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Breaking Down Guitar Fretboards

Breaking Down Guitar Fretboards

Understanding the fretboard is an important part of getting into what makes a guitar sing. After all, it is the place where your fingers spend most of their time playing. Many players have a strong preference for one type of board or another. For those in this boat, a dark or light fingerboard material can make or break the aesthetic of the guitar. But this all actually goes a little bit deeper than just looks. While changing out materials on the board is not going...
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Odd and Unique MIDI Controllers

Odd and Unique MIDI Controllers

Today we see more and more people making music with VSTs and all kinds of digital tools. When working with this software, most find it best to utilize a MIDI controller, for obvious reasons. Because of their importance to workflow, having the right controller can make or break your creativity. While most musicians are happy sticking with the common keyboard...
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The Best Mics for Recording Electric Guitars

The Best Mics for Recording Electric Guitars

a majority of people are still doing things the old fashion way. Micing up a guitar cab has been the default recording process for a long time. However, this method can bring much frustration if you are not using the right gear. Whether it be clipping, not enough gain, or just not getting an accurate representation of the room, live recording guitars
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Your First Pedalboard: Things to Keep in Mind

Your First Pedalboard: Things to Keep in Mind

t is almost a certainty that at some point in your guitar playing journey you will do a deep dive into pedals. For many, effects are a great way to expand your tonal palette and make playing guitar even more fun. Yet, there is actually quite a bit involved once you start talking about playing through multiple pedals. For your first couple of stompboxes, you might be fine just daisy-chaining...
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10 Mixing Tips for Beginners

10 Mixing Tips for Beginners

There is so much that comes with wanting to mix great sounding music. In no way is this something that comes quickly, it takes time and the beginning is rough. But the reward of being able to mix a...
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Product Spotlight: Orange Rocker Series

Product Spotlight: Orange Rocker Series

Orange is one of the most legendary brands in the amp market today. Since 1968, the company has been a major influence on the sound of rock and metal music worldwide. Orange amps have always had a very distinct British tone that separates them from brands like
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PRS S2 Series: American Made Value

PRS S2 Series: American Made Value

PRS is one of the most well-respected names in the guitar industry. Since the late 80s, this company has been producing reliable great sounding instruments. Initially starting out as an exclusively American made brand, PRS expanded their reach in 2000 with the release of their SE line of guitars. While fans
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Understanding Amplifier Classes

Understanding Amplifier Classes

Amplifiers can be an intimidating topic for the average guitar player to delve into. Which is actually kind of unfortunate considering that, other than to the guitar itself, there is not much else that impacts your tone more. One of the main issues for people with amps is just how much is going on electronically. With a guitar, all you really have to understand is how magnets...
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The Best Studio Monitors (Budget and High-end)

The Best Studio Monitors (Budget and High-end)

An often-overlooked piece to making a great home (or any) studio is your monitors. Anyone who has spent any amount of time mixing will tell you just how far a solid pair of monitors will take you. Even if you are just starting out, learning on something that gives you the most accurate sound...
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