If you’ve ever shopped around for studio monitors or PA loudspeakers, chances are you’ve come across the terms 2-way and 3-way. These two terms are pretty straightforward – they designate the number of speakers featured in the monitor. While that might seem simple, there's a lot more going on that just the number of speakers. Below, we take a closer look at these type of systems and things to think about when deciding between the two.
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As an industry leading manufacturer, the name Gallien-Krueger is well-known in the music equipment world, especially among bass players. Founded in 1968 by Bob Gallien, the Stockton, California-based company has built a well-earned reputation for their high-quality amplifiers and accessories. We recently took a good look at a few of their fantastic amp heads -- the MB200, RB1001-II, and Fusion 550. Today, we're taking one of their popular combos for a spin -- the GK MB115-II. Continue reading →
Like cars, vintage equipment is a huge market in the guitar world. While the latest guitar models feature plenty of great innovation and outstanding tone, there's just something about the classics that will never go out of style. But just like cars, finding vintage parts can be easier said than done (or very pricey). In comes manufacturers like Raw Vintage -- a company dedicated to recreating vintage-specific pickups and accessories. Below, we take a look at a few of our favorite products from Raw Vintage. Continue reading →
Very few manufacturers are as revered in their line of business as Neumann is in the world of professional microphones. With almost a century of experience and a long legacy of innovations, many consider Neumann as one of the best (if not THE best) mic manufacturers in the world. And while classics like the U47 and U87 are still worshiped to this day, the company continues to pump out amazing mics. Below, we'd like to take a look at four modern Neumann mics that continue the excellent legacy the company is known for. Continue reading →
The Original 57/62 pickups set is Fender's in-house answer to single-coils that aim to deliver the vintage-Strat sound, feel and vibe in a relatively inexpensive package. Reversed engineered from a 1963 Stratocaster, these pickups can be found on the company's American Vintage Strat model. With so much competition in the realm of pickups that aim to deliver vintage Strat tone from big brands and boutique manufacturers alike, how does Fender's own set fair? Surprisingly well, actually! Continue reading →