Sunday, December 17, 2017
Last week I played my first gig using Elixir NANOWEB Bass Strings. I use Elixirs on my acoustic guitar, and I have been very impressed with the long-lasting tone, so I was curious how they would perform on my...
"To craft fine stringed instruments with artistic sensibility that are comfortable, affordable, and inspire people of all ages and walks of life on their musical journey." --Luna Guitars’ Mission Every girl needs a pink guitar, and it is great to be...
The new digital effects processor and interface for guitarists/bassists, the iRig UA from IK Multimedia, is an external device that plugs into any Android 4.2 or later device whether it be a cell phone or tablet and works with the AmpliTube UA app.  I was extremely pleased to know that IK Multimedia now offers their iRig technology for us Android users. I was given the opportunity to review this new device.
This is Fender’s latest venture into pure sound!  Fender announced this summer their new line of Bluetooth speakers - The Newport and the Monterey.  We tested out The Newport which is the smaller of the two new speakers. This little...
I got to check out the Project Pabst Festival in East Atlanta on Saturday, October 7th. This was the second time the festival was held in this location in Atlanta- the festival started out in Portland back in 2014....
Ernie Ball’s most popular and affordable acoustic string, the 2004 Earthwood 80/20 bronze acoustic guitar strings are crafted from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around a hex-shaped tin plated steel core wire. The light strings are perfect for beginner fingers, but are also great for advanced players that may prefer to bend them while playing. The sound is crisp to the ears, yet carries a mellow, almost bass-like tone. But like most guitar strings, they will need to be changed out in several weeks of playing otherwise they will start to sound dull and will lose their sharpness. Also, be aware that because they are on the lighter side, they may have a tendency to snap easier than heavier strings.
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.
As a predominantly rock guitarist, when I was asked to review the Luna Henna Oasis Spruce guitar, I thought I was going to review an electric guitar - cool. The box looked the right size and its weight was comfortable. When I got to my studio, I put it with my other guitars. Personally, I like to get to know a guitar before I write about it, so I spend time with it and really get to know its personality (and its secrets).
If want to play metal or rock, this amp is affordable and delivers some really heavy tones. The majority of guitarists use effects in conjunction with their amps. There is also the possibility of gear malfunctions when playing live...
One of the most famous names with regards to professional effects for musicians and recording engineers would be Rocktron. I want to introduce the Utopia G300, something I think is amazing, although when programming your own presets can be...