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.
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.
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.
Billy Gibbons, of that little band from Texas, is one of the world's finest living blues-rock guitar men. ZZ Top and Billy are still rocking hard, and though Billy doesn't always play a Les Paul, he most often does. Here is the rest of the story.
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.
Here’s a list of the top guitar effects brands, along with some of the analog and digital effects pedals that made them so famous. Effect pedals, stomp boxes and digital effects processors can be a key part of a guitar player’s sound.
The Epiphone vs Gibson Les Paul debate has been going on for years. This review will help you decide which guitar is better for your budget and needs. Here you can compare construction, quality and sound between Epiphone and Gibson, and even learn a little history.
The mbira is a traditional African instrument that is played in North America. An instrument based on the mbira can be used to detect the presence of counterfeit medicines.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is a great guitar, but how does it match up with the Les Paul Standard or Epiphone Les Paul? This review explains all!
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.
Compare the Fender Mexican (MIM) and American (MIA) Stratocasters and decide which guitar is better for you and your budget.
Learn the difference between a tube amp and solid state amp and decide which best meets your needs as a guitar player.
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.
A pair of spoons can be used as a folk and percussion instrument. A variety of playing techniques are possible and a range of rhythms and sounds can be produced.
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.
Joe Perry, formerly a toxic twin, and one of the two guitarists in US rock super-group, Aerosmith, is a legend of rock and roll. His primary guitars are Gibson Les Pauls, and here's the rest of the story.