Musical instruments

Fender Play review and a Player Series Firemist Gold Mustang® too!

REVIEW – What’s something on your bucket list that you can tackle without traveling? What’s that? You said you’d learn to play guitar, bass or ukulele? Well, Fender’s Play app can help you cross that one off in whatever time increments you can devote. Fender was gracious enough to not only give us access to …

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AeroBand PocketDrum wireless drumsticks review

REVIEW – Have you always marched to your own beat?  Are you intrigued by the idea of being a rockstar drummer, but for any of various reasons (space limitations, too-close neighbors, non-understanding spouse), setting up the skins just isn’t in the cards?  AreoBand might have the answer you’re looking for with their new PocketDrum wireless …

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Senstroke electronic drum set review

REVIEW – Senstroke connected drumsticks lets drummers play, record and learn from anywhere. What is it? These drumsticks have sensors that allow you to rock out, even during a global pandemic and quarantine. Using the Senstroke app and your connected device, you can customize your virtual drum kit. There are even foot pedal sensors to …

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Orangewood Guitars Harper Concert Acacia Ukulele review

REVIEW – If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play an instrument but were intimidated with all the keys on a piano or guitars with 6 strings, you should consider trying a ukulele. They are easy to learn, don’t take up a lot of room (unless you get addicted and start collecting them), and they …

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Thumb rings might look weird, but this one makes music

NEWS – Guitar players can take their music to the next level with the Guitar Ring from Muca. It might look like an ordinary ring that has been designed to be worn on your thumb, but it’s actually a percussive instrument. Check out the video below to see/hear what I mean. The Muca website doesn’t …

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The folks at Outdoor Ukulele have added a guitar to their lineup

NEWS – Carbon Fiber makes everything better including ukuleles, banjoleles, and now guitars! The creators at Outdoor Ukulele have just added a new 20″ scale guitar to their rugged instrument offerings. Made of Carbon fiber polycarbonate, the Outdoor Guitar won’t crack from lack of humidity or warp from too much humidity. Heck, you can use …

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These famous guitars won’t take up much space or empty your wallet

NEWS – If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a rock god wielding a guitar from one of your musical heroes, you can realize that dream for less cash than you’d ever imagine. Really! Ok, not really. But almost! Axe Heaven sells authentic replicas of famous musician’s guitars but in miniature form. Acoustics, electrics, dual necked …

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Roland BTM-1 Bluetooth Speaker review

REVIEW – Bluetooth speakers are not hard to find. They come in all shapes and sizes. Guitar amps are also readily available and many now support Bluetooth. Roland’s BTM-1 strikes a different balance and pairs a tastefully retro portable Bluetooth speaker with an instrument input that might just be the speaker you didn’t know you …

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Uno Drum is IK Multimedia’s new beat creation station

NEWS – IK Multimedia is now taking preorders on a brand new drum machine called UNO Drum. It’s a result of another partnership with Sound Machines out of Italy with whom they developed the acclaimed UNO Synth, so expect big things out of this little unit. UNO Drum is built to integrate into any live, …

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IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp review

REVIEW – iRig’s new Micro Amp looks to pack a lot of power into a small package without many sacrifices. Guitar amps can be very subjective. Can this one fit your sound and portability needs all in one small package? Read on… What is it? iRig’s Micro Amp is a 7.5-15w battery-powered guitar amplifier with …

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Carbon fiber makes everything cool, including musical instruments

NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play a stringed instrument but were intimidated by the number of strings and frets on a guitar, then you should really consider a ukulele or in this case, a banjolele. This particular instrument is the Outdoor Ukulele Banjolele and what makes it special is that it’s …

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Fender American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster®

NEWS – NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) takes over Anaheim January 24-27th and Fender has wasted no time in announcing a brand new guitar that appears to be breaking some preconceptions about what an acoustic guitar can be. The features list almost reads like a fight for what can stand out the most. Ten …

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