The 7-String Regarded by many as the greatest instrument of all time, the guitar is becoming increasingly more popular. The popularity of the 6-string electric has long overshadowed the 7-string guitar. So that poses the question, is a 7-string guitar worth it? Towards the end of the 20th Century the 7-string guitar has risen as a powerhouse. The extra B...
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.
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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.
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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 →
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 →