All Posts by Jodie Chiffey

About the Author

Jodie is a trained classical guitarist. She is also a full-time blogger and loves to write about different types of guitars. Just give her 60 seconds of your time, and she’ll tell you all that you need to know about any guitar of your choice.

Burstbucker vs 57 Classic Compared

Burstbucker vs 57 Classic: Which is Better for Your Style?

By Jodie Chiffey | Guitar Accessories

The electric guitar you have comes with a built-in pickup that is largely responsible for its sound. Hence, the choice between BurstBucker vs 57 Classic pickups comes down to how you want your instrument to sound.

Also, changing a guitar’s pickup is a highly technical process that can be overwhelming for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable with soldering wires. You should keep in mind that electric guitars are not compatible with all pickups that are available on the market.

So, there is a chance that BurstBucker or 57 Classic pickups won’t fit your instrument even if you have a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

This BustBucker vs 57 Classic comparison will help you determine which of these pickups is better suited for the genre

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Best Taylor Guitar Options

Best Taylor Guitar Options You Need to Know of

By Jodie Chiffey | Acoustic Guitars

If you’re looking for your new guitar then welcome! In this feature, we’ll be guiding you through the wonderful world of Taylor Guitars. Taylor is a company synonymous with acoustic and acoustic-electric models that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

The company itself was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor. Since then, Taylor Guitars has gone on to become one of the leading guitar manufacturers in the world, producing over 130,000 items per day.

They specialize in acoustic and semi-hollow electric models whilst using a number of innovative techniques and patented designs. These designs and innovations, along with the use of materials such as Oak and Mahogany mean that Taylor Guitars are considered very good quality.

Despite having product lines that sit both ends of the pricing scale, this quality is always guaranteed.

In this guide, we’re going to take a closer look at five of our favorite models and assess the pros and cons of each. We’ll then answer some of the

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Epiphone Probucker Review

Epiphone Probucker Review: Is This Pickup Right For Your Needs?

By Jodie Chiffey | Guitar Accessories

Today we’re excited to be running through a great piece of kit that has proved to be popular ever since its release. The Probucker pickup is now one of Epiphone’s most successful pickups and features on a wide range of their electric guitar models.

In this Epiphone Probucker review, we’ll be providing some of our own thoughts on this product, the pros and cons associated with it, some general FAQs, and a few notable alternatives we think are also worth being aware of.

Epiphone is a guitar brand that has been around for m

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Best Martin Guitar Options: How to Pick the Right One

By Jodie Chiffey | Acoustic Guitars

If you’re looking at taking the plunge and buying a new guitar then you’re in the right place. Today we’ll be looking at the range of guitars Martin has to offer.

We’ll take you through everything you need to know like which Martin guitars are best, what makes them so good, what you will need to be wary of, which price point each model sits at, and which model suits different playing styles the best.

We’ll also be covering a range of frequently asked questions in a bid to help you make a more informed choice.

Whether you’re totally new to the wonderful world of guitars or a seasoned vet looking to add another to their collection, our guide is here to help.

Once you’re done here you can see what kind of accessories you’ll need, which

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Epiphone Masterbilt DR 500MCE Review: Should You Buy It?

By Jodie Chiffey | Acoustic Guitars

I’m excited today to be reviewing and writing about the Epiphone Masterbilt DR 500MCE. The guitar world is full of big-name brands who have built a reputation for creating some truly classic instruments whilst pushing the boundaries of what is possible for musicians to achieve.

Epiphone is one such brand.

Having been established back in the 19th century by a violin maker and luthier, the company has its roots steeped in musical tradition.

They didn’t actually start producing guitars until 1957, by which time financial issues had forced through a sale to a little company called Gibson. The rest, as they say, is history with Epiphone becoming responsible for some of the most popular guitar models of all time.

In this review, we’ll be focussing on one of their most recent m

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Marshall Code 25 Review: Is It Good Enough?

By Jodie Chiffey | Guitar Accessories

Marshall Code 25 is a digital modeling amplifier primarily targeting the musicians who are looking for an affordable yet powerful training amp.

This modern guitar amp provides you hundreds of impressive emulations, presets, and effects. But is it really the best you can get for the money? Our Marshall Code 25 review explores all the details, pros, and cons of this intriguing device.

When it comes to guitar amplifiers, Marshall is undeniably a legend – the brand has heavily influenced the sound of rock and metal over the past six decades of its existence. Owning a Marshall device is, understandably, a dream come true for many musicians regardless of their preferred genr

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esp vs ltd guitars

ESP vs LTD Guitars: Which Is The Best For Your Needs?

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

ESP or LTD? Looking at these two guitar brands, many players end up a bit confused. In fact, these are not two individual brands, only two separate ranges of products from the same manufacturer. One of them is more affordable, the other boasts premium quality and a great reputation. But which one really provides the best value for money? This ESP vs LTD comparison should clear things up.

ESP is a brand most

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Best Band in a Box Alternatives

The Best Band in a Box Alternatives You Need to Know Of in 2021

By Jodie Chiffey | Guitar Accessories

Band-in-a-Box is a revolutionary piece of software that has been around for over 30 years now. Released in 1990, the music accompaniment software makes it possible for users to create full songs simply by inputting basic chords.

It is no secret that writing music is hard! The entire process is complicated and time-consuming. Whether it’s which software or plugin to use, how to arrange everything properly, finding the right inspiration, or simply starting out for the very first time, Band-in-a-Box (BIAB) is a great solution that can help.

The software is hugely popular and provides simple production solutions for musicians needing an original track but who do not possess the ability or financial resources needed to record using live instruments.

In this article, we’ll have a look at 5 of the best Band-in-a-Box alternatives as well as covering the pros & cons of each, who they are aimed at, and why we think that if you can’t produ

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Fender Duo Sonic HS Review

Fender Duo Sonic HS Review: Compact Guitar with Outstanding Versatility

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

If you’re looking for a compact electric guitar with a great reputation and tons of character, Fender Duo-Sonic HS should definitely be on your radar. This modern remake of a classic vintage guitar originally presented in 1956 offers exceptional playability and superb sound supported by its great pickup configuration. Is it the right guitar for you? Read our Fender Duo-Sonic HS review for all the details.

Original Fender Duo-Sonic presented a simple yet perfectly efficient electric guitar of a ¾ size with two vintage-style single-coil pickups. Originally produced and promoted as a student guitar, Duo-Sonic went on to exceed all the expectations and attracted many professionals including some of the greatest guitarists of all time.

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Orangewood Guitars Review [2021]: Are They Worth Buying?

By Jodie Chiffey | Acoustic Guitars

How Good Are These Entry-Level Acoustic Guitars?

Have you seen some of the irresistible offers by Orangewood? These budget-friendly instruments from California are getting bigger and bigger each year while maintaining their reasonable price and super-convenient e-commerce ‘modus operandi’.

Our Orangewood guitars review will answer all your curious questions and help you decide whether you should get one of these guitars too.

When you think of

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