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 […]
Line 6 Helix vs. Helix LT vs. HX Multi-Effects and HT Stomp
The Helix changed everything for those who wanted to use a digital amp modeler with a simplified interface. It’s got upgraded hardware to make it a valuable addition for musicians on the road, while the sound quality is suitable for recording studios, home sessions, and intimate gigs. The Helix is […]
LP Classic 1960 Reissue Myth
The Les Paul guitar from Gibson is one of the most recognized instruments in the world. Gibson Guitar Corporation first sold it in 1952. It was designed by John Huis, who served as its factory manager. Les Paul provided input on the design and eventually endorsed the idea. Along with […]
Which Country Makes the Best Guitars?
Guitars are made in almost every country in the world today. Handmade custom designs come out from garages, shops, factories, and more to help musicians express themselves in unique ways. It’s not a secret that the build quality of an instrument depends on its luthier, designer, or craftsperson. Someone with […]
Denon vs. Marantz Sound Quality
It doesn’t take long to settle on a Denon or a Marantz product when you start looking at receivers. You’ll find several similarities between the two across each price point. Whether you need an entry-level receiver or a premium model, comparing and contrasting the different models can help you find […]
Ceramic vs. Alnico: Which Pickups Sound Better?
Have you ever taken a close look at the different specification sheets out there for electric guitars? You’ll find plenty of information about the different features and equipment included with the instrument. One of the areas of technical information that is the most valuable on these spec sheets involves the […]
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, […]
9 Best Dave Matthews First Dance and Reception Songs
Choosing the music for your wedding, reception, and first dance should be a fun experience. The songs you select represent your personality, preferences, and who you are as a couple. You can find almost unlimited wedding song choices when searching through online playlists and blog posts for ideas. These suggestions […]
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 […]
Why Dissonant Music Strikes the Wrong Chord in the Brain
Sit back in your chair for a moment if you can. Close your eyes, but don’t close this page. I want you to imagine something. In the background, you can hear a piano start to play. The chords sound familiar as they span an octave. As the musician plays “Chopsticks,” […]