Instruments

Best Year for the Fender Stratocaster
Guitars

Best Year for the Fender Stratocaster

The only way to describe the Fender Stratocaster is that it is an archetype electric guitar. If you have a conversation with a stranger about playing this instrument, the shape and design that comes to mind are that of a Strat. It’s such a great guitar because Fender gives it […]

Fender Stratocaster for Jazz
Guitars

Fender Stratocaster for Jazz?

The first Fender Stratocaster reached the market in 1954. At the time, it was just another guitar that offered the same promises as other brands and models. If you asked someone at the time how history would remember the Fender Strat, it would be unlikely that they would describe it […]

Upgrade Steel and Brass Tremolo Blocks
Guitars

Upgrade Steel and Brass Tremolo Blocks

Many guitarists don’t use the tremolo that comes fitted with their instrument. Although the stock design delivers an average result, they don’t always produce the correct tone or sustain while playing. When the maintenance on the tremolo blocks falls by the wayside, a guitar’s tuning can become unreliable. That’s why […]

How Hard Is It to Learn to Play the Harp?
Harp

How Hard Is It to Learn to Play the Harp?

The harp is a fascinating instrument. It delivers classical music, Celtic tributes, and rock rhythms. Is it any wonder why musicians enjoy hearing what it can do? It’s also an instrument that comes with some challenges. It has over ten times the number of strings of a bass guitar, weighs […]

Fender Stratocaster HSS vs. SSS
Guitars

Fender Stratocaster HSS vs. SSS

The Fender Stratocaster is easily one of the best guitars ever made. When you want an electric axe on stage, in the recording studio, or at home to use, the Strat always seems to deliver. It’s difficult to imagine some artists performing without their trademark Fender. Everyone from Buddy Holly […]

HHS Strat: What Do the Abbreviations Mean for Stratocaster Guitars?
Guitars

What Does HHS Strat Mean?

You might be looking for your first Stratocaster guitar. It might be time to start breathing new life into your favorite instrument. Whatever the case might be, your guitar needs to produce a killer tone. That’s why your pickup configuration needs to be part of the overall conversation. Strats have […]

Slammer Hamer Guitars Good or Bad
Guitars

Slammer Hamer Guitars: Good or Bad?

Growing up in the Midwest, my family always felt like it was essential to support local businesses. It’s also traditional to start learning an instrument around the fourth or fifth grade where we lived. I vividly remember my music teacher administering a musical IQ test. We got to choose the […]

StingRay Bass vs Sterling Bass Comparison
Bass

StingRay Bass vs. Sterling Bass Comparison

Ernie Ball first introduced the StingRay bass in 1976. It quickly rose to fame, becoming one of the most iconic instruments of its type in history. The StingRay became the first four-string production bass to feature on-board active equalization. It would become the flagship of the Music Man lineup. Today’s […]

Why Do So Many Posers Play Offset Guitars?
Guitars

Why Do So Many Posers Play Offset Guitars?

There are three guarantees I’ve found that happen in life. The government always knows how much money you’ve made, even if you get paid under the table. People will always gossip about you when you’re successful because they want to bring you down to their level. Someone will come up […]

Epiphone ES-339 vs Dot 335
Guitars

Epiphone ES-339 vs. Dot 335

Epiphone has created high-quality instruments at affordable prices for several years. Each idea they have seems to be a home run. Whether you’re working a stage or something at the local dive, Epiphone guitars work with every possible genre. The respect given to the brand under the Gibson banner is […]