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Product Spotlight: Fat Foot Effects

Product Spotlight: Fat Foot Effects

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far from home to find great tone. For us at Octave, a perfect example of this can be found in Fat Foot Effects. Fat Foot is a guitar/bass effect company located in Elkhart Indiana. Coming from a background in electronics...
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P Bass vs. J Bass: Kings of Low-End

P Bass vs. J Bass: Kings of Low-End

Most bassists will at some point come to a crossroads where they have to ask themselves, should I play a P bass or a J Bass? There is not a definite answer to this question, seeing as everyone is going to have an answer specific to them. In fact, for some, the answer is both or even neither! After all, these
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The Best Affordable Audio Interfaces

The Best Affordable Audio Interfaces

[this article contains affiliate links, As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.] If you want to start recording with some XRL mics or going direct with a guitar/bass you are going to need an audio interface. Interfaces range widely in...

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Should You Learn Guitar Left-Handed?

Should You Learn Guitar Left-Handed?

Thinking about learning guitar… no this is not a Yousician add. The first step to learning guitar is, well, buying the guitar. For most, the process is as easy as typing in, “best beginner guitars” into Google. However, for those ill-fated individuals (like myself) who happen to be left-handed, you have an important decision to make. Yes, there are left-handed...
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Humbuckers vs Single Coils (the basics)

Humbuckers vs Single Coils (the basics)

Pickups have a HUGE impact on the way your guitar sounds. They are the place to start when getting into the tone talk and there is no better starting point than single coils vs humbuckers. These are the two broad categories...
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Product Spotlight – Blackstar Unity Bass Amps

Product Spotlight – Blackstar Unity Bass Amps

Obtaining a bass amp that checks off all the boxes is no easy task. For many bassists, finding an amp with all the desired built-in features to go along with a killer tone is nearly impossible. For other players, they’re really struggling...
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Best Budget Condenser Mics

Best Budget Condenser Mics

At the heart of any studio, home to professional, a good condenser mic is a must-have. For those on a budget, a condenser can be used for the majority of the live recording you’re going to be doing. Not to say that you shouldn’t get a variety...
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3 Tips for Getting Over Stage Fright

3 Tips for Getting Over Stage Fright

For the introverted out there, getting comfortable on a stage in front of anyone can be terrifying. But it doesn’t have to be. There are steps you can take as a musician that will aid in helping you to feel relaxed and assured...
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