What Is The Best Acoustic Guitar For Beginners?? – Ya Gotta Start Somewhere!

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  My very first car was not a Porsche. Not even close! It was an Oldsmobile “Delta 88”: Light brown, except for the lower side panels, where they’d scraped off a ton of rust, spread it with epoxy and painted it black!!  lol But I didn’t care, ‘cuz sometimes, you’ve just gotta go with something a …

UAD Plug Ins – Your 7 Essential Must-Haves For The Holidays!!

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Ho-ho-HO! It’s Ho-ho-Holiday SALE time!! At least at Universal Audio Digital, it is! If you’re here, there’s a good chance you already know that an Ocean Way Studio-full of UAD Plug ins are now on sale, through the end of December. Cool, right?! You better believe it! We serious G.A.S.-ers need all the help we …

Black Friday Music Equipment – The Best Deals We Could Find!!

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Morning everybody!   It’s a beautiful Black Friday and it’s time to roll outta bed and greet the savings!   Oh yea, baby… it’s on!! Lower Prices = MORE GEAR!!! We’ve been scouring through the ads of all the music stores to find the best deals that impress us most as informed, selective musicians.   …

Black Friday Music Deals, 2018 – ‘Audio Cha-CHING Day’, Here We Come!!

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Okay… did you know (according to SPRINZ) that surfers spend 54% of their time paddling, 28% waiting for waves, and only 8% of the time actually SURF!   Yea, me neither. LOL.   Well, in just a few days, WE are going to be surfing – not for the ultimate wave, but for the ultimate …

Big Savings On Music Gear NOW! – Let All G.A.S.-ers Cheer!!

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Hey, all you pro audio aficionados!! Welcome back!   Whether you’re jammin’ in the streets, on a stage, in a studio, or just in your bedroom with your headphones on, we’re glad you’re here to chomp on some more sound salad and join us knee-deep in the audio hoopla!   As we announced in THIS …

7 Best Electric Guitar Strings of 2018 – String Theory… Musician-style!

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So, WHAT ARE THE BEST ELECTRIC GUITAR STRINGS??!!   Well, obviously a lot of the answer to that depends on your own personal preference. But there is something to be said for putting strings through rigorous testing to see what they can deliver.   So that’s what I did!   We’ll leave┬áscientific “string theory” to …

The 7 Best Crash Cymbals of 2018 – Sizzlin’ Crash For Your Cash!!

“BOOOOooooooossssshhhhhhhhh!!!” “KkWEEEEEEEeeeeeeeessssshhhhh!!” “TTSSSSSsssssssssssssssssshhhh!!!!!!” Ahhh, the sweet sound of dramatic, alloyed, rhythmic accents; in other words… bring on the CRASH CYMBALS!! Below you will find a consensus-driven list of the best out there currently, in four different price ranges. Enjoy! Cheap Shots! Let’s face it: if you’re not gonna spend much, you’re probably not gonna get …