Tom's Guitars Manila

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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Internet and the Guitarist

March 29, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Internet in the Philippines. We have come a long way from dial-up lines to DSL and mobile Internet. To the guitarist, the Internet is a mixture of good and evil. Used properly, it can help you choose the best gears available, but be wary of being infected with a communicable disease called G.A.S.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why I Bought a Powered Speaker as my Acoustic Amp

My first acoustic amp was a 4-channel Peavey KB2. I sold it to get funds for a tube amp, and then bought a Samson Auro D210 powered speaker when I needed an acoustic amp again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Drum Thrones Are For Guitarists Too

A few years back, my former boss and office band drummer sold me a drum throne. He offered it very cheap so I bought it even though I have no immediate use for it. Several years later, it remains as my favourite all-around seat.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guide to Acoustic Guitar Transducers

Acoustic guitars require transducers to amplify the sound. This article discusses the different options commonly available.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to Sell a Used Electric Guitar

With so many guitars in the classified ads, it is getting more difficult to sell guitars in the used market. Here are a few tips to get you started should you decide to sell your guitar.

Friday, March 21, 2014

How to Buy a Used Electric Guitar

The choice between buying a used electric guitar against buying new is a personal taste. Here is a simple guide for those who prefer the former. This article assumes that you already know the guitar model that you want to buy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gears for Jamming

You do not need to be in a band to jam. Sometimes, a simple weekend jam with friends and neighbors can be fun without the hassle of forming a band. Let them bring their own gear.  If your company’s management will allow it, you can even jam after office hours! This is a good alternative to those missing their college bands.