About Us

Zing Instruments is an online music publication that publishes in-depth guides about playing instruments, buying gear, and music in general. We’re all aspiring musicians who write our own music and play in various bands, from gypsy jazz to alt-rock.

Subjects we write about:

We also have a ton of info in our blog section, where we write about making it as a musician (e.g. gigging, recording music, etc), social media for musicians, and a ton of other stuff.

We also have a massive playlist section, where we write about our favorite songs.

Plus, we make our own tools for musicians, such as guitar serial number decoders that you can find in our tools section.

Why ‘Zing’?

Well, there’s a funny story there. When I was trying to find a name for this site, I struggled to find anything that I really loved (I’m Ged by the way – aka Zingman – the founder).

There were the usual ideas…’Instruments HQ’, ‘All About Instruments’, etc. etc. but nothing very inspiring.

But then a random thing happened.

A movie had just come out called ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and one rainy afternoon there we sat, my 6-year-old daughter Martha, and I.

In that movie, the monsters (i.e. Dracula, who funnily enough had a wife called Martha) have a word for falling in love.

That word, or verb, is ‘to Zing‘.

And boom, like a lightbulb in my head suddenly switching on, I had it….’Zing Instruments’.

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To ‘zing’ is a special feeling that only happens once in your life.

The way I see it, when you go about learning an instrument, you really do fall in love with it.

Music has the power to bring us together like nothing else. We (humanity) badly need to come together, and I think music is one of the best ways of doing it.

So, the mission of this website is to make the world come together through music.

Should be pretty straightforward, right?!

Yours, Ged

Ged Richardson

Ged Richardson
Editor-In-Chief / Founder
Contact: ged@zinginstruments.com

Yo. I’m the guy behind all this. What once started out as a side-project turned into a pretty big site that employs numerous writers, editors, and techies that I spend most of my time running – not bad going, eh. I also play in a London-based Gypsy Jazz band called Django Mango. I live in Devon, UK, and can often be seen riding around in an orange rust-bucket VW Campervan called Hux with a dog called Simba.

Simba dog

Simba