Tech Tips & Tutorials

tech tip and tutorials for all musicians. Including studio engineers, guitar players and singers.

  1. When To Replace Your Tube Amp Tubes

    When To Replace Your Tube Amp Tubes
    To keep your tube amplifier running at its best, it needs proper care and maintenance. One of the most common sources of trouble when it comes to these kinds of amps is tube problems. In this article, we take a look at few common problems, how to spot them, and how to tell when its time to replace your bulbs. Continue reading →
  2. Tech Tips: Guitar Fretboard Radius Explained

    Tech Tips: Guitar Fretboard Radius Explained
    You might have noticed that on a good number of electric guitar and basses, their fretboards (also known as fingerboards) aren’t exactly flat. Most of them have a slight convex curve through their width. This is known as their fretboard radius, the measure of the arc of the fretboard across its width. In this article, we dig deeper into how this spec is measured along with some examples from popular guitars.  Continue reading →
  3. Tips For An Effective Practice Session

    There's no getting around it -- if you want to rock like the best of them, you have to put in the time, work and dedication. And while there is no secret shortcut, there are things you can do to get the most out of your sessions. The following tips should keep you from wasting your potential and work smarter...
  4. Bass Tips: Tone Differences Between Neck Joint Types

    Bass Tips: Tone Differences Between Neck Joint Types
      There are plenty of important things to consider in an acoustic, electric guitar or bass, one of which is the method of neck attachment. There are essentially three ways that most of today’s guitar and basses use to attach a neck to a body. The first is known as neck-through, or through-body, the second is set-neck and the last one is referred to as bolt-on. Not only do each of these methods affect the sound and playability of the instrument, they can also affect the look, price, strength and the difficulty in which connected problems can be fixed. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.   Continue reading →
  5. How To Take Care Of Your New Tube Guitar Amp

    How To Take Care Of Your New Tube Guitar Amp
      There’s a reason why tube amps have remained popular after all these years. Despite their relatively high price tag and an overall delicate design that is firmly rooted in mid-20th-century technology, nothing beats a tube amp when it comes to creating stunning high-gain tone. Whether you’re looking for smooth sustain and compression or fat and crunchy distortion, the signature sound of a tube amp remains the holy grail of guitar tone. Today, we’re going to look at a few tips to that should help you properly care for those delicate yet beautiful tone machines and give them the best shot at a long and happy life!   Continue reading →

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