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  • Compare the top bass amps for practice and small gigs. They’re under $200 and made by brands you know and trust.

    Best Bass Amps Under $200

    Best Bass Amps Under $200

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Find out if expensive guitars are worth it and if you really need high-end gear to be taken seriously as a guitarist.

    Are Expensive Guitars Worth It?

    Are Expensive Guitars Worth It?

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • James Patrick Page is among the most iconic electric guitarists. He's been an important part of many bands and has performed on an untold number of session recordings for both one-hit wonders and big-time bands.

    Jimmy Page and His Gibson Signature Les Paul Guitar

    Jimmy Page and His Gibson Signature Les Paul Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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

  • A real underdog, this lesser-known microphone offers very low noise, a tight pickup pattern, and a sound quality rivaling microphones twice its price. Also, it's American-made.

    CAD e100s Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

    CAD e100s Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

    by Tim0

  • 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 Gopher3

  • Check out my list of the top Peavey guitar amps for metal and hard rock. Peavey makes some of the best high-gain amps in the world, from tube heads, to combo amps to affordable solid-state amps. This is a brand that has shaped the sound of extreme metal and rock music for decades.

    Best Peavey Amps for Metal

    Best Peavey Amps for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Here are five of the most exciting small body acoustic/electric guitars available right here and now; and from five different high end manufacturers of fine acoustic guitars.

    5 Best New Small Body Acoustic/Electric Guitars

    5 Best New Small Body Acoustic/Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • Check out some of the best electric guitars for the musician on a budget who demands an affordable, quality instrument that looks and sounds amazing.

    Best Budget Electric Guitars

    Best Budget Electric Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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 Gopher5

  • What's the fastest and easiest way to memorize a piano song? Is it a good idea, and if so, what benefits will it bring? Look inside to find out more.

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    by JohnMello23

  • Find out what electric guitars are made out of and how wood is used in different parts of the instrument. Learn what’s inside an electric guitar body, how wood is routed to accommodate the electronics, and how alternative materials may be the way of the future for electric guitars.

    Are Electric Guitars Made  of Wood?

    Are Electric Guitars Made of Wood?

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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 Goodman2

  • 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 magical sounds that come from the harmonica are nothing short of a mystery. How do they do it? This article explores some of the masters of this tiny musical instrument.

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    by Shauna L Bowling98

  • 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

  • Guitar cabs can be expensive, but they're relatively simple to make, so why not have a go at your own?

    How to Build a DIY Guitar Cab

    How to Build a DIY Guitar Cab

    by John Bullock0

  • Many a great guitarist has played the venerable Martin D - 28 dreadnought guitar, and of course the legendary Jimmy Page did as well. Many a great song in the works of Led Zeppelin was recorded on a fine rosewood and spruce Martin D - 28, and before all has been said and done, more terrific music will come from the hands of others playing that timeless design of six strings and woods. Hats off to James Patrick Page, "Jimmy Page," for all he's provided for us to enjoy with his Martin guitar!

    The Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

    The Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • The guitars of the Paul Reed Smith company are widely desired, but their prices are prohibitive for most working musicians. The new S2 line remedies this, and the S2 Vela may be the best one.

    The Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar

    The Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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 Gopher1

  • Compare the top guitar amps under $300 from the best names in the guitar world and learn which is right for you and your playing style.

    5 Best Guitar Amps Under $300

    5 Best Guitar Amps Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Just another part time audiophile reviewing the fabulous Totem Acoustic Element Fire bookshelf speakers. Are they grandeur at a grand price? Read to find out.

    Totem Acoustic Element Fire: Speaker Review

    Totem Acoustic Element Fire: Speaker Review

    by Jason R. Manning9

  • There are a huge number of different effects pedals that guitarists can get their hands on. In this article you'll find out all about the different types of effects and how to use them.

    The Ultimate Guide to Guitar Effects Pedals

    The Ultimate Guide to Guitar Effects Pedals

    by Tom Boddison0

  • Here's my list of the best acoustic and electric guitar brands for players on a budget. Whether you are a beginner looking for a cheap starter guitar or a veteran guitarist who wants an affordable instrument you’d be smart to look to one of these brands.

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Here’s a look at the EVH 5150 Overdrive from MXR, a pedal designed in conjunction with legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

    MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Pedal Review

    MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive Pedal Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • The trumpet and the cornet are both brass and wind instruments, made from brass tubing, have an oblong frame, three valves (usually), pitched in the B-flat key, make sound the same way so, it's no wonder they are often mistaken as the same musical instrument. However, they are individually unique.

    The Difference Between the Trumpet and the Cornet

    The Difference Between the Trumpet and the Cornet

    by Beverley Byer2

  • Home recording can get really expensive, and getting the right hardware for the job can be a bank-breaking affair. But it doesn't have to be! This article discusses five computer recording hardware interfaces under $150.

    Five Computer Recording Interfaces Under $150

    Five Computer Recording Interfaces Under $150

    by Sam Islam5

  • The Gibson Marauder and S-1 guitars were crossover instruments where Gibson tried to steal some market share from Fender. These are somewhat rare birds, but very fine instruments should you find one.

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • 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

  • This article compares the Marshall DSL40C and the Peavey 6505 Plus 112 guitar amplifiers. They’re both awesome tube combos, but which is better? I'll also get into the new DSL40CR a bit, and offer a couple thoughts about how it stacks up to its elder brother.

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo vs. Marshall DSL40C

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo vs. Marshall DSL40C

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • Find out what to look for when choosing a distortion or overdrive pedal in this guide for beginners. Learn the difference between distortion and overdrive as well as what different types of pedals can do for your sound.

    How to Choose a Distortion or Overdrive Pedal

    How to Choose a Distortion or Overdrive Pedal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Here are some of the best bass combo amps for under $1000, each with all the power you need for gigs and rehearsals.

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $1000

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Every culture has a definition of the vibration they create and how it’s music functions within their social structure. The Ojibway people of Northeast Michigan valued music for the personal and magical powers that were indispensible to their...

    A Brief Introduction to Ojibway Musical Instruments

    A Brief Introduction to Ojibway Musical Instruments

    by JoAnne Kondrat5

  • Chris Cornell was one of the best vocalist in the history of rock music, and also one of its most intriguing songwriters. Gibson produced two different and very rare ES-335 models for Chris, and here's the rest of the story.

    Chris Cornell and the Gibson ES-335

    Chris Cornell and the Gibson ES-335

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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

  • The vibrato is one of the most fascinating aspects of violin playing. To master vibrato, we need to understand its working mechanism.

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 zurna, dumbeg, dudek and the oud are common instruments to Armenians, but are not widely known to the rest of the world.

    Armenian Musical Instruments

    Armenian Musical Instruments

    by Ellen Gregory11

  • Here's a review of my Heartfield Talon II guitar, a Fender superstrat made in Japan that has become a strange sort of classic in the guitar world.

    Heartfield by Fender Talon II Review

    Heartfield by Fender Talon II Review

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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 Shaw2

  • 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

  • Check out this review of the Peavey Vypyr VIP series, unique and versatile amplifiers for guitar and bass that are jam-packed with surprises.

    Peavey Vypyr VIP Series Review

    Peavey Vypyr VIP Series Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Check out this Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo review and find out why I think it is the best combo guitar amp for metal. It has legendary 6505 tone, and all the power you need in a compact package. Learn how it compares to the 6505+ head and the 6505 MH mini head.

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? A drummer! Haha. It's an old joke that people tell to attempt to make fun of our lovable skin-beaters, but the laugh is on them. Drummers rule!

    Top 10 Reasons Why Drummers Rule

    Top 10 Reasons Why Drummers Rule

    by Steve Witschel8

  • A review of Gibson's best selling guitar of all time— the Gibson SG. In its first three years of production, over 6,000 SG’s a year were sold. The SG had established itself as a new thoroughbred in the Gibson stable. Advertisements by Gibson claimed it had, “the fastest neck in the world”.

    Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar

    Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar

    by shimla1

  • The piano continues to be a driving force in all styles of music. But where are its roots, and why was it invented in the first place?

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    by JohnMello3

  • Learn how to re-string your acoustic guitar. Lots of pictures, an animated video and clear, simple instructions!

    Restring an Acoustic Guitar

    Restring an Acoustic Guitar

    by Joanna20

  • David Gilmour's glassy Strat tone has been a part of over two hundred and fifty million albums sold world wide. Here's what you need to know if you're attempting to get a Strat with that exact sound.

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Here’s a review of the MXR M234 Analog Chorus pedal and the MXR M101 Phase 90. Find out why these two modulation effects may be all you need to take your guitar sound to the next level. These pedals are examples of why MXR is known as one of the best effects brands in the guitar world.

    MXR Analog Chorus and Phase 90 Effects Pedals Review

    MXR Analog Chorus and Phase 90 Effects Pedals Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Rock guitar superstar, Slash, a man with a universally known one syllable moniker, and a visual flair so distinct he can be recognized by just his silhouette, is the global ambassador for Gibson Guitars. He almost always plays a Les Paul, and here is the rest of the story.

    Slash and the Gibson Les Paul

    Slash and the Gibson Les Paul

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • Leaning to play the guitar takes commitment and practice, but it’s extremely rewarding. Here ten tips to help the beginner learn how to play the guitar.

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    by Artois520

  • 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

  • John Fogerty is one of the greatest of all American songwriters, and he's penned numbers which will transcend centuries, and become folk songs. Hundreds of years from now, his songs will live on. He primarily played those songs on a Gibson Les Paul Custom.

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • How well does this amp serve the average, non-professional, guitar player with a limited budget and a desire for versatile sound?

    Marshall MG100FX Review

    Marshall MG100FX Review

    by Dominic Kondos2

  • The Behringer MDX4600 dynamics processor is a common choice for podcasters, but it can be a challenge to get good results from this, or any advanced audio equipment. This guide walks you through all its settings and with examples for different applications. When configured properly, the MDX4600 will grealy enhance the quality of your podcast audio!

    Behringer MDX4600 Setup for Podcasting

    Behringer MDX4600 Setup for Podcasting

    by Tom Erik Støwer43

  • A step by step guide on the best way to clean your trumpet or cornet. Keeping your trumpet clean will keep instrument playing its best and will help avoid slides becoming stuck.

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    by Tim Curd0

  • Read this review and find out why the Blackstar Fly 3 is one of the best battery-powered mini guitar amps when it comes to sound and features.

    Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Amp Review

    Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Amp Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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 parkerk39331

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