Musical Instruments

Guitar Gear Review – The Moog MiniFooger MF Boost – Fat, Analog, Awesomeness

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Moog Music has taken yet another giant step into the world of guitarists.  For decades Moog has been a pioneer and innovator in the world of keyboards and synthesizers. Now guitarist get the benefit of Moog’s years of knowledge. For you guitarists not familiar with Moog the company’s name is typically coupled with the terms […]

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Guitar Gear Review – The Eventide H9 Effects Processor – This Pedal is Full of Win!

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Every once in a while a guitar pedal comes across our desks that is an absolute game changer. This is the case with the new Eventide H9 Effects Processor. It will come to no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I loved this pedal. I am a huge fan of Eventide and the […]

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Guitar Tips and Tricks – Volume Swells

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Last year I started a YouTube video series called “One Shot, One Song”.  The idea behind it is to capture a song or sketch idea live in one take, usually with the help of a looper. In the latest installment I wanted to focus more on a technique I use from time to time.  When […]

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Guitar Gear Review – In Need of a Boost, the EHX Soul Food is Worth Considering

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Over the last few months, there has been not a little excitement at the news that Electro-Harmonix (www.ehx.com) was about to release the Soul Food, a pedal they describe as a “transparent overdrive with great touch and response”. The more interesting part of the marketing blurb though, was the link to the almost mythical KLON […]

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Review The Musicians Belt – Finally a Cure for Guitar Buckle Rash

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How many times have you gone into a music store and encountered a beautiful vintage guitar on the wall. Flawless and timeless with a finish that is gently aged over time. In many cases you are amazed to see the guitar’s price listed for much below Blue Book value. You think you have found a […]

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Review Downbeats Ear Plugs – Great for Musicians, Concert Goers and Sports Fans

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Being a musician and a construction worker in the past I have worn every type of hearing protection imaginable. While the application of hearing protection is vastly different for these two applications the goal is the same, to protect your hearing. These days I find myself carrying ear protection for multiple situations. Sporting events, concerts, […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Dimebag Set

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 The Seymour Duncan Dimebucker uses a powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades for vulgar attitude. The secret to the Dimebucker’s hard-hitting crunch is the small amount of metal mass in the core of the pickup. This allows the Dimebucker to have both high d.c. resistance (16.25k ohms ) and a high resonant peak (5.1k […]

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Which Seymour Duncan Vintage Guitar Pickup?

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As a long time participant on a guitar pickup forum, you see certain questions come around a lot.  I decided I was going to write the definitive answer, at least according to me, so I could just reference everyone to it when needed.  As much as giving the same answer on an internet forum is […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Brossard Guitar Picks are Perfect for the Musician in Your Life.

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We get a lot of gear and gadgets to review here at TMRZoo.com. Over the years, one of the most impressive pieces of guitar gear we have demoed is the Brossard guitar pick. Since being introduced to the Brossard guitar picks they have not left the hands of any of our guitar playing staffers. Brossard […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Champtone Deluxe Kits – One of the Best Mods for the Money

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When customizing guitar electronics many factors come into play. The capacitors, potentiometers (knobs) and even the wire used can have a major impact on the overall tone of the guitar. If you scour the internet looking for the right combination of components for your wiring project get ready to be frustrated and confused. There are […]

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Review: Dimarzio Super Distortion T DP318 Guitar Pickup – Your Telecaster Can’t Get Any Hotter!

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Growing up on music of the seventies and eighties there are certain guitarists that unsurprisingly have influenced me as a guitarist. The music of KISS‘ Ace Frehley, virtuoso Randy Rhoads and “Fast” Eddie Clarke of Motörhead where in heavy rotation in my SONY Walkman. Though all three of these guitarist produced very different and distinct tones there was one […]

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Music Reviw: A Half Bubble off Plumb by MC3

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A Half Bubble off Plumb by MC3 (no relation to the Motor City 5 or MC5) is a new CD from Mr. Curt of Pastiche / the EXIs and friends Marty White, Clara Kebabian along with percussionist Goss. Mr. Curt has always delved into the esoteric, in both music and inspirations, and “Dear Friends” opens […]

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Guitar Build 2013: This Custom Fender Telecaster is a Sleeper Designed to Wake the Neighbors

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One of the benefits of working at TMRZoo.com is we get to do some pretty cool things. One of the “tasks” I look forward to every year is putting together the TMRZoo.com custom guitar build. We will typically find a guitar in distress and, with the advice and knowledge of multiple vendors, we not only […]

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Review: LSTN In-ear Headphones Combine Performance and Exquisite Design

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When the LSTN sent their headphones to our offices, I was more than excited to give them a spin. However, to my surprise when I opened the package it did not hold headphones but a pair of ear buds. Being an audiophile and a musician, I have had countless sets of cans on my head […]

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Moog Music’s Filtatron and Animoog iOS Applications Pack a Ton of Power for Short Money

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Nothing sounds like a MOOG. That is a fairly bold and vague statement seeing the vast product offerings of this company. Moog is also one of the most imitated manufactures in the history of music. There is one constant in all of Moog’s products from the legendary Mini Moog to the Slim Phatty, even with […]

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Review: Samson Meteor Mic – Unboxing, Specs, and Quality

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The Samson Meteor Mic is a USB enabled mic that’s compatible with Windows, Mac, and iPads (using the Apple USB adapter). Although not quite studio quality sound as advertised, for the money it’s an excellent microphone. The cool retro aesthetic can also be a hindrance due to it’s limited positional capabilities. All in all, it […]

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