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Are 4-Ohm Speakers Better Than 8-Ohm Speakers?

When you hear people discussing how many ohms a speaker provides, what they’re talking about is the product’s impedance. All electrical components and circuits resist electrical currents to a certain extent. The way we measure that feature is what becomes the impedance rating for the speakers, symbolized by the Greek […]

Guitars

Martin HD28 vs. HD28v Neck

If you love playing older guitars, the Martin HD28 and HD28v could be one of your next favorite instruments. Although the brand reimagined the HD28 to include many of the unique features from the vintage version, it also decided to retire the previous model. Both guitars deliver a booming result […]

Soundlink mini usb charging
Speakers

SoundLink Mini USB Charging

When you first purchase the Bose SoundLink Mini, you’ll get a charger that comes with your speaker. Once you plug it into a standard receptacle, it’ll give your battery enough juice for a few hours of portable entertainment. For most people, that setup is a straightforward way to ensure that […]

Monoprice Pure Tube Stereo Amplifier
Amps

Monoprice Pure Tube Stereo Amplifier Review

When you think about the benefits of a tube stereo amplifier, it’s not unreasonable to expect to pay at least $1,000 for audiophile-quality sound. An all-tube design with an integrated amp does an excellent job of enhancing vinyl’s best qualities while taking away the hiss and scratch. When you equip […]

Putting a Humbucker in a Strat
Guitars

Can I Put a Humbucker in My Strat?

Is it possible to upgrade a Fender Stratocaster with humbucker pickups? As with most guitars, you can customize a Strat with whatever pickups you prefer. You can change out all of the electronics while only keeping the body if that is your goal! What happens when you trade the single-coil […]

Thinline Telecaster vs Solid Body Telecaster
Guitars

Thinline Telecaster vs. Solid Body Telecaster

When you want to play a Fender Telecaster, you have two options available to consider. The guitar manufacturer provides a Thinline design or a solid body model. Once you understand the differences between these two options, selecting the instrument that works for your needs is much easier. If you look […]

Amps

Digital Switching Class D or Class T Amplifiers

The first audio amplifier was created in 1906. A man named Lee DeForest came up with the idea of created amplification by using a triode vacuum tube. It was a mechanism that came from another one of his inventions called the Audion. DeForest noticed that when he had a diode […]

What key are rappers in
Music

What Key Are Rappers In?

When you ask what key rappers are in when they perform, a common reply is that they’re in the key of “G.” It’s an inside joke that means the artist is “gangsta.” The truth about what key rappers use when performing is a little murkier. Since most rapping occurs within […]

Guitars

Is a Pau Ferro Fretboard Any Good?

Although Pau Ferro sounds like a designer’s name, it is actually a tree. You might know it as Santos Rosewood, Bolivian Rosewood, or Morado. The species is officially called “Machaerium spp.” The Pau Ferro tree is typically grown in South America, endemic to Bolivia and Brazil. Once it is fully […]