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Metal player

The 5 Best Metal Amps Under $500 (2018 Edition)

Let’s face facts. Metal costs money. If you are a metal guitarist, chances are that you fantasize about rocking stadiums with the same kind of ultra-expensive hardware your influences play. Big expensive amps are...
Bass player

6 Best Bass Amps Under $500 (Pro Reviews 2018)

Everybody looking for new gear is looking for a good deal. That’s just the way life is. The only problem is it is often tough to tell the quality affordable gear from stuff that...
Blackstar HT1 Series Guitar Combo Amplifier

The 5 Best Mini/Small Practice Amps for Under $300

Small amps may not be as glamorous as their arena-shaking stacked up cousins but they are a daily go-to item for many guitarists. Many find them just the ticket for practice, rehearsal, small gigs,...
Doheny

Top 10 Guitar Brands To Look For In 2018

We all love new guitars. That’s a fact. No matter if you’re a beginner or a lifetime player, New Guitar Day is always a great time. The only problem with new guitars is that...
C414

The 5 Best Mics for Guitar Amps for Every Budget

Microphones are a huge part of the guitar tone your audience hears, both on stage and in the recording studio. In both situations, your audience is hearing a chain of gear that begins with...
Celestion 30

The 5 Best Guitar Amp Speakers Ever Created

A lot of guitar players out there don’t always think about how each and every piece of their gear creates their amplified sound. Everything from the pick you hold to the mic you put...
How to mic a cabinet

How to Mic a Guitar Amp Like a Pro

Modern guitar players live in a world where direct recording, amp models, and software are great-sounding everyday realities. It’s never been easier than it is right now to get an outstanding direct guitar sound...
e902

5 of the Best Bass/Kick Drum Mics for Studio and Stage

It’s kind of a shame that so many musicians and engineers don’t think about using microphones to record bass guitar. We have all gotten so used to DI boxes and bass amps with nice...

Here’s How to Build a Guitar Amp Cabinet + Free Plans Inside

Building your own guitar amp cabinet is a great way to get into DIY projects. What might seem like a daunting task, is actually not that hard at all. The key is to take...
Orange PPC112C

6 of the Best Cheap Guitar Cabs Reviewed

Guitar speaker cabinets are a hugely important but often overlooked part of any player’s signal chain. Though they usually look like plain and nondescript boxes, they are actually incredibly varied in terms of their...