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The 10 Best Dorm Gifts for College Guitarists

The 10 Best Dorm Gifts for College Guitarists

Playing guitar is hard enough under the right conditions. Playing in a dorm room without annoying your roommate is impossible. It doesn’t have to be. The guitar gifts on this list are perfect for the college student. These gifts have to be small and usable in a college dorm room to make the list. Here … The 10 Best Dorm Gifts for College Guitarists Read More »

Marshall, Fender Make Misstep With Bluetooth Speaker Offerings.

It’s hard to merge bluetooth speaker sound and guitar amplifier tone into a single, attractive unit but some have done it well. We covered the Top 3 Best Bluetooth Speaker Guitar Amplifier Combos previously, but this is about two of the biggest amplifier companies and their misstep (or missed step?) into the arena You would … Marshall, Fender Make Misstep With Bluetooth Speaker Offerings. Read More »

The Best Gifts for Guitar Players

Every year near Christmas, Father’s day and my Birthday I rack my brain trying to come up with a list of gift ideas to give to my family. Most of the time this gift list includes a few guitar based items because playing guitar is a very big hobby of mine. I’ve put this list … The Best Gifts for Guitar Players Read More »

Novelty Acoustic Guitar Straps Make Great Gifts for Guitar Players in your Life.

Novelty acoustic guitar straps make great gifts for guitar players. They can be functional and they can be conversation starters. They are often as unique as the player who uses them and give guitar players another way to express their individuality. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on them either. Here are … Novelty Acoustic Guitar Straps Make Great Gifts for Guitar Players in your Life. Read More »

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The Best Novelty Guitar Picks for Gifts

Whether you’re looking for something different to pluck the old six string with or something for more of an arts and crafts project, the guitar picks on this list will fit the bill. Guitar picks are always in demand for guitar players, because they’re always getting lost! At least that’s how it seems. Besides, they … The Best Novelty Guitar Picks for Gifts Read More »

How to Sound Like Jimi Hendrix (on Budget Guitar Gear)

This article focuses on gear, not technique. You can devote many years to trying to learn Jimi’s style and play like him, but this is more about getting a guitar rig that will get you close to recreating the Jimi Hendrix tone at various times in his career. In short, this is about capturing a … How to Sound Like Jimi Hendrix (on Budget Guitar Gear) Read More »

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The Best College Dorm Room Amps – Under $120

Whether you’re looking for a quiet practice amp to bring to your college dorm, or just something that won’t wake the kids at night you’ve come to the right place. This list has everything from silent pocket amps to small, portable practice amps and everything in between – and all for under $120! (most things … The Best College Dorm Room Amps – Under $120 Read More »

The legendary Pignose 7-100 Portable Amp Review.

The Pignose 7-100 Legendary small portable amp might just change your life… One of the best things you can do as a guitarist to improve your playing is to shake things up a bit. Change your routine. Change what you play or how you play it. Many times this leads to buying a new piece … The legendary Pignose 7-100 Portable Amp Review. Read More »

Comparison: Fender Mustang Amp v1 vs v2, Which is Better and Why?

Since I posted my original post, Fender Mustang 1 vs 2, a Comparison, Fender has released another version of their popular Mustang series of modeling amps; the v.2. Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of emails about the differences between the original Fender Mustang (v.1) and the newer v.2 and how they compare. Rather than … Comparison: Fender Mustang Amp v1 vs v2, Which is Better and Why? Read More »

The Epiphone G-310, An affordable SG. (Review)

Epiphone is known for crafting excellent affordable guitars that are often times inspired by pricier brands. The Epiphone G-310 is just such a case. It’s styled after the Gibson SG, but sells as a fraction of the cost. The SG is a signature guitar for the likes of Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Paul … The Epiphone G-310, An affordable SG. (Review) Read More »