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Cheap vs. Expensive Gear? When to Spend the Money…?

Spending money on a lifestyle or hobby is an easy purchase because it makes you feel good. However, the amount you spend is up to you, and expensive gear is not necessary at first for two reasons: Cheap gear can get you pretty far You may not know yourself as an artist yet. Musicians go through life cycles when it comes to their art. Any interest typically starts out as a simple goal or desire to emulate something you have always wanted to do or become. For me it was Nirvana in the late 90’s. Being from Seattle, I found their story to be elusive, and the music was dirty, rebellious and iconic. My interest in Nirvana made me want...

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5 Pedals Every Guitarist Should Own

  I spent years in search of the perfect pedal board, and for the moment I may have found it. These 5 effect pedals enable even a rookie the ability to create anything from a dirty grunge to a beautiful shoe gaze. The Big Muff by Electro-Harmonix. This pedal provides in its most basic term “fuzz.” Distortion is not fuzz. This is an absolute essential for any guitarist. It rounds out your board, and can act as either a frontrunner or back up effect. If you want to elongate your riff or create elusive feedback this is your new best friend. They are extremely affordable and I recommend the “little big muff” as it gives you the same big sound...

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