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?
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 […]
What Is the Difference Between a Root Note and a Bass Note?
Notes are a fundamental part of music. Each instrument produces specific sounds at a particular tone to create something reproducible from the melody to the bass accompaniment. Some instruments produce chords, which are notes played together to create a unique harmony. Options like the piano and the guitar tend to […]
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 […]
Tube vs. Solid State Rectifiers
When people start talking about tube vs. solid state anything in the guitar world, most opinions state that the latter is inferior. Although a tube amplifier creates beautiful music, making a buying decision based on the idea that solid state tech is typically inferior isn’t always the right path to […]
Blue Jeans Cables: The Secret to Audiophile Success?
Blue Jeans Cable is a Seattle-based business specializing in producing high-quality audiophile cabling for audio equipment. The company is located between Magnolia and Queen Anne, employing a handful of workers as a small business to create their unique product. This company is a small business success story. Founded in 2002, […]
How to Adjust Audio Balance in Windows 10
If you’re used to the older versions of Windows, the way to adjust the audio balance was straightforward. You’d open the speaker settings, create the outcome you wanted with the sliders and checks, and then save everything before exiting. Since you could hit “Enter” to exit automatically, it was not […]
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 Record a Cassette Tape
Many people want to save their music to a computer to make it easier to access. Once you have a file from a CD or download, you can transfer it to numerous devices. You can transfer vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and even 8-track tapes to a digital format with the correct […]
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 […]