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Fender American Professional Precision Bass Review

By Kyle Baker | Electric Guitars

Fender American Professional Precision Bass Review 2020 — Does it live up to its predecessor?

The Fender Precision Bass is an iconic bass guitar and was one of the first electric bass guitars to be introduced to the mass market and enjoy widespread use.

Leo Fender introduced the guitar in 1951 at a time when electric basses were still being refined and developed, and it was an instant hit. The “P-Bass” remains one of the best-selling and most well-known electric basses of all time and has been endlessly imitated and replicated by competitors.

The original Precision Bass may well have been the best electric bass guitar ever made, and likely still is — it has been the top choice for recording artists and touring musicians alike, no matter the genre. In this article, we’ll take a look at Fender’s latest reiteration of the classic P-Bass, and one that may be the closest to the original ’51 yet released.

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Martin DRS2 Review 2021 — A Martin for Players on a Budget

By Kyle Baker | Acoustic Guitars

Martin DRS2 Review 2020 — A Martin for players on a budget

Martin makes some of the best acoustic guitars on the planet and has been doing so for over a century. It’s difficult to mention the words “acoustic guitar” or “dreadnought” without thinking of Martin, and the company practically invented the acoustic guitar as we know it today.

Of course, with all this notoriety Martin guitars come with a hefty price tag, and these guitars can be out of the range of most player’s budgets.

Enter the Martin DRS2 — a guitar that still lives up to Martin’s iconic name, with all solid-wood construction and a discreetly installed pickup. This guitar makes the iconic Martin tone available to the budget-conscious acoustic player and is Martin’s most cost-effective all solid wood guitar yet.

In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this budget-fr

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10 Best FL Studio Alternatives You Need to Know Of in 2021

By Kyle Baker | Learning

If you’ve ever dipped your toe in the world of music production, chances are high that you’ve heard of or even tried FL Studio.

This popular Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), known simply as “Fruity Loops” until 2003, has long been the go-to workstation for budding beatmakers and producers due to its user-friendly interface, high efficiency, and an almost endless number of programmable beats and loop sounds.

Of course, as with any DAW, there are some drawbacks and caveats that have caused many beatmakers and amateur producers to look elsewhere for their production needs.

The software can be difficult to use for newcomers, especially in editing and recording, and this can significantly slow down your workflow and dampen the creative flow. While no DAW is perfect, there are several great alternatives to try out that may better serve your unique needs. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best alternatives out there. Let’s get started!

1. Audacity

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Gibson Les Paul Custom vs Standard: What’s the Difference?

By Kyle Baker | Electric Guitars

Gibson Les Paul Custom vs Standard: What’s the Difference?

The Gibson Les Paul is a classic guitar, and from shape to feel to tone the guitar embodies what an electric guitar should be. The guitar’s tone is iconic, and popular rock from the ‘60s and onward is soaked in the big and bold tone of the Les Paul.

Both guitars are some of the most popular models in the Gibson range, and indeed, among Les Pauls in general. The custom is older and more soaked in history, and Les Paul wanted to make a deluxe, premium version of the iconic guitar — and he succeeded. The Standard came along in the late ‘50s, almost ten years after the Custom was introduced.

With both guitars having such a long and iconic history, and a very similar appearance, what makes the custom worth paying the extra dough for? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the main differences and try to parse out exactly what makes these guitars unique.

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Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue Review

Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue Review: An In-depth Look

By Kyle Baker | Amps

Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue Review: An In-depth Look

During the 1960s, and of course up till now, Fender made some of the best guitar amplifiers on the market, and one of these amps — the Fender Deluxe Reverb — is highly sought after by collectors around the globe.

They were renowned for their precise tone, loud volume, and great looks, and their smaller size makes them ideal for gigging musicians. These amps are rare and difficult to find, and if you do manage to get your hands on one, you can expect to pay tens of thousands of dollars depending on the condition.

Luckily, Fender has done us a favor with the ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, and that classic look and unmistakable tone is now available at a far more reasonable price. At 22-watts, you’ll have plenty of power to play along with a band but in a small and lightweight package. Plus, you’ll be able to overdrive it with eas

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Marshall Code 50 Review: How Well Does it Perform?

By Kyle Baker | Amps

Marshall CODE 50 Review 2020

Marshall Amplification makes some of the best guitar amps on the planet, and their “signature” logo is an iconic symbol to have splashed on the backline of any stage setup.

The CODE 50 amplifier is the company’s step into the modern world of amps; with all the features you’d expect from an amplifier in 2020. It’s a compact and fairly lightweight amplifier that is ideal for studio and recording work, great for gigs, and with all the built-in modeling and effects, is a perfect practice amp too.

The brand new “CODE” range from Marshall fills the gap in their product range with an affordable, all-digital, solid-state amplifier complete with partner smartphone app software and a super user-friendly interface.

The new CODE line-up has 25-watt, 50-watt, and 100-watt versions to suit all guitarists, but the 50-watt is the perfect middle ground that has enough power and volume to satisfy most guitarist’s needs but is not too heavy or

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