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Posted October 13, 2017

50 Most Famous Artists by State

Ever wondered which artist came from your home state? Listed here are all 50 states of America and the biggest, most influential artists that were born there. Larger states like Texas, Washington, and California were hotbeds of creativity so it was tough choosing just one artist to represent those states, while smaller states didn't see any iconic stars until much later in time. Don't get too upset if your favorite band isn't on this list! Write in the comments below and let us know which bands you would replace on this list. 

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Posted October 5, 2017

Top 5 Tom Petty Spotify Songs, Covered!

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers passed away on October 2, 2017 and with that, I wanted to educate myself on some of his most popular hits. I knew a lot of my favorite artists had covered his songs, and that got me into an endless spiral of Tom Petty covers. For the sake of organization, these are the Top 5 most “popular” songs on Tom Petty’s Spotify page at the time of this writing. With the Top 5 in mind, I wanted to find the most interesting covers of these iconic classics. Some of the artists on this list will surprise

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Posted October 2, 2017

Acoustic Guitar Songs - 6 Not So Easy!

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If you're like me and get bored of strumming the same old three chords, playing the same old songs, there's one thing I like to do, and that's to learn new, challenging songs. Some of the most difficult songs to play are either super fast, sweep and shred fests, or really intricate fingerpicking songs on an acoustic. Since I'm not Herman Li and my left hand is mostly useless, fingerpicking is more of my style. If you want to learn some new chor

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Posted September 19, 2017

Understanding Guitar Amps Watts, Ohms, and Speaker Wiring

How many times have you plugged your guitar into an amp, and it just works? What if the amp is broken? What do you do? This happened to me a few weeks ago. My younger brother’s combo amp had a mind of its own and often decided to cut the music whenever it felt like it. Worse, he had a gig in just five days. And so, our little odyssey of finding a replacement amp began, but that required a lot of knowledge I didn't have. 

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Posted September 11, 2017

How To Build a Parts Guitar

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Posted August 8, 2017

The Feedback: Your Guitar Questions Answered!

Welcome to The Feedback! We know you have guitar questions, and we want to help. If you have any questions on playing, choosing gear, songwriting, recording, performing live, etc, send us your questions using this form and we'll try our best to answer some of them in a blog post, like this one, so every guitar learner can learn from the wisdom of the guitar gurus. Please keep your questions in relation to guitar playing, and keep them clean!  

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Posted August 1, 2017

10 Great Pedals Under $100

There are simply too many guitar pedals to list here so I've gathered just a few of my favorites. From overdrives to tremolo and delays, these are some of the best bang-for-your-buck stomp boxes around. And yes, I know there are more than 10 pedals on this list! 10 just sounds better. Read on!  

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Posted July 10, 2017

PRS Behind The Scenes: Artists Advice to Beginning Guitarists

In the most recent Vans Warped Tour, PRS artists definitely made a statement with a wide variety of guitars. PRS recently spoke with Miguel Cardona (Sylar), Pat Dimitri (Andy Black & Watsky), Mason Gainer (Bad Seed Rising) and Sam Bowden (Neck Deep) about their advice to new players, which you can check out below.

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