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Ice Nine Kills Predatour kick-off review.

Ice Nine Kills Predatour kick-off review.

k-robin guitars reviews Sirens and Sailors cd release show, Ice Nine Kills Predatour kick-off, and the new Main Street Armory basement venue November 1st, 2013. Ice Nine Kills kicked off their “Predatour” in Rochester, NY, at The Main Street Armory’s new, basement venue. From being…

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Jag Bass Steampunk Guitar Makeover

Jag Bass Steampunk Guitar Makeover

Inspired by the work of Tony Cochran, I set out to do a complete, cosmetic, Steampunk overhaul of a bass belonging to k-robin V.I.P. Brennan Terry. I started with a used, Made in Japan, Fender Jaguar bass, in excellent condition – a very nice guitar….

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Is your fret buzz a problem?

Is your fret buzz a problem?

Most players like their guitar’s action “as low as it can go.” Even a healthy instrument with low, low action can sometimes have fret buzz/noise. In my opinion, a little bit of fret noise should be expected, but how do you know if the fret…

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What to consider when buying a guitar.

What to consider when buying a guitar.

So often, when I see people trying out guitars, I hear them say things like, “this one doesn’t play as good as the other one,” and, “the set-up is better on this one,” etc. I am bothered by comments like these because I fear that…

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Should you spring for coated strings, or are they a gimmick?

Should you spring for coated strings, or are they a gimmick?

Most string manufacturers offer some kind of coated or treated string for acoustic and electric guitar in their product line (very few people seem to choose coated/treated strings for electric guitar). The different coatings and treatments can be read about on the manufacturers’ web sites….

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The rules for owning a Floyd Rose.

The rules for owning a Floyd Rose.

In the same way that many people use the brand name “Kleenex” to describe all types of facial tissue, the brand name “Floyd Rose” is often used to describe any type of fully floating tremolo system. Likewise, any brand of guitar outfitted with a fully…

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How often should I change my strings?

How often should I change my strings?

As unlikely as it may seem, it is very common for me to meet customers who don’t realize that the strings on their guitar need to be changed periodically, even though none of them may be broken. Even more common are customers that think changing…

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Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

The next time you bring your Gibson guitar to one of their warranty service centers, you may want to exercise caution. A recent telephone discussion with Gibson’s Warranty Services Coordinator, revealed – what to me – are two pieces of shocking and disappointing information: Gibson…

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