Are Capos Bad for Guitars? (Explained + 3 Helpful Tips)

Many guitarists are against using capos, although it can be a great tool for several reasons.  Certainly, there are many proficient guitar players available today who don’t find the need to use a capo. But there are others who don’t use the capos because they think it will damage their guitars. But how true is this? Are capos bad for guitars, or is it just a misconception? In short, … Read more

Are Subwoofers Supposed to Smell? (+5 Important Questions)

So you have noticed that there is a smell coming out of your subwoofer, and this probably has you worried. As weird as this may seem, a subwoofer producing a smell is quite common. But should that happen in the first place? Are subwoofers supposed to smell? In short, no. Subwoofers are not supposed to smell. When this happens, it means there is an excess glue on the subwoofer’s … Read more

Can Subwoofers Face Each Other? (Solved & Explained!)

Perhaps you want to fit your subwoofers on both sides of your car trunk, meaning they will face each other. Or maybe you heard somewhere that facing subwoofers towards each other creates a richer bass tone.  Whatever the reason, if you care so much about sound quality, then it’s important to know how two subwoofers facing each other will impact its sound.  As a curious audio enthusiast, musician, and … Read more

Are PA Speakers Good for Music? (Solved & Explained)

With so many speaker options available today, choosing the right type to play music through can be a difficult pick. PA speakers are, undoubtedly, the most popular type of speakers there are. But how do they sound? And are they good for music? PA speakers are certainly good for music. Most modern PA speakers are full-range speakers. This means they can play all of the audible frequencies in music. … Read more

Why Are Rickenbacker Bass So Expensive? (Explained)

Rickenbacker has been in existence since 1931, and is, undoubtedly, one of the most sought after bass and guitar brands out there. However, one thing that makes so many bass players hate Rickenbacker bass guitars are their price. But why are Rickenbacker bass so expensive? The main reason why Rickenbacker bass guitars are so expensive is that there is more demand for Rickenbacker bass than the supply. And this … Read more

Do Audiophiles Use Equalizers? Here’s The Truth

Using an equalizer for music listening purposes is something that always brings up endless discussions. There are many arguments on whether it’s a good idea to use an EQ or not. And I even have a dedicated article on that subject which you can check out here. But what do audiophiles think of equalizers? Do they use equalizers or not? After a few hours of research, here is what … Read more

Should You EQ Headphones? Pros, Cons & Helpful Tips

Using EQ on headphones is a topic that sparks endless conversations in audio forums and Facebook groups. It seems like every audiophile or casual music listener has an opinion on whether or not you should use EQ on headphones.  Before we even discuss this, I’m going to say right off the bat that this is a very subjective issue, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. So, to answer the … Read more

Can Equalizer Damage Headphones? +Important Tips

There are many controversial conversations about applying EQ on audiophile forums. Some audiophiles are totally against using equalizer settings, and it could potentially damage a pair of headphones. While others think there is absolutely nothing wrong with using EQ settings.  So after some hours of research, here is what I learned about the equalizer and how it affects headphones.  Can equalizer ruin headphones? At normal listening levels, using an equalizer … Read more

Can You Run Vocals Through a Bass Amp? All the Facts + Helpful Tips

Perhaps you are a bass player who wants to double as a singer, and you want to use your bass amp for vocals instead of investing in a PA system. Or maybe you’re playing a gig where there is no PA system at the venue, and you have no option other than to run the vocals through a bass amp. Whatever the reason, certain situations require us to employ … Read more

Can You Use a Keyboard Amp for Bass? Pros, Cons, & Important Tips

Perhaps you are a keyboard player who wants to learn the bass. And you want to save money buying a bass amp by using your existing keyboard amp. Or maybe you only have access to a keyboard amp at the venue you’re playing. Whatever the reason, can you use a keyboard amp for bass? In short, yes. You can use a keyboard amp for a bass guitar without any … Read more