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Complete collection of Strymon Delay pedals on a display rack
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Every Strymon Delay Pedal Compared

Not so long ago, if a pedal sounded great, you’d ask, “but is it analog?” The popularity of digital pedals never quite hit their deserved height till Strymon announced itself to the scene with the blueSky Reverberator delay pedal. Today, the analog question bothers few – and you can thank… Read more

Guitar pickups in a display drawer in a music shop in Bangsar, Malaysia
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Guitarology 101: Passive Pickups vs Active Pickups

Ever wonder what the differences are between active and passive pickups? It’s a topic that most of us often hear about; but do we really know what separates the two pickup types? In this edition of Guitarology 101, we’ll be taking you on a magic carpet ride over the realms… Read more

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2020’s Most Popular Studio Gear

2020 was a pretty good time to start the audio recording project you’ve always wanted to do and most of our customers seem to agree. Whether it is finally beginning that long awaited podcast, upping the audio quality of your video game livestreams or perhaps turning your earworms into polished… Read more

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2020’s Most Popular Guitar Accessories & Essentials

Were you one of the many who picked up a new guitar or bass last year? As one of the most popular stringed instruments in music, it made perfect sense that these fretted wonders were our best selling category at Swee Lee last year. Just like cameras or cars or… Read more

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2020’s Most Popular Guitar and Basses

2020 will definitely go down as being one of the most bizarre years in recent memory. As huge portions of the year proved to be difficult, tough decisions translated into music gear buying decisions. With stay-at-home time being at the highest points they have been for the longest time, it’s… Read more

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Getting BIG Tone for the Bedroom Guitarist: Our Picks

Anyone guilty of poking fun at bedroom guitarists who never play outside their home? Well jokes on you! We're all bedroom guitarists now.  Many of you will already appreciate, sounding great playing at a gig is a completely different ball game. What sounds awful at home might sound great in… Read more

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Full Rundown: Every Strymon Reverb Pedal Compared

Since we last featured Strymon in our full rundown of their delay pedals, a lot has happened in the guitar world. Digital technology has gone onto greater heights and nobody even bats an eye when you talk about things like digital processors in guitar gear these days.Strymon has been an… Read more

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Pedal Picks: Blues, Metal & Rock

Living in the 21st century has its perks: The internet, advancements in technology, and video games have made it a great time to be alive. As guitarists, we’ve been blessed with a large number of great pedal effects companies that have popped up during the turn of the century. Keeley,… Read more

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Guitarology 101: Floating Bridges

You’ve heard us wax lyrical about fixed bridges last time. They are great for their rock solid tuning stability, but what if you’re looking for something more than just plain vanilla? This time we’re spicing things up by looking at the progenitor of all guitar pitch-pulling and dive bombing antics… Read more

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Headless Guitars and Basses

Surely you’d have seen headless guitars and basses in music stores or on the internet. These futuristic looking instruments aren’t actually a new thing – they’ve been around since the 80s, along with the other striking oddities of the decade. The headless concept has seen a surge in popularity over… 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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Guitarology 101: Single Coils vs Humbuckers

If you've been on the hunt for an electric guitar, chances are you’ve heard many people talk about their pickups. One of the biggest contributors in producing the sound and tone of a guitar, pickups are also one of the most misunderstood components found on the instrument. To clear the… Read more