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These are great tips about sound reinforcement of the bass guitar. I found this article on Disc Makers Blog, and as simple as these guys made this, it really did make sense. If you are looking for a easier way to get that bass tone out in front of your audience, be sure to follow this advice. Lets dive in!   When a band enters

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The need to do some fret leveling can be needed for a variety of reasons. One could be that there is a buzzing in the instrument. The other could be that a note is not is not sounding right when certain chords are played. Typically a setup may be needed to remedy those problems. But when those options are no longer available this could be

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During the past few years, there has been a resurgence in the interest of vintage gear of all types, not only guitars and amplifiers, but even effect pedals. In the case of effect pedals, this is a most interesting phenomenon because during the ‘80s, when digital state-of-the-art rack systems were in vogue, effect pedals were basically considered “old junk.” Regardless, with so much interest in

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We are always talking about instrument maintenance and with all the info regarding cymbal care, it can be a misleading and can be a pain in the ass task. Especially with all the bad info that is circulating around the subject.  Who better than Zildjian, one of the worlds greatest cymbal manufacturers, to talk about the subject. So lets start with basics of care. How

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John LeVan, Nashville guitar tech, has written five guitar repair books, all published by Mel Bay. His bestseller, Guitar Care, Setup & Maintenance, is a detailed guide with a forward by Bob Taylor. LeVan welcomes questions about his PG column or books. Drop an email to guitarservices@ aol.com or visit guitarservices.com for more info on his guitar repair workshops. Recently a client bought an Fender

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I like drums. A lot. Sometimes its over whelming. When I’m playing with as bunch of other musicians and I’m getting this look like I’m “playing the cymbals too loud”, yet I am playing with dynamics and with light sticks (Vic Firth SDW2), I get dumb founded. So after the jam, I researched how could I be softer volume wise without loosing tone. I reviewed

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I did an article recently for Marching Band students and the maintenance and thought this was a great addition to maintain not only the instrument, but also their health.  Marching Band students perform just as hard if not harder than the actual Football player in most aspects. Staying in shape and hydrated are no brainers, but I thought that a part 2 was required. The

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This article is about how and where to place microphones so you can capture the best tone from an electric guitar. It’s a subject that Jon literally wrote a book on (and recorded a CD to help explain): Recording The Electric Guitar—It’s All About Tone. Loud is critical Where to begin? Begin at the source, of course. If the amp doesn’t sound good in the

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There is a whole world of info for how to get children into music. None seemed to address the whens and whys of what a child should learn regarding this subject. Ruth Bonetti touched on this in the book Practice is a Dirty Word; How to clean up your act. Below is a summary of said book. If you want to learn more go to

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