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Gibson Les Paul Faded VS Les Paul Studio: A Comparison

Every year, Gibson make a few changes to the lineup of guitars they offer. Both the Gibson Les Paul Faded and Les Paul Studio, in one form or another, are usually in the lineup and usually come in at the lower end of the price range. This year, the Les Paul Faded is the most affordable Gibson USA model, with the Studio not too far ahead of it.   With these two American made Les Pauls coming in at much less than a Traditional or Standard, you might be wondering... Read More

Fender American Professional Series VS American Standard

There’s a brand new range of Fender electric guitars and basses. The new Fender American Pro series replaces the old American Standards and brings the guitars more in line with the recently released Fender American Elites. The Fender Strat, Tele, Jaguar, Jazzmaster and the basses are legendary models and have been played by an enormous range of players over the last sixty-odd years. The new Fender American Professional range has a few updates that bring the guitars into 2017 whilst retaining the character of what helped build the legend in... Read More

Yamaha Clavinova CLP635 vs 645: What Is The Difference?

Here, we’ll look at the differences between the CLP635 and the CLP645. Visually, they look very similar – even spec-wise, they share a lot of the same features, as the below table highlights. They both have the same sound engine, boasting the sounds of the CFX and Bosendorfer grand pianos, they have the same amount of voices and rhythms, plus they both feature Yamaha’s amazing Virtual Resonanace Modeling (VRM) which helps the pianos sound more like an acoustic grand piano. There are however, three major differences that might make you... Read More

Yamaha Clavinova CLP625 VS CLP635: What Is The Difference?

In this series of articles, we’ll be looking at all of the pianos within the Yamaha CLP600 Clavinova range and comparing each model with its closest upgrade. In this case, it’s the CLP625 vs the CLP635 – both have the GH3X keyboard action and the amazing CFX and Bosendorfer grand piano sounds. Of course there are differences between them, but what are they and which piano better suits your needs? Here’s a quick comparison of some of the major spec points. CLP625 CLP635 Keyboard GH3X Action GH3X Action Split Function... Read More

Yamaha Clavinova CLP645 VS CLP675: What Is The Difference?

If you want to know the differences between the CLP645 and CLP675 Clavinovas, then you’ve come to the right place! Though these two digital pianos sit next to each other in the CLP600 series, there are a few features that really set them apart. They both share the same sound engine, so you get the incredible tones of the Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer grand pianos, amongst a whole host of other different voices. Both the CLP645 and CLP675 have the technology on board to make them sound like an acoustic... Read More

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Bass Players

Need a little help thinking of something to buy for your bass playing loved one this Christmas? Help is always at hand here at Reidys. Whether they’re justing starting out playing the bass or they’ve been playing for decades, we’ve got something for everyone. Bass players tend not to need as many toys and gadgets as guitar players but there are still plenty of things that will help put a smile on their face on Christmas morning, so when they’re playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, you can say you... Read More

Gibson 2018 Buyers Guide

Recently we announced the Gibson USA 2018 lineup. Consisting of Les Pauls, SGs, Firebirds, a Flying V, an Explorer, and a couple of High Performance guitars, there’s something in there for everyone. To read the quick-spec rundown of the models, read our announcement here. Here, we’re going to go into a bit more detail on each model, to hopefully help you figure out which guitar’s the one for you. It’s worth noting that all guitars in the 2018 range have manual tuners, including the High Performance models. Thhe HPs have... Read More

Top 10: Best Christmas Gifts for Piano Players

Finding the right Christmas gift for a piano player can be hard, I mean, can you really give them another piano key tie? Socks with piano keys on? Any conceivable item of clothing with piano keys on? No! That’s where we come in. We see all sorts of different musicians every single day so we know what they want (what they really really want). That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Christmas gift ideas for piano players that will hopefully make the morning of the 25th that bit brighter for... Read More

Yamaha CLP665GP vs Roland GP607: What Are The Differences?

The following is a guide that outlines the differences and similarities between what are probably the two most popular digital grand pianos on the market at the moment – the Yamaha CLP665GP and the Roland GP607. Both pianos sit around the £3-4k price point and showcase a beautiful baby grand piano cabinet design. It’s worth noting that comparing two instruments such as these from different brands can prove tricky, as they often have different names for the same thing and the differences aren’t always quantifiable. Both are superb instruments, and... Read More

A Guide To 2019 Gibson Les Pauls: Standard VS Studio

Every year, Gibson update their range of USA guitars, sometimes changing models around, adding new ones in, swapping out pickups etc. Two staple models that we see every year are the flagship Les Paul Standard and the Les Paul Studio. With all the change in spec and what not, you might wonder what the differences are between these two guitars – that’s why we’ve put together this handy guide. The differences in spec are highlighted in the table below; for a more in-depth comparison, carry on reading. 2019 Les Paul... Read More