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  1. Electro-Voice RE-20 Dynamic Cardioid Mic Review

    Electro-Voice RE-20 Dynamic Cardioid Mic Review
    While Electro-Voice might be better known for their signature loudspeakers, they also know how to construct a high-quality microphone. The EV RE20, in particular, is well-known among the broadcasting community as the go-to mic for applications that require a clear, cutting and high-quality sound. It also doubles as a high-quality instrument mic. But with that said, this famous mic retails for about $400. And for musicians on a budget, that's nothing to sniff at. With that said, we take a look at the RE20 to see if worth the investment.   Continue reading →
  2. Brand Spotlight: Mission Engineering Effects Pedals

    Brand Spotlight: Mission Engineering Effects Pedals
    Founded in 2009 in Petaluma, California, Mission Engineering is known for creating the world's largest range of professional quality expression pedals. Each of their creations is designed to work seamlessly with today's digital amps, effects, and controllers. From their very first creation -- the Mission SP-1 -- to the newer Aero Expression 2.0, Mission Engineering has the perfect expression pedal for any player. Below, we take a look at a small sample of what the California Manufacturer has to offer.   Continue reading →
  3. Brand Spotlight: Suhr Amps And Cabinets

    Brand Spotlight: Suhr Amps And Cabinets
    Over the years, Suhr has been making a name for themselves on the back of their highly popular pickups and equally impressive effects pedals and guitars. While the once little known boutique manufacturer has risen to become a top tier brand, they continue to push innovative hardware made for professionals and weekend warriors alike.¬† Below, we take a look at some of the newer additions to their lineup -- Suhr cabinets. Continue reading →
  4. Brand Spotlight: Sterling By Music Man

    Brand Spotlight: Sterling By Music Man
    The Sterling brand of instruments was designed by Music Man in order to deliver the high-quality guitars and basses the company is known for at a price point that nearly any player can afford. But don't think of these instruments as low-quality or beginner gear as Sterling guitars and basses offer everything a pro or amateur player needs and expects from a Music Man ax. From all solid tonewoods to active electronics, Sterling by Music Man instruments deliver¬†the tone, build, and playability that players expect from a high-quality instrument. Take a look at a couple of our favorite pieces of gear from the Sterling by Music Man brand below -- the John Petrucci JP70 electric guitar and Ray4 and Ray5 electric basses. Continue reading →
  5. Brand Spotlight: EV ELX200 Power Series

    Brand Spotlight: EV ELX200 Power Series
    There's a good reason why Electro-Voice has been a leader in professional audio equipment for over 80 years -- a steadfast dedication to designing the best gear possible. From microphones to digital signal processors, amps, loudspeakers and more, they are responsible for a huge chunk of the gear that drives live music the world over. And while most of us would love to be able to perform with a multi-thousand dollar setup, some of our wallets just aren't that fat. Which brings us to the Electro-Voice ELX200 Power Series, loudspeakers designed to bring the high-quality design that E.V. is known for at an affordable and portable-friendly package. Continue reading →

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