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B.C. Rich Mockingbird Contour Deluxe Guitar Review

B.C. Rich Mockingbird Contour Deluxe PROS: Great sounds, excellent playability, quality construction. CONS: None. PRICE: $449 In the 1980s B.C. Rich was one of the standard hair metal, day glow, go-to guitar companies. Most don’t know that in the 1970s they offered a high quality custom instrument that was an excellent alternative to the standard […]Read More »

Crystal Bright Teaches Us Why The Accordion Rules Supreme

MY FAVORITE AXE with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands BACKGROUND Bright has an eclectic, haunting yet whimsical, carnivalesque world folk sound, dubbed “kaleidophrenic cabaret.” She plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, Ugandan harp, and others, leaving people captivated with her operatic vocals and virtuosic command of her exotic instruments. NAME OF INSTRUMENT Titan 120 […]Read More »

FLASHBACK: 1969 Fender Mustang

1969 Fender Mustang Ready for the competition… HISTORY The Mustang was introduced just before CBS originally took over Fender as part of the “student level” guitar line, but at a higher level of sophistication than initially given to most low level guitars. 1969 was the first year of “competition” finishes with racing stripes. Makes the […]Read More »

PUC Wireless MIDI Interface for iOS REVIEW

PUC Wireless MIDI Interface for iOS REVIEW PROS: simple, easy to use. CONS: only works with iOS. PRICE: $99 MIDI is the language that was established to allow digital music instruments talk to each other. Getting this digital signal into the world of wireless and mobile devices has been tricky, but the PUC solves this […]Read More »

Walrus Audio Aetos Power Supply Review

Walrus Audio Aetos Power Supply PROS: durable, simple. CONS: none. PRICE: $169 Pedalboards have come a long way; in the past two or three simple stompboxes would do just fine. Now the average boards are almost as complicated as the multi-effects rack systems from the 1980s. A decent pedalboard needs a decent power supply. Walrus […]Read More »

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