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Need Gear Demos? Gear-Talk.Com

A couple weeks I did a post for my fellow gear nerds in search of a good podcast. Now we must move onto gear reviews/demos. This is arguably the most important resource an artist needs. Look no further: www.gear-talk.com If you are like me, you often spend hours researching your next guitar, pedals, amp, or hey, even the best guitar straps! Lance Seymour of Gear Talk has created a place for musicians, which provides a one-stop shop to all your needs. Unlike many of the gear “reviewers” out there, Lance is a no BS guy. The days of trying to cut through a windbag reviewers video in order to get what you need are over. Just straightforward demos of the...

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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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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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