Line 6 X2 XDS95 Wireless Guitar System Review

The Line 6 X2 XSS95 has fantastic sound quality, good reliability and is very inexpensive. Here’s the review.

Line 6 X2 XDS95 Wireless Instrument System
Line 6 X2 XDS95 Wireless Guitar System

   I’ve recently been playing in a live band with my Son’s called Bonne Nuit and they were quite envious of my Shure wireless guitar system. I decided to get them their own wireless guitar systems and decided on the Line 6 X2 XDS95 Wireless Guitar System. I got two XDS95’s, one for my bass player and one for my rhythm guitar player. My choice was based mainly on the low price and the fact that this is a full digital wireless guitar system. I have been extremely pleased with this wireless guitar system in terms of reliability and especially in terms of sound quality. It’s one purchase I have never regretted. The following review was written by my son Erik Rushton.   Continue reading “Line 6 X2 XDS95 Wireless Guitar System Review”

Planet Waves Auto-Trim Locking Tuners For Gibson Les Paul

Planet Waves locking tuning machines replace the stock tuners on a Gibson Les Paul with no modifications necessary.

Planet Waves Locking Tuning Machines With Auto Trimming
Planet Waves Locking Tuners For Gibson Les Paul

One of my favorite guitars is my Gibson Les Paul BFG and I use it in my live band regularly. It sounds great and has very unique tones for a Gibson. It’s also got fairly cheap parts on it thanks to Gibson building it as more of a budget Les Paul. Recently I was stringing it up and as I was putting on the low E-String the string windings lifted the post right out of the tuning machine! I couldn’t believe it because I had never had a problem with Grover Tuners before. Let’s  just say I’m less than impressed with the Grover Tuners build quality.   Continue reading “Planet Waves Auto-Trim Locking Tuners For Gibson Les Paul”

Live Musician Central Top Posts Of 2010

Top 10 Posts Of 2010 On Live Musician Central
Top 10 Posts Of 2010 On Live Musician Central

   Well it’s that time to reflect on the past year and start making our top ten lists. For all you musician’s out there playing in a live band I hope you’ve found Live Musician Central useful. I’ve had more traffic than ever to the site this past year and there have been some very popular posts. So I’ve put together a list of the top ten posts of 2010 on Live Musician Central. I wasn’t too surprised that the Fender Cyber-Twin SE Amplifier preset downloads were so popular. I’ve had a lot of good feedback on those. I was surprised that my post on the Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal Of The Day got so much traffic though. Without further ado, here’s your top ten posts of 2010!     Continue reading “Live Musician Central Top Posts Of 2010”

New Special Offers Page On Live Musician Central

ANNOUNCEMENT: Special offers and discounts now have their own page on Live Musician Central.

Special Offers
Check Out The Live Musician Central Special Offers Page

   Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a rockin’ New Year! As you know, Live Musician Central is commited to helping you find the best equipment at the best prices for your live band . Both Musician’s Friend and Music123 offer special discounts to Live Musician Central readers but I don’t like to bombard you with advertising all over the front page. For that reason, I would like to announce a new page on Live Musician Central called Live Musician’s Special Offers, Discounts and Coupon Codes.

   I will be listing limited time offers from Musician’s Friend and Music123 on the special offers and discounts page. These offers usually expire very quickly so you need to check the page often if you’re looking for discounts on specific types or brands of music equipment. The offers rotate regularly between guitars, drums, basses, live sound and studio equipment.

   I hope you find the page easy to use and that it can be of some benefit to you. -Matt-

B-52 Matrix 2000 Powered Speaker System With Subwoofer

Review of the B-52 Matrix 2000 Speaker system with powered subwoofer and powered satellite speakers.

B-52 Matrix 2000 Speaker System
B-52 Matrix 2000 Speaker System

As you know, it’s crucial for your live band to have the right equipment in order to play a gig. The most important thing you need when playing a gig is a good P.A. System. You can buy yourself a complete P.A. package or you can assemble a P.A. by it’s individual components. The three main components in a P.A. system are a mixer, amplifier and speakers. Today I’m going to talk about a speaker system that has it’s own built-in power amp, the B-52 Matrix 2000 Speaker Sound System.

There are a lot of advantages to buying the B-52 Matrix 2000 speaker sysem. One of the most overlooked pieces of equipment when assembling a P.A. system is the amplifier that powers the speakers. I’ve seen a lot of musicians who are just starting out purchase a very nice speaker package with a mixer and totally forget to buy a power amp for them. That’s why it’s so nice to have the amplifier that powers the speakers built right into the speaker system itself.   Continue reading “B-52 Matrix 2000 Powered Speaker System With Subwoofer”

Live Musician Gift Idea – Live Sound Accessories Pack

This live sound accessories pack includes two mic stands, two speaker stands, one speaker stand bag and an equipment hauling cart.

Live Sound Accessories Pack
Live Sound Accessories Pack

   Since it’s the season of giving (and of using the last of my live band  earnings for tax write-off purposes) I was looking for gifts for live musicians and came across this sweet deal on a Live Sound Accessories Pack. I don’t know about you, but I seem to go through a microphone stand every year. I also hate hauling equipment in and out of the gig. I also always seem to play in some venues where I struggle to get the speakers aimed for the best sound projection.

   Well, this live sound accessories pack addresses all three problems for an incredibly low price. This pack includes two ProLine Boom Microphone Stands, two ProLine Speaker Stands, one Speaker Stand Bag and one Rock N Roller R2 Micro Cart! All for the amazingly low price of $149. You just can’t beat that price for such a sweet live sound accessories pack.   Continue reading “Live Musician Gift Idea – Live Sound Accessories Pack”

A Bridge Pin Puller Is A Perfect Acoustic Guitar Gift Accessory

A bridge pin puller is an excellent gift to go along with that brand new acoustic guitar.

Dunlop Bridge Pin Puller - Bottle Opener
Dunlop Bridge Pin Puller - Bottle Opener

  I’m sure a lot of you are asking for or giving an acoustic guitar as a gift for Christmas this year. I still remember when I was 13 years old and I got my very first acoustic guitar. I loved it and it brought a whole new dimension in music to my life. Getting my acoustic guitar as a Christmas present was literally what launched my career as a musician playing in live bands.

   I remember learning how to play on that acoustic guitar and playing it until I broke a string. That brought me to my first string change on an acoustic guitar. Let me tell you, it was a learning experience and I learned a hard lesson. Acoustic guitar bridge pins are a real pain in ass to get out of the bridge! Naturally I grabbed a flat blade screwdriver and began prying against my beautiful wood bridge mount which I immediately chipped by prying on it.   Continue reading “A Bridge Pin Puller Is A Perfect Acoustic Guitar Gift Accessory”

Black Friday Deals For Musicians

Check out these exclusive Black Friday deals for musicians and live bands.

Black Friday Deal Center at Musician's Friend

   Well here we are, it’s Black Friday for all of us musicians who play in live bands. I’m sure you’re like me and love scoring great deals on quality music equipment. I’ve been making a list of excellent music equipment all year long that I’ve been lusting after and it’s about time to find some sweet deals so I can satisfy my gear buying.     Continue reading “Black Friday Deals For Musicians”

Musician Gift Guide Suggestion – Top 50 Guitars, Amps & Effects Under $100

Find the perfect gift for musicians from the list of top 50 guitars, amps & effects under $100.

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   The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and if you have a musician that plays in a live band on your list then here’s your chance to shop for some great gear at low prices. Musician’s Friend has compiled a list of the top 50 guitars, amps and effects priced under $100. There are a lot of items that would make great gifts for musicians. The nice thing is they’re under $100 which makes them affordable this Christmas.

   If you have a youngster that is looking to become the next great guitarist there are also some decent starter guitar packages on the list as well. Whether you’re looking to pick up and acoustic guitar or an electric guitar you can find either one on this list of deals.

All you have to do is click on the banner and start looking for that perfect gift.

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Save Money With Holiday Gift Packs For Your Musician

Check out the excellent holiday gift packs from Musician’s Friend for gifts for every musician.

Holiday Gift Packs at

It’s that time of year again and the holidays are coming up fast. The good thing for all you live musicians out there is that the major music retailers have some excellent holiday gift packs to help you fill out your shopping list.

These gift packs are available for musicians of every level from beginner to advanced. You’ll find all kinds of great items such as guitar starter packs, recording studio packs, live sound reinforcement packs and keyboard packages.

You’ll be able to save a bundle of money when purchasing these items and they’re sure to make the musician on your shopping list very happy. Just click the banners and get shopping today!

Holiday Gift Packs at

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