1. Common Mistakes Made By Beginner Guitarists

    Common Mistakes Made By Beginner Guitarists
    We’ve all met that person. It might even be you – that budding rookie musician who picks up the guitar for the first time with high hopes of one day shredding like the masters only to put it down a few months later because of all the frustration that comes with learning how to play a new instrument. Many of those early frustrations are usually caused by few all too common mistakes. By correcting these common mistakes and playing with patience and plenty of dedication, you'll make your guitar journey a lot more fruitful and enjoyable.   Continue reading →
  2. History Of The Jim Dunlop CryBaby Wah-Wah Pedal

    History Of The Jim Dunlop CryBaby Wah-Wah Pedal
    When the wah-wah first hit the music scene, it didn’t take long before every musician and producer wanted that signature effect as part of their arsenal. Unfortunately – as with a few other early effects – wah-wah’s were notoriously inconsistent in their tone and build quality, varying greatly from pedal to pedal. For example, Jimi Hendrix was known to go through numerous pedals before finding one that he liked. This made the effect lose much of its popularity, causing many manufacturers to eventually phase out their own models. One such wah was the legendary Thomas Organ/Vox Cry Baby.   Continue reading →
  3. Randall RG1503H Amp Head: Classic Tone, Modern Features

    Randall RG1503H Amp Head: Classic Tone, Modern Features
    [caption id="attachment_2417" align="alignright" width="346"]rg1503h_-2 Randall RG1503H Amp Head @ $399.99[/caption] The RG1503H is a tough as nails 3-channel solid-state amplifier head designed with high gain very much in mind. More than just a simple re-issue, the RG1503H takes the basis of Randall’s legendary RG100 and RG80 designs and kicks it up to eleven with a ton of modern day features in order to bring you an amp head that mixes legendary sound with the versatility and technology of today’s best.   Killer Classic Tone The RG1503H boasts 150 watts of sonic power and the infamous tone of the FET circuit, responsible for the sound that built Randall and backbone of several metal gods such as Scott Ian of Anthrax and Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, just to name a few. It’s a hard rock amp head for hard rock players, through and through.   Continue reading →
  4. Tone Talk: Factors that Determine the Sound of an Acoustic Guitar

    Fender CD-100CE L/H Acoustic Electric You know, every once in a while I find myself at a local music shop just killing some time and for some reason, I always end up going towards the acoustic guitar room. And being the avid tech guy that I am – along with all things music in general of course – I also...
  5. Guitar Maintenance: Combating Humidity and Temperature

    Guitar Maintenance: Combating Humidity and Temperature
    A hygrometer will definitely go a long way So, you finally have yourself a brand new electric guitar and are ready to rock out with the best of them. Sure, your new axe should probably last you a very good while – a lifetime easily – but even a brand new guitar can go to an early grave if it...

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