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  • Pete Townshend is one of the most influential rock guitarists from one of the most influential rock bands. For about a decade he played Schecter PT guitars almost exclusively. Here's the story.

    The Great Pete Townshend and His Schecter PT Guitars

    The Great Pete Townshend and His Schecter PT Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kurt Cobain was a hot burning star that went supernova. As a parting gift he gave us the MTV Unplugged concert. Here's the story of his guitar, and what similar guitars are available today.

    Kurt Cobain and the Martin D-18E

    Kurt Cobain and the Martin D-18E

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • 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 Gopher5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 Gopher2

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learn how to buy a bass guitar in this guide to choosing a bass for beginners. Get advice on setting a budget, understanding pickups, strings, scale length and more.

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • From playing with Duane and Gregg Allman, to his extraordinary solo career, Dickey Betts has been one of the cornerstones of southern rock. Here is a review of his beautiful Les Paul Goldtop, as well as a brief history Dickey's career.

    Dickey Betts and the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

    Dickey Betts and the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

    by Wesman Todd Shaw3

  • 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

  • Here is an interesting guitar from my collection. Casio made these guitars to try and capture some of the sales of electric guitars, coupled with MIDI, or Musical Instrument Digital Interface functionality built-in.

    Review: The Casio Midi Guitar Model MG-510

    Review: The Casio Midi Guitar Model MG-510

    by nachase92

  • 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 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

  • 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 Kawika Chann26

  • 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

  • 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 my list of the best bass guitars under $1000. These are 4 and 5-string basses for intermediate players or working pros, and they are made by some of the top bass guitar builders in the world.

    Best Bass Under $1000

    Best Bass Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • The Fender Telecaster was born perfect, but this doesn't mean adding a maple top to one is a bad thing. Maple tops on Telecaster guitars are beautiful and add a little tonal color. Here are the 5 best.

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • If you are looking for a piano but don't want to spend much money, find a used piano and do any needed repairs yourself. Not only you will get to know your instrument, but you will save money as well.

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    by ikta6

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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