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  • The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • Recording software is notorious for costing even more than some instruments, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are five digital audio workstations under $100 that will do the job just fine.

    Choosing Inexpensive Home Recording Software

    Choosing Inexpensive Home Recording Software

    by Sam Islam5

  • Check out my review of the Marshall DSL40C guitar amp. It’s a powerful, versatile tube combo from a legendary name in the guitar world.

    Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp Review

    Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Outside audio is an excellent way to enhance a yard, patio, or pool space. This article looks at some of the best outdoor speakers currently available.

    The Best 4 Outdoor Speakers in 2018

    The Best 4 Outdoor Speakers in 2018

    by Paul Goodman1

  • The Top 10 Greatest Gibson Guitars of All-Time Gibson Guitar Corporation was founded on October 11, 1902, and has been making quality instruments ever since. However, most of you may agree with me and say they really started making good stuff in...

    The Greatest Gibson Guitars of All Time

    The Greatest Gibson Guitars of All Time

    by parkerk39327

  • Cedar top guitars offer a different tonal character to what spruce top guitars offer. Cedar caters to the finger-picker and the light strummer backing a vocalist. More nuanced notes at lower volume.

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Compare the best electric guitars under $300. They're quality, affordable instruments from the top names in the guitar world.

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Are you a heavy metal guitarist, a shredder or riff master? These Super Strat guitars are the heavy metal virtuoso's dream come true.

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Compare 5 of the best bass amps for beginners, top-rated amplifiers from some of the biggest brand names in the bass guitar world.

    Top 5 Best Bass Amps for Beginners

    Top 5 Best Bass Amps for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher10

  • Alex Lifeson of Rush has been a superb player for more than four decades. He's primarily played Gibson guitars. It's wonderful he's got two different Les Paul instruments made for him.

    Alex Lifeson's Signature Gibson Les Paul Guitars

    Alex Lifeson's Signature Gibson Les Paul Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Do you love the nostalgic chipped sounds of classic Nintendo games? Have you ever thought about learning how to make songs in that style on your own? It's surprisingly simple and extremely fun. Learn how with this step by step guide and get creating in minutes!

    How to Make 8-Bit Music with FamiTracker

    How to Make 8-Bit Music with FamiTracker

    by orandze1

  • Learn about the Marshall MG guitar amp series in this review. Check out the MG15CFX, MG30CFX, MG50CFX, MG101CFX, MG102CFX and MG100HCFX.

    Marshall MG Series Review

    Marshall MG Series Review

    by Guitar Gopher5

  • The best portable guitar amp combines cool features with great sounds in a small, battery-powered package. Here are 5 awesome choices.

    Best Portable Guitar Amp

    Best Portable Guitar Amp

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • The Les Paul guitar by Gibson is a iconic electric guitar. But they make so many different ones it can be hard to know which is best. Here are 5 of the best across a range of price and style.

    The 5 Best Gibson Les Paul Guitars Available

    The 5 Best Gibson Les Paul Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • One of the 4 most iconic solid body electric guitars in the world, the Gibson SG is far less expensive than the other 3. This is also the most successful guitar Gibson has ever produced

    5 Best Gibson SG Guitars Available

    5 Best Gibson SG Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • The Fender Telecaster was born perfect. The design is timeless and utilitarian bliss. Here are 5 of the very best Fender Telecasters anywhere.

    The 5 Best Telecaster Guitars Available

    The 5 Best Telecaster Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • A semi-hollow body electric guitar has a bit of acoustical variance not available to a solid body guitar. They especially excel at clean tones, but they need not be limited. Here are 5 great new ones.

    5 Great New Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars

    5 Great New Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • Discover the best half stacks for guitar players on a budget and learn how you can grab a quality guitar amp without crushing your wallet.

    Best Half Stack Guitar Amp on a Budget

    Best Half Stack Guitar Amp on a Budget

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • At some point or another most people who are into music wish to play an instrument, or see if they can - and the guitar is the most common instrument found in modern music. Here are five of the very best acoustic guitars for under five hundred dollars. These guitars are all very good instruments that won't need to be replaced until a musician reaches a higher skill level, and even then these are guitars that are keepers for a lifetime if they are properly cared for.

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw18

  • Check out some of the best little mini acoustics. These small-bodied guitars are great for travel and jamming when space is limited or just for having fun.

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • When it comes to vintage American guitars the big three will always come to mind. Now, everyone has heard of the big three American automobile companies, but we Americans have a big three for guitars as well, Martin, Gibson, and Fender. C.F. Martin...

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw22

  • Yes, you can get crushing metal tone from a solid-state guitar amp. Here are your best options when it comes to combos, half stacks and modeling amps.

    Best Solid-State Guitar Amps for Metal

    Best Solid-State Guitar Amps for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Check out the 5 best guitar amps for under $200 in this review, each packed with features and made by the top names in the business.

    Top 5 Best Guitar Amps Under $200

    Top 5 Best Guitar Amps Under $200

    by Guitar Gopher13

  • The Martin D 18 acoustic guitar is less expensive than the Martin D 28, D 35, and D 45 - it's FAR less expensive than the D 50 or D 100 - but the Martin D 18 may very well be a BETTER guitar than any of it's more expensive cousins.

    The Martin D-18 Guitar and Its Very Special Sound

    The Martin D-18 Guitar and Its Very Special Sound

    by Wesman Todd Shaw10

  • If you play country music you want to find the best electric guitar with the perfect tone. Here are few guitars that have stood the test of time.

    Best Electric Guitar for Country Music

    Best Electric Guitar for Country Music

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • This review can help you choose the best mini guitar amp. Here are five cool little micro amps for practice, jamming or just plain fun.

    Best Mini Guitar Amp

    Best Mini Guitar Amp

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • Check out the top 7-string guitars for the money. These are the ultimate metal machines for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • These are five top notch and less expensive solid wood alternatives to a Martin D-28. Rosewood and spruce in a dreadnought design is something very desirable, but not all can afford a D-28.

    Five Less-Expensive Alternatives to the Martin D-28

    Five Less-Expensive Alternatives to the Martin D-28

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • Check out this list of best bass guitar brands for 2018 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    by Guitar Gopher21

  • Check out the best tube combo amps for under $1000. Whether you're into rock, metal, country or blues this article can help you find your sound.

    Best Tube Combo Amp Under $1000

    Best Tube Combo Amp Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher7

  • Learn about the top small tube amps. They’re low-wattage combos perfect for playing at home, recording, or low-volume gigs.

    Best Small Tube Amps for Home Use

    Best Small Tube Amps for Home Use

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • Check out the best acoustic guitars under $300! Perfect for beginners and intermediate guitarists, but good enough to impress the veterans!

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • Small bodied acoustic guitars with mahogany tops were the guitars of choice for most during the great depression. Well, they sound great today too. Here are five of the best mahogany top small bodies.

    5 Best Mahogany-Top Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    5 Best Mahogany-Top Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • This is a how to guide, detailing my sonosub style DIY cylinder subwoofer build. It is an excellent resource if you're thinking of building your own subwoofer which you can easily build from sonotube, or ducting pipe.

    How to Make a DIY Cylinder Subwoofer (AKA Sonosub)

    How to Make a DIY Cylinder Subwoofer (AKA Sonosub)

    by Rain Defence13

  • Every year many school children decide they want to play a band instrument. Some are successful, some get frustrated and quit due to their lack of success. This hub contains information to help parents choose the right instrument for their child.

    Choosing the Right Band Instrument for Your Child

    Choosing the Right Band Instrument for Your Child

    by mrsaxde19

  • These 5 inexpensive solid body electric guitars represent several styles and genres of guitar building and styles of music they were built to accommodate for players. All go for less than 1K dollars.

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • High quality headphones may not sound great right out of the package. Use these tips to break in (burn in) your headphones to get the best possible sound. You will do this by playing your headphones for an amount of time.

    Burn in Headphones: How to Break in High Quality Headphones

    Burn in Headphones: How to Break in High Quality Headphones

    by Blake Flannery18

  • Discover the best heavy metal guitars under $300, great options from brands like Jackson, Dean, Schecter and B.C. Rich.

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • Here are the top 5 best bass combo amps for under $300. This review can help you determine which is right for you.

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $300

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • If you're looking for the best heavy metal guitar under $500 here are the top electric guitars you need to consider.

    Best Metal Guitar Under $500

    Best Metal Guitar Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • These 5 essential guitar effects pedals are classic must-have stomp boxes, found on the pedal boards of some of the best guitarists in history.

    5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals

    5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals

    by Guitar Gopher10

  • Here’s a list of the 10 best rock guitar amp brands, known for producing some of the top tube and solid-state amplifiers in history.

    Top 10 Guitar Amp Brands for Rock

    Top 10 Guitar Amp Brands for Rock

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • If you're looking for the best guitar amp under $500 check out these 5 great options, all with plenty of power for gigs and rehearsals.

    Best Guitar Amp Under $500

    Best Guitar Amp Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • Check out this list of the best acoustic guitars for under $1000, eight amazing instruments from the top guitar makers in the world.

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • Check out the Best Gibson Les Pauls for metal, plus some amazing Les Paul alternatives for heavy metal and hard rock.

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most copied guitars in the world. Here are ten great ones, some more exact copies than others, from ten different manufacturers of electric guitars

    Ten Great Non-Gibson Les Paul-Style Guitars

    Ten Great Non-Gibson Les Paul-Style Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Check out the top guitar amps for metal, in combo form. They are affordable, portable and perfect for gigs and rehearsals.

    Best Combo Guitar Amps for Metal

    Best Combo Guitar Amps for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • An orchestra model or 000 body guitar can be the ultimate guitar for a beginner, intermediate or even professional player. Here are some great guitars to start with, and some better pro level values.

    The 5 Best Value Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    The 5 Best Value Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Everyone loves a Fender Telecaster, but not all Teles out there are made by Fender. Here are 5 of the best makes of Tele out there which are not Fender guitars.

    5 Best Non-Fender Telecaster Guitars

    5 Best Non-Fender Telecaster Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw8

  • Read this review of the best semi-hollow body electric guitars for under $500, instruments made by some of the top brands in the guitar world.

    Best Semi-Hollow Body Guitar Under $500

    Best Semi-Hollow Body Guitar Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Martin 16 series dreadnought guitars offer all the great play-ability and tones of far more expensive models at less cost. These all solid wood Martin guitars are bluegrass cannons.

    The Martin D-16 Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin D-16 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw3

  • In case you didn't know, Kurt Cobain was the singer/guitarist for Nirvana. Nirvana was formed in 1986 in the small town of Aberdeen, Washington by Kurt Cobain and the Bassist Krist Novoselic. After many drummers, they finally ended up with the final...

    Kurt Cobain's Unique Pedals and Settings

    Kurt Cobain's Unique Pedals and Settings

    by jaysiggs19

  • Normally the difference between the standard Fender brands and the Squier brands of guitar are clear and plain, but in the 90s, a number of guitars were released by Fender that blurred this distinction. The Fender "Squier Series" of Stratocasters...

    The Fender "Squier Series" Stratocaster—Not a Typical Squier!

    The Fender "Squier Series" Stratocaster—Not a Typical Squier!

    by DaveL67

  • What is the ultimate best guitar brand for shredding? Ibanez? Jackson? Fender? Read this and decide for yourself.

    Best Guitar for Shredding

    Best Guitar for Shredding

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Compare five of the best electric guitars under $750 and decide which top-rated instrument is perfect for you and your style.

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Check out my review of the Schecter Omen 6, one of the best electric guitars for the money on the market today.

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • Discover the 10 best guitar brands for heavy metal and learn which companies make the gear you want to get the hardcore sounds you need.

    Top 10 Guitar Brands for Metal

    Top 10 Guitar Brands for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher7

  • Discover five of the best bass guitars under $1000. If you're looking for the top bass for your money this article can help.

    Best Bass Under $1000

    Best Bass Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • Learn which combo guitar amps are best for toting to gigs and how to choose the right amplifier for a performing guitarist.

    Best Combo Guitar Amps for Gigging

    Best Combo Guitar Amps for Gigging

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Get advice on choosing the best Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar for a beginner and learn why Epiphone is a top brand name for newbies.

    Best Epiphone Les Pauls for Beginners

    Best Epiphone Les Pauls for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Compare 10 of the best electric guitars under $1000 in this guide to the top instruments for under a grand, all from big names in the guitar world.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher10

  • Check out this guide to the best guitar amp brands and decide which manufacturer builds the right guitar amplifier for your needs.

    Best Guitar Amp Brands 2017

    Best Guitar Amp Brands 2017

    by Guitar Gopher7

  • Find out how to arrange your effects pedals the right way, whether in-line between your guitar and amp or through your effects loop.

    How to Arrange Guitar Effects Pedals

    How to Arrange Guitar Effects Pedals

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Martin M series guitars such as the M 36, the M 38, and the M 42 are simply different body style guitars than Martin's more famous dreadnoughts. Martin M series guitars have a larger lower bout, but a shallower depth - and this causes these instruments to have different tonal characteristics than the more famous dreadnoughts. These guitars were originally designed to provide less feedback when miked on stage.

    The Martin M 38 Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin M 38 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • The specific steps I went through to build my own acoustic guitar, from choosing the type of wood to attaching the bridge and completing the finishing touches (with photos).

    How to Build an Acoustic Guitar (With Photos)

    How to Build an Acoustic Guitar (With Photos)

    by jimmar5

  • All mahogany dreadnoughts offer a great counterpoint to the typical spruce top guitars. They have a unique voice too. They are most especially great for a singer songwriter who loves to play rhythm.

    5 Best  Mahogany Top  and Body Dreadnought Guitars

    5 Best Mahogany Top and Body Dreadnought Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw3

  • Compare the best Ibanez guitars, top choices for metal and rock guitar players around the world, and decide which is right for you.

    Best Ibanez Guitar for Metal and Rock

    Best Ibanez Guitar for Metal and Rock

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Review and compare 5 of the best bass combo amps under $500 from some of the biggest names in the industry and find the perfect amp for your needs.

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $500

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • Common problems with the JBL line of soundbars includes power problems, audio issues, and subwoofer pairing challenges. Try solving your problems through troubleshooting before paying for help.

    Troubleshooting JBL Cinema Soundbar Problems

    Troubleshooting JBL Cinema Soundbar Problems

    by Max Dalton12

  • The importance of tonewood and how it effects an electric guitar's sound is a hotly debated topic among guitarists. The answer is actually quite simple, though one you might not want to read...

    The Great Electric Guitar Tone Wood Debate: Solved!

    The Great Electric Guitar Tone Wood Debate: Solved!

    by Elton Edgar27

  • When you are a serious guitarist, but your day job requires you to travel, you need a guitar you can take on the road. Here are five of the best travel guitars.

    5 Best Backpack or Travel-Size Guitars

    5 Best Backpack or Travel-Size Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw1

  • The Gibson SG Standard is an amazing guitar, and no question about it. But if you want an SG's vibe, but something just a bit different, then here are your five very best options or alternatives.

    The 5 Best Alternatives to the Gibson SG Standard

    The 5 Best Alternatives to the Gibson SG Standard

    by Wesman Todd Shaw1

  • The Telecaster was the world's first great solid body electric guitar. The Gibson P-90 was the world's first great electric guitar pickup. Add them together and you've got two classic music makers.

    The Best Fender Telecaster Guitars With P-90 Pickups

    The Best Fender Telecaster Guitars With P-90 Pickups

    by Wesman Todd Shaw1

  • The world of the acoustic steel string guitarist is totally in love with the Martin D-28 Herringbone guitars. It has been this way since the 1930's, and it will be this way for long to come. While there are many different varieties, makes, and models of the high X D-28 from various and sundry manufacturers, this article examines five of the best without trying to encourage breaking the bank and spending someone's inheritance

    Top Five Vintage Recreations of the Martin D 28 Acoustic Guitar

    Top Five Vintage Recreations of the Martin D 28 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • If you are experiencing a tin can sound from your new LCD/LED TV, a cheap speaker alternative is available. Learn how to use your PC speakers,even when the TV doesn't have a 1/8" audio out.

    How to Use Computer Speakers on an LCD TV

    How to Use Computer Speakers on an LCD TV

    by Jared Zane Kessie22

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