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Xvive Guitar Wireless Review - Simple Wireless on a Budget

Product Review

Xvive Guitar Wireless Review - Simple Wireless on a Budget

For many years a really good wireless system for your guitar was quite expensive. Systems Like the Shure PGX are a bit of a financial commitment. For those of us working in the trenches every weekend, a cheaper alternative was needed.  The XVvive - An Affordable Wireless The Xvive U2 Wireless  changes the whole approach to a wireless system. There is no belt packs or adapters. It is just a small fob that plugs directly in the guitar on the transmitter side, and an identical receiver fob that plugs in to the amp. At right around $150.00 USD, it is extremely economical....

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Does The Fretboard Affect Your Tone

How Guitars Are Made The Neck

Does The Fretboard Affect Your Tone

You Bet it Does The fretboard is a major factor in how we interact with the guitar. Anytime the guitar FEELS different, it will probably affect how we play, thus affecting how we sound. Instead of jumping straight to a debate on the material, (ebony, rosewood, maple) for instance, we need to think about how we interact with the guitar.  The fretboard Radius has a huge effect on how we play. It affects the overall dimension of the neck and will change how the guitar feels. See the accompanying video to see how.  The fret size also has an effect...

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Dylan Reviews The New Keeley Compressor Plus

Pedals Product Review

Dylan Reviews The New Keeley Compressor Plus

It is well known that Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics is a wizard when it comes to the compressor. His two knob and four knob compressors have become the "go to" compressor for beginning and professional guitarists.  How could it even be possible to make improvements to such iconic pieces of gear? We show you three new features that we think make this compressor "The Next Big Thing" The Blend Knob Adding a blend knob to a compressor has been a trend over the last couple years. Usually this is used to blend dry signal from the amp and compressed...

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Setup and Guitar Tone

Guitar Setup

The quest for the perfect guitar tone is where we as guitarists seem to spend most of our time. With all the social media platforms, forums, and advertising available these days, it seems that we spend more time surfing and less time playing. Usually this is centered around the latest stomp box or some seemingly revolutionary rehashing of some basic component like strings or cables. The new hotness is usually touted to be THE THING that is going to take your playing to the next level. Granted, all this stuff is cool, and the new hotness may be pretty hot…....

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Baseline tone... Before pedals.....

Podcast

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