Musical instruments

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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iRig Micro Amp announced by IK Multimedia

NEWS – Looking for an ultra-portable guitar amp with app connectivity that can even connect to an external cabinet? Then today is your lucky day as IK Multimedia has just announced their brand new iRig Micro Amp. The Micro Amp weighs only 2.6 lbs, but with 15W of wall connected power or 7.5 on batteries …

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Roland R-07 High Resolution Audio Recorder review

REVIEW – Mobile phones have put so much at our fingertips and have changed the way we interact with the world around us. All kinds of content is created every day directly on phones. When it comes to audio, sometimes you’re looking to capture more than just the concept or idea, you want a high …

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Fender Player Series Jaguar guitar review

REVIEW – Fender’s new Player Series Jaguar guitar is begging to be picked up and played. What is it? The Jaguar body style is a classic offset-body design that moves some of the mass towards the tail resulting in a very comfortable playing position. Clearly a descendent of the legendary Jazzmaster, the Jaguar has as …

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Roli Lightpad Block M review

What is it? Roli’s Lightpad Block M is a touchpad for musicians that attempts to and mostly succeeds in removing restrictions and enabling musical discovery. With their Lightpad, all you need is a mobile phone or tablet and your fingers. What you do or create beyond that is completely up to you. Hardware specs Dimensions: 94 …

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Grab a Fender ukulele and make the world a happier place

The world seems pretty screwed up right now and you can’t help but get a little depressed when you are reading your news feeds, social media, watching TV news, etc. One remedy is to put down your phone, laptop, and TV, and pick up a ukulele. It’s tough to be sad when you’re strumming one …

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Roadie 2 guitar tuner review

If you play a stringed instrument, there’s one thing that you always do before you play a song. You make sure the strings are in tune. If you aren’t blessed with perfect pitch, you own a tuner. Tuners come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but most of the ones you see today, clip …

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The Fusion Guitar is a guitar, amp, and speaker system in one

You won’t need even a tiny practice amp with the Fusion Guitar.  In a body about the same size and weight as an average acoustic guitar, Fusion has incorporated a “US designed ultra-efficient 20 Watt Class-D amplifier module with low noise (-90dB) and low distortion (THD+N = 0.1%)” and “two Tymphany Peerless full range speakers …

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Jam easier with the new body add-on for the Zivix jamstik+

If you’re not familiar with the Zivix jamstik, it’s an ultra-portable 6-string MIDI guitar controller that connects via Bluetooth to your iOS device or Mac. The size of this instrument makes it perfect for on the go music noodling and performances, but the narrow shape does make it difficult to play without using a strap. …

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Reconfigure your guitar effortlessly with a Somnium modular guitar

A lot of people who enjoy playing guitar for fun and profit don’t just own one instrument. They are always seeking something new, better and different. The problem is that owning multiple guitars takes a lot of money to buy them and a lot of space to store them. Somnium guitars look like they could …

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Cling On is a magnetic guitar tuner and not an alien species of warriors

There hasn’t been a whole lot of innovation in stringed instrument tuners in the last few years if you don’t count that they continue to shrink in size like the D’Addario NS Micro which clips to the edge of a guitar or ukulele’s sound hole. That’s why I was surprised to hear about the Cling …

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Fender shows some love for Android guitar players

Fender, the iconic guitar manufacturer, has released an Android version of their Fender Tune guitar and bass tuner application. Larry talked about the iOS version of this app last summer, and now it’s available for free for Android devices. The app uses the mobile device’s microphone to listen to a plucked string’s pitch and then …

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