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Quality on a Budget: The Best Beginner Electric Guitars. [Buying Guide]

What electric guitar should I buy for a beginner? It’s a common question, but only one of many. Buying an electric guitar can be a daunting experience – especially for a beginner. The world of guitars is full of details and options, but which ones matter most? You’ve come to the right place. Sit back, … Quality on a Budget: The Best Beginner Electric Guitars. [Buying Guide] Read More »

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10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2020 Edition)

Want that creamy overdriven tube tone of classic Marshall crunch of a 100w stack without deafening yourself (or the neighbors)? You want a small, low watt tube amp. Bedroom tube amplifiers are great for practicing clean tones, and maybe a little overdrive. But what happens when you want to crank up the gain and really … 10 Small Tube Amps That Rock! The Best Low Watt Tube Amps Under $500. (2020 Edition) Read More »

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How to Buy a Cheap Beginner Guitar That doesn’t Suck [2020]

Cheap acoustic guitars sound like a good idea, but they’re often times not worth the cost. This is especially true when looking for beginner guitars. It may seem counter-intuitive, but a cheap guitar can cost you more in the long term. There are hundreds of cheap acoustic guitars out there, with low price tags and … How to Buy a Cheap Beginner Guitar That doesn’t Suck [2020] Read More »

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What are the Differences Between Squier vs. Fender

Squier vs. Fender. It’s a timeless debate with no clear winner, except to say that it comes down to price vs. quality. Of course, there’s a hefty bit of personal preference thrown into the mix as well. Here’s a 30-second overview, with more detail below: *NOTE: The use of “Fender” throughout this article refers to … What are the Differences Between Squier vs. Fender Read More »

Best Amps for Fender American Tone

If you’re looking for an affordable amp with classic American tones, you’re probably considering a Fender. Fender is synonymous with American tone because of their heavy reliance on 6V6 and 6LV tubes since they came on the scene in the 1950’s, but they’re not the only option. Here are a few of the more affordable … Best Amps for Fender American Tone Read More »

6 Best Camping guitars under $300

Camping season is upon us, at least it is here in the Northeast… My family and I are avid campers, but we don’t backpack to remote locations in the mountains. We load up the family car and head off to a very nice, and somewhat secluded state park every year. This means we have plenty … 6 Best Camping guitars under $300 Read More »

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The Best Blues Amps under $1000, Period. (2020 Edition)

The best blues amp gives you good sustain and creamy overdrive. It also has rich clean tone. These are universal truths of blues amps. Whether you’re looking for an amp for home use, to practice in your bedroom, or an amp to play a gig at the local bar, the only difference is volume. You … The Best Blues Amps under $1000, Period. (2020 Edition) Read More »

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The 8 Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps You Can Rock on the Go in 2020

Battery powered guitar amplifiers have come a long way. Technology has made amazing advances in amps possible. You can now get classic Fender or Marshall tones in an amp the size of a lunch box. Even better – you can get classic Vox tones in a practice amp and beatbox combined! Hone your rhythm chops … The 8 Best Battery Powered Guitar Amps You Can Rock on the Go in 2020 Read More »