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LP Classic 1960 Reissue Myth
Guitars

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

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
Equipment, Home Stereo Systems

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
Guitars

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 […]

What Do Speaker Spikes and Cones Do?
Speakers

What Do Speaker Spikes and Cones Do?

Speaker spikes and cones are essential components to a person’s listening experience, but they aren’t part of the internal workings of the unit. Speaker spikes are found on the base of a supportive stand. They mount it to the floor through the carpet or use a washer for sitting on […]

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, […]

Best Dave Matthews First Dance and Reception Songs
Music

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?
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 […]