Category: Backline

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What is Guitar Intonation (and How to Improve It)

by Beginner Guitar HQ Staff Guitar intonation is the way that the instrument is in tune with itself, along the entire neck. Intonation is something that affects basses, guitars and almost any fretted instrument that has a bridge and strings, and can make a massive difference in the way your guitar sounds – making or breaking…
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An Update From SIR

We hope this message finds you and your families well. This has certainly been a challenging time for the music industry and we want to let you know you’re not alone in the fight. As we all try to navigate our ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we’re here to work with…
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An Introduction To Transformers In Audio Devices

By Ken DeLoria Key principles of transformers and how they shape professional audio equipment and systems. In the dawning days of audio, transformers played a vital role in the functionality of first-generation all-tube based electronic circuitry. It was circa 1920 and radio broadcasts for the general populace had just begun, generating a rapid rise in…
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Introducing Neverfamous.com

Roadies Of Color United International would like to introduce and announce our collaboration with Neverfamous.com Never Famous is a platform that connects Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a…
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Creativity Will Not Be Quarantined

By Chris Lose Illustration by Andy Au “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”—Kurt Vonnegut Disclaimer: I am not encouraging anyone to do anything stupid, dangerous or illegal. I am a human being and I have desires that conflict with reason and…
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Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Petition

Isaac Rothwell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump Federal Aid Package for Events Industry The 1st domino is falling… The past month has seen an unprecedented number of event cancelations in the US and worldwide. The Covid-19 virus is nothing like anything we have faced in our modern economic times.  The purpose of this petition…
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Nu Millenium Studios

Philadelphia Area NU MILLENNIUM STUDIOS STATE-OF-THE-ART REHEARSAL SPACE OFFERS MULTIPLE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL, READY-TO-USE SPACES CATERING TO TOURING-LEVEL AND LOCAL ARTIST.  ALL ROOMS ARE EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-FIDELITY PA SYSTEM AS WELL AS STANDARD BACKLINE SUCH AS: DRUMS, GUITAR AND BASS RIGS.  ADDITIONAL SOUND, LIGHTING, VIDEO AND BACKLINE ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Our mission with Nu Millennium Studios…
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5 Tips Every Guitar Tech Should Know

Written by Shure UK on February 3, 2017 under Live Guitar tech, Pjay Johnson (Busted, McFly, John Newman) walks us through his five top tips every guitar tech should know. As a guitar tech, it’s your responsibility to ensure the guitarist has everything they need to make their job easier. All they should have to worry about is walking on…
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Ray Ross Saddle-Less Bass Bridge Now Available

The Ray Ross Bass Bridge is now available via AP International. Created by Aaron Ross and originally shown on his Bass No. 27, the bridge uses saddle-less design to streamline the string’s path.  “Rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely…
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Box of Doom – the king of isolation cabs

Gear reviews and “guitar player interviews”. The Guitar Zombie is the fastest spreading blog about guitars, amps, effects and other stuff. About The Guitar Zombie The Guitar Zombie is a guitar playing dude from Stockholm Sweden, constantly “walking” towards new learning areas of the guitar culture.. The purpose of this blog is to explore the…
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