Locking tremolos provide great tuning stability. They can be a source of frustration. This tutorial shows you how to set-up a locking tremolo. Traditional tremolos still have their place, but locking tremolos reign supreme for staying in tune. The only set-back is getting the system set-up in the first place, particularly in full floating mode. […]
Follow along and learn how to set-up your guitar from start to finish beginning with: Adjusting The String Height, followed by: Adjusting The Truss Rod, and finishing up with: Setting The Intonation.
So, you’re looking to buy your first guitar? There are so many models, options, and features to compare, I thought it would be beneficial to outline some of the features to look for, some of my personal picks, and market trends. Depending on your goals; wether you intend to dive in and learn yourself, take […]
First Impressions Manual in box, no discs, Ableton Live Light 9 code card (requires Ableton account to add serial number to account before activation can go through), Sonar brochure (not used, I’m on Mac). It’s a strudy medium sized desktop unit, doesn’t seem prone to sliding around and has some heft to it. The knobs […]
Here’s a YouTube video review, TASCAM TC-S1 Solar Tuner. A great, lightweight yet sturdy, and compact tuner that charges an internal battery by solar power. Small enough to fit anywhere. Features 4 tuning modes: Animated Strobe, Meter, Needle, and a Fine Tuning mode as well as calibration from A437-A445. A fast internal processor coupled with […]
LogocProX has several updated and new guitar effects and amp simulations. The best part of the latest version of Apple’s proffesional caliber recording software – the learning curve has been eased. Enhancements to the user interface have given a fresh look and feel to legacy visual style, which had origins in the Emagic version of […]
Logic Pro x, a 64 bit app requiring OSX 10.8.4 introduces new routing options for rewire apps. Reason 6.0 is required for 64bit computability. 1. Launch Logic Pro X. 2. Launch Reason 2a. Reason should launch into 64 bit (rewire 1.8.1) mode – as indicated in the master routing section. *graphic* 3. Set-up your Reason […]
Prices of new guitars keep going up. A used guitar can be a great value. Use this ten point guide to evaluate your used guitar or bass purchase before buying.
The Fender Standard telecaster is a key guitar designs that has inspired generations of guitarists to pick up thine axe and play Read The Review Here
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Just in for review. Sp Sound Percussion Double Bass Drum pedal. A great deal from Musician’s Friend as one of their “Stupid Deals Of The Day”. Watch as I unpack it, set it up, and then give a quick playing example.
Making a temporary fix for the infamous Bi-Flex truss rod – and a bonus pick-up swap walk through.
Locking tuners eliminate the slack at the peg head end of the guitar string by clamping the string to the tuning post which stabilizes the guitar’s tuning. Are locking tuner upgrades always the best option? Read this article and find out!
EBO Bass To Guitar Conversion Follow along as we convert a beat up non-collectable Gibson EBO bass from the late ’70s and convert it to a SG guitar. It was a big project that went really well as the clips and photos show. Midi Guitar Custom Build We wanted to get the best of both […]
I acquired this Fullerton “A” style mandolin a few years ago when one of the big retailers was closing out the brand. It’s a nice instrument overall, well constructed and for the price was a great way to learn some mandolin. What I’ve found lacking was the fret-work. So here we go, getting down to brass-tacks and doing a pretty thorough fret dress.
Simple play this video and match your mandolins pitch, string-by-string and you’ll be tuned up in just a few minutes. The videos can be played full screen, so you can follow along from across the room. Turn it up and get it tune!
Mandolin 4 sets of dual strings tuned in unison. The strings are tuned from the 4th (thickest) string to the 1st G, D, A, E.