Instruments

Zildjian ZBT and ZHT Cymbals Reviewed
Drums & Percussion

Zildjian ZBT and ZHT Cymbals Reviewed

Everyone deserves a perfect cymbal. There’s something beautiful about the way a cymbal crashes when it’s struck with precision. Whether the percussionist uses a drumstick or a mallet doesn’t matter when you hit the sweet spot. Although any cymbal can make a sound, the Zildjian Company delivers a better sustain, […]

How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars?
Guitars

How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars?

The first pawn shops started appearing in China about 3,000 years ago. By offering short-term credit to different households, an economic infrastructure began forming. It was an idea that the Greeks and Romans would eventually adopt. When the Catholic Church was an influential force in global politics during the Middle […]

Pioneer PL-12D Turntable Review
Instruments

Pioneer PL-12D Turntable Review

If you grew up in the 1970s, one of the items likely found in your home was the Pioneer PL-12D turntable. This era still had the large cabinet radios, 8-track players, cassette decks, and turntables put into all-in-one units with a built-in speaker. You’d pop open the lid, fiddle with […]

Where Is the Best Spot for Your Strap Button?
Guitars

Where Is the Best Spot for Your Strap Button?

Some guitars come with a strap button on the top and bottom for you to use. Others come with one on the bottom of the instrument, but there isn’t one for the top. If you’re unlucky, the guitar doesn’t come with any strap buttons. Classical guitars aren’t supposed to have […]

Essential Grunge Guitar Gear
Guitars

Essential Grunge Guitar Gear

When grunge arrived on the scene in the mid-1980s, most people shrugged it off. Most experts agree that 1986 was the first year this subgenre became a “thing,” which is the same year that the song “That’s What Friends Are For” was the top hit of the year – sung […]

Seymour Duncan Pickup Height
Guitars

Seymour Duncan Pickup Height

Pickup height adjustments are one of the easiest ways for musicians to improve their guitar’s tone. Everyone spends countless hours chasing the perfect sound, and some are willing to pay a small fortune to achieve results. When you start changing the pickup height of your Seymour Duncans, you can get […]

How to Make Your Guitar Neck Less Sticky
Guitars

How to Make Your Guitar Neck Less Sticky?

Vintage guitars always feel smooth and responsive. Wouldn’t it be nice if a new instrument felt the same way when you took the stage? Guitar necks often feel sticky on the fretting hand, especially when the instrument is given a high-gloss finish. Any neck can reach this condition because of […]

When Should I Replace My Guitar Bridge Pins
Guitars

When Should I Replace My Guitar Bridge Pins?

You’ve started to put new strings on your acoustic guitar. That’s when one of the bridge pins gets stuck. Is it time for a replacement, or is there a more significant issue to address? If the pins get stuck frequently, there could be a problem with the bridge plate. It’s […]

Six-String Ukulele vs. Eight-String Ukulele
Ukuleles

Six-String Ukulele vs. Eight-String Ukulele

When you pick up a ukulele, the standard design offers four strings to play. It looks and feels like an instrument closer to a violin than a guitar because of this concept. As an alternative to the four-string design, some ukuleles provide six strings like a standard acoustic guitar. You […]