Waves Guitar Tools iPhone app on iTunes, please visit itms:// more Planet Waves iPhone app information as well as support and FAQs, please visit

Planet Waves is owned and operated by D’Addario & Company, Inc. D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also and  D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.

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