Buyer’s Guides


Metal Guitar Buyer’s Guide

Today we’re crossing over to the dark side of music where distortion, low end, and the colour black rules supreme. We are of course talking about metal, and we’re going to discuss some things you might want to consider if you’re relatively new to the genre, and want to know how guitar components are going to shape your sound. Now I will lead with a caveat. This is an overview, and is in no way intended to be a definitive guide on metal sounds. If you are making metal using... Read More


Gigging Singer Songwriters: What You Need

So you’ve decided to do it. Cast off the shackles of oppression and strike out on your own. Who needs them? They were holding you back! How can a song sound “too much like Bob Dylan” anyway? I am of course talking about solo singer songwriting (say that 3 times fast by the way). Here at Kenny’s Music, we say good for you! Also, you’re going to need some stuff so let’s have a chat about that. Guitars For the purposes of not just talking about everything under the sun,... Read More


A Guide To Effects Pedals

So you’ve got your guitar, you’ve got an amp, and you’re well on your way with this playing lark. You’ve mastered E minor, A minor and you’re an absolute wiz at power chords. Kurt Cobain, eat your heart out, eh?So now you’re probably thinking about trying to emulate some of your favourite artists, and you’re going to realise pretty quickly that effects are a big part of doing that, but you really don’t know where to begin. It’s a bit of a minefield. What the difference between a delay and... Read More


Eastman Acoustics: An Overview

Eastman Guitars. There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of them, and even if you have you may not know much about them. In this blog we’re going to give you an overview of the range, and try to give you a general feel for the brand, but first of all, let’s talk history. History of the Brand Eastman was established in 1992 by Qian Ni, a flutist of all things! The story goes that when Qian Ni was studying at Boston University School of Music, he noticed that many... Read More

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A Comparison Of Gibson Les Pauls

You can’t get much more iconic than a Gibson Les Paul. Wielded by the likes of Slash, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads and many more, the design is recognisable to even the least guitar-savvy amongst us. But one question we get asked a lot is “what’s the difference?” What makes a Standard 50’s different from the Standard 60’s, and how are they both different from the Classic? This is by no means a definitive guide, but will hopefully give you a starting point if you’re looking at a Les Paul for... Read More


Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos – Six Reasons Why They’re Better

The digital piano versus acoustic piano debate has raged ever since the first digital piano was released onto the market in the 1980s. To start with, and well into the 2000s, there was no question of the winner: the feel, sound, and look of acoustic pianos was far more sophisticated than the electronic-sounding, plastic-feeling digital pianos of the time. However, in the last decade, digital pianos started holding their own against acoustic pianos and we reckon that – in the last few years – they’ve actually overtaken at least the... Read More

Bass Guitar Buyer’s Guide

The bass guitar is undeniably one of the most important instruments in the band, linking the rhythm of the drums to the melody of the other instruments. Below we cover the bass-ics (sorry) of what to consider when investing in one of these instruments, but before you get onto that, it is worth familiarising yourself with the different parts of a bass guitar. What to Consider When Buying a Bass Guitar Number of Strings The majority of bass guitars have four strings – E, A, D, and G – which... Read More

10 Essentials To Consider Before Buying Your First Acoustic Guitar

An acoustic guitar is a perfect starter instrument for many reasons. They all look appealing, but there’s so much more to an acoustic than the beautiful curves and soft wood. Read on to get educated on the 10 essentials to consider before buying an acoustic guitar… 1. CostHave a budget amount in mind and get the best instrument for your budget range. Do not go any lower. Cheaper acoustics won’t last long, won’t stay in tune, and the cheaper wood will bend over time. If you buy cheap, you buy... Read More

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Buying your first guitar – what to consider

Buying your first guitar is a rite of passage for many, and the first step towards international stardom for a few. Given this may be your first foray into an illustrious career (or at least a rewarding lifelong hobby), it’s worth taking a bit of time to make the right choice, as the wrong instrument can put you off for life. Thankfully, we’re here to help! Below we’ve listed the most important questions to ask yourself and how to find the right answers for you. What type of guitar do... Read More