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Tube or Solid-State?

Tube or Solid-State? What is the difference between the two? Which guitar amp is best for you? Depends! Let’s start with tube. This type of technology has been around since before World War 11 and has existed in many forms outside of guitar amps. They were used in things like radios, telephones and even early televisions. Nonetheless, lets stick to their performance in guitar amps. Generally, tube amps are more responsive than what you will get in solid-state. They react much quicker and capture all your tone in a very smooth and warm manner. Why? The route in which they generate sound is cleaner. As a result of this you will get more “sound” at a lower wattage out of a...

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Company Snapshot: Sinuous Guitars

We are not the only ones making innovative products that seamlessly integrate style with comfort. Our friends at Sinuous Guitars have created a truly beautiful product that just makes sense. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sinuous crafts unique, high quality guitars for the most creative and discerning players. “Our guitars are designed for the innovative and image conscious guitarists who demands authenticity, craftsmanship, and an instrument that is truly special” – Sinuous Guitars. Founder Greg Opatik made his start designing modern furniture for himself and others before dovetailing his love of design with music. Their patented concepts provide the artist with optimal comfort and weight distribution. Each guitar is hand made and custom finished in their Grand Rapids facility....

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Am I Good Enough to Join a Band?

There are a lot of musicians out there who choose not to join a band as they think they are not good enough… Who cares! Just do it, at the very least you will get WAYYYY better. I am writing this to encourage people who play casually or alone to seek out other musicians to jam with. The fear of not being good enough or simple lack in motivation is no reason to not join bands. Nothing compares to the feeling you get from practicing or performing with other artists. It’s like speaking a language that only musicians understand; and having amazing conversations in that language. It’s awesome!  At one point in life I found myself in this rut. I...

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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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