Think of today’s featured guitar as the result of six decades of continual fine tuning. Fender’s Custom Shop uses its Proto Series as a development lab in which they bring together the best elements from the past and present to create some of the sweetest Strats in all of guitardom.
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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of October 27
Mic stands don’t get usually get much attention until they fall apart or take a nosedive with one of your prized Neumanns mounted on it. The engineers at Triad-Orbit have clearly spent a lot of time thinking about mic stands, and it shows. They build some of the most rugged, adjustable, stable and smooth-operating stands we’ve ever encountered. And a line of adapters allows you to integrate Triad-Orbit components with conventional stands. An extensive range of couplers and other hardware gives you nearly limitless options in setting up and positioning stands.
Transform your iPhone into a full-blown audio and video recording studio with this awesome little iOS interface that makes recording, editing, jamming and sharing your music dead simple.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Christian Sahm
Scottish bass player and vocalist Jack Bruce has died from liver disease in Suffolk, England. His October 25 death marked the end of an extraordinary career highlighted by critical and commercial success and an adventurous outlook that led him into many musical genres.
How to choose the right acoustic or electric guitar to match the new player’s musical focus and your budget.
Mapex rethinks the critical impact of the bearing edge on drum tone with a new approach that will help get your kit in tune fast while offering a broader tonal range.
How to choose the right starter drum kit, cymbals, drum accessories or percussion instruments to bring out the best in your budding musician while maintaining your budget and sanity.