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Video Gear Demo: Hear The LR Baggs Session Pedal In Action

The LR Baggs Align Session pedal was released in 2018 and is still available in stores. We reviewed the unit back then, along with their Equalizer and Active DI which you can read at this link and...

Gear Review: Mackie MC-450 Headphones

Headphones are a crucial, but often overlooked, piece of equipment required for a home studio. This is the way you, your bandmates or your clients are going to hear as you are tracking, mixing or mastering. You want them to...

Gear Review: Mackie’s New EleMent Microphone Series

With the music industry moving quickly into the realm of DIY content creation, it is super important for you as a songwriter to be set with an arsenal of tools to keep up with the high-quality standards if you...

Gear Review: Check Out This Demo Of Fender’s Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

Fender debuted the Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster in 2019 and the guitars are making the rounds in retailers now. The Fender replica is painstakingly modeled after the famous 1959 Fender® Telecaster Page received from Jeff Beck. The mirrored version of...

Geartorial: Gibson, Martin, Santa Cruz Acoustic Demos With Matt O’Ree

One of the more popular tech questions guitar players are asked is “what makes one guitar sound different than another?” Indeed, some players themselves don’t know the difference. They just go by whether it sounds good to them. Others are...

AKG K275 and K371 Headphones Review

I’ve been recording/mixing/mastering on a pair of AKG 270 headphones for around 25 years.  The leather ear pads are beat to crap, but these cans are excellent for detailed reference monitoring, especially because I have become so...

Gear Review: AKG K275 K371 Headphones

I’ve been recording/mixing/mastering on a pair of AKG 270 headphones for around 25 years.  The leather ear pads are beat to crap, but these cans are excellent for detailed reference monitoring, especially because I have become so familiar with how they...

Gearing Up: Taylor Guitars, Builder’s Edition 324ce

Southern California’s songwriter’s companion, Taylor Guitars, is at it again in 2020 with four new models in their popular Builder’s Edition series. Our review model is the 324ce: a mahogany-top Grand Auditorium which showcases a new back...

Gearing Up: Fender American Ultra Series Guitars

Fender has been making guitars that adapt to the evolving player since they opened shop in the ’50s. The continuting innovations that were applied to the standard Stratocasters and Telecasters took the guitars to new levels, and...

Yamaha FGX5 Acoustic Guitar Review

The original Yamaha FG Red Label series of acoustic guitars were built in the 1960s and revered for their high-end Japanese craftsmanship and beautiful tone. Many players first started playing guitar on a Yamaha acoustic. If you’ve...
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September/October 2020 Lyric Contest Winner Mark Miller Talks “This Long Life”

Arvada, Colorado-based Mark Miller scored top honors for the September/October 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest for his...
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