Guitar

Zivix jamstik+ review

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play guitar or even if you already know how to play, the Zivix jamstik+ is 6-string MIDI guitar controller that connects via Bluetooth to your iOS device or Mac. It’s an ultra portable instrument that doesn’t require nearly as much storage space as a traditionally sized guitar and since it’s …

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Stay vertical with the Vertigo electric guitar case

Musicians who play electric guitar now have an alternative case option for their instruments that will not only protect them, but will prevent the need to stoop and squat to remove the instrument from the case. Most guitar cases require you to lay the case on a flat surface to remove them, but the Mono …

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Strum a tune to announce your arrival

We’ve probably all been in shops where a little bell tied to the door chimes to announce someone is coming in.  How would you like something similar, but more musical, to announce a door opening – maybe strumming a guitar?  Place a Guitdoorbell over a door, and the swinging of the door will move a mounted …

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One size tunes all with the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner

I’ve purchased several guitar tuners over the years, but the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner is the smallest clip on tuner that I’ve tried so far. It’s only 1.25 inches long and can clip on a wide variety of stringed instruments such as guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and more. Its adjustable ratchet clip and …

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TronicalTune adds push button tuning to your existing electric guitar

The TronicalTune Cybertronic Tuning System tunes your guitar in seconds with a push of a button and a strum of the strings. The system consists of a miniaturized low profile micro-controller and six motorized tuning pegs that installs on the back of a guitar’s headstock (replacing the existing tuning pegs) in about 10 minutes without the need …

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Go from Guitar Hero to guitar master with the gTar

The gTar was a successfully funded Kickstarter project by California based Incident Technologies, which raised over $350,000 in June of 2012. This is a digital MIDI instrument that feels like a real electric guitar. It features a solid basswood body and a rechargeable battery that lasts 8 hours. It can be played through headphones, an …

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A new way to travel with your guitar

Travel guitars that I’ve seen don’t look much like a regular acoustic guitar.  The ones I’ve seen tend to be narrow, stick-like instruments.  I’m not a musician, but it seems to me that the smaller body would negatively impact the sound produced by the guitar.  I don’t know what the shortcomings of the Voyage-Air travel …

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PocketStrings – A guitar practice tool that you can carry in your pocket

In order to master the guitar, you need to practice… a LOT. The old saying “practice makes perfect” is very true, so today I wanted to show all of you wannabe shredders a tool that you can take with you so you can practice ANYWHERE. Guitars aren’t small, so having one with you all the …

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Gibson Min-ETune – Perfect pitch at the touch of a button

Bob Marley, Roy Orbison and Chet Adkins would probably turn over in their graves if they could see these new Gibson Min-ETune guitars. Affixed to the back of the headstock is a battery-powered robot tuner that can accurately tune all six strings simultaneously to standard tuning in a matter of seconds. Just press the button, …

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PLX Devices Yaba X – Vibration speaker that doubles as a guitar amp

Vibration speakers are unique because they turn ordinary objects like a table or a box into a speaker with full sound. The Yaba X is an ultra portable vibration speaker from PLX Devices that has already achieved full funding through Kickstarter. The pocket-sized Yaba is made of cast zinc and is going to be available …

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Korg Headtune – Stringed instrument tuner for newbies

The Korg Headtune tuner takes all the mystery out of tuning guitar, ukulele and basses, so new players can concentrate on learning to play music instead of figuring out how to keep their instrument in tune. Shaped like the headstock of a guitar, bass or ukulele, the tuner clips on and has an easy to understand …

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Squier by Fender Strat Guitar with USB and iOS Connectivity

Guitarists who want to record directly into their computer or iPad have had to rely on some sort of interface, and The Gadgeteer has reviewed some of them.  Some work better than others, and some require proprietary software for best results.  Fender has released a guitar that doesn’t require a third party interface.  Their Squier …

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Korg Pitchclip is an inexpensive colorful way to tune your stringed instruments

The Pitchclip from Korg is a chromatic clip-on tuner that will help you quickly and accurately tune your guitar, bass or ukulele. It features a display that can be reversed for easy viewing when mounted on either side of the instrument’s headstock. The Pitchclip is available in 8 different colors and is priced at an affordable …

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Wedgie – A handy guitar pick holder instead of a bad high school memory

Guitarists who perform live (and even those who don’t) are always on the look out for new ways to attach an extra pick to their instruments. When you’re playing music in front of people and accidentally drop your pick, you can’t take time to search around for another one in the middle of a tune. …

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