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  • A Closer Look At The Seymour Duncan Jimi Hendrix Signature Strat Pickup Set


    In commemoration of their 40th anniversary, Seymour Duncan has decided to scrounge their archive of early designs in order to reintroduce a few sets of pickups that could best convey their founder’s ingenuity and innovation. One such design buried beneath miles of broken coils, hundreds of dust ridden schematics and years of product knowledge are the Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster set -- three single-coil pickups that are as much a product of Seymour Duncan the man as they are of Hendrix himself.



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  • Single Effects Pedals vs Multi-Effects Pedals


    Effects are a great way to tailor your instrument’s signature tone into something quite different, pushing a guitar’s sound farther than what would normally be possible with just an amplifier. They are a great addition to a player’s arsenal of tonal tools. They also come in a few different flavors, two of which are single, dedicated pedals and multi-effects units. Below, we take a look at what each one entails and take a closer look at each of their pros and cons.



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  • 5 Tips For Dealing With A Difficult Sound Guy


    What does it take for a musician to have a perfect gig? Although the musical instruments-guitars, drums and acoustic instruments- matter a lot, so does the sound guy. A musician should strive to nurture an accommodating and professional relationship with the venue's sound tech for a gig to go as planned. So what are the tactics for dealing with a sound guy? This article explains 6 tactics that are worth mentioning.


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  • Real Life Non-Musical Benefits Of Learning To Play An Instrument


    We all love music; there isn't a person in this world who doesn't like some kind of music or the other. Well, who would have thought playing music or learning to play guitar could improve the functioning of our brains? I'm not saying it- it's all well documented in science. One thing for sure - music has the power to change our mood, it possesses the ability to motivate us and often improves concentration. Music makes us happier, leading to more dopamine release which means more contentment in life. Below, we take a look at a few benefits that come from learning to play an instrument, including the guitar.

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  • Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Band


    Trying to form a successful band and make it in the music business is tough enough as it is. With so much competition and an unforgiving audience, it’s a miracle any group makes it at all. Don’t make things harder for your band by falling victims to the following all too common, but preventable, mistakes.


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