January 27, 2016

Solid Body Electric Guitars

Graduation is in a few weeks for some students. I know parents are excited to see their children ramp up. Some students, meanwhile, are sentimental and a bit sad to say goodbye to some friends. Gifts are exchanged and given to teachers, friends and children. I am pretty sure that the Danelectro Hodad Electric Guitars are a popular choice for musically inclined students.

January 21, 2016

Learn to Play Keyboards

Since I was a kid, I have wanted that I would be able to play keyboards. I've tried learning but for some reason it did not work out for me. I am somewhat of a frustrated keyboardist. My mother even bought us a toy keyboard and then later after college I bought one myself. It was not one of the guitar center keyboards, it was a cheapo kind. Right now, nobody is using it regularly at home. Sometimes my younger brother would play it but for the most part it is just collecting dust. I am close to giving up my wish but still have a glimmer of hope :-).

September 12, 2015

Molded Earplugs

The football season has just started. It is the time of the year when my hubby needs a new pair of custom molded earplugs. Even though we only watch the games at home on our HDTV, I can still get as loud as ever :-) . I have yet to ask him if his earplugs are all set and ready to go. He knows very well that I won't be able to keep myself quite and in my chair while watching. I get very excited and have a lot of fun watching the game.

July 13, 2015

Bass Amplifier Heads

One of my younger brothers has been asking me to buy him an amp. My sister in Germany and I gave him an electric guitar as his Christmas present a couple of years ago but instead of us buying it here abroad and have it ship to the Philippines, we sent the money. That way he could buy the electric guitar that he wanted since he knows musical instruments more than we do. I am not sure if he also got a guitar amp that goes along with his guitar because I think the money that we sent wasn’t enough. If he was not able to buy a 1000 watt amp, my sister and I will buy it for him in the future because they can make good use of it there in the church.

Custom Engraved Pint Glasses

My hubby and I just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. We did not give each other a gift. That was a choice. We celebrated our anniversary by dining out at our favorite Asian restaurant nearby. Even though it has already been a few months passed our anniversary, in the back of my mind I am still thinking about getting my husband a customized gift. The idea came after I saw the unique custom engraving - pint glasses from Glass with a Twist. They make classy & unique gifts. The designs of their engraved pint glasses are sandblasted into the pint glass surface. This is to create a smooth and elegant engraving that is truly permanent. In other words, it is carved into the glass. The clear glasses are made in the USA by Libbey Glass and hold a full 16 oz. The clear glass lettering creates a striking look that allows liquid color to show through. To get started, first you select a background shape and the name to engrave. If you have any special instructions to add, Glass with a Twist can take care of that too.

June 8, 2015

Things to Consider When Building a Custom Home

Many people love the idea of building their own home from scratch. You can get the floor plan you want and design the structure from the ground, up. However, there are many things you need to consider before pouring concrete or buying the materials to build your house from scratch. Without proper installation, these things can cause severe problems for you later on.  

Electrical Wiring

Each power socket within the home can handle a specific amount of load. This is why some rooms will trip a breaker if there are too many larger objects draining the power too fast. Although the average bedroom can sustain being operated from a single breaker, larger devices could cause an incredible drain on that one switch. Having an idea of what is being put into each room can help determine if a single switch will do or if a the room needs to be partitioned for more of an electrical drain. 

Concrete Foundations

One of the most important aspects of the home is that of the concrete foundation. This will support the structure and needs to be set up correctly. A weak section could cause framework to sag over time. It could also lead to compromises from water, which could increase the likelihood of moisture damage and mold development.  

Load Support

Although you may want a spacious game room in your new home, is it conducive to supporting the weight above? Many people design homes on paper without taking into consideration load-bearing walls. This is especially important for homes that are more than a single story tall. The walls themselves are what hold the structure in place, and too much of a separation could reduce the home's integrity to hold up additional rooms and other housing extras.

Before you begin buying materials, it may be in your best interest to get home renovation quotes from contractors in your area. These professionals can offer a great deal of knowledge and help you build the perfect home in a much safer way. Don't commit to breaking ground until you have all the fats that go into building a home from scratch.

May 16, 2015

Brass Mouthpieces

People say that playing wind instruments like the trombone mouthpiece is one of the easier instruments to play. This type of instrument is usually a tube that makes a sound when air is blown through it. Some of these are played by the musician blowing air directly into the tube through the mouthpiece, such as when playing the saxophone, while others only require the musician to blow air over the mouthpiece, such as when playing the flute. Unlike the string instruments, or some percussion instruments, many wind instruments don’t require as much tuning, if even necessary. This particular group of instruments is also seen as instruments that are a little easier to learn and play. While this might be true, they do offer their own challenge. Many of these instruments require good posture and good strong lungs to be able to introduce enough air into the instrument in order to maintain control of the air flow as well as to produce the sound that is required.