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Auralex, Reviews »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

In my never ending quest to add some very affordable sound treatment to my project studio, I stumbled across the Auralex Aural-Xpanders spot treatment set. The set consists of four 6" trapezoidal, two 8" triangular, and one 14" butterfly foam baffles which mount directly onto your microphone or stan... [More]

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Articles »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

With an artist list including Taj Mahal, Jerry Reid (Mell Tillis Orchestra) and members of the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood house bands, the name Tradition seems extremely appropriate. The company was founded in 1998 by music industry veteran Jim Matthews with humble beginnings in a horse barn in In... [More]

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Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

With Christmas right around the corner, we figured it was the perfect time to publish the First Annual FrugalGuitarist.com Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Great Gift Ideas Under $100! Enough chit chat already! Under $30 String Winder - If your guitarist doesn't have one, go get one right now. This indispens... [More]

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Brice, Reviews »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

We’ve taken a look at a few brands offered exclusively from Rondo music over the past year such as SX and Agile. Today we’ll give you the low down on the low end focusing on the Brice HXB 406, an affordable 6-string bass with an alder body and exotic zebra wood top. First there is some t... [More]

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Crate, Reviews »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Crate has a long history in the affordable solid state amp market. Ask a few guitar players you know and I’ll bet a majority of them had a Crate as their first amp. Crate lately has been dipping their toe in the tube amp market offering their V18-112 tube amp at a rock bottom price. Will the a... [More]

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AXL, Reviews »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

As distressing has become more popular, quite a few companies now offer models featuring the unique cosmetics. However, more often than not the end result doesn’t look very convincing. With the Badwater series, AXL provides a unique take on distressing offering up guitars which, per their mark... [More]

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Danelectro, Reviews »

Friday, October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Since the company’s resurrection in the 90’s, Danelectro has definitely built a niche audience for its products balancing kitschy designs and usage of non traditional construction materials with a goal of ultimate affordability. With a street price of ~$15 USD each, the company has shatt... [More]