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The 5 Most Common Guitar Repair Jobs and How to Avoid Them

May 14, 2019

The 5 Most Common Guitar Repair Jobs and How to Avoid Them While our team at Haworth Guitars love working with guitars and conducting guitar repairs and guitar servicing, we can’t help but feel like the vast majority of guitar repairs could have been avoided one way or another. Now we aren’t necessarily pointing the finger at the guitar owner here, there are some cases where the owner isn’t to blame at all. Sometimes it’s a drunken friend trying to impress the crowd at your house party who ends up man-handling your prized axe, or it could be that angry...

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes people make when they Buy a Guitar Online

May 14, 2019

The 5 Biggest Mistakes people make when they Buy a Guitar Online Buying a Guitar Online from an Online Guitar Store can be a very daunting task, especially if you’re in the early stages of your guitar-playing journey or if you’re just looking to begin as there are so many different models and makes of guitars available online. It can often seem a little overwhelming at times! This article should help to clear the fog a little when it comes to Online Guitar Store’s and Online Guitar Shopping as we dive into the 5 Biggest Mistakes people make when they...

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Fender’s Jazz Bass just became a guitar with The Sixty-Six

April 15, 2019

Fender has announced the latest in its Alternate Reality line of oddball electric guitars - meet The Sixty-Six, which teams a downsized Jazz Bass body with Strat and Tele appointments. The ash body features the same chrome control plate and knobs as the traditional Jazz Bass design, and is even offered in the trademark Jazz Bass natural finish with black scratch plate, but adds the Strat’s vintage-style synchronised tremolo. Two Player Series Tele single coils and a Player Series hum-bucker are onboard, tweaked via a five-way selector switch. Elsewhere, there’s a Modern C maple neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard, and vintage-style tuning machines. Besides the...

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How do you HeadRush Ft Zakk Sandler

March 29, 2019

HeadRush goes on location with world touring guitarist Zakk Sandler. Zakk Sandler is the guitarist and keyboard player in mega popular Hardcore/Rock band Falling In Reverse. They just tore up Warped Tour last summer and now gearing up to shred into the Spring and Summer! Check out this video of how Zakk uses the Pedalboard with scenes to make big changes quickly and get the sound he needs!  

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7 different guitar body shapes and their sounds

March 28, 2019

In the modern history of the acoustic guitar, there a handful of key body shapes and styles that can serve as one of the key differentiators for players looking to pick up a new instrument. While the exact definitions vary brand to brand and era to era, most guitarists know what you mean when you refer to a guitar as a dreadnought or a jumbo or a grand auditorium. In the video above, we're taking a look at some of these main categories and offering a sampling of different guitars that fall into each. Here are the guitars featured in...

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Buying Guide: Gibson Les Pauls

March 28, 2019

The Gibson Les Paul is considered to be one of the two most important electric guitar models of all time. First released in the early 1950s, the Les Paul has now been produced in thousands of variants over the years, the core design and spun off into a vast constellation of Les Paul sub-models and families. Gibson also has a tendency to switch up the specs of specific models year-to-year, resulting in a mind-bogglingly diverse pool of instruments to sift through if you're trying to buy a Les Paul. Price Range When making any guitar purchase, think of your price...

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How To Play The American Acoustasonic Telecaster | Fender

March 28, 2019

Watch Fender's John Dreyer walk us through all of the new features the American Acoustasonic Telecaster has to offer. To see how the The American Acoustasonic Telecaster was made click here: http://bit.ly/2VdK8Lg

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Warwick announces RockBass Idolmaker four-string and five-string basses

March 6, 2019

By Michael Astley-Brown https://www.musicradar.com/news/warwick-announces-rockbass-idolmaker-four-string-and-five-string-basses Warwick’s Idolmaker Bass, first unveiled last year, is now available in a more affordable RockBass format. Four-string and five-string versions will be available, both of which feature a mahogany body, three-stripe laminated maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes, and a wenge fingerboard. Two MEC vintage soapbar single-coil pickups are onboard, paired with active RockBass two-band electronics, controlled via volume, balance, treble and bass knobs. There’s a push/pull function on the volume to disable or enable the active electronics, too. The Idolmaker Bass is available from late 2019 in Black, Burgundy Blackburst or Vintage Sunburst finishes. Features: Warwick RockBass...

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Roland opens hybrid drumming up to the masses with the TM-1

February 21, 2019

The TM-1 is the newest addition to Roland’s vast hybrid drumming arsenal!

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Tech 21 develops Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp pedal for Rush bassist’s “new projects”

February 21, 2019

Tech 21 has announced the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ pedal!

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KRK’s new Rokit G4 monitors promise more precise and reliable mixes

February 21, 2019

KRK unveiled the latest generation of its hugely popular Rokit range!

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NAMM 2019 - Fender refreshes entire Squier Classic Vibe line

January 29, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (JANUARY 25, 2019)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the refresh of the Squier® Classic Vibe Series, which now includes decade-specific Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® models. The first refresh to the Squier Classic Vibe offering, which originally launched in 2012, these additions are a tip of the hat to `60s and `70s features, as well as design elements from Fender guitars developed in the Southern California factory through the years. “We used our in-house expertise to redesign all the pickups for the Classic Vibe Series, which are also Squier-branded now,” said Billy...

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