What’s life like when you are a musician in a band?

Many people often wonder what their lives would be like if they chose different careers. More often than not, people think that being a musician is an easy job to do. What? You just travel and sing? No big deal, right? However, being a musician in a band, is much more complex than that.

What’s so great about being in a band?
When you are in a band, you get to share a lot of memories with your fellow musicians. The good ones and the bad ones. It’s like constantly having a team to support you and take care of you when you are down. Another great thing is that you can travel together and visit so many different places as well as get to know so many different people. Just take a look at the tour stories of a band such as Deadstring brothers. Isn’t it amazing to have such an extensive and beautiful life experience? Who gets to visit so many states in one year of tours and different events?

What’s not so great about being in a band?
Sure it’s amazing to travel, but on the other side of the coin you spend so much time on the road, away from your family and friends. It’s not only about going on tours. As a musician, you need to spend a lot of time in studios, rehearsing. You need to sacrifice a lot in order to make a decent living while being a musician. It’s never easy, but then again – thanks to the modern technology, musicians are able to keep in touch with their families over video calls now. If you look back, before all these free apps were invented, being a musician was even more difficult. Not all people can stay away from their families for such a long time.

Should I become a professional musician?
If you are asking yourself whether or not to pursue a career of a musician, then you really need to think hard. You need to decide whether you are willing to put so much effort into practicing and you most certainly need to invest your time and patience.

Becoming a successful musician doesn’t happen overnight!


Music-on-the-Road-300x182I lay on the grass, tired from hours of rubber and road. My bones gave in and the excruciating hunger had dwarfed my mind. I rested craving for a warm fireplace near me. My clothes were dirty and my senses dusty, when a fellow hit the guitar and the music washed away from my soul the dust of everyday life.

Being a band on the road is a soulful experience that helps you explore the depths of beauty residing on this planet. It is the lovely call of the unknown that keeps us going with music to fill our time and space. We travel in groups and independently but to the final destination of self discovery.

I’ll tell you the story of a life blinded by a sentiment, chilled by an air of solitude, driven by a dream, restrained—amidst an ocean of change, restrained—by the breaking waves of misgiving. It’s yours, and it’s mine, and it’s how it has to be if ever we were meant to reach this land of self-discovery. It’s a bumpy ride, the genre a shifting tide. But if you let it lift your spirits, the music will carry you home.

Right from the cars we travel in to our beloved bikes resting on trailer hitch bike rack, our world is on wheels and our home is the road. Exhilarating and exciting are two words that are never missing from our lives. As a seasoned traveler and member of a band, I can tell you that if you could gather the gut to give in to the sense of fernweh in your eye, you would come back a much happier man. If you have music to accompany you in whatever form you feel, you would come back a happier man.

The people we met helped us understand the vast diversity of emotion within the humanity. While some listen to us to forget the past, some raise it to their future. Some listen to us to be distracted, some listen to us to fall deeper in love. Some people smile at us, some simply smirk at us. Some are extremely helpful, some just run away.

When you travel, you meet a few people but when you’re a band on the road, you meet more people on the road than you can imagine and it is then when you come to know the world closely and find yourself falling in love with it. The best moments are those when you get to a lonely piece of land on a mountain, get off your bike, feel the silence of the wind talk to you and fill the silence with music – all by yourself.


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Anyone finding themselves on stage or in the spotlight, want to make a statement and show the crowd the best show of their lives. You want people to not only think about your music, but about your style as well. The costumes you wear on stage, the way your make up and hair was styled, pretty much everything about you, the crowd wants to be entertained with. So, we as a band try to make things a little interesting and sometimes different than usual. One idea we came up with is wearing different contact lenses with every show. This made for great photo shoots and keeps the fans entertained.

Going With Colored Contact Lenses

Eyewear in general has been a popular trend in recent years. Going right along with that trend, colored contact lenses have also become popular. Often used in movies to change the color or look of someone’s eyes, colored lenses have filtered down to the general populace and are sometimes even used by people who don’t need contact lenses. If you do use contact lenses to improve your vision, colored lenses can also improve or alter eye color. If you’re up for a change in this department, vibrant views colored contact lenses offer some of the most extraordinary eye color action out there.

Vibrant Views Contacts

While many companies make colored lenses, not all are created equal. Not all colored contact lenses are meant for actual vision correction and may actually obscure vision rather than improve it. And even if your vision is still all right, the actual color may not be so terrific. Many colored contact lenses do little to enhance or change your eye color. The color may be too dim to even notice. Vibrant views colored contact lenses by Freshlook aim to change all of these downsides. Vibrant views are approved for everyday wear and are corrective contact lenses so they improve the look of your eyes and aid in seeing as well.

Intense Colored Contacts

Vibrant views colored contact lenses are some of the most intense colored contact lenses on the market. Some colored lenses simply enhance the color of your own eyes or add some shimmer to them to make them stand out more. Freshlook has collections along these lines. These new lenses in the Vibrant Views collection, however, do much more than shimmer. Vibrant Views contact lenses stand out in the crowd and are perfect if you want vivid, memorable eye color.


Try Before You Buy

You don’t have to simply take a chance and buy them either, without knowing if the color will suit you or if you will feel comfortable wearing them. Freshlook is offering a free trial of non prescription colored contact lenses so you can test run a pair without spending a dime. If these colored lenses are for you, visit your personal eye doctor to order vibrant views colored contact lenses in the right prescription strength. You can also check out different vendors and buy contacts online, sometimes at a discount.

Vibrant views colored contact lenses are changing the way we may see colored contacts in the future. Bold and intense, Freshlook is taking the trend of colored contact lenses to a whole new level. Look online or ask your eye doctor to get more information on these new contact lenses.

Going Toward The More Crazy Side Of Contacts

Fashion is often about making a statement and crazy colored contact lenses can certainly do that. If you’re a fashion risk taker or perhaps are attending an event where you want to go all the way with your costume, colored contact lenses can be the perfect addition. We’re not just talking about any colored contact lenses either. Many are designed to blend or just even enhance your own natural eye color. Crazy colored lenses are intended to be noticed. If that’s what you want, crazy lenses are for you.


Types of Crazy Colored Contact Lenses

So how crazy are crazy colored contact lenses? It all depends on your own imagination and how far you want to take it. From colors not found in eye colors to actual designs, you have a lot of design power in crazy contact lenses. The whole idea of crazy lenses really starts in Hollywood. Movies and bands often use colored or patterned lenses for characters. People often want to mimic those characters or take their own spin on it.

Different Types Of Crazy

These fancy contact lenses were not always easy to get a hold of. They were made primarily for films and were therefore pretty expensive and hard to find. But other companies eventually caught on to the trend and now crazy colored contact lenses are much cheaper and easier to get a hold of. This is especially convenient if you plan to entertain the crowd while on stage with your band or even just to attend a costume or Halloween party.

Some Of The Types

  • Animal eyes and patterns such as cat, jaguar and wolf eyes or even zebra stripes.
  • Patterns and designs such as swirls or smiley faces or spades.
  • Character eyes (including popular movie characters) such as vampire and Gothic styles.
  • Intense colors such as orange and pink.


Some crazy colored contact lenses are meant to be amusing but many are intended to look a little freaky. Many of the vampire or Gothic contact lenses are movie-worthy, giving a fiery red appearance or a translucent effect, among others. You can even find cosmetic colored contact lenses that completely white out your eyes or black them out, for a truly freakish look. There are many styles to choose from so whether you want to go freaky or just a little different, you have your pick of styles.

Where Do I Find Them?

So where can you find these crazy color contact lenses? Online is a great place to start. If you’re an avid online shopper, many places even accept paypal payments these days to save you some time. Be careful of what company you buy from as well. Remember that these contacts are sitting directly on your eye and can harm them if the contacts don’t fit correctly or are made poorly. It’s recommended that you visit an eye doctor to know what lenses will fit right before buying any. When you do go to buy, only purchase FDA approved contact lenses and protect your eyesight.

So if you’re headed onto stage or off to a costume party and want to add an extra bite to your look, try out some crazy colored contact lenses. From animal patterns to intense colors to vampire looks, you can have a head to toe costume without much trouble. Keep in mind that you are putting these contact lenses on your eyes, so only by FDA approved lenses from a reputable dealer and DO NOT wear them with any type of night vision gear or similar types of gadgets which project enhanced light. The crowd normally doesn’t know what hit them when we get on stage with our crazy looks.


One of the most annoying things when learning to play any electric guitar is that no matter what you do nothing ever sounds any good. You get frustrated thinking that you may never be able to play the way you want to play.

While it’s true that it learning to play an electric guitar does have a definite learning curve to it, it is not impossible to master. But what most beginners and truthfully some guitarists who should know better but forget is that most of the time the reason you sound bad is because your guitar is not in tune.

Standard tuning for 6 string guitar

So How Often Should You Tune an Electric Guitar?

In order to have the best playing experience, you really should tune up your guitar every single time before you play. Yes, every time. Guitars, no matter how expensive eventually go out of tune. And some cheaper models will go out of tune fairly quickly. If you make sure your electric guitar is in the proper tune every time you play, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much better you sound.

Another thing to bare in mind that act of doing your “Guitar God” impersonation, i.e. playing or practicing with any guitar for just a few hours can easily slip it out of tune. So you basically always have to be aware of the guitar and stop and re-tune when necessary.

Now tuning you guitar need not become a time consuming burden. In fact if done right it will only take you a few minutes at first. And the longer you play the faster you can tune your electric guitar on the play.

In fact master musicians can tune their guitars so fast that they can do even while performing in a concert, without anyone really noticing them missing a beat. A professional can get a guitar back into tune in 30 seconds or less with the sound being clear in all the electric guitar pickups.

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You will need to tune up your guitar either using a piano, by ear using a free chord website like GuitarChords247.com, a electronic tuner or  mobile MP3 based tuner like one of theses Iphone guitar tuners, which you can all combine with a pedal boardAs you imagine, getting access to a piano in a hurry can become problematic. And while it seems just about every thing can store MP3 files from iPods, cell phones to digital recorders, these solution too can become a burden.

So realistically until you can do by “ear” which will come with experience, your best and fastest route to a perfectly tuned guitar, especially one with decent tonal qualities, is a mobile app or electronic tuner.

Electronic tuners are little digital devices that many musicians ,both professionals and talented amateurs, use to detect off key notes from the electric guitar pickups and display the pitch as it is being played on instruments like electric guitars.

Some like the Peavey SPT-6G Wolfgang guitar tuners use simple LED lights to give you an approximate visual reading of whether the note is higher, lower or close to equal to the desired pitch you programmed in.

A more accurate and hence more expensive tuners like the Peavey PCT-6T Wolfgang guitar tuners can use a Quartz system along with a condenser microphone for acoustic tuning. The tuning process can be completely hands-off tuning with the results displayed on a digital LCD screen.

But not matter which Peavey Wolfgang guitar tuners you choose, you need to keep your guitar in tune every time you pick it up to play.


Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. I recently found out that these words by Berthold Auerbach are bang on target. I often travel a lot. Traveling to work and back and traveling on weekends for visual delights, I have always been an out-going person. The surprising part is that never have I felt the importance of music while traveling so intensely. After having lost my wireless Bluetooth speakers along with my favorite bass headphones on one of my travels, I was left with no music at all. This was when I felt a void and realized that I could not live without music, especially when out.

Jazz-MusicWith this experience done, I thought to myself if I was a music addict. I was. At the risk of stating an oxymoron, I went on to read about how music is a good addiction. I would like to share with you the points I believe we all music addicts can related to:

Artists Ahoy: If you have an artistic nature, ambient music can help you improve creativity. Scientific research proves that a moderate noise level helps your brain generate fresh ideas. Ambient noise helps eliminate easy processing of information. Apparently, struggling to process things around us and trying to overcome a difficulty improves creativity.

Music Improves Visual Attention: If your favorite songs are among some specific genres of music, it can help you improve visual attention. Classical music was found to improve visual attention when studied with stroke patients as subjects. So when you feel like cutting off from the world when out in the city, simply get out your pair of best outdoor speakers. Focusing on the things you like the most – city lights, running traffic, buildings, parks, gardens, forests or absolutely everything under the sun, helps you think creatively as you notice things better than you normally would. Music helps you focus. Some genres that help improve visual attention are- Blues,Jazz, Ambient, Classical and Reggae.

Conversations: They say that once you share a cigarette butt with someone, you share a healthy friendship with them. Same goes with music. You share the same taste in music with someone and you are bound to be friends. You have the most wonderful conversations with people who share the same love for music as you do. Icing on the cake is when their favorites are yours as well. A recent research also showed that people who listen to slow music are much better at presentations and interactive orations.

While this helped me understand why I missed my music, I also came across a very interesting piece of information which absolutely amused me. You can get to know about a person’s personality by getting to know their favorite genre. Here’s the classification –

  1. Blues and jazz: People who love to listen to Blues or jazz or both are mostly creative, have high self esteem, are polite and gentle and are outgoing.
  2. Rap fans are very social, outgoing and mostly have a childish charm to them.
  3. Country music lovers are hardworking and outgoing.
  4. Rock/heavy metal fans have been found to have low self esteem, not hardworking, not outgoing and gentle. (I highly doubt it)
  5. Reggae fans are creative, hardworking, gentle outgoing and at ease.

It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not but then getting to know these things is simply a living example of how music can be a good addiction.


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When you’re out with your bike, the road is eternal, the wind is constant and nowhere else do you get a guarantee like that. It is the thrill of the engine revving and the anticipation of the unfolding of some of the most picturesque scenes on the road. As a kid, if you ever tried to go a few miles on your balance bike, you would know that the thrill only multiplies when you have a motorbike to roll.

Road trips are not just about speed but also about the societies you leave behind. The interactions with people remain with you forever and when you look back at what you’ve left behind, you wonder if the world and humanity have ever been so beautiful.

Hit the Road

If you are looking to go out on a road trip on your bike, you need to plan a little and ensure that you make the most of your time on the road. A few tips to aid a great experience are as follows:

  1. Clothing: Focus on lightweight synthetic clothing to make life easier for you. T-shirts and other clothes can be easily washed and dried.
  2. Plastic bags: Something that most people miss out while packing is plastic bags. Zipper-lock plastic bags come in various sizes which can be extremely handy when it comes to packing your items in saddlebags.
  3. Don’t fold: It is better to roll your clothes than to fold them.
  4. Waterproofing: Don’t forget to waterproof your tent if you are carrying one. Similarly, if you’re out in the monsoons, get proper protection for your backpack. Also get a small towel with you to wrap around your neck to avoid water from trickling down your neck.
  5. Center of gravity: Ideally the heaviest stuff should be placed very close to the center of gravity of the bike. The heavier stuff should be placed towards the tank and the other stuff can be evenly distributed at the sides.
  6. If you’re traveling in a group, you can cut down on the weight significantly by simply sharing stuff like a toothpaste or soap.

If You’re Camping

It is always a wonderful feeling to ride with a group on the roads and meet new people on your way. A good way to pack would make life on the road easier for you. Simply travel light! The road is waiting for you!


It’s no secret that we love our music and we love playing it out loud – which is why we’re on the road all the time playing gigs near you so look out for our ads and come support us! Whenever we play a gig in a new town we make a point of spending some time in town, meeting the locals and spreading the word bout our shows. We’ve tried all kinds of promotional ideas to get our music out there including walking the streets with a boom box on the shoulder, playing in parks for free and crashing the local karaoke night!

We recently found a novel upgrade to the concept of walking with a boom box through the streets. The UK based company Noisebags recently launched a new backpack, with a fully integrated music system and calling it Noisebags!


Great looking bag – even if it wasn’t for the cool music integration don’t you agree? We’d love to see some more style variation of this backpack – a backpack purse would be a great chic looking alternative!



Their boom bag can be connected to any iPhone, iPod, MP3 and MP4 player via a 3.5mm audio jack. It incorporates an amplifier that needs 4 AA batteries. These are great looking bags with the speakers and music controls integrated into the shoulder straps.



The speakers and controls are integrated into the shoulder-straps – easy to reach and obscured to let rip with some great beats.


Small but effective little amplifier runs on 4 AA batteries. Remember to buy rechargeables!

This is one of the coolest pieces of kit I’ve bought in a while from a great company what used tag-lines like: “Forget earphones. Play it out loud!” – and we completely agree! The bags come in some funky colors like Uni Pink, True Blue and the awesome Nuclear Orange. Our personal favorite the Cam O however takes it queue from modern military backpacks with a good looking and hip camouflage motive.If you’re in the market for a new backpack and you love music, take a look at these packs, very affordable, well-made and worth every penny!



imagesTravelling long distances on the road becomes one of the biggest parts of a band’s life. The fun and excitement of performing in front of big crowds are the reason why you bite the travelling bullet, but it sometimes takes it’s toll. Travelling long distances can get very frustrating and tiring, especially when you are travelling on land as it takes you even longer to reach your destination. Entertainment on the road is the most important thing and what better entertainment is there for a band than surround sound music. Like they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”.

Add Some Audio To Your Car

Before deciding what sound would be best in your vehicle used for you long distance travelling, it may be beneficial to read through numerous car stereo reviews. In travelling times, where you spend a large portion of your life on the road and in traffic, music and radio can undoubtedly ease the tension of this sometimes horrifying activity. Long road trips would also not be the same if they were not accompanied by a beautiful self-selected soundtrack. It is therefore vital to put some thought into your choice of system, as it will be with you through some very stressful and highly memorable times. It is always a good idea to ask a professional for their advice before deciding on what to buy. But this is not the only route you can take. Luckily, there are many car stereo reviews available both online and in magazines, which will definitely aid you in your choice.

Look At The Online Reviews

If you are having a look at an online review, it is important to identify what the writer’s objective is. Is the article just trying to sell you a product? If this is the case, you will obviously get a rather biased opinion on the system. Is it an expert’s opinion? Although it is always good to get an expert’s point of view, it also can be a good idea to see what the man on the street has to say about their experience with the product.

Audio Installation

The next step to look at with regards to your purchase are what exactly your options in installing your system. Factory-installed systems will definitely be reliable and produce good output. However, many audio enthusiasts prefer to tailor-make their system to their specific desires. There are a lot of fun extras that can be added to your vehicle’s audio system. While all the conventional aspects, such as the perfect speakers and amplifiers, will ensure the quality of your sound, some other exciting features have been added to some models. Some even come complete with Bluetooth wireless. This will ensure a safer driving experience, as you will now have a hands-free kit for your cell phone.

Some Of The Features

Valor has introduced a state of the art product to the market. The SD 906W offers a rather impressive list of features. Format is no problem for this machine. You can play audio CDs, DVDs, as well as discs which have MP3 and WMA files stored on them. An iPod can be plugged into the system so that you can enjoy your favorite music on your new car speakers. Also, it comes complete with Bluetooth. All of this can be conveniently operated from the retractable touch screen. In many car stereo reviews, this product has been praised for its quality and ingenuity.

Sony has always been a leader in providing sound to homes and vehicles alike. They have also stepped up to the plate in terms of offering consumers equipment with Bluetooth capabilities, as well as maintaining the quality that is synonymous with the brand name.

Whether you are an all-out audio enthusiast, or a band travelling long distances on the road, some thought should be given as to what product will suit your needs and make your trip worth while. With the amount of car stereo reviews available, you can empower yourself as a consumer to make the choice that it right for you. After all, you want to stay entertained on the road, so make it count.


Life in a band is no just all fun and games, it takes a lot of hard work to be successful. Long hours of rehearsing, making music and making sure that everything is as it should be makes you stressed and worn out most of the time. But, no matter what, you still need to give your best in the end. The only way to get through these stressful times, is to make sure you get in some rest and let yourself relax a little.

Hydrotherapy To De-stress

Hydrotherapy massages and other treatments have been around since the 1800’s. Historically called water cures, hydrotherapy practices include any form of physical therapy that uses water as the main stimulant to help heal or treat illnesses. The water temperature and pressure are the two main components that help people receive relief from tension and pain. Hydrotherapy massages can take place in a hot tub or pool, or consist of a water massage table that allows a person to receive a dry water massage fully clothed.

Types Of Hydrotherapies

Water Submersion

There are various types of hydrotherapy treatments, and each type touts different health benefits. Water submersion is a treatment that has a person submerges completely into a pool or tub of water. The temperature of the water is usually very warm to allow for increased blood circulation and muscle relaxation. In a hydrotherapy clinic, a therapist may add minerals, enzymes, and essential oils to the water. These extra elements are supposed to increase the body’s natural healing properties while providing extra relaxation.


Hot Tub Therapy

Hot tub therapy utilizes both hot water temperatures and jet water massagers that create a whirlpool effect in the tub. The massage provided by the water jets helps to improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and provide an overall feeling of well-being. Hot tub therapy is commonly prescribed for people who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint paint, varicose veins, and back pain.

Hydrotherapy Massages

Hydrotherapy massages that allow a person to remain clothed and dry usually take place on a water massage table. Commonly seen tables are cylindrical shaped containers with a massage table inside. A person lies face down on the table, the lid is closed over the body, and tubes move up and down the body expelling water streams at high pressure. The water varies in movement to hit different areas of the neck, back, buttocks, and legs.


Colonic Hydrotherapy

Colonic hydrotherapy is the practice of using water to flush out the upper and lower bowel. It’s an alternative treatment to help rid the body of waste and toxins that many believe cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Enemas are one form of colon therapy, but professional colonic therapists utilize certain practices, such as adding herbs to the water, to help purge the system of toxins and compacted waste.

Choosing The Right Hydrotherapy Treatment

A physical therapist or physician can recommend the proper hydrotherapy treatment based on medical needs. Some people may not have the bone mass to withstand a deep tissue water massage and would benefit most from submersion therapy. People with high blood pressure may be warned to avoid hot tubs and try a water massage table for muscle relaxation.

Where To Go

Spas and clinics both offer hydrotherapy treatments. For colon health, it’s best to choose a colon hydrotherapy clinic staffed by professionals who have training in administering and monitoring colon cleansing. Licensing is available for colon hydrotherapy clinics, and patients should choose an establishment which uses licensed therapists. These therapists have received extensive education and training in the field of colon hydrotherapy.

While anyone can relax in a warm bath and seek the relief provided by calming essential oils, it’s always best to seek professional advice about hydrotherapy options. Whether a person ultimately chooses to enjoy hydrotherapy massages in a hot tub or water massage table, all hydrotherapy options offer relief from pain and improve overall well-being. It is also the best stress reliever after long hours of work, especially when you are busy touring with your band.



After a long day at work you will need a way of relaxing and a hot tub can be the perfect thing.  Nothing says relaxation more than an ice cold one in one hand while soaking in hot tub to let go of your busy and stressful day on stage or in the studio.

Find The Right Hot Tub

Do some research first to find out about the best hot tub to purchase. This will depend on whether you want it for indoor or outdoor use or for both. There are numerous great hot tubs that you can get such as the beachcomber hot tub. You should take a look at some reviews to find out more about the best hot tub to purchase for your needs.

Hot Tub Options

There are lots of hot tub options that you can look at when you go to health spas. These kinds of hot tubs are ideal if you have a large bathroom and want to create that spa type feel. You can also get special outdoor spas which are installed in your garden and which you can get from various dealers online. Hotel hot tubs and garden hot tubs will differ in price, but you should think about what you will use the most.

Small Hot Tubs

If you want to relax in the privacy of your own house then the small hot tubs for indoor use are what you should shop for. You can find these just about anywhere online and you can also contact your local home depot store or bathroom center for advice about hot tubs. They can give you the top options and tell you which the most popular selling brands are. You can also use the reviews online to help you narrow down your search.


Outdoor Hot Tub

Watkins Hot Tub

You should also decide on the best hot tub to purchase based on the replacement parts and guarantee offered. Watkins hot tub parts for example, are offered in various places, so this should be a great brand to purchase. You can also find out what the best hot tubs are by looking at the features offered. Some offer more jets than others and some are deeper than others. The specifications are up to you, so you should look for the top brands within these parameters.

Garden Hot Tub

A lot of people find that hot tubs are a waste of money and they insist that a bath is the same thing. Well, if this is how you feel then you should definitely look into the outdoor garden hot tubs. These are a fun way to relax and you can feel like a celebrity in one of these. A larger one is better because then you can fit a lot more people into it. It is also great to just relax in on your own with a glass of wine or whenever you feel tense. Turn the jets up high and let your troubles float away.

When you have as idea as to the best hot tub to purchase, you should not hesitate but go out and order it. Make sure that you get a guarantee from the store or website you order from, and always double check the features to make sure that you are getting the exact one that you want.