Buying A Guitar: Budget & Recommendations

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 […]

TASCAM 2X2 USB Audio Interface.

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 […]

TASCAM TC-S1 Solar Tuner Quick Review

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 […]

Logic ProX New Guitar Tones.

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 and Reason – How to Rewire

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 […]

Used Guitar Buying Guide

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.

Locking Tuner Upgrades: Pros and Cons

Mod Guitar How to Locking Tuner Upgrade Pro & Con

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!

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HowTo – Projects, Tutorials, And More

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 […]

Mandolin Fret Dress and New Nut

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.

Mod The Ramen!

Just for fun, today I’m cooking up a spicy “mod” to ever popular and economical Ramen noodles!

Tune Your 4 String Bass Standard Tuning EADG

Simple play this video and match your Bass 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!

Four string Bass in standard tuning from low to high E, A, D, G.

Tune Your Mandolin

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.

Tune Your Guitar

Play the video and match your guitar 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!

Standard Six String Guitar Tuning & 1/2 step down “Eb” Tuning!