Review of the Hawk Li Wooden Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
I was searching for an inexpensive rechargeable Bluetooth speaker with good sound and an attractive design. Hawk Li's retro-styled Bluetooth speaker system appeared to be a good option.
Review of Cassette-to-MP3 Converter for a USB Flash Drive
This is a review of the BlumWay converter. It quickly converts old cassettes to MP3 format direct to a flash memory card without a computer or software.
Review of the DigiTech Mosaic Guitar Effects Pedal
If you want your 6-string guitar to sound like a 12-string guitar, this may just be the guitar effects pedal for you.
The First Five Guitar Effects Pedals You Need for an Electric Guitar
If you play electric guitar and want to start building a pedalboard, here are some tips on where to start.
Product Review: DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal
In live situations, you may prefer to use a pitch-shifting pedal for drop tunings rather than bringing along an extra guitar. That’s where the DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal comes in.
What Is Headroom? Guitar and Bass Amp Headroom Explained
You’ve heard headroom is important for bass and guitar amplifiers. Find out how it affects your sound as a bassist or guitarist, when you should care about an amp’s headroom, and when you shouldn’t.
Pros and Cons of Digital Modeling Guitar Amplifiers
Learn the pros and cons of a modeling guitar amp when compared to a tube amp or solid-state amp and find out how digital modeling technology can help you grab the sounds you are looking for.
BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal: Review, Settings, and Sound
Check out my review of the BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal and learn why this rock classic might be exactly what you need to take your guitar sounds to another level. This article discusses the functionality, sounds, and settings of this popular pedal.
Product Review: Vox MV50 Rock 50-Watt Hybrid Tube Head
A review given after testing out the Vox Rock 50-Watt Hybrid Tube amplifier head.
Can You Gig With a 15 or 20-Watt Guitar Amp?
Small 15 and 20-watt guitar amplifiers are popular today, but can you really use them for gigs? Maybe! Learn the best ways to do it, which useful features to look for in a low-wattage amp, and when you should really be considering a more powerful guitar amp.
Review of the Zoom MS-70CDR MultiStomp Chorus/Delay/Reverb Pedal
This is a review of a multi-effects unit from Zoom that specializes in chorus, delay, and reverb effects.
Best Distortion and Overdrive Pedals for Metal, Rock, and Blues
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.
Marshall vs. Fender vs. Peavey: Which Guitar Amp Brand Is Best?
Find out how Marshall, Fender and Peavey, three kings of the guitar amplifier world, stack up against each other. Learn which amps are best for which genre and level of guitar player.
Combo Amp or Head and Cabinet: How to Choose for Guitar and Bass
This article will help you choose between a combo amp and a head and cabinet setup for guitar or bass. There are pros and cons to each whether you play at home or in a band, and one or the other is likely the best option for you.
MXR Analog Chorus and Phase 90 Effects Pedals Review
Here’s a review of the MXR M234 Analog Chorus pedal and the MXR 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.
Best Peavey Amps for Metal
Here is a 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.
Do Vinyl Records Really Sound Better? A Case Study
Many people claim that a vinyl record sounds superior to its digital counterparts. I tested four different formats to find out whether or not it is true.
Top 10 Guitar Amp Brands for Rock
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. If you play classic rock, blues, heavy metal, or even country, one of these companies probably build the perfect amp for you.
Building the Guitar Effects Pedal Board Setup That’s Right for You
It's easier if your effects pedals are already hooked up together before you play live. All you have to do is plug the guitar into the first pedal and run a cable from the output of the last one.
Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo vs. Marshall DSL40C
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.
Cheap Distortion Pedal Review: The Danelectro Fab Metal Stompbox
A look at the Fab Metal Distortion pedal by Danelectro. The Fab is an excellent option for guitar players on a budget or looking for new sounds.
7 Distortion Guitar Pedals That Cost Less Than $50
It shouldn't be necessary to spend your life savings to get the right tone.
Are Tube Amps Louder Than Solid-State Guitar Amps?
Are tube amps really louder than solid-state guitar amps of the same power, and why? Is there something we are missing here?
3 Things to Keep in Mind When You Produce and Mix Vocals
Every music producer has their own tricks and know-hows when it comes to vocals production. Vocals are often the most important part of a song and I'll share with you some of the tricks I've learned