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  • A HEAVY METAL LEGEND REBORN

    Its most commonly known for being a major part of the Swedish Death Metal sound, with bands like Entombed using the HM-2 for its “chainsaw” sound. The 80’s & 90s saw the HM-2 being a big influence in the Metal scene
  • Origins and evolution of Boss Chorus pedals

    You’ve probably heard a chorus effect a million times, it’s probably in one of your favorite songs. But what is a chorus effect? A chorus effect ha...
  • The Evolution of the Fender Mustang

    1955 to 1956 was a big year in the world of music. Electric guitar driven & Rock N Roll music was creeping into the charts, with artists such a...
  • Daniel Holdsworth Tubular Bells for Two and Beyond

    Daniel Holdsworth grew up in the Blue Mountains and now tours the world with his 5 star, award winning production of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells...
  • Introduction to the CAGED system - Stewart Brown

     Step one of the CAGED system for guitar. Stay tuned more to come.
  • The Fender Lead, the almost forgotten guitar

    Lets take a trip back to 1979... The Clash and Dire Straits started their first American tour, My Sharona hits #1, (This is the first time in over ...
  • Musical instrument pages from 1927 Sears, Roebuck and Co catalogue

    Long before online stores there were mail order catalogues. Sears Roebuck and Co in the USA sold everything from jewellery, guns, sewing machines, ...
  • Tim's restring technique

    There is no exact or best technique for restringing the guitar. Over the years of stringing my own, friends and customers guitars, I find this tech...
  • Student Profile: Indiana Mair

    Some quick questions with Maxx Music student Indiana Mair
  • Roland Jazz Chorus, the most iconic solid state guitar amplifier ever

    The Roland Jazz Chorus amplifier was released in 1975 and very quickly became an integral piece in many artists guitar tones. Before this amp, chor...
  • The SansAmp, the catalyst for modern amp modeling

    In 1989 Andrew Barta started a revolution, that today is a major part of producing the studio and live tones of guitarists and bassist from the pub...
  • SX (Essex) Guitars, the story behind one of the best value instruments on the market

    Kevin Hague is a true Australian success story. From humble beginning selling pitch pipes on the streets, to in 1978, at the age of 26, established...