This week I had the pleasure of reviewing yet another great product from IK Multimedia - The iRig Mic Studio. This compact powerhouse of a microphone is a large diaphragm digital condenser that's great for vocalist, musicians, podcasters, and...
Killer Guitar, Great Value - the Monoprice Retro Vision Guitar (Tele-style)
There seems to be a growth in popularity of pick grip products and I recently tried Monstergrips. They are a small, clear circular shaped silicone grip that you apply to your pick. You really can not see it, which is my favorite thing about this grip, so it is not distracting.
The La Bella string company has been around for 100 years, so it's no surprise that they are an innovator in their industry. I had the chance to review their new, Vapor Shield guitar strings, and I was very impressed with them.
Did you ever want your hands to feel conditioned and not greasy or too dried and cracked? Guitar Hands lotion is the perfect solution!
Bryan Kaufman, founder of Dog Days Vintage guitar straps, has come up with a very creative idea of what to do with old, vintage materials. He had the idea for the vintage straps after seeing some old curtains in a vintage clothing store. Dog Days is a family owned business and all the straps are hand made right here in the U.S.A.
Having seen the wonderful line of LUNA guitars at the recent National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, CA, I was jazzed to review the LUNA Henna Oasis Spruce Top Acoustic Guitar - Model HEN 02 SPR.
With texts, tweets, posts, blogs, Skype and OMG phone calls, your phone alone can be a distraction from focusing on making your music. You know when you can look inside to really let your creativity flow. Be it when you’re in your quiet place at 3AM by candle light or at full volume under the bright stage lights with your crew, Hogjim, Kyle Koster’s creation and the Mongolian word for music, their guitar straps, pick holders and t-shirts help focus on making the magic happen.
A few years ago, when I discovered the original iRig, i was so excited. As a musician that traveled, the iRig (in my case along with the IK multimedia app, AmpliTube) it gave me the ability to practice, record new song ideas, and transcribe songs while on the road with great sound quality, and minimal equipment. I loved the sound quality and ease of the apps that I found that even when I wasn't on the road, I was using the iRig for practicing and recording ideas at home.
La Luna Sound is a Denver based company that produces beautiful handcrafted guitar picks made from exotic woods such as Rosewood, Bubinga, Olive, as well as a few others. According to their website, they begin with micro-thin layers of wood, and then add an internal layer of natural fiber for strength, and those layers are then joined and glued together using 1,000+ pounds of pressure.