Bass Strings

Toni Buffa and her husband, Jerry, purchased Lemur Music from the founders in 1995.  The fun name of the business comes from the first names of the couple who started the store in 1964, Leah and Murray (Lea-Mur) Grodner. Toni and Jerry grew the business to include more accessories as well as their...
Peter D’Addario is proud of his family’s long association with the music industry.  In fact, his family’s string making goes back to the seventeenth century.  Peter recalls going to the warehouse as a kid and helping with the shipping of musical accessories.  His father, Richard, is the brother of...
John D’Addario’s family history in the music industry can be traced back to the 1670s when Donato D’Addario worked as a “cordaro” – the Italian word for “string maker.” 
Since that time the family has perfected the art of handcrafting strings as well as other music accessories. John’s father had a...
Martyn How is the Commercial Director or the British string company Rotosound.  Martyn and his brother Jason carry on the traditions of their pioneering father who started the guitar and bass string company in 1958.  Martyn oversees the sales and marketing for the company as well as performer...
Jason How is the CEO and Chairman of Rotosound, the British string company his father formed in 1958.  James How was an innovative toolmaker who designed equipment that could produce various guitar string gauges in high numbers while retaining consistency.  Jason played a key role in the company’s...
Christian McBride teamed with his wife, Melissa Walker, to create a school music program in Montclair, New Jersey called Jazz House Kids.  Advocating for their program, the couple have become knowledgeable on the importance of music education, and well spoken cheerleaders for arts funding.  As an...
Jim Ransom is the Chairman of the Board for United Wire Technology, which is located in Cleveland, New York.  The company was established in 1938, during the Great Depression.  United gained early success for creating kitchen scrubbing products, but soon ventured into several other industries...