How To Get Your First Gig (Tips From A Gig Promoter)

We asked a friend of Zingstruments, a certain veteran gig promoter by the name of Jim Long, to write a special piece about getting your first gig. Jim has been a promoter, roadie, tour manager, stage technician and has put on gigs by Silver Jews, Boredoms, Papa M, Acid Mothers Temple, Tall Firs, Radar Bros, Electrelane, […]

Continue reading

7 Best Punk Albums To Own On Vinyl

Punk is a genre that always had it’s strength in the rawness of live shows. For a lot of punk bands, making music that sounded good wasn’t really that important compared to getting their message out. And often, the message was one of anger. The harsh economy, classism and the lingering aftermath of a series […]

Continue reading

11 Best Album Storage Options (REVIEW)

It’s important that you choose the best album storage options for your collection.Vinyls can warp if not kept in upright storage away from sunlight – rendering them completely unusable and making it impossible to sell them on if you decide to reduce your collection.They’re also pretty big, so you can’t just stick them in a small […]

Continue reading

What’s The Best Phono Preamp? (REVIEW)

If your turntable doesn’t have an integrated phono preamp, then you’re going to need an external one.Even if there is an integrated phono preamp, they’re usually not that great. High-end turntables often eschew them completely. If it’s possible for you to turn off the preamp and use an external one, this is the best way […]

Continue reading

5 Best Record Player Consoles (REVIEW)

The record player console hasn’t been a prominent feature in the average home for a while. The surge of digital music formats largely eliminated the need for such furniture as more and more people listened to music on their phones, MP3 players and laptops.The rise of wirelessly streamed movies, TV and all other media has […]

Continue reading

5 Best Turntable Amplifiers (REVIEW)

Having a great amplifier is an integral part of your audio system setup. Even if you have a great record player and keep your vinyls in pristine condition, a poor quality amplifier will wreck everything by tarnishing the quality of music.But since there are so many to choose from and with so many different specs […]

Continue reading

What Are The Best Cheap Turntables? (REVIEW)

Buying a turntable doesn’t have to break the bank.If you’re new to the vinyl craze, and don’t know where to start, it can be easy to dismiss everything that’s not extremely expensive based on the negativity and elitism you’ll find on forums. But the truth is, you can find yourself a damn good turntable for […]

Continue reading
1 2 3