fender.coms forums closure notice
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Fender.com Forums R.I.P.

Last week, Fender.com made a forums closure announcement. This came as another sign of the trends that old school forums are taking to the side of the road to make way for more image and video-based content. Unfortunately, the March 30, 2020 news didn’t provide a redirect, but rather nonchalant […]

Fishman Neo-D
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Fishman Neo-D Single Coil Acoustic Pickup

What is it? The Fishman Neo-D is a low-cost passive single-coil soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar.  In this category, the Fishman outperforms most other pickups.  After all, doesn’t Neo-D sound like a character out of The Matrix? The pickup comes smartly wrapped in a clear polyurethane package. From the package:  […]

Peterson stroboclip hd
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Peterson stroboCLIP HD Clip-On Strobe Tuner REVIEW

What is it? The Peterson stroboCLIP HD clip-on tuner is a low-cost introductory clip-on tuner competing in the world of Korg, D’addario, and TC Electronic clip-on tuners.  Here are the specs: Features High-def backlist display Wide viewing angle Visible in direct sunlight Adjustable frequency (Hz) calibration Drop tuning, open-tuning, and […]

How to Relic a Guitar
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How to Relic a Guitar

Why do we have this fascination with vintage guitars? Different people will give you different answers, but we can all agree that the sound, the look, the feel, the history is what attract us to vintage guitars. Let’s be realistic, how many people have $5,000 to $50,000 to buy an […]

guitar lessons
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The Importance of Guitar Lessons

How My First Guitar Lessons Greatly Shaped My Playing Today I remember my first guitar lessons.  We learned “baby chords” like G, D, D7, A, Em, C, F – then B7, Am, Bm. This is what my teacher taught us.  I had a one hour lesson per week and I […]