Learn about the differences between the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson SG so you can decide which guitar is better for you and your musical style.
You have a guitar fretboard or piece of wood, but it is dented. You have options but want to avoid using a filler. This article tells you what to try before resorting to filling a dent, and explains how to fill it if it becomes necessary. Also, learn to improve the quality of primarily flat wood.
I was searching for an inexpensive rechargeable Bluetooth speaker with good sound and an attractive design. Hawk Li's retro-styled Bluetooth speaker system appeared to be a good option.
Many electronic keyboard stands do not come with a music rest for lead sheets or books. This article explains the steps to solve that problem and create a useful music stand for a digital keyboard stand. A skilled builder could modify this for another keyboard stand or even as a free-standing unit.
This article presents information about features of the RD-88 with examples and analogies to clarify the meanings and distinctions of the many aspects available to the keyboard artist. We look at the way these different functions work together to create your unique sounds.
Learn the difference between the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster sound and find out which is better for you when it comes to sound and style.
The best ocarina for beginners is one which is durable, well-tuned, and ergonomic. Learn about how to choose the right ocarina for your situation and your budget!
Ukulele or guitar? Find out which is easier and which makes a better first instrument for a beginner. Learn about the tuning of each instrument and what it takes to switch from one to the other.
Fear not, killer tone is already at your fingertips!
This is a review of the BlumWay Converter that digitizes audio direct to a USB flash drive without a computer or software.
If you want your 6-string guitar to sound like a 12-string guitar, this may just be the guitar effects pedal for you.
If you play electric guitar and want to start building a pedal board, here are some tips on where to start.
Mystical and mysterious, the life and death of Robert Johnson are legendary. He became the king of the delta blues, and inspired countless singers and guitarists. Did he make a deal with the devil? You be the judge. He played a Gibson L-! guitar, and here is the rest of the story.
You’ve heard headroom is important for bass and guitar amplifiers. Find out how it affects your sound as a bassist or guitarist, when you should care about an amp’s headroom, and when you shouldn’t.
The Martin J-15 is a discontinued model from historic C.F. Martin & Company. Here is the rest of the story.
Learn the pros and cons of a modeling guitar amp when compared to a tube amp or solid-state amp and find out how digital modeling technology can help you grab the sounds you are looking for.
The Martin D-19 and the Martin D-17m are both all solid wood dreadnoughts with solid spruce tops, but the tops are stained to look as though the guitars are made entirely of mahogany. Here's the rest of the story.
Don Felder wasn't always a member of the Eagles, but the band would have never soared as high as they did without him. The twin guitars of Felder and Joe Walsh produced some timeless music indeed. Gibson guitars has produced two instruments in Felder's honor, and here is the rest of the story.
Check out my review of the BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal and learn why this rock classic might be exactly what you need to take your guitar sounds to another level.
Find out why the most underrated acoustic and electric guitar brands can give you the best chance at finding a diamond in the rough. Some guitar makers never get the credit they deserve, while others are well known but undeservedly looked down on. Either way, you’d be smart to check them out.
Playing the trumpet takes a lot more stamina than other wind instruments and it can takes its toll on your lips. It’s not uncommon for trumpet and brass players to have problems with their lips and in this this article I will talk about how I injured my embouchure and how I made a full recovery.
This tutorial goes through all the steps necessary to unlock the full version of FL Studio 20 using a valid regkey.
A review given after testing out the Vox Rock 50-Watt Hybrid Tube amplifier head.
Would it surprise you to learn that famous pro guitarists use Epiphone guitars like the Les Paul, SG, and Casino for gigs and recording? Epiphone guitars aren't just affordable instruments for intermediate players. Gibson’s little brother has a storied legacy all its own.
Small 15 and 20-watt guitar amplifiers are popular today, but can you really use them for gigs? Maybe! Learn the best ways to do it, which useful features to look for in a low-wattage amp, and when you should really be considering a more powerful guitar amp.
This is a review of a multi-effects unit from Zoom that specializes in chorus, delay and reverb effects.
What is Novation's Automap control software? What does it do? And how is it used?