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I was revisiting the article Tour Smart: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Touring Musicians and thought that this was a great starter piece on what to prepare for during and planning going on tour. After reading How to Tour Without Losing Money by Ari Herstand, I thought this would be a great time to add some other specifics mentioned. I will let Ari explain the

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Out of all of the floating tremolos available today, the original Floyd Rose bridge is probably the most stable and easiest to play. Lots of guitar companies have made their own Floyd Rose style bridges like Ibanez, but the original Floyd is still viewed by many as the best. Although the Floyd Rose design might be the best floating tremolo system, it still comes with

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These bridges have individual saddle pieces like the Fender and Gibson style bridges, but the Floyd Rose bridge saddle pieces are not adjustable and cannot be filed down. The Floyd Rose saddle pieces are hinged to intonation pieces that are bolted to the bridge itself. The intonation pieces are the parts of a Floyd Rose bridge that actually set the radius of the strings. The

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The Floyd Rose bridge is a completely different altogether. It is important to have this bridge set up properly before trying to adjust the intonation. Otherwise, you may have to adjust the intonation again after you set the bridge up properly.  The Floyd Rose Bridge is far more time consuming to set the intonation. On a traditional Floyd Rose bridge, the strings are placed inside

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Guitars with Floyd Rose bridges are really fun to play. The huge dive bombs and crazy tremolo sounds that you can make with these bridges are the only reason a Floyd Rose is worth having on a guitar. Floyd Rose bridges can be a pain in the ass to tune and an even bigger pain in the ass to restring if they aren’t set up

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A few months ago we were ordered a keyboard controller that is compatible with iOS devices, Macs and PCs, but it’s taken sometime  to get this device tested. Without any delay… The Line 6 Mobile Keys 25 (US$99.99 MSRP) is a 25-key keyboard controller that is useful with music apps like Garage Band. It is USB powered, so you don’t need to plug in any

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“ So this one time at band camp…” School is officially in session and the Football games have already started. For many band students and their parents football season means marching band. While the same instruments can be used on the field, the maintenance has a slightly different approach. For each group of instruments come different challenges. Some are no brainers. Some are for those

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Tube or Solid state? What’s the difference anyway? If you’re trying to pick the best guitar amp for your needs it’s easy to get confused if you haven’t done your research. But that’s why you’re here! If you’ve found this article you already know there are a few different types of amps to consider. You probably also know that there is ton of conflicting information

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There is a misconception that vintage basses require a lot of maintenance and repair. The fact is that vintage basses require no more and no less bench time than modern ones. You can do a lot of the work yourself with less than $20 worth of tools. All you need is a flat head screwdriver, a medium and a slightly larger Phillips screwdriver, and a

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