All posts by Alizabeth Swain

Distortion vs Overdrive- What’s the Difference?

Distortion and overdrive are two words that are often used synonymously, but the truth is that these two effects are actually very different from each other. Both distortion and overdrive have a completely unique impact on your overall tone and while both of these effects work toward a different goal, a lot of musicians think […]

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How to Find the Best Guitar for Metal: A Heavy Metal Guitar Shopping Guide

Finding the perfect electric guitar for you to use to tear up a cover of your favorite heavy metal song or to perform an original will help you to distinguish yourself as a musician and your unique playing style. But what one friend may recommend as the ‘perfect’ metal guitar may not work for you, […]

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Rosewood vs Maple Fretboards: Which is Better?

When shopping around for a new guitar or having your guitar custom built a luthier, the most commonly overlooked feature in the buying process is the type of material used in the creation of a guitar. Many musicians, especially beginning guitarists, are under the impression that the type of wood used in the creation of […]

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Best Six YouTube Channels for Free Guitar Lessons

The Best Six YouTube Channels for Free Guitar Lessons

Getting started on your guitar learning adventure can be a costly endeavor, especially if you have absolutely no musical experience to lean on. Chances are, you may not have realized how expensive starting up and getting all of your guitar essentials was going to be. Not only do you have to invest in a guitar, […]

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Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top Review

Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top Review – Features, Pros and Cons

The is a refreshing parlor guitar, and with a price tag of under $200, this ¾ scale budget-friendly guitar is an instrument that will surprise musicians of all skill levels and playing styles. When I first picked up the Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy, I honestly was taken aback by the sound quality that came out […]

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Guild M-120 - Is This The Best Concert Sized Guitar_

Guild M-120 – Is This The Best Concert Sized Guitar?

Guild has always had a good name when it comes to acoustic guitars. Although they make some wild electrics – yeah, we’re looking at you, Thunderbird – some might be surprised by how traditional Guild are in their non-electrified instruments. Among such traditional instruments, is the M-120. The M-120 is a concert guitar, which isn’t […]

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Fender Super Champ X2 Tube Amp Review

As a guitarist that’s making your path in the world of music, the progress of technology is certainly beneficial to your musicianship. Whether you play by ear, can read tabs, are fluent in the language of sheet music, enjoy playing heavy metal or prefer to surround yourself in the world of jazz, having the right […]

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The Best Tablets That Musicians Will Love!

Being a musician isn’t easy. It takes hard work, practice, dedication, then more hard work and practice. It can be a grueling experience just trying to learn the basics, let alone mastering them. Lucky for the musicians of today, technology has made learning and practicing, along with mastering, easier than ever before. With tablets, armed […]

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Acoustic Electric Guitars vs Non-Electric Acoustic Guitars

A Guide On Acoustic Electric Guitars vs Non-Electric Acoustic Guitars

So, you’re on the Internet, and you’re shopping around for a new acoustic guitar when you run into something that’s called an ‘acoustic electric’ guitar. You’re probably a little bit confused because the instrument looks like an acoustic guitar, so you’re just figuring it’s a typo of some sort. A quick search on Google turns […]

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top 5 guitar hangers

Top Five Best Guitar Wall Hangers (and How to Choose the Right One!)

Playing guitar is a whole lot of fun and an adventure in itself, but what are you supposed to do when it’s time to put your instrument down for the day? Chances are if you’ve been playing guitar for a little while, you probably already have a decent guitar stand. Guitar stands are great to […]

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