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The Real Secret Behind Coated Strings, and Why They Should Be a Thing of the Past
11 Dec. 2014

The Real Secret Behind Coated Strings, and Why They Should Be a Thing of the Past


Premium Cleartone Treated Guitar Strings have a predecessor: Coated Strings. Coated strings became popular in the 1990s due to their ability to make guitar strings last longer and stay cleaner than traditional strings. They achieve this by coating their strings with a chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), best known by its most popular brand, Teflon.® As […]

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Pomplamoose Made Almost $150,000 on Tour, and Still Lost Money
01 Dec. 2014

Pomplamoose Made Almost $150,000 on Tour, and Still Lost Money


Jack Conte of the musical duo Pomplamoose recently wrote a now widely-debated article detailing how they made $147,802 on tour, and still managed to lose over $11,000. The article was not written to state that it’s impossible to make money on tour, even with millions of fans internationally, but rather to show how much their particular style […]

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Metallica Performs “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on “The Late Late Show” Amid Sound Issues
20 Nov. 2014

Metallica Performs “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on “The Late Late Show” Amid Sound Issues


After over 30 years, Metallica has still got it… for the most part. Last night, Metallica upped the ante as they reached the midway point of their week long residency on The Late Late Show, performing a “Ride the Lightning” fan-favorite, “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” During different parts of the song, each member of the band got to […]

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What You Need to Know Before Playing Your First Show
17 Nov. 2014

What You Need to Know Before Playing Your First Show


Inspiration strikes at the oddest of times, and when it does, it’s short-lived. Knowing this, I keep a recorder in my pocket at all times. So one day, I’m walking across the street minding my own business and BAM! It strikes. I drop everything I’m doing to try and relay this inspiring song idea from my thoughts to […]

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Cleartone Dealer Spotlight Interview: Ant Hill Music
10 Nov. 2014

Cleartone Dealer Spotlight Interview: Ant Hill Music


Through the passionate pursuit of music, and the art of fine-tuning stringed instruments, Ant Hill Music has quickly become a mainstay for luthiers and guitar players alike. Just 8 years ago, Ant Hill started with an idea to sell quality, hard-to-find parts for guitars, and quickly grew into a full-fledged online business serving many international clients, as […]

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