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Octave Visits Rob Chapman In Minneapolis

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Rob Chapman. For those that don't know Rob is the founder of Chapman Guitars, and has a huge social media following. I was able to...

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Why You Should Buy A Guitar With Railhammer Pickups

Invented by Joe Naylor, Railhammer pickups provide a unique sonic solution. Pickups with "rails" have been around for some time now. These rails have a distinct advantage in the lower pitch range of the guitar. They keep the low end nice...

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2017 Chapman Guitars Pre-Sale

At the 2017 NAMM show Chapman Guitars announced an entire change to their guitar offerings. This included 29 new models spread across three different ranges; Pro, Signature, and Standard. The pro series represents updated features, colors, and modifications to their...

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PRS Announces Reclaimed Limited Edition Series Guitars

Last week PRS Guitars announce two limited edition models. Limited to around 600 guitars PRS is offering a “Reclaimed Limited CE24” and a “Reclaimed Limited S2 Vela”. Both of these guitars will be semi-hollow guitars that use two exotic wood...

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Blackstar Amps: The Best of Both Worlds

Keeping up on my Bri’ish slang… not to cause a kerkuffle, but in my humblest of opinions, British amplification is top-notch. There is a little company called Blackstar Amplification out of Northampton England that began their quest to revamp amps...

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My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

Parents usually involve their children in two major extracurricular activities: music and/or sports. Usually you end up being the Taxi-Mom or Taxi-Dad and find yourself “hauling” (at least it seems that way) your kids to multiple activities. Slave to the...

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