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A Complete Guide to Musical Instruments: Names, Pictures, and Details

Music has been an important part of human culture for as long as written history goes. With that said, humans have always worked on finding new ways to create sound, and as a result, we’ve created a wide variety of musical instruments over the centuries. Some are simple, and some are complex, but all exist to create beautiful melodies within …

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The Best Solid State Amp: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Ever since they first appeared, solid state amps have been a cheap way for guitar players to get good amplification. A lot of people argue that they don’t offer the same level of quality as tube amps because they aren’t as classic or simply because they’re cheap compared to tubes, but the truth is that a solid state amp is …

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The Best Martin Guitar: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Martin is one of the oldest and best known acoustic guitar manufacturers around. That, however, isn’t even what makes them so special in the grand scheme of things. If you look at the market of acoustic guitars today, you will see that a very large portion of these instruments belongs to the Dreadnought type. Martin is the brand that invented …

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The Best Beginner Banjo: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Banjos have been around for a long time, offering one of the most easily distinguishable sounds of any string instrument. From rock bands like Mumford & Sons to country groups like Zac Brown Band, banjos play a prominent role in several different genres of music, and it’s safe to say bands like these would have quite a different sound with …

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The Best Ride Cymbal: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Ride cymbals play a major part in almost any drum set configuration, no matter what genre of music you’re playing. Being the largest type of cymbal, a ride has a dynamic to it which is very different than a crash. When you hit it, sound will resonate for longer, so these cymbals undergo strict standards while being made to ensure …

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The Best Karaoke Speakers: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Karaoke has been one of everyone’s favorite pastime activities ever since the concept first came to light. Nothing beats going out with a bunch of friends and singing your heart out to your favorite songs! Not so long ago, karaoke equipment was pretty much restricted to clubs, restaurants, and businesses due to the high cost of everything necessary to put …

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The Best Fretless Bass: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Bass guitars are hard to master with all of the different techniques and unique playing styles. Even once you become experienced to a point where playing bass is like a second nature to you, there is another level of difficulty ahead: going fretless. Fretless bass guitars are considered to be the very top in terms of necessary skill. As their …

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The Best Hi-Hat Cymbals: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Every drummer has their own personal style, and in most cases, that style determines how they setup their drum set. Certain kits will be better suited towards rock, whereas others will be better suited for jazz, and so on. With that said, hi-hats have been and will probably always be an integral part of any modern drum kit, no matter …

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The Best Drum Rug: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Many people consider drums to be one of the easier instruments to master. Of course, this something only a person who has never had experience with drums could think. The truth is that there is so much more to drumming than just getting the tempo right or mastering complex patterns. We’re talking about the hardware side of things. Simple details …