Bodhran Drum

Be careful if you are a serious percussionist as there are a lot of cheap, junkie bodhrans out there. Make sure not to get the cheesey drums with the pictures on them. You may also encounter drums made in Pakistan. Best is to get musicians friend bodhran drum. Here...
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Music Recording Software

When money is no issue I’d get a music recording software at guitarcenter.com – that’s the place on the web for recording nuts. Although the software is relatively important. You’ll also be wanting to think about rooms, mics, preamps, interface etc. What platform are you – Mac or PC? I...
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Ukulele

I played one of the low end soprano ukes, but it was not as good as many of the other brands for quite a bit less than the  musiciansfriend.com ukulele Lanikai NKTU-C. I also played one of the better ones and it was pretty good. I recently got an...
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Closest Guitar Center Store

A few weeks ago I had some time to kill and dropped by to the closest guitar center music store to my location. To my pleasant surprise they started selling the more expensive Taylor models and I was very keen to try them on. I am on a...
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Bb Trumpets

If you’re looking for a reasonable price and a nice pro trumpet, check out this Bundy BTR-300 Series Student Bb Trumpet in nickel plate yellow brass. This is my younger brother’s. After a year of playing both this and his Bach 37ML, my younger brother has settled on the Bach....
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Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO

These headphones are very bass heavy. I use them for tracking where it is welcome but the 880’s for mixing. The bass in 80 ohms seems heavier than 250 ohms. And also when I checked the frequency responses, the curve of low frequencies in 80 ohms were higher...
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Headphone Amplifiers

Before I was using my old TV surround sound amp with my Vic Firth headphones to boost the stereo line out from my mixer . I wanted headphone amplifier or something smaller that can input 4 headsets. Now I am using several headphone distribution amps such as the Symetrix SX...
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Staying Fit – Musicians

I have a friend who used to be OK fit, not bodybuilder or expert aerobics instructor, but OK fit. But after a stroke and having done serious damage to his hip and leg in a bike accident He have been in the worst shape ever for a couple...
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Slope Shoulder

I own a Martin D18VS and an Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500M which is a slope shouldered 14 fret long scale.  Speaking of them in terms of sound and construction would be like comparing apples to socket wrenches (although the Epi is one helluva serious guitar), so my perspective is on...
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Guitar Center San Jose

The Guitar Center in San Jose is one of the best store in the are per a friend of mine who is a professional classical guitarist and who studied the San Jose School of Music If a nylon guitar is needed, a steel string of vintage quality, stroll down...
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