• The Electric Bassist’s Guide to Surviving an Acoustic Gig

    4 comments / Posted by Bruce Ohms

    The Electric Bassist’s Guide to Surviving an Acoustic Gig

    If you're used to playing electric bass, switching to an acoustic bass for a set can be intimidating. In addition to the technical adjustments you need to make in the move from an electric bass to an acoustic bass, there is also a whole new set of equipment considerations you need to take into account. After all, you can’t show up to that small coffee house gig with your full stack (technically you can, but you might scare the audience away when you load in!)

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  • What To Do With Your Old Strings

    26 comments / Posted by Bruce Ohms

    Guitar Strings

    If you play guitar or bass a lot, chances are you go through a lot of strings. In a previous article we discussed how to know when it’s time for you to change strings. But what do you do with your old strings? While simply tossing them in the trash is the most straightforward option, there are numerous alternatives that are worth a try.

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  • Amplification Solutions for Singer-Songwriters

    0 comments / Posted by Joel Kiesel

    AG300 Amp for Singer-Songwriters

    If you’re a singer-songwriter or one man band, your amplification needs are much different than your typical rock group. Sure, you can bring your half stack or PA system into the coffeehouse or small venue, but it certainly is overkill, and your back will hate you, too. And if you play multiple instruments during your set, forget about it! It is just not practical to bring one of each amp into the gig, unless you’ve got a crew of hulking roadies or really, really good friends to help you out.

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