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1. DIY Ebow Make Your Own Guitar Effect
DIY Ebow Make Your Own Guitar Effect
The ebow means energy bow. It is a magnetic device that can vibrate the guitar string. It's a pretty cool guitar effect. One of the biggest problems with making your own is what to put it in so that it is still usable. Here are some tips to make your own ebow.
Music - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:32:21
2. Ibanez Ergodyne Bass
Ibanez Ergodyne Bass
The Ibanez ergodyne bass was kind of controversial bass guitar. It seemed you either loved it or hated it. Part of the controversy was that it was made of an unconventional material, luthite. Ibanez also made guitars out of this material. Some of the comments of this bass have been that its heavy...
Music - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:47
3. Wah Pedal Repair
Wah Pedal Repair
Wah pedals seem like a pretty heavy duty item. Because of the back and forth action and having to stomp on it to click on and off, they get a lot of use. What can go wrong? Probably the most common problem is a scratchy sound that is caused by a dirty potentiometer. The problem that I have had is...
Music - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:32:26
4. Guitar Detune Pedals
Guitar Detune Pedals
The detune pedal can be a very versatile guitar effects pedal. Simply put the detune pedal changes the pitch of single notes and chords so you can get that super low heavy sound. Most of them have multiple functions that when put together can create some pretty crazy sounds.
Music - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:51
5. Isaac Asimov's Foundation
Isaac Asimov's Foundation
This book is oddly mesmerizing. It's hard to put down, even though as Isaac himself says in the introduction, there really isn't any action. The reason this is a page turner is in the nature of the puzzles and how they get resolved and how the balance of power will shift.
Books, Poetry & Writing - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:17
6. Learn Bass Guitar Notes
One of the first things you should learn about the bass guitar is the location of the notes on the fretboard. This isn't the easiest thing to do and many new players skip it, but it can really help you to understand the bass. The first thought is that memorizing locations on the fretboard is bori...
Music - Sun, 17 Jul 2011 01:23:06
7. Basic Guitar Scales
The most basic guitar scale is the major scale. Why should you know the major scale? For one thing it's the basic building blocks for chords as well as the Western system of music. So unless you're playing a sitar you need to study up. You have already heard the major scale if you can sing the el...
Music - Mon, 30 May 2011 03:25:02
8. History of Ethernet
Sometimes ethernet gets confused with internet, Ethernet is the protocol that makes it possible for computers as well as other devices to communicate with each other, such as over a LAN. Internet is the network made up of ISP's that provide the paths around the world. These definitions can start ...
computers-and-electronics - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:04:01
9. A Tale of Two Cities
I had never read a Charles Dickens novel before this one. I quickly got into the story because there were a lot of plot lines that were going on at once. I did feel that the ending became predictable, but that may be because so many other stories use elements of this book. I also learned a lot a...
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 07 May 2013 03:19:56
10. Foundation And Empire
This book starts with the foundation approaching its highest peak. It's no surprise that it attracts the attention of the Empire, which still thinks it's top dog of the galaxy. This leads to their final clash, but then a new threat emerges with a mysterious mutant.
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:57:22
11. Octavia Guitar Effect
There seems to be some controversy as to who invented the Octavia guitar effect and what the actual sound is. From what I have found the first one was built in 1967 by Roger Mayer and used by Jimi Hendrix. There are many other pedals that claim to reproduce this sound, but that seems hardly likel...
Music - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:55:58
12. Danelectro Daddy 0 Overdrive
What I like about this pedal is that is totally solid. It also seems to grip the ground so that it doesn't get kicked around a lot. It has a good versatile distortion sound that can fit in with a lot of different sounds.
Music - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 02:34:47
13. Blues Harmonicas For Sale
Rockin' Blues Harmonicas The harmonica seems to be an underrated instrument. It reality though it is just as demanding as any other instrument. Blues harmonica can give a song a distinctive sound. When a new player comes along that has a real talent, it seems to get everyone excited about the ha...
Music - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 02:45:30
14. Suzuki Firebreath Harmonica
Have you tried a Suzuki harmonica yet? The Firebreath is made with rosewood combs for a warm tone. The Suzuki Firebreath is a diatonic harmonica, so some popular keys are A, D, C, G, and F. Suzuki makes harmonicas to rival the premier name brands.
Music - Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:25:32
15. Harmonica Microphones For Sale
Do you want to take your harmonica playing to the next level? If you are playing in a gig situation you may want to look at amplifying you harmonica. You'll need a harmonica microphone and an amp. Then you need to figure out how to use them.
Music - Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:53:04
16. Foundations Edge
Foundation's Edge is the fourth book in the Foundation story. It was published in 1982, 29 years after the last Foundation trilogy novel, Second Foundation. In 1983 this book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. The time frame is 498 years after t...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 17 Oct 2011 02:24:33
17. Second Foundation
What is the nature of the Second Foundation? What is their mission? Who is really in control? How is the Second Foundation defeated? I think the best way to read the series is in order, but there is enough reminiscing to enable you to catch up if this is the first book you read. However you migh...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 17 Oct 2011 02:23:24
18. The Caves Of Steel
The Caves of Steel was written in 1954, and it's interesting too note some of the statistics that are used in this novel. For instance the population of earth is 8 billion, everyone lives inside of domed cities, there isn't enough food, and the uranium is running out. Compare that with what we ha...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 09 Oct 2011 13:24:53
19. stomper 4x4
I think this was one of the coolest toys to come out of the 80's. It was cool to see if you could make crawl over anything, or just to race them over a course you set up. Then the stomper 2 came out and that was even cooler. Plus they had the pulling rig.
hobbies-games-toys - Sun, 09 Oct 2011 04:42:14
20. Bass Overdrive Pedal
How can you make a great bass sound even cooler? Add some overdrive. There doesn't seem to be as many different kinds of overdrive pedals available for bass as there is for guitar. You should be able to find something you like here.
Music - Sat, 08 Oct 2011 01:26:23
21. Bicycle Pannier Bags
Once you start using pannier racks and bags you'll start to use your bike for a lot more errands because it will be easier to carry bags or other items. You can go down to the store to buy toothpaste or load them up and go for picnic by the lake. Maybe you'll even decide to do some short tours. Y...
sports-and-recreation - Tue, 20 Sep 2011 01:13:58
22. Grill Cleaning
I bought a grill this summer so I've spent some time getting it plenty caked up with barbaque sauce, grease, and ash. Cooking on the grill is great. However, cleaning the grill can be one of the dirtiest jobs. How often do you need to clean your grill? Is there anything that can make it easier? W...
food-and-cooking - Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:46:30
23. Best Bicycle Chain Lube
Is it necessary to use chain lube on your bicycle chain? Why can't you just use some oil or WD-40 when it starts to squeak? Oil is very wet and will pick up a lot of dirt and grime which will wear out your chain faster. WD-40 strips everything off of the metal so it's clean but also unprotected,...
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:45:52
24. CCNA Exam Preparation
Cisco controls the major market share of the networking world, and everyday that gets bigger as there are more and more types of communication going on to networks. Small and large business depend on Cisco routers, switches and firewalls. Cisco also makes products for home and soho applications. ...
computers-and-electronics - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:03:46
25. Rush Presto
This is Rush's 13th studio album, released in 1989. This album is the one with the cute bunnies on the cover. On the surface, for me this album is kind of like that cover, soft. You have to really listen to the intricacies of the bass, guitar, and drums as they are very supportive of the vocals. ...
Music - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:18:43
26. Harmonica Repair Kits
That little harmonica may seem like it just does it thing and if something is wrong it's disposable. Actually, you can do some things to repair your harmonica or make it sound better. You may need to do something like replace reeds. I hope you find some information to make your harmonica work bet...
Music - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:13:48
27. Easy Guitar Songs
If you are just starting out playing the guitar than easy guitar songs are whatt you want to play. How many times have you been at a party and someone learns you play the guitar, or are learning to play the guitar? The first thing they say is "Play us a song." It can be a little embarrassing if ...
Music - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:11:50
28. Balance Bikes for Toddlers
How can you teach your kid to ride bicycle without using training wheels? You could try a balance bike. A balance bike doesn't have any pedals. The rider pushes it with their feet. It's actually the same design as the the very oldest original bikes.
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:10:39
29. Euonymus Alatus Compacta
Euonymus alatus compacta is the latin name for the shrub that is commonly called the burning bush. It is known as the burning bush because in the fall it gets bright red leaves. This is a pretty useful shrub because it can get 10 feet higher or more to create a screen, or you can also keep it sma...
home-and-garden - Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:04:19
30. Cleaning Guitar Strings
Why do you need to clean your guitar strings? Cleaning the strings can add some life to them. When the guitar strings get loaded down with sweat, oils, and dirt they lose their "brightness" in terms of their tone. The more that you play in terms of practice, rehearsals, and especially doing gigs ...
Music - Wed, 07 Sep 2011 02:17:46
31. Rush Moving Pictures
Rush's Moving Pictures is touted as some as the best classic rock albums. It is definitely one of the most popular albums that Rush did. It is their eigth studio album, released in 1981. Four of the seven tracks are bona fide hits, and the other three track still make for interesting listening. T...
Music - Wed, 07 Sep 2011 02:16:21
32. Do you Clean your grill
What's the deal with cleaning the grill? Some guys clean it all the time and some never do. Is there an advantage to either method? For myself I tend to put it off until it gets pretty crusty before I even think about it.
food-and-cooking - Wed, 07 Sep 2011 02:14:55
33. Different Types of Harmonicas
If you are looking to get into playing the harmonica, one question you probably have is how many kinds of harmonica are there? Or maybe what kind of harmonica should I get? Some of the most common harmonicas are chromatic, diatonic and blues. There are many other specialized kinds of specialized ...
Music - Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:54:02
34. Teach Yourself Harmonica
How do you teach yourself to play harmonica? That might depend on how you learn best. If you learn visually then you might want to get a DVD. A beginning harmonica book is good to for reference and to answer some of the questions you'll have at the start. Also there are some websites that can hel...
Music - Mon, 05 Sep 2011 18:35:43
35. Dwarf Tulip Bulbs
A dwarf tulip is a small early blooming tulip. You have to plan early as tulips should be planted in the late fall. Dwarf tulips are usually available in most colors of regular tulips. I've tried to find some of the best resources online for dwarf tulip bulbs.
home-and-garden - Thu, 25 Aug 2011 02:33:06
36. The Best Toddler Bike Helmets
It's never too early to teach your toddler about bike safety. When they start riding a bike, wearing a helmet is essential. What is the most important part of buying a bike helmet? Should you get that one with a Disney character on it, or is a cheap plain jane better. And if you expect your kid t...
parenting-and-kids - Thu, 25 Aug 2011 02:32:15
37. Boss Distortion Pedals
What is the best Boss distortion pedal? My favorite has always been the metal zone. The reason is that it is versatile and you can also get a smooth tone. The equalizer knobs are cool. Try maxing out the lows and highs then scooping out the mids.
Music - Sun, 17 Jul 2011 01:43:12
38. Easy Guitar for Beginners
It's been said that the guitar is easy to learn, but difficult to master. That's very true. The best players have been playing for many years. The more time you put into it the better you get. It can be easy though to get started and once you learn a few basic things you can start to play some so...
Music - Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:55:46
39. Suzuki Overdrive Harmonica
The Suzuki overdrive harmonica is a very unique harmonica. It has holes that you can cover up with your fingers to get added notes. That means that this 10 hole diatonic harmonica can play a chromatic scale. It will take extra practice and coordination to learn to play the overdrive. You are goin...
Music - Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:10:39
40. Small Scale Guitars
Small scale guitars can be useful for many different purposes. If you are traveling, a smaller guitar will be easier to carry onto an airplane, or even fit into your car. Younger guitar players will also find that the body of a small scale guitar is more comfortable to hold, they will be able to ...
Music - Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:43:19
41. Rush Store
Looking for a Rush t-shirt? How about some Rush vinyl records? Even if its just Rush cd that's alright. Here is some of the most popular Rush merchandise from books to clothing. Get Rush on your cell phone. Buy at AllPosters.com
Music - Thu, 26 May 2011 01:24:24
42. Easy Guitar Tab Songs
Guitar tab is the easy way to learn songs on the guitar. Tab is short for tablature, which is a kind of shorthand notation that is a visual representation of the guitar strings. Buy at AllPosters.com
Music - Fri, 13 May 2011 02:29:32
43. MP3 Phones
That can be a very complicated question. Actually, it seems that most phones can play mp3's, but they have so many other features that it becomes downplayed. For instance all of the Blackberry's can download and play mp3's, but they are also huge, because of the keyboard, and they have a lot of a...
computers-and-electronics - Thu, 12 May 2011 21:33:20
44. Second Hand Bass Guitars
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a bass guitar. Sometimes a good second hand bass guitar can be found for cheap. Also if you want more of a high end model, finding one used can be a good deal. Either way you can get more for your buck.
Music - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:55:36
45. Cheap Bass Guitars
Why would you want to buy a cheap bass? There could be a couple of reasons. One might be because your kid has been bugging you for a bass and you don't want to make a big investment until you are sure that they are going to stick with it. Another reason is if you plan on doing different tunings a...
Music - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:59:05
46. Get ADSL
ADSL is best suited for residential use. It is a high speed internet option that can be ordered through the telephone company. The best telephone companies that can provide this service are AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, Century Link. Buy at AllPosters.com
computers-and-electronics - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:12:21
47. Wisconsin Cell Phones
You probably have come to rely on your cell phone. Many people have gotten rid of their landlines and use a cell phone exclusively. One catch though is that you want to be sure that you're not paying for minutes that you're not using. Another factor is you want coverage where you live or travel t...
computers-and-electronics - Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:36:33
48. Dating Fender Guitars
There are a couple of reasons to want to date your Fender guitar. I just wanted to know why my stratocaster had some different looking parts on it that weren't on other Fenders that I saw. You might want to buy or sell a Fender guitar, so knowing what year it was made can help you to put a value ...
Music - Mon, 07 Feb 2011 02:02:41

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