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Fender Mustang Lt25 Review | Is It More Than Just a Practice Amp?

Fender's collection of amps has a lot to offer in useful features and great tone. We're all familiar with their excellent classic tube-driven amps of old, which guitars players still love. But looking at their current lineup of digital solid-state amps, it is incredible how good they are. Further to the change in the present technology, we now have digital modeling amps, which brought Fender's Mustang LT25 amps to a new level. Compact and straightforward, simply put, the Fender's Mustang LT25 is a top-rated practice amp. However, we'd argue that it's more than just that. Ok, let's take a look at [...]

2022-02-19T10:57:08+11:00Tags: , , |

Digital Modeling Amps | Better Than the Real Thing?

In the past 10 to 15 years, we've witnessed significant increases in digital technology as it applies to the guitar world. Digital guitar effects are hugely popular, and Digital modeling amps aren't exactly a novelty either; there've both been around since the 1990s. However, things are now at a whole new level with the Kemper profiler and Axe-Fx's initial arrival, as well as Line 6 Helixes. And thus, we now have one of the hottest debates in the world of music: Are modeling amps better than the real thing? Honestly, we find it's a tricky question to answer. Digital modeling amps: what [...]

2022-02-19T10:29:13+11:00Tags: , , |

Gain Pedals Distortion Overdrive and Fuzz – Learn the Difference

While there can be nothing more glorious than a fantastic tube amp that's cranked up to the point of rich, tube saturation, and breakup, there also is the downside of getting the police called on you in the middle of the night because you have to crank your amp up so loud to get there. Gain pedals can be the answer to that very problem! Actually, 'gain' may be too much of a general term. There is a distinct difference between distortion overdrive and fuzz effects. Distortion can take you from 'aggressive' to 'melt your face off metal type' tones. [...]

Tips – How a Capo Can Change the Way You Sound

The more you play the guitar, the more you should become familiar with some of the finer aspects of music theory. Yes, we know just the mention of the term can strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest musician. Nonetheless, things that may not have made much sense at the start may be starting to sink in a little bit after some time. One of these concepts is the key to a song. So what are you supposed to do if you want to play a song in, for example, the key of Eb? The last we [...]

2022-02-17T18:26:09+11:00Tags: , , |

Everything You Need to Know About Guitar Effects

While it's undoubtedly true that sometimes there's nothing more glorious than an excellent electric guitar going straight into a cranked tube amp. More often than not, the flip side is more accurate: just a guitar and an amp can tend to be kind of boring. You may have what you think is the best tone in the world. But after a time, you may even get a little weary of having the same old-same old sounds. Guitar effects To help add a bit of variety to your sound. One of the best things you can add a few effects pedals [...]

2022-02-16T12:31:41+11:00Tags: , , |

Pros and Cons of Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals – What You Need to Know

Effects pedals are cool - we really don't think that anyone can debate that statement! Since introducing the first effects pedals back in the 1960s, there has been a constant and ever-changing market and demand. Name one type of effect - just one, mind you - and there will be countless versions and models available from many different manufacturers, Overall, that's a good thing. Being able to enhance your sound not only makes playing guitar more fun, but it also can open up creative avenues that you may never have considered before. Multi-effects units While having a good number [...]

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