7 Best Passive Pickups for Metal

Best Passive Pickups for Metal

If you are a fan of metal music, you know how important it is to maintain that thick, chunky guitar tone, as well as a well-defined and loud sonic output with powerful bass. Metal electric guitars rely heavily on high amounts of gain distortion, and this is precisely the reason why the best guitar manufacturers, … Read more

Best Tom Microphones
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Best Tom Microphones

Choosing the right placement and design for your tom microphone can bring about a huge difference in the sound that you hear/record with it. For almost all scenarios you should choose the mic that sounds right to you, that would be the best mic for your setup. But in case you’re a part of a … Read more

The Best 1×12 Guitar Cabinets

Best 1×12 Guitar Cabinets

Guitar cabinets are the devices that project the electronic signals generated by your electric guitar into the air, like sound waves. Depending on the design and quality of a guitar cabinet, its sound signature can vary greatly. In this article, we shall discuss the realm of 1×12 guitar cabinets. The “1” indicates that this is … Read more

Best Fender Tube Combo Amps
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Best Fender Tube Combo Amps

For the most part, Fender amps stand in direct opposition to heavy guitar tones with their classically clean leanings. That’s not to say that there isn’t versatility within the wide array of Fender amps, but if you know that Fender amp sound then you know it. This list is a comparison between some of the … Read more

Best Practice Amps for Metal Music
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Best Practice Amp for Metal Music

Whether you’re a full-time professional rock star, or a teen jamming out in their bedroom, the amplifier you choose to play your guitar has a huge impact on the sound of your music. Metal often calls for such a specific quality of tone that it’s really important to match up the right amp to your … Read more

Best Marshall Combo Amps
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Best Marshall Combo Amps

If you’ve spent any time in the world of guitars you’ll have found it hard to miss the name Marshall. This British company has been producing great quality amplifiers and other audio products for nearly 60 years now. Today though, we’re going to be looking at the best combo amps in their range. Our top … Read more

Best Phono Preamp [Under $100]
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Best Phono Preamp Under 100 budget cheap

Unless you like listening to your favorite song at lower levels than intended, or like the sound of distortion interfering with it. Most people don’t though, and that’s where having a quality phono preamp can come in handy, to say the least. You might be wondering why you would buy a separate phono preamp when … Read more

Roundup of the Best Guitar Amp Attenuators [UPADATED]

Best Guitar Amp Attenuators (1)

Whether you’re a bedroom musician who needs to keep the noise down for the neighbors or a touring professional who needs to control volume and tone on stage, an attenuator has its place in the toolkit of most guitar players. Our top attenuator is the Tone King Ironman II Mini, it’s a fantastic little unit … Read more

6 Top Hi-Hat Microphones

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Although the hi-hat is arguably a drum kit most important component when it comes to setting the tempo of a song, many drummers often use generic overhead drum microphone configurations and expect the hi-hat to be picked up along with the snare, bass, tom, etc. as one, complete, drum sound. It works, any good stereo microphone configuration placed … Read more