If you have a turntable or a record player at home, you’re enjoying the warm love that music on vinyl produces. Although different Hi-Fi and audiophile options deliver incredible depth and realism, something is comforting about what plays from a record. It’s like enjoying the best casserole your mother makes […]
Are Bass and Guitar Cabs the Same?
When you want to play something incredible with an electric instrument, you need amps and speakers to deliver results. Although any amp and speaker combination works, it often helps to invest in a speaker cabinet to create authentic sounds. You’ll find cabinets available for bass and electric guitars. Although they […]
Do Heavier Guitars Have More Sustain?
If you have ever picked up a Les Paul, you know what it is like to play a heavy guitar. My first model, when I could finally afford one, weighed 13 pounds. Other guitars have a similar look, but they might only weigh seven or eight pounds. How does the […]
Is It Possible to Sit Too Close to Your Sub?
When you start talking about subwoofers, it’s not just the size that matters. How the speaker creates sound in your room ensures that you can enjoy the motion of its audio ocean. Although a subwoofer often looks to be nothing more than a big cabinet that delivers a massive driver, […]
How to Get More Sustain on an Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic guitars don’t have the same sustain qualities as their electric counterparts because of the instrument’s design. Whether you pick or use your fingers to strum, string thickness and the strength of the musician’s attack play a direct role in creating note length. When you don’t strike a note or […]
How Do I Reduce the Sustain on My Electric Guitar?
Sustain is a misleading term. It’s a simple word that we used to describe the complex ideas of musical theory when building a guitar. When an electric guitar has sustain, it can hold a note with audible resonation for an extended time. Imagine that you take a deep breath and […]
Can You Put an Amplifier on Top of a Speaker?
Think about the last time you went to a concert or a show that stood out. For me, I went to see a band called Plankeye back in my early adult years. That group could grind out a sound that was a mix of Seattle grunge and heavy metal that […]
How Long Is Good Sustain on a Guitar?
Are you having trouble achieving a good sustain on a guitar? Do you need some ideas to help you fix that situation? This guide will take you through what it takes to improve guitar sustain. How Long Is Good Sustain on a Guitar? Every guitar provides a different sustain, which […]
Can You Put Things on Top of a Subwoofer?
Subwoofers deliver the lower frequencies, typically between 20 to 200 Hz, that a surround sound or two-channel setup can’t produce alone. Those low frequencies come from various instruments, including the bass guitar and the kick drum. Using subs with a home theater system can bring out the film’s sound effects, […]
Has Buddy Holly’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster Been Found?
Charles “Buddy” Holly was a rising singer and songwriter who was taking the United States by storm in the 1950s. Born in Lubbock, TX, during the Great Depression, he learned how to sing and play the guitar with his siblings. The unique style that Buddy Holly brought to music still […]