Thursday, October 19, 2017
There are so many brands of guitars to choose from, I think it can be overwhelming. I have tried many from Martin to Taylor to Luna, I am one of those people that the salespeople who make commissions hide...
What a wonderful surprise when I received the Thalia box in order to review their capo: it looked like a gorgeous jewelry box! What a beautiful way to present a gorgeous capo and its accessories! Having received the Thalia Capo...
The Luna Flora Rose is definitely a very beautiful guitar. The abalone inlays and red abalone Rose blossoms are a beautiful contrast against the bold quilted maple top. Also the fret markers are pretty, too! This guitar is almost too pretty...
I've been a fan of short scale basses for some time, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to test out the new Taylor GS Mini Bass.  At 23-1/2-inch scale length, this small-scale acoustic bass is around...
I, like many practicing guitarists/musicians, have grown tired of the annoying sounds of a metronome. So when I was presented the opportunity to review the BeatBuddy, I was excited. I thought it would be a great tool to make my practice sessions more interesting. Once I started using the BeatBuddy, I felt like a kid in a candy store. With 200 preloaded beats, and 10 drum sounds on the provided 4 gb SD card (you can get new beats and updates online), I realized it was everything I was hoping it would be, and so much more. 
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.
Timber Tones Luxury Picks is a British pick manufacturer that produces luxury guitar picks. The picks are made from various natural materials, including wood, precious metals and stone. Their website has over 15 categories to choose from. I tried two picks, the Timber Tones Electric Guitar Pick in Bloodwood and a Jazzy Tones Green Bone pick. I never thought I would call a pick beautiful, but both picks were unique and the coloring was amazing. I felt like they were pieces of art. I would like to state here that since I am a vegetarian, I don’t feel comfortable using picks make of bone or any animal byproduct, but really loved the wood and stone picks.
This month's review is on the classic Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 which has been reissued by Ibanez. I actually have an original, love the bright green color...I think everyone remembers the color!  The reissue looks the same, still Kermit...
Killer Guitar, Great Value - the Monoprice Retro Vision Guitar (Tele-style)
Any musician or DJ that uses MIDI instruments for either recording, practicing, or live performance knows the super highway of cables that it sometimes takes to connect everything. Well, thanks to Minneapolis based company, Zivix, there is now an easier way. The PUC is a MIDI interface that was specifically designed with iOS devices in mind (must be running iOS 6 or higher). You can use it to connect your midi controller wirelessly to your MAC device via wifi connection.