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 2019 – String Theory… Musician-style!

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So, WHAT ARE THE BEST ELECTRIC GUITAR STRINGS??!! Well, they’re the ones that make YOU sound best in YOUR music, of course! 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 scientific “string theory” to eminent thinkers like Dr. …

The 7 Best Crash Cymbals of 2019 – 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. Amazon, Musician’s Friend and Guitar Center all have excellent “no-questions-asked” return policies that I’ve used many times, …

2018 Gifts For Musicians – Make The Yuletide PLAY!!

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Every Christmas the same uncertainty surfaces about my musician friends: “I know she’s into music, but… what do I get her??!” “You’re a musician too – what can I get him that he’d like??” Well, those are excellent questions, so here are hand-picked, tried-and-true ‘perfect gifts’ in 2018 for your melody- makers. They’re not only going …

Cool Stuff to Buy – a ‘Sax In the Hands’ Metaphysical Meandering

Today, I purchased a new mic pre. Yep. I’ve been G.A.S.-ing for it for the last month (at least!) and after carefully cross-examining it with other options online, I pushed the button this morning, which just proves, for the hundredth time, that in any given month, week, day, hour, minute, second…..there’s a lot of cool …

How to Score Black Friday Musical Instruments – the ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ Way!

Is there ever a day more akin to Christmas to G.A.S. sufferers than Black Friday?? What opportunities!! What inspirations!! What a sudden glut of zeros on our bank account statement!! So let your love affair begin, and let these tips get you ready to…put a ring on it!! “Who Do Ya Love? Now Who Do …

Discount Music Gear – A ‘One Man’s Trash’ Story

 Every once in a while, when G.A.S. hits ya hard, you find that, well, there’s just not as much bread in the bread box as you need to scratch that screaming itch. I teach students music out of my studio, and since many of them are still in school they often have little (mostly… NO!) …