Sweet Relief Raises More Than $9,000 for Musicians  

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians and music industry workers in need, has raised more than $9,000 by selling FretWraps String Muters donated by Gruv Gear. The charity will continue to support those in need by raising more money with this month’s additional donations from Gruv Gear including GigBlade gig bags for guitar, bass and ukulele, Sliiv Tech Sleeves for laptops and tablets, and Vibe school backpacks.

In previous years, Gruv Gear has also provided GigBlades for many of Sweet Relief’s signed guitar auctions, helping to raise more funds for its cause.

“We’re so grateful to our friends at Gruv Gear for supporting our music community, their donations have raised over $9,000 and we’ve been able to help even more people thanks to their contributions,” said Aric Steinberg, EVP of Development and Artist Relations at Sweet Relief. “Gruv Gear is directly responsible for providing assistance with vital living expenses to over 20 music industry professionals in desperate need. Thank you to Jay, Janeth, Jeff and the rest of the amazing team at Gruv Gear!”

Known for its innovation, Gruv Gear crafts products to make the lives of creative people easier. The company passionately believes in the encouragement of new perspectives and supports a number of charitable organizations which work to sustain, support and inspire people who work within the many different creative industries including music, film, photography, and others. Gruv Gear has also gifted a portion of ticket sales from its Gruv Live concert series held during the Winter NAMM Shows to Sweet Relief and other charities, including VH1 Save The Music Foundation and DW Music Foundation.

Gruv Gear’s donation of their best-selling FretWraps String Muters, used by thousands of guitarists and bassists around the world, helped Sweet Relief raise the much needed funds. The world-renowned FretWraps is a professional string dampener / muting accessory that effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance on strings, ideal for when you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without the unwanted string noise or ringing. The adjustable strap lets you fine-tune the pressure and dampening of the strings and it is perfect for use in the studio, at a session or playing live. They are currently for sale on the Sweet Relief eBay store.

“Our team is super proud to support such a great cause, especially in these unprecedented times of the pandemic, affecting so many musicians around the world,” said Gruv Gear Founder and President Jay Baldemor. “The amazing people at Sweet Relief continue to create timely programs to help musicians in need, and we’re happy to even be a small part of that.”


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