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Top secret’s to keeping your guitar in tune

You've just broken into the gigging scene after lots of practice and tryouts. That big gig is coming up so you change your strings. you start your first song but somethings wrong. The guitars out of tune. how? is the guitar low quality? maybe the new strings are bad? You tune it again. halfway through the next song, it's out AGAIN? what is going... Read More

Guitar tonewood... What's with all the differences?

To the beginner and experienced guitarist, the topic of guitar wood is a very interesting one. For acoustic guitars, there is a pronounced difference in the tone created by different woods, and this will not be discussed here. There are arguments all over the internet about the importance of tonewoods on your electric guitar. Some say that it ma... Read More

Where are Artist Guitars Made?

Where Are Artist Guitars Made? Are they Made in Australia? Which Factories do you use? We have more than 20 factories, and it varies. We have lots of different sub-factories that we might use to make our pickups or our hardware. But we have over 20 factories pretty much at all times. They're all in China, and they're all factories that make expo... Read More

P-Bass vs J-Bass

  This is probably one of the most talked about dilemmas and one of the most debated on. No, it is not whether to use your fingers or a pick on bass. It is “which type of bass should you buy?”  For pro players and longtime players, there is no question given that these 2 types of bass guitars have distinct tonal properties, most bassists will t... Read More

Common Mistakes That Guitar Players Make

In this article, I will be discussing some common mistakes that a lot of guitar players do not realize is having an adverse effect on their playing. By being mindful of these, you can be sure not only to learn properly, but also ensure that you will have fun doing so. “Practice Makes Perfect” We have all heard this cliché before and none more ... Read More

Nux Pocket Port Installation Guide

Nux Pocket Port Portable Guitar USB Audio Interface Installation Guide The Pocket Port is a very small and easy to use USB Audio Interface. DO NOT be fooled though by it's size as it is a professional USB Audio Interface specially designed for guitar recording. Boasting 24 bit resolution at 192 kHz sample rates, it allows you to have high quali... Read More

Proper Mandolin Setup

Your mandolin setup is critical to the note accuracy and enjoying the playability of your instrument. The setup of the mandolin depends on your preference, however, no matter how you like your action, there are several important points to consider when setting up a mandolin. This article will cover the basics and will serve as an overview to giv... Read More

Guitar Pots: What They Are and Knowing How They Work

  Discussing potentiometers or better known as pots can be quite confusing to a lot of people even for long time musicians. What pots should I use for my volume and tone knob? Is a 500k pot better than a 250k pot? So many questions and a lot of different answers looming over the horizon. We do hope that this simple article will arm you with the ... Read More

Where to find the best online guitar lessons

We have had a lot of people asking us where to find the best online guitar lessons and learning materials. There is so much available online it can sometimes be difficult to sift through the dirt to find the gold. Here are a few sites that we recommend to new users, and use ourselves!   Guitar: G4 Guitar. This is a local Sydney based music teac... Read More