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Eureka! Ronin is a Guitar Company Among Giants ... Literally   by Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)   A HULKING, yet relatively unassuming building, backs up to North Channel Bay off Highway 101 in Eureka, California. Back in the 1970s, it w...
Eureka! Ronin is a Guitar Company Among Giants ... Literally   by Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)   A HULKING, yet relatively unassuming building, backs up to North Channel Bay off Highway 101 in Eureka, California. Back in the 1970s, it w...
Essential Acoustic Guitar Accessories The right accessories can help you get the most from your acoustic guitar   By Phil O'KeefeSome people think that "a guitar's a guitar" and there's really not a lot of difference between electric and acousti...
The State of the Looper  In Practice and on the Road ...   by Chris Loeffler       Looping has come a long way these last 20 years, evolving from a simple tool for practicing or adding an extra track or two, to being a perfor...
How to Buy the Right Guitar or Bass Strap It’s not as simple as you might think…   By Cori Gordon     Many guitarists think of straps as being pretty much all the same, but that’s definitely not true. There are signi...
Four Alternate Tuning Options for Guitar Now, more options than ever ...   by Craig Anderton     Alternate tunings can help spur creativity by providing a different way to play a familiar instrument—but unfortunately, the process of ...
Support (Team for) Your Local Band The Gig Kahuna by David Himes     Look at any big-name national band, or smaller touring bands, and chances are all you see is the band itself. But what you don’t see, especially in the case of the big n...
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
Microphone Accessories Whether live or in the studio, for vocals or instruments, the right accessories can help you get the most out of your microphones by Phil O'KeefeI can hear it now. "Microphone accessories??? I can understand an article on guitar acc...
Music Mentors Who helped you make better music?   by Dendy Jarrett     As you read about music gear and articles about how to make better music (at Harmony Central), stop and consider not just how much you don't know, but more importantly,...
Adding LED Strip Lighting Effects to Your Rig and Live Show Visual flair ... a bright idea   by Chris Loeffler     OK, hardcore “purist” musicians… if “show” sounds gaudy, you might as well move on,...
Make Better Music Now It’s Never Too Late   by Dendy Jarrett       In recent issues, we’ve explored "Why Choose Music," "Why Harmony Central," "Keeping Music Alive," and "Music Mentors." But there's one important element we...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
My Dad Taught Me That Music Matters Thanks Dad ...   by Chris Loeffler     My dad made me play an instrument when I was a kid. I don’t know that I disliked it, and I know I liked the idea of it, but stopping whatever I was doing to d...
How To Make Keyboards Fit in a Mix Have your keyboard play nice with others   by Craig Anderton       A guitar covers about 3.5 octaves, a bass about 3 octaves, most voices do a few octaves—but keyboards can cover 7 octaves and b...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
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