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Another Eagle Has Landed Should they soar on the wings of change?   by Dendy Jarrett     On June 5  2017, the Eagles announced they were adding a new member (supposedly to replace the late, great Glenn Frey) with Vince Gill and Frey&rs...
Restoring Pete Townshend's Double-Neck Guitar  The inside story on returning this historic guitar to playability   by Craig Anderton   When I had my vintage Rickenbacker 360 12-string restored recently (expertly, I might add) by Gibson...
The Great American Songbook - What it Says (and Doesn't) About American Music Come fly with me ...   by Chris Loeffler     The story of a culture can often be read better through the art it creates than the historical facts it documents. I...
Lotus Pedals - Partial Bloom The pedal business isn't for the faint of heart ...   by Blake Wright - Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)   IT TAKES MORE than a nose for solid circuits to build a successful pedal company. Sean Erspamer knows this no...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
Dwarfcraft 'Let To Its' Devices Get all the fuzz on these effects wizards ...   by Blake Wright     In January of this year (2017), the effects wizards at Dwarfcraft Devices celebrated their 10th anniversary — a decade of over-t...
Another Eagle Has Landed Should they soar on the wings of change?   by Dendy Jarrett     On June 5  2017, the Eagles announced they were adding a new member (supposedly to replace the late, great Glenn Frey) with Vince Gill and Frey&rs...
Using Bus-Powered Hardware MIDI Controllers with iPad AppsConnecting and using external controllers with your iPad is easy - if you know the tricks by Phil O'KeefeThe Apple iPad is a surprisingly wonderful music-making tool. A quick search of the App Stor...
Microphone Miscellanea - Part 3Phase and polarity, and powering your microphones   by Phil O'Keefe     In Part 1 of this 3-part series we went over impedance levels and SPL, while in Part 2 we covered the basics about microphone s...
Making Music Matters- Why Mozart Won’t Help You   by Chris Loeffler     “Music makes you smarter”, is an idea that has been core to the lexicon of our society, especially by parents ready to raise the next generational g...
Craig’s List - 5 Terrific Tips for Newbie NAMMsters Like speed traps, Starbucks coffee shops, and muggers, the Winter NAMM supersized convention is just around the corner! Going for the first time? We’re here to help.   by ...
Rockin' the Boat  2000+ people. Over a dozen musical acts. It’s the kind of thing that floats your boat   by Craig Anderton   I’m not really a cruise guy or even a fan of 70s rock, so it seems like I wouldn’t be the target...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
How to Fix Electronic Music Gear Repair or replace? Try repairing first…    by Craig Anderton        Your keyboard or multieffects is ailing. In many cases, you can be the doctor and fix what’s wrong—and sa...
Nick Mason - Pink Floyd's Time Machine An iconic rock career born out of jamming with friends   by David Phillips        Nick Mason is a founding member of Pink Floyd. That’s pretty much all that needs to be said. However, ...
Using Bus-Powered Hardware MIDI Controllers with iPad AppsConnecting and using external controllers with your iPad is easy - if you know the tricks by Phil O'KeefeThe Apple iPad is a surprisingly wonderful music-making tool. A quick search of the App Stor...
The Power of Parallel Processing for Bass Think bass and most effects don't get along? Think again   by Craig Anderton   In basic effects setups, your bass goes to the input of an effect, whose output goes to another effect or your amp. But may...
VERELLEN TAKES FLIGHT   Hear the sound in your head ...     by Blake Wright - Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)           MUCH LIKE HIS beloved Seattle Seahawks, Ben Verellen (shown below) isn’t afraid to shake...
Debunking Preamp Myths Don’t believe everything you hear . . .   by Craig Anderton   Preamps—like mics, speakers, and music business lawyers—are shrouded in mystery. They provide that all-importrant link between a mechanical t...
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