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  • A Quick Primer On Audio File Formats

    As a musician, you'll eventually want to record your own music, that is if you're not doing so already. You might also want to record a video or two in order to take advantage of the growing thirst for visual media content. In any case, you're eventually going to run into the smorgasbord of audio and video file formats that litter the digital world. With so many choices, which is best for what you're aiming for? It would be great if they all worked the same but the reality is they don't. With that in mind, we'd like to take a few minutes and take a quick look at some of the most common video and audio file formats around along with a little bit about them.


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  • Vintage Versus Modern Telecaster Wiring

    If you’re a Fender Telecaster diehard, you’re more than likely familiar with the two major accepted wiring schemes the main line of the instrument has seen during its life, known simply as Vintage (sometimes referred to as “Dark-Tone” or "Blackguard") and Modern wiring. If you didn’t know, these two wiring schemes represent a major turning point for the instrument and one of the few changes made during the CBS era that most players tend to agree as being a net positive. Sure, there have been subtle changes along the way, but the two mentioned in this article are the accepted standard when it comes to Vintage and Modern wiring schemes.


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  • Editor's Choice: Rock Songs for Halloween

    We would like to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year by taking the time and looking back at some of the best Halloween inspired music in rock. Well, they all might not have been directly inspired by the holiday itself, but they fit in with the time of the year like butter on a biscuit. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some songs that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!



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  • How to Protect Your Acoustic Guitar from Dry Weather

    If you own an acoustic guitar, you must be aware of the perils of cold and dry weather. You need to protect your acoustic guitar from the air with very low humidity as it can be damaging to the instrument's sound. Below, we take a look at a few tips that can help you protect your acoustic guitar from the very real threat of low humidity.

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  • Musician Tips: Firing A Friend From A Band

    Since bands spend a lot of time together, they usually form a tight-knit relationship. Being part of a band almost feels like having a second family. Generally, every band member knows his bandmates very well. Although being close means that you have successfully established a good relationship with one another, it may also cause difficulties in the future.


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