There is a concept called the aggregation of marginal gains, which is based on the principle that vast improvement can be achieved through continuous small improvements. When thinking of this concept in terms of guitar, we realize that there are nearly limitless opportunities to improve guitar playing, skills, tone…any aspect of guitar. Here’s 101 ways […]
Guitar Tone & Technique Blog
Getting better at guitar requires outside influence, and the Tone and Technique Blog aims to help you get outside of your own head. Spend years mastering the tips in our 101 Ways to Improve as a Guitarist article. Learn how breathing and stretching can allow you to improve as a musician. Even find your mix in the band with better guitar frequency balance with other instruments.
If you’re a guitarist who likes to do your own electric guitar setup, then you’re in for a real treat. In this article, a collection of renowned luthiers/builders from some incredible electric guitar companies (Novax, Blindworm, Rickenbacker and more) each offer an insightful tip on how to set up electric guitars—covering topics like neck relief, nut and […]
Balancing the guitar’s frequency within a band mix is not easy for guitarists. We like it loud, because that’s how guitar sounds best. While easier in a trio, the typical quartet/quintet band setups can provide a real challenge for guitar players who are always being told, “Turn down!” Why? Well, there are several factors that […]
Have you ever bought a piece of gear that’s been so hyped that you’ve convinced yourself you like it before you even play it? When you begin to work with the gear you’ve lusted after for so long, have you ever found yourself forever tweaking the knobs in search of that sound that just seems […]
Ever plug straight into your amp and be amazed at how great your amp feels compared to when you run through your pedal board full of true bypass pedals? If you haven’t, give it a quick try. Chances are, you’re still missing something even though you thought you were safe with all of those true […]
Let me preface this article in saying I enjoy a good shot of whiskey before a show. Now, let my second comment be that I also enjoy a nice stretch or breathing exercise before a show (but I would recommend doing the stretching and breathing before consuming alcohol). Which is more effective? Well, it depends […]