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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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How to Make Bass Effects Work for You

If you’re playing bass guitar in a band or musical project of any kind, one of the main things you’re probably very aware of, is your tone. Bass isn’t just bass and “one tone for all” does not suit all bass players. That kind of thinking is not true for guitar players, keyboard players or…

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5 Reasons To Add The DM-2W To Your Pedalboard

For a long time, savvy guitar players have known about the special magic that the vintage BOSS DM-2 Delay brings to their sound. That’s why the long-discontinued pedal has fetched such high prices on the used market for two-plus decades now. With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the fabled stomp has been completely reborn and then…

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How 3 BOSS Pedals Changed The World – Part 2

As we discovered in our previous article, effects pedals prior to 1977 were quite clunky. Big and cumbersome, effects pedals were barely on the average guitar player’s radar throughout most of the 70s. This was due to the high cost, low production numbers and inconvenient nature of these boxes. BOSS changed all that in 1977,…

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How 3 BOSS Pedals Changed The World – Part 1

If you’re a guitar player, there’s an extremely good chance that you’ll have used, are currently using, or plan to use, BOSS Compact Pedals at some stage in your life. Often considered a “Gold Standard” in design, sound and practicality, BOSS Compact Pedal sales reach over 15 million units worldwide. These beloved little stompboxes are…

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Exploring The Hidden Powers Of The Katana Guitar Amp

With its ultra-responsive feel, gig-ready tones, and versatile onboard effects, the affordable BOSS Katana series is taking the guitar amplifier world by storm. By design, all Katana amps feature an instantly familiar interface that makes it easy to dial in and save great sounds on the fly. But there’s even more power under the hood,…

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BOSS Tuners: A Lesson in Fine-Tuning

If you’re a musician and have been around for a while, chances are you’ve seen or owned a BOSS Tuner. Maybe you’ve come across one of the pocket tuners or perhaps you’re that guitarist who starts your effects chain with one of BOSS’ classic white stompboxes (which might even be the most important piece of gear…

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The Clean Legacy of the Roland Jazz Chorus

An electric guitar played through an amplifier is a fantastic combination. Capable of volume, tone and of course, distortion, the amplifier is undoubtedly as much a part of the player’s sound as their instrument is. Contributed by Byron Struck for Roland Corporation Australia If you’re a guitar player, chances are you’ll have one of a…

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Shades of Time – What The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Can Do For You

The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay is BOSS’ flagship, multi-mode delay pedal. With exceptional sound quality and customisable flexibility, the DD-500 is an absolute powerhouse of a delay, able to handle practically any delay-related task you assign to it. The core of the DD-500’s gigantic flexibility is the varied delay modes available for selection, accessible via…

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One Delay To Rule Them All – BOSS DD-500

BOSS delay pedals are legendary in the world of stompboxes. From the classic analog delay of the DM-2 Delay, to the world’s first digital delay pedal in the DD-2 Digital Delay and through to today with the unique TE-2 Tera Echo, BOSS have continually provided artists with delay pedals that deliver exceptional results. Guitar players,…

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Amp Up Your Ukulele

The ukulele, which has never lost its popularity since its introduction by Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 1800s, is a continual best seller in Australian music stores. At Roland, we have several staff who play ukulele in many different styles and we realized that several of our new amplifiers are ideal for many…