July 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Tune a Guitar Online

2023-08-26T11:46:49+10:00July 19th, 2023|

Last update 26/8/2023 Are you tired of your guitar sounding out of tune every time you pick it up? Don't fret! In today's digital age, tuning your guitar has never been easier. Say goodbye to expensive tuners and hello to online solutions that will have your guitar sounding perfect in no time. In this ultimate guide, we will explore quick tips and tools for tuning a guitar online to achieve that perfect pitch every time you play. Whether you're a seasoned guitarist or just starting out, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and resources to ensure your guitar [...]

How to Improve at Guitar

2023-08-26T11:45:23+10:00July 16th, 2023|

Whether you're a beginner guitarist strumming your first chords or a seasoned shredder looking to take your skills to the next level, this is the ultimate guide to becoming a better player. We'll cover everything from technique and music theory to gear and tone, giving you the tools you need to become a guitar wizard. So grab your six-string, and let's dive in! Table of contentsHow to improve at guitar the basics.Furthermore, try the following.Some theory is a good thing.Learn to listen.The right gear for you.Grab some accessories.What about tone?Yeah, practice is good.Have fun.SummaryToneIn conclusion. How to improve at guitar [...]

Is Your Guitar’s Action Too High?

2023-08-26T23:29:01+10:00July 9th, 2023|

Last update 23/8/223 Find Your Perfect Balance for Optimal Playability. In this article, we will delve into the topic of a guitar's action, explore its significance, and offer insights on achieving the ideal balance for your playing style. Table of contentsFind Your Perfect Balance for Optimal Playability.Understanding a guitar's actionDoes your guitar have a high action?How to check the guitar's actionOptimal action heightString gaugesWhat about neck reliefHigh actionYour guitar's intonationLowering the actionGetting the action rightSaddle heightYour guitars bridgeConsequences of changing the actionIn conclusion Understanding a guitar's action As a guitarist, you understand the importance of your instrument's feel and playability. [...]

June 2023

Buying Guitars and Gear Without Tears

2023-08-26T11:41:36+10:00June 24th, 2023|

Last update 26/8/2023 Hey there! Ready to embark on your guitar-buying journey? We've got your back with this no-tears guide to buying guitars or gear. We'll break down the pros and cons of buying online versus in-store and even recommend some excellent places to check out. So let's dive right in! Table of contentsBuying Guitars and Gear OnlineBuying Guitars and Gear In-StoreBest Places to Buy Guitars OnlineSweetwaterGuitar CenterMusician's FriendZzoundsSam AshAmazonBest Places to Buy Used GuitarsReverbeBaySummary Buying Guitars and Gear Online Let's start with the pros of online shopping. First up, convenience! Picture this: You can browse and purchase guitars and [...]

High Output Pickups vs. Low Output Pickups

2023-08-26T11:38:46+10:00June 20th, 2023|

Electric guitars, with their vast array of tonal possibilities, owe much of their versatility to the guitars pickups. These magnetic wonders capture the strings' vibrations and transform them into electric signals, giving rise to the iconic sound of the instrument. Among the various types of pickups, high-output and low-output pickups stand apart for their distinctive characteristics. Table of contentsHigh Output Pickups vs. Low Output PickupsI. High Output PickupsII. Low-Output PickupsIII. The Variation Among Pickup ManufacturersSeymour DuncanDiMarzioEMGFenderIn summary High Output Pickups vs. Low Output Pickups This article delves into the dissimilarities between high-output and low-output pickups, examining how they affect tone, [...]

Learn to Play Guitar

2023-08-26T11:35:58+10:00June 13th, 2023|

Last update 26/8/2023 Suppose you want to learn to play the guitar or enhance your existing skills but need help figuring out how to proceed; read on. Learning to play the guitar is challenging and, at times, frustrating. Keeping it simpleKnow you desireThe Full Spectrum of StylesBeginner-Friendly ApproachWorld-Class InstructorsInteractive LearningBite-Sized LessonsJam-Packed with ToolsCommunity of Like-Minded Players Let us discuss some of the thoughts that you might have about how to learn to play guitar. First, know that you can learn as little or as much about playing the guitar as you wish. Keeping it simple Buy an affordable acoustic [...]

March 2022

Nitro vs. Poly – Which Guitar Finish Is Best?

2023-08-26T11:34:09+10:00March 25th, 2022|

Last update 26/8/2023 Close your eyes and picture your dream guitar. Perhaps you are thinking about a bright, shiny Fender Stratocaster, its solid color gleaming under bright stage lights? Or maybe a vintage Les Paul with stories to tell. In addition, its nitro finish has 'checked' and is worn unevenly from decades of passionate play. Table of contentsGuitar finishesNitrocellulose vs NitrocelluloseWhat is a guitar finish?What is the purpose of guitar finishes?Humidity and guitarsHumidity controlled roomsGuitar finishes help protect the guitar.Types of guitar finishesNitrocellulose guitar finishesHistory of NitrocelluloseFender and NitroGibson and NitroNitro featuresNitro finish checkingNitro examplesRelicing guitarsIconic guitars and players with [...]

A Guide to Recording Guitars at Home | the Basics

2023-08-26T11:28:05+10:00March 21st, 2022|

Last update 26/8/2023 [/fusion_dropcap]ecording guitars is not as complicated as it once was. These days, you can have your home studio set up ready to start recording an acoustic or electric guitar quickly. The best part is it won't break the bank. With the pandemic running rampant for the last two years, recording studios had no choice but to close. As a consequence, there have been no studio work or live shows. Table of contentsRecording guitarsFirst things firstHeadphones and studio monitorsThe InterfaceMicrophonesWhat software do you need?DAW softwareOther DAW'sPlugins/VST-sDigital amp simsBest practices of recording a guitar at home.Recording best practicesFinal thoughts [...]

January 2022

The Ultimate Guitar Brand List

2023-08-26T11:24:31+10:00January 28th, 2022|

Last update 26/8/2023 A guitar brand list is in alphabetical order and with a short description for each manufacturer. Some of the guitar brands are no longer in business. We have made a note of that where applicable. See Amazon's guitars. brands Guitar brand list Table of contents10s Guitars9steinA&FCantonAbasi ConceptsAbbottAbel AxeAbileneAbstract GuitarsAbyssA.C. GuitarsAcacia GuitarsAcademyA.C.E. GuitarsAcero 10s Guitars 10s Guitars is a smaller Chinese company focusing on electric guitars. In fact, they have a wide variety of choices, including high-end customized instruments. 9stein 9stein was an experimental brand developed and made in the 1990s. Furthermore, these were 9-string guitars with unusual [...]

Strategies for Guitar Solo’s Over Chord Changes (Advanced)

2023-08-26T11:21:31+10:00January 6th, 2022|

Last update 26/8/2023 This is a guitar solos tutorial for intermediate to advanced guitar players. Table of contentsGuitar Solos | Unusual chord progression?How to play your guitar solo over non-diatonic chords?Blend the pentatonic with chord tonesFollow the chordsTrust your earsEar trainingUse modesFinal thoughts - soloing over chord changes. Let's deal with a hypothetical for the sake of this tutorial. You are playing over an unusual chord progression; you notice a chord that sounds, let's say, "off." How would you go about correcting the situation? Guitar Solos | Unusual chord progression? Let's begin by reviewing some music theories before diving into [...]

December 2021

Guitar String Bending Techniques – Strategies

2023-08-26T11:18:59+10:00December 31st, 2021|

When playing the guitar, having the ability to bend strings and achieve the sweet notes 'in-between"great guitar string bending technique is what makes a guitar player sound truly special. Table of contentsGuitar string bending techniqueTypes of single-string bendsHalf step bend However, bending guitar strings is more than simply altering the string's pitch. It's a unique signature for a guitarist. As such, it's essential to know the various basic types of bends to make them your own. We prepared the following video performance and a detailed explanation of the bends used in this article. Guitar string bending technique The central concept for [...]

An In-Depth Guide for the Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50s Ltd

2023-08-26T11:16:36+10:00December 13th, 2021|

Last update 26/8/2023 The Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD  is a Single-Cut, Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Bigsby. It's adorned with an Orange Stain finish and Gold Hardware, enforcing its indisputable DNA. Anyone wishing for a Gretsch Hollow Body Electric Guitar has probably lusted after an orange G5420TG with a Bigsby; they will realize their wishes with this beautiful guitar. The Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD is part of the Gretsch Electromatic range, which is about the middle of the entire Gretsch range. Table of contentsGretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD  | FeaturesBeyond the 50s period in timeConstruction featuresThe pickups - Great tonesOther fine [...]

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