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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, long instruments, which they are, but a short-scale instrument...
Best metal guitars

Best Metal/Rock Guitars Under $1000 Reviewed

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 it features some of rock’s best musicians, its most...
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 Cheap Bass Amps Under $500 (Heads & Combos)

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...
Small guitar amp

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...
Bass/kick drum mic

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...