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. 
As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine June 2018 issue. The CINCH FIT is a clamp designed to make fitting ordinary straps over endpins easier by use of a Cinch-style clamp. Once you loop the CINCH FIT chord around one end of your...
I have been asked about guitar strings, how often to change them, which brand sounds best (although that can be subjective), what gauge to use, the list of questions could take up this entire paragraph. I want to review...
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...
Need a perfect gift for the budding guitar hero in your life? The Orange Micro Crush 3 Watt amp is a great deal and has a lot to offer for a small battery powered amp. I was pleasantly surprised by...
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.
Needing a heavier string for my Tacoma EF21CE7TCE, which is usually tuned in many different alternate tunings in one live performance, I decided to try the Ernie Ball Earthwood strings. These are 80/20 Bronze Alloy and although they do...
In an aim to provide an affordable guitar with good quality craftsmanship and ease of playability, Taylor launched for 2017 the new entry-level Academy Series. I am testing out their 2017 model Taylor Academy 10e acoustic/electric guitar featuring a...
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.
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.