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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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We try our best to feature new info on other instruments such as products reviews and tips on how to care for your instrument. Today I am sharing a great maintenance article on Banjos. We  encourage the sharing of info from local businesses  in our industry and Gold Tone is a reputable business located in Titusville, FL. My knowledge of Banjo is somewhat limited and

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Players spend so much time focusing on guitars, amplifiers, microphones and recording gear that often the topic of guitar strings gets far less attention than it should. As changing strings can affect how you set up your guitar, I thought a guide to the basics for both electric and acoustic guitar would provide good insight. The Right Gauge Most electric guitars come set up for

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While looking for some pictures relating to guitar tone, I stumbled upon an unbelievable thing…Air Guitar Championships. Since when in the world was this ever a skill? So what’s next, Air Drumming Championships? Lip Syncing Championships? How did this happen? With all the technology available today, everyone and anyone can be a “rockstar” or “pop queen”. But I ask you, does this make real talented

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Electric guitars are used for many different kinds of music, each with a particular style that requires that guitar to sound a certain way. A band playing metal music would use a guitar that has high output to it. Each genre is just slightly different, and the biggest way to make a change in the sound of your electric guitar aside from a different amp

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We talk a lot about acoustic guitar repairs. The main reason is that they are more delicate and the repairs are just as delicate. We like to continue work  on our series regarding acoustic guitar repair… the saddle. The saddle sits directly in front of the bridge pins on an acoustic guitar. The position of the saddle affects: Intonation (the guitar’s ability to play in

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