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Bookends made by Fender are the perfect gift for fans of Fender guitars and basses

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NEWS – I’ve thought about finding the perfect guitar gift for my husband, but I know I could actually never do that.    Despite having a guitar tech guy he uses to fine tune his guitars, Butch can spend ages staring down the neck of a guitar, adjusting tuning, checking out the finish, trying out […]

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BOSS Katana-Air claims to be the first truly wireless portable guitar amp

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NEWS – I don’t know if it’s truly the first, but the BOSS Katana-Air 30W Stereo Combo Amplifier comes with a proprietary wireless transmitter to connect to your guitar to the amp.  The Katana-Air is a true stereo amplifier with two custom-tuned speakers.  You’re ready to play anywhere with this BOSS.  It provides 30W of

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Get “inspiration insurance” with the Gibson GC-R05 Memory Cable

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Whether you’re an amateur or a professional musician, you probably have been inspired by something you’re noodling around with, but you’ve lost it before you can get it down.  You’ll never lose your ideas again if you replace your current audio cables with the GC-R05 memory cable designed by TASCAM for Gibson.  In addition to

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Soundbrenner Pulse smart vibrating wearable metronome review

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Growing up a band geek and being married to a professional visual designer for marching bands I have been around metronomes pretty much all my life.  I thought I had seen them all including the plethora of apps available for Android and Apple.  That was until I got the chance to review the Soundbrenner Pulse. 

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The Loupedeck Photo Editing Console makes editing easy

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Whenever I go on a photo shoot whether it is a professional event, a “people” shoot or my own getaway seeking amazing nature shots, I always come back home with hundreds if not thousands of photos. Many of them are multiple shots of the same subject with maybe some difference in the lighting, or movement

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Convert your old cassette tapes to MP3 files with this Walkman-sized device

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This audio cassette to MP3 converter from Hammacher Schlemmer makes converting your old analog tapes to digital files almost as easy as pressing “play”.  The Best Audio Cassette to MP3 Converter guides you through the conversion with step-by-step instructions appearing on the screen of a connected PC or Mac running the included software.  Users say the Best

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ChordBuddy Guitar Learning System is training wheels for your guitar

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The ChordBuddy Guitar Learning System is designed to help you learn to make chords as you learn to play guitar.  The ChordBuddy attaches to the neck of electric or acoustic guitars and guides you through learning basic chord fingering positions.  It works in the key of G and makes the G, C, D, and Em chords.

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Agate guitar picks resonate in a way plastic cannot

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These agate guitar picks are handmade in Pennsylvania by Seth Maranuk, a jewelry designer and craftsman.  When he randomly found a tumbled stone chip that was shaped like a guitar pick, he began working to develop a “carefully shaped pick with just the right contour that allows for precision picking”.  These agate picks 1.2″ long

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Make music anywhere with IK Multimedia’s new iRig Keys I/O production station

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The iRig Keys I/O production station from IK Multimedia is a music controller that is available in either a 25 or 49 key version. This ultra portable music production station is compatible with iOS, Mac, and PC and features 24-bit audio with up to a 96kHz sampling rate, a combo input jack for line in,

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