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 has its own unique set of charms to offer. Comparison Table of Best Short Scale Bass Guitars Shorties are great for … Read more

The Best Guitars for Metal Under $1000

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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 legendary bands, and its biggest stars. Table of Best Guitars for Metal under $1,000 Because of all this plus huge prices … Read more

The 5 Best Metal Amps Under $500

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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. Comparison Table of Best Metal Amps Under $500 Big expensive amps are flat out sexy and it is very easy to start thinking that you … Read more

6 Best Cheap Bass Amps Under $500 (Heads & Combos)

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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 is just plain cheap. Something that carries a low price but sounds bad or breaks down a lot is no deal … Read more

11 Best Practice Amps & Small Guitar Amps for 2020

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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, and sessions. They are easy to haul, not overly loud, and usually are pretty affordable. Comparison Table of Best Practice Amps … Read more

Top 10 Guitar Brands To Look For In 2020


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 there are just so many of them. There are so many companies and models out there now that it’s become tough … Read more

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. Table Of Best Mics for Guitar Amps In both situations, your audience is hearing a chain of gear that begins with your hands and ends with their ears. In between, there are a few crucial … Read more

The 7 Best Guitar Amp Speakers Ever Created

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A lot of guitar players out there don’t always think about how each and every piece of their gear creates their amplified sound. Table of Best Guitar Amp Speakers Everything from the pick you hold to the mic you put in front of your amp is part of what you sound like and are each … Read more

How to Mic a Guitar Amp Like a Pro

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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 live or in the studio. It’s a good idea, however, to take a step back to the physical world and learn … Read more

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

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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 XLR outputs that we simply pipe the bass into the board directly and go for it. While that is a great … Read more