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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

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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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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. Despite contributing greatly to the sound and tone of a guitar, pickups are also easily misunderstood. Shop Pickups To clear the air around these magnetic wonders, we'll talk about what pickups… Read more

Walrus Audio Mako Series D1 Echo Delay Pedal
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Delay Pedals: A Brief History of the Time Based Effect

If you’re new to delay pedals, then don't delay – cause you're missing big time (pun intended)! You've probably heard this effect before but if you need a refresher, check out the opening riff of Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses or pretty much anything by U2. Like… Read more

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5 Guitar Myths Debunked

Guitar myths are a dime a dozen. Trawl through the internet, social media, or even when you're at a bar with your guitarist friends, you’ll hear so many for yourself! For every true fact out there, there are so many falsehoods about gear just waiting to bamboozle beginners and exasperate… Read more

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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

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Eventide H90 Harmoniser: Multi-Effects & So Much More

Eventide wowed the pedal world in 2014 with the H9, a stompbox jam-packed with studio-grade reverbs, delays, and other effects. Now they’re back with their latest multi-effects pedal, the H90 Harmonizer. What makes this pedal such a game-changer? Read on to find out. Shop Eventide Timeless algorithms and innovative effects… Read more

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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 an… 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