This section is dedicated to reviews of the best guitar and bass amps on the market today.
If you play an electric guitar or bass, having the right amp is crucial. You know it. We know it. Damn well everyone knows it! That’s why we have lots of articles on amps by brands like – Fender, Bogner, Magnatone, Marshall, Peavy, Vox, Randall, and more!
The reason being, mainly – tone. If your amp doesn’t provide you with the right tone, not only will that not please you as a player, but it won’t please the audience listening, it won’t please the sound engineer you’re trying to convince to record your band. No one is diggin’ that tone!
If you want to focus on one thing in regards to how you want your amp to sound, it should create a rich tone that will allow you to express yourself more fully musically. There are other things to think about with amps too – power, aesthetics, and so forth – but we think tone comes first!
Some amps are cool in that they provide you with lots of built in features that can help you sculpt your sound. This includes various types of overdrive built into the amp, various reverbs, or other great effects, that can come in the form of analog or digital sound.
Speaking of warm, analog sounds, another thing we talk a lot about around here is tube amps. We love tube amps, and so should you. Look out for our articles on the topic and get acquainted with the dynamics of a real tube amp if you don’t already know about them.
So take a look at what you’ve got, and decide, is it time to upgrade? Read our articles on amps and leave a comment!
In this section we review the best electric and acoustic guitars on the market today. You generally can’t have a rock band without an electric guitar, and we have a lot to say about a lot of guitars, that’s for sure. With acoustic guitars, they have an entirely different role in music sometimes, and many times you will find them being wielded by solo songwriters and even members of classical groups. Overall, you will find all guitar information here!
In this section we review the best digital keyboards and pianos on the market today. There are many situations where you’ll be needing one of these, whether its in a band setting, or for a classical performance, having a top quality keyboard or piano is something that can add a lot to the sound of a group, or stand on its own.
Here at YTMS we provide you with top notch accurate review of the best guitar and bass fx pedals on the market, from musicians who use them and know them best.
From Pioneer to Numark, this category is filled with all the DJ controllers a beginning DJ will need. When you’re wondering what kind of equipment you’ll need to DJ in a club or DJ a wedding, this is the place where you’ll be able to find all the controller gear that makes the difference between a newbie and a professional who gets gig after gig due to his skills.
Whether you want to start out with CDs before graduating to the vinyl collection that you’ve been building in your music library, these controllers are some of the best in the industry. We’ve reviewed them for you and made our best recommendations on what you’ll need to get started or advance in the career that speaks to your passion for music.
The banjo comes with 4, 5, or 6 strings. This string instrument can look a little like a guitar, but it’s made of different materials. The banjo has a thin material stretched across the drum, which is called the head. Banjos in the 1880s were made with animal skins stretched across the head and were strung with cat gut. They were adapted from the early instrument, which was brought to America by the slaves. They weren’t allowed to play the drums, so they would play this instrument they called the banjar.
The banjo can be played in a variety of ways like the clawhammer style or the Scruggs style. These styles will influence the sound of the banjo, of course. The banjo is played in a variety of music genres. There’s folk banjo as well as Dixieland and Jazz that’s played using the 5-string banjo and the playing style previously mentioned.
The 6-string banjo is tuned like a guitar, which means it can be strummed or played like a guitar, too. That kind of banjo is used for many genres of music. It’s thought to be easier to learn a 6-string banjo when you already know how to play guitar. The transition is simpler.
The 4-string banjo might be a plectrum or tenor banjo. This style is used in musical theater. Shows like Annie, Cabaret, and Chicago feature music with a 4-string banjo. These banjos are tuned differently with 17 to 19 frets. There have been some really popular people who played the banjo. It’s played a strong role in folk music as well as seeing a surge in current popularity.
In this category, we’ve covered reviews of some popular style of banjo. We’ve gone in depth into the history of the banjo as well as whether the banjo is harder to learn compared to the guitar. When you’re ready to start recording your banjo songs, we’ve also explained the best way to record, which involves proper mic placement.
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