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Guitar Cabinets
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The Best 1×12 Guitar Cabinets for the Money

Sometimes guitar players forget just how useful and toneful the lowly 1×12 speaker cabinet can be. 1×12 don’t get the respect accorded to their larger

Affinity Strat
Electric Guitars
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Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Review

The Squire Affinity Stratocaster is an affordable guitar technically meant for entry-level players but is really one of the best electric guitar values going for

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Bass Guitars
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5 Best Short-Scale Bass Guitars

Short-scale basses are an amazingly cool part of the electric bass family tree that is often criminally overlooked. We usually think of basses as large,

Best metal guitars
Electric Guitars
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The Best Guitars for Metal Under $1000

Heavy metal. It’s the pro sports of rock and roll. The style has been an eternal presence on the world’s music scene for decades and

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The 5 Best Metal Amps Under $500

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

Small guitar amp
Amps
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The 10 Best Mini/Small Practice Amps

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

C414
Mics
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The 5 Best Mics for Guitar Amps

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

Marshall cabs
Cabs & Speakers
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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

Guitar cabinets
Guitar Cabinets
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The Best Cheap Guitar Cabs for the Money

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,

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Speakers
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The Best Bass Amp Replacement Speakers

Building a specific tone is a journey that takes both time and effort. There are many factors that come into play here, from your guitar’s

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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