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B-Stock Products Explained

Spend a lot of time scrolling through our online store? In between drooling over new releases and adding items to your virtual wishlist, you might have come across the phrase “B-Stock”. While the term has nothing to do with hive-dwelling insects, it definitely signals the presence of a veritable honeypot.… Read more

Guide to acoustic guitar body shapes
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Guitarology 101: Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes

Details matter! Especially if you’re talking about the subject of acoustic guitar body shapes.  A myriad of factors (woods, construction, strings, etc) can change an acoustic guitar tonally. You can even read the article we did on bracing types for an example of how even reinforcement struts below the top… Read more

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Guitarology 101: Fixed Guitar Bridges

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’ve shopped for an electric guitar before. And you’ll realise quickly enough that these instruments are nuanced and personal things. A small facet of the instrument can make a significant difference to the sound and overall feel of the instrument.  Today, we look at… Read more

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5 High-End Delay Pedals Compared

Mark Twain once wrote, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection”. If he’d met any of these pedals, he’d have realized how wrong he was. Us contemporary performers know how indispensable time-based effects are in music. Which is why a significant chunk of your guitar budget spills into accessories. Run-of-the-mill… Read more

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Why Everyone Should Own A Travel Guitar

Days will soon arrive when we’ll be jetting off again for one reason or another. And let’s face it. Being far away from your guitar is torture. Drowning in your loneliness, a travel guitar starts to sound like a sensible purchase. However, you’re not one to make hasty decisions. For… Read more

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Custom Shop Guitars: Fender Custom Shop

Fender Custom Shop. Those three words evoke a thrill in guitarists everywhere. We can’t help it. Some of history’s most iconic instruments were crafted in this very division for equally awe-inspiring hands. Remember Hendrix and his beguiling Voodoo Child Strat? Psychedelic man Jimmy Page, Signature Telecaster in tow? The rumbly… Read more

Drumology 101: Entry-Level Drums VS Higher-End Drums 
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Drumology 101: Entry-Level Drums vs High-End Drums 

Why pay more for premium drums? Join us as we cover all you need to know about entry-level drums vs higher-end drums! Ever since cavemen figured out that banging on objects produced interesting sounds, percussive instruments have remained an integral part of the musical soundscape. It’s the 21st century, and… Read more

8 reasons to upgrade you electric guitar
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8 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade to a Better Electric Guitar

You’ll never forget your first guitar. Some of us will even keep it for life. As most of us don’t jump straight into our holy grail end game guitars, there will come a time where we feel as though we’ve outgrown our first electric guitar.  As you continue making steady… Read more

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A Simple Cymbal Guide for Beginners

Cymbals – the crucial and defining pieces of a drum kit that can make or break your sound! Maybe you’ve finally outgrown your first drum kit, you’re looking for a different sound, or you’re putting together your kit piece by piece. When you start exploring the many different types of… Read more

New for 2021 – the Ibanez AZ Essentials (AZES) Series
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The New Ibanez AZ Essentials Series: The Best Beginner Super Strat?

Ibanez have launched a new series – the AZ Essentials. An ultra-affordable flanker to their already successful and highly-regarded AZ lineup, the AZ Essentials has big footsteps to follow. The last year has seen a boom in the guitar industry and we’ve welcomed an unprecedented number of new guitar players.… Read more

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What is an Audio Interface?

For beginners, audio interfaces might sound a little technical, but they really aren’t that scary. An audio interface is a device that will allow you to record any instrument or vocals into your computer, laptop or mobile device. You may be used to recording directly into your phone using the… Read more

Guitar technician servicing an acoustic guitar
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Fighting the Guitar Humidity Battle in South East Asia

"Store in a cool and dry place". "Guitar humidity is paramount for your instrument's best performance". Sound familiar? So many of the products we buy come with that label, and it's not surprising we take it lightly. But reconsider that advice when it comes to your guitars! We've spent too… Read more