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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 […]

Difference Between USB and MIDI Controllers
Equipment

Difference Between USB and MIDI Controllers

When creating electronic music, the two most popular choices to use today are USB and MIDI controllers. This option can be used with an instrument directly, through an audio pickup, or through adapters and converters. If you’re serious about creating the perfect sound, it’s important to know the differences between […]

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 […]

Mono Blocks on a Budget: Is It Possible?
Amps

Mono Blocks on a Budget: Is It Possible?

Modern audio systems for vehicles have become quite complex in recent years. What was once a simple analog installation has turned into an extensive industry with multiple options to review. Almost every modern audio system has something in common with all the others out there. A power amp is necessary […]