Christian de Looper

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra Australia, and since then has lived in Europe and now lives in sunny California. When he's not tinkering with the latest music gear, Christian is devouring news on new consumer technology.

Ibanez launches six new AZ Premium and RG Premium electric guitars

Ibanez has taken the wraps off of size new electric guitars, in both the AZ Premium and RG Premium guitar lines.

Tama launches duo of stunning limited edition S.L.P. snare drums

Tama has launched two new snare drums in its S.L.P. line, one built from Hickory and the other Maple. They'll be available in January.

Ibanez’s new 2022 bass guitars are beautifully-designed and ultra-premium

Ibanez has launched a slew of new bass guitars for 2022, including in the SR, SR Premium, and BTB bass series.

Ibanez’s new acoustic guitars, acoustic basses, and ukuleles, offer excellent value for money

Ibanez has taken the wraps off of two new acoustic guitars, a new acoustic bass, and two ukuleles. They all offer excellent value for money.

Top 10 accessories for drummers

Drumming can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a hassle -- from tuning to practicing to grabbing your drink, here are the top 10 drum accessories.

Fender Stratocaster vs. Fender Telecaster: Classic versus classic

The Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster are both absolute classic guitars, but there are some major differences between the two.

Best microphones for beginners: Up your game with these value mics

Are you a beginner to recording or live performing, and want a decent microphone or two? Here are the best microphones for beginners.

Top 10 must-have accessories every guitarist needs

After buying a guitar, there are a number of accessories worth buying to take care of your guitar. Here are the top accessories every guitarist needs.

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

Everything you need to know about cymbal alloys

You probably have your favorite series of cymbals, but you may not know exactly what cymbal alloys those cymbals are made of. That's what this guide is for.

Here are the best cymbal packs money can buy

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a cymbal pack, but once you know you want to, you'll need to find the right one. Here are the best cymbal packs.