About Us

Zing Instruments is an online music magazine that writes in-depth articles about how to play instruments, buy gear, and learn about 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:


Music Appreciation:

We also have a ton of helpful 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 lots more.

Plus, we make our own tools for musicians, such as guitar serial number decoders, which 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, the founder).

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 the film, the monsters (including Dracula, who, funnily enough, had a wife named Martha) have a term 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?!

The Zing Team

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Ged Richardson

Founder / Editor-In-Chief

Yo. I’m the guy behind all this. What once started out as a passion project turned into one of the web’s largest music publications (around half a million views per month and growing) that employs numerous writers, editors, and techies. I also play in a London-based Gypsy Jazz band called Django Mango. I live in the rolling hills of Devon in England, and can often be seen riding around in an orange rust-bucket VW Campervan called Hux with a fluff-ball dog called Simba.

Contact: ged@zinginstruments.com
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Rebecca Day

Rebecca Day is an independent musician and writer residing in Florida. She’s the frontwoman of swampy country band The Crazy Daysies and has a vast knowledge and appreciation of music, particularly blues and country.

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Ant Long

Ant hails from Manchester, England, where he was raised on a steady diet of ‘90s indie-rock and grunge. He’s worked with promoters and venues in the city, and now writes for a living. When he’s not typing, he’s usually playing Neil Young songs on his acoustic Tanglewood.



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By the way, we’re hiring. If you’d like to join the team, visit our contact page.