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Best Acoustic Guitar Strings

Acoustic Guitar Strings

After the recent great bass string comparison from Jon Moody, I thought it would be a good time to compare some of the string choices for acoustics. Let’s start with some basics. Continue reading

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Guitarists Using Seymour Duncan Pedals


It’s only been a year since the Dirty Deed distortion pedal came out, and since then it has been followed by the Vapor Trail, 805 Overdrive, Pickup Booster, Vise Grip and now the Shape Shifter. In that time dozens of well-known artists … Continue reading

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Voices of Metal: Windhand

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Windhand erupted into the world several years ago with their dark melodic and deeply crushing guitar sounds with distant vocals. Their self-titled EP made them well recognized in the Stoner/Doom Metal scene but their ability to infuse other styles also has earned them many fans. Continue reading

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Guitar Pickups For Blues

There’s nothing quite like playing the blues. Every note, phrase and hint of vibrato rings out soul. And there’s nothing like seeing a good blues guitarist in concert like BB King, Robert Cray, Gary Clark. Jr, Joe Bonamassa – the list goes … Continue reading

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The Zephyr Silver Pickups


Zephyr came from a challenge issued to Vice President of Engineering Kevin Beller to come up with a pickup that wasn’t constrained by the usual consideration of costs or materials – just dream it, design it and build it. Continue reading

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4th Annual Seymour Duncan Notes For Notes Benefit Concert


Can you imagine being a kid again and having a place you could go to get free lessons, to play any instrument for free and record your own music with the help of professionals? When we first heard about the … Continue reading

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Schecter Releases The KM-6

Schecter has just announced the launch of the Keith Merrow KM-6 signature 6-string guitar. Based on the design of the highly lauded KM-7 it sticks with the same simple look and annihilating tone that has made it highly desired and recommended … Continue reading

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The Pickup Booster


The Pickup Booster is everything a Booster should be but also contains some innovative features that interact directly with your pickups to allow you to explore new sounds. It provides you a way to boost your signal, adding headroom and sustain to your pickups or … Continue reading

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How Loud Is Too Loud?


If you’ve ever been to a Motörhead concert you know what it means to be assaulted with so much sound you feel like you may very well die. And chances are you’ve played a show before where you were asked to turn down so low that it felt like you might as well be playing a retirement home. Finding that sweet spot where everyone is getting really into it without requiring ear plugs or running for the door is the goal of every musician. So how loud is too loud? Continue reading

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Joe Bonamassa: The Collection

Joe Bonamassa Gibson Guitars(1)

Chances are you already spend so much money on guitars and gear that each time the credit card bill comes you have to snatch it before your wife sees that new guitar you bought or finds that 5150 you just couldn’t pass up on Craigslist. If this is you, then you have something in common with Joe Bonamassa. Continue reading

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