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  • 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

  • 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

  • In this hub you'll learn how to clean and polish your guitar in easy to follow steps. I'll show you the products that I use and some easy tips that will help to keep your guitar looking great.

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    by KawikaChann26

  • This is a personal review of the drum set bought for my grandson and why we think it's the best junior drum set for 7 to 10 year old kids. It includes advice, personal photos and updates over 4 years.

    The Best Junior Drum Set for 7- to 10-Year-Old Kids

    The Best Junior Drum Set for 7- to 10-Year-Old Kids

    by Faye Rutledge6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Bowling94

  • Check out this Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo review if you’re looking for the best combo guitar amp for metal. It has legendary 6505 tone, and all the power you need.

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • 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

  • Check out some of the best superstrats and learn more about guitars built for the fast lane. The hod-rodded Stratocaster-style guitar is back!

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • Here are a few names: Danny Bonaduce. Derek Smalls. Bobby Dall. Gene Simmons. I think you can see where I'm going with this. Maybe? No? Oh...just read the article, already.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

    Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

    by Steve Witschel37

  • Check out the best guitars for beginners who are into heavy metal and newbies intent on causing maximum mayhem with their first guitar.

    Best Metal Guitar for Beginners

    Best Metal Guitar for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The history of why some string instruments have frets and others don't, and why we should not add frets to instruments that do not have them.

    Why Are Violins Fretless?

    Why Are Violins Fretless?

    by Courtney Morgan0

  • Strings vibrate when they are plucked or bowed, producing sound. The vibration may be transferred into the body of the instrument and amplified, then projected out through the sound holes.

    How String Instruments Work

    How String Instruments Work

    by Courtney Morgan0

  • 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

  • The Gibson Les Paul is known as one of the greatest guitars in the world and with good reason. Here are 10 of those reasons!

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Les Paul

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Les Paul

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most iconic guitars in music history. If you don’t play one, here are 10 reasons you should.

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Stratocaster

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Stratocaster

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Martin HD 28 VR is the vintage reissue of its legendary Herringbone dreadnought 28. This guitar is one of the most sought after and best sounding instruments on the planet.

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • 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

  • The vibrato is one of the most fascinating aspects of violin playing. To master the technique, one needs to understand its mechanism and nature.

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    The Workings of Violin Vibrato

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • 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 Gregory12

  • 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 JohnMello21

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 Shaw1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A great parlor guitar will always be small, and never be cheap. These are not backpacking or travel guitars, but fine fine small acoustic guitars for serious players and consumers.

    5 Best Parlor Guitars

    5 Best Parlor Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Learn whether or not brand name matters when it comes to guitars for beginner, intermediate and advanced guitarists. Are some simply better than others?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • 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

  • Madagascar rosewood dreadnoughts are some of the hottest items in the world of guitars. Here is why, and here are five of the very finest dreadnought guitars of Madagascar rosewood made anywhere.

    5 Best Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Guitars

    5 Best Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • Learn more about the Epiphone Les Paul Studio and Goth Studio, affordable guitars for serious beginners and intermediate players.

    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Review

    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Review

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Check out the best gift ideas for guitar players and lovers of things with six strings. Find gadgets, toys and tools for any occasion!

    10 Gift Ideas for Guitar Players

    10 Gift Ideas for Guitar Players

    by Guitar Gopher6

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