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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Tube Amps

I was at my local music store over the weekend, checking out some new acoustic guitars for an upcoming camping trip when I overheard a discussion about amplifiers. That discussion got me thinking about common questions and misconceptions people have about tube amplifiers. Here is a list of FAQs and their answers. Q. Are Tube … Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Tube Amps Read More »

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Quality on a Budget: The Best Beginner Electric Guitars. [Buying Guide]

What electric guitar should I buy for a beginner? It’s a common question, but only one of many. Buying an electric guitar can be a daunting experience – especially for a beginner. The world of guitars is full of details and options, but which ones matter most? You’ve come to the right place. Sit back, … Quality on a Budget: The Best Beginner Electric Guitars. [Buying Guide] Read More »

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10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2019 Edition)

Want that creamy overdriven tube tone of classic Marshall crunch of a 100w stack without deafening yourself (or the neighbors)? You want a small, low watt tube amp. Bedroom tube amplifiers are great for practicing clean tones, and maybe a little overdrive. But what happens when you want to crank up the gain and really … 10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2019 Edition) Read More »

Which is better - the Fender Mustang 1 vs Mustang GT40?

Fender Mustang 1 v2 vs Mustang GT40 – Which is the Better Buy?

Looking for a new modeling amp? You can’t go wrong with either a Fender Mustang 1 v2 or Mustang GT40. The only question then is: Which is the right amp for you? Comparison: Mustang 1 v2 vs. Mustang GT40 Similarities: The Mustang 1 v2 (so named because it was the second version of the popular … Fender Mustang 1 v2 vs Mustang GT40 – Which is the Better Buy? Read More »

Fender Mustang GT Review – The Best Bluetooth Guitar Amp Yet?

The power of a modeling amp lies in its versatility. The beauty of the Fender Mustang GT Bluetooth guitar amp is its simplicity. The Mustang GT makes it a breeze to go from Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile tone to Metallica’s Enter Sandman with a spin of a dial. It’s as easy as connecting your smartphone … Fender Mustang GT Review – The Best Bluetooth Guitar Amp Yet? Read More »

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The 7 Best Guitar Amps for Beginners to Start Rocking Today! (2019 Edition)

Looking for the best guitar amp for beginners can be a daunting experience. With so many amp styles and features available it’s easy to get lost. Please be patient for a moment though. I have a little advice for beginners before I get to the list of best guitar amps. This is advice I’ve compiled … The 7 Best Guitar Amps for Beginners to Start Rocking Today! (2019 Edition) Read More »

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How to Buy a Cheap Beginner Guitar That doesn’t Suck [2019]

Cheap acoustic guitars sound like a good idea, but they’re often times not worth the cost. This is especially true when looking for beginner guitars. It may seem counter-intuitive, but a cheap guitar can cost you more in the long term. There are hundreds of cheap acoustic guitars out there, with low price tags and … How to Buy a Cheap Beginner Guitar That doesn’t Suck [2019] Read More »

The Difference Between Class A and Class AB Tube Amps

You’ve seen various tube amp descriptions that read Class A or Class AB amplifier, but what does any of that mean? And why should you care? What’s the difference between class A and class AB tube amps? Check out this break down of the differences for the quick answer. The detailed explanation and some examples … The Difference Between Class A and Class AB Tube Amps Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Epiphone vs Gibson Guitars?

What’s the Real Difference Between Epiphone vs Gibson Guitars?

The debate between Epiphone vs Gibson may seem a lot like the one between Squier vs Fender. It’s not. it’s less clear than that. Squier guitars are largely less expensive versions of Fender models. However, Epiphone offers less expensive versions of Gibson models but also many models not found in the Gibson catalog. History of Epiphone … What’s the Real Difference Between Epiphone vs Gibson Guitars? Read More »

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What are the Differences Between Squier vs. Fender

Squier vs. Fender. It’s a timeless debate with no clear winner, except to say that it comes down to price vs. quality. Of course, there’s a hefty bit of personal preference thrown into the mix as well. Here’s a 30-second overview, with more detail below: *NOTE: The use of “Fender” throughout this article refers to … What are the Differences Between Squier vs. Fender Read More »