Instruments

Top Wrapping a Les Paul
Guitars

Top Wrapping a Les Paul

Gibson’s Les Paul guitar is a solid-body design that the company first sold in 1952. It was designed by John Huis, who worked as a factory manager for the brand at the time. Les Paul provided input during the design phase and eventually endorsed the final product. On a standard […]

Best Strat Tremolo Bridge Replacement
Guitars

Best Strat Tremolo Bridge Replacement

The tremolo on a Strat puts in tons of work each session. It’s only natural that this component will eventually wear out. You might also dislike the current tremolo bridge on your guitar and be looking for a high-quality replacement. Over the past few decades, there have been countless tremolo […]

Body Blank Dimensions
Guitars

Body Blank Dimensions

When most people think about guitars, they’re thinking about a Strat. It’s one of the most recognizable shapes in the industry, even several decades after its first introduction. The Strat body is so popular that most guitar manufacturers offer a knockoff version of that design. If you’re interested in trying […]

Is Fingerboard Oil “Snake Oil”?
Guitars

Is Fingerboard Oil “Snake Oil?”

It doesn’t have an official name, but we all know what it is. After you’ve played the guitar for some time, you’ll see what looks like water stains develop on the fingerboard. Most of those stains congregate around the frets. If you have rosewood or something lighter, the dark lines […]

Are Duncan Designed Pickups Good?
Guitars

Are Duncan Designed Pickups Good?

Some pickups are branded as being “Duncan Designed” instead of being from Seymour Duncan. Are they made in the United States? Seymour Duncan makes an incredible pickup. Many guitar manufacturers request this equipment for their instruments, but the cost is prohibitive when creating a mid-level product. That’s why the Duncan […]

Choosing a Turntable Platter: MDF or Acrylic
Instruments

Choosing a Turntable Platter: MDF or Acrylic

As a general rule, the MDF platter is considered an entry-level product for the modern turntable. If you want to upgrade your listening experience, an investment in an acrylic alternative would be your first choice. Some people like to have both options available. MDF platters tend to work well for […]

Is a Warmoth Telecaster a Good Option
Guitars

Is a Warmoth Telecaster a Good Option?

Warmouth Custom Guitars offers a reasonably priced solution for anyone who wants to do a custom build. You can get an instrument created that looks and sounds like a Telecaster while enjoying the customization you want. Before you order something from Warmoth, you’ll want to review the current notices and […]

Playing Dead Notes
Guitars

Playing Dead Notes

Music encourages creativity, imagination, and composition. When a simple groove seems too repetitive, it might be necessary to spice things up by creating places for dead notes. The most common place to hear a dead note is within a bass line, although a composer can incorporate this element into their […]