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Mesa Boogie CabClone: The Smallest Cab You’ve Ever Used

Have you seen the new CABCLONE™ from our friends over at Mesa Boogie? Well, if not, you should check out this great new addition to the Mesa Boogie line. CABCLONE™, a passive Cabinet Simulator/Speaker+Mic alternative with a built-in Amp Load, provides a direct interface to the input of a mixing console, microphone preamp or even direct to your converters (recorder) …

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Fretboard Radius: How to Choose Which One is Right For You

There are a lot of terms you hear thrown around when referring to a guitar, it’s neck and how it plays. Nut width, scale length, neck angle, string spacing, fret wire… but today we’re going to talk about one spec I get a lot of questions on – fingerboard radius. The radius of your fingerboard can have a huge impact …

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NO GREATER REASON TO DO ANYTHING

Why do people love music? To get closer to the heart of this riddle, I spoke with music lovers from all walks of life – a classical cellist, a world-renowned jazz guitarist, Vermont’s homeless population, a liturgical music director, and the front man of an up and coming Boston band. Like the question itself, the answers I got are both …

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MSL & Martin Guitars

Finally! When we opened our online doors 5 years ago we dreamed of carrying the world’s most prestigious guitars. When it comes to acoustic guitars, we had one name in mind in particular : MARTIN. We’ve been slowly adding Martins to our inventory since a meeting at NAMM 2015 put us in business together. Music Store Live is proud to …

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Paul Reed Smith Celebrates 30 Years

If you go to prsguitars.com, you’ll be greeted by a photo of a young, strapping Paul Reed Smith circa 1985. It’s up because they’re celebrating down there in Maryland: 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. To commemorate the event, a line of limited run Custom 24’s will be released, and not just core models. You’ll be …

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Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes Interview

The Allman Brothers Band played their last show on October 28th, 2014. Of course we’re sad to see them go, but we’re grateful for all the music they’ve made through the years. Here’s a clip from an interview that Bob Wagner did with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks not too long ago. Some highlights: Derek on success: “I remember the …

The Myth of the Evil Fourth

I’ve been playing guitar for quite some time, but I only started singing about two years ago when I was offered a weekly gig directing a choir. As I practiced and struggled and practiced more, I noticed a strange trend: Whenever I tried to sing a major scale, the fourth degree always came out sharp. All of the other notes …