Electric Guitar

  1. 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 →
  2. How To Get More Tone While Eliminating 'Wolf Tones' 

      Ever since the first good guitar players came into existence, they always wanted more. It could be that they wanted more sustain, more gain, more volume and/or more tone. Some of the invented methods are better when compared to others, and there are also methods that can even hurt the overall sound if you don't know what you are doing. A good example of this is the guitar pickup.   Continue reading →
  3. An Ode To The Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

    An Ode To The Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    When it comes to choosing the guitar that I would use in recording, performing or anywhere, I want it with the utmost attention to the following details: tonal quality, wood, bridge intonation, pickups, and shape of the guitar and its weight. I want a guitar that has a soft tone, something that can adapt to the blues, rock and roll and another genre. I also want a guitar that uses alder or any medium, not so dark, not so light wood type. I also make sure that the action and the intonation are correct. However, this thing here varies and depends mostly on the way you set up the guitar. I want a real vintage guitar and look. This is why I prefer the Fender Stratocaster more. And not just me, which includes the millions of Strat owners around the world. Whether you are a professional guitar player or just an ordinary guy who plays guitar, you would love.   Continue reading →
  4. Guitar Weight And Its Effect On Tone

    Guitar Weight And Its Effect On Tone
    There’s a lot that goes into a guitar’s signature tone. There’s the pickups – of course – as well as the makeup of the wood, not to mention the type of body. But beyond that, the weight of the instrument also plays an integral role. And just as there are those who swear by either single coils or humbuckers, there too is a debate over what sounds better – a lighter guitar or a heavier one. The general consensus among guitarists says that a lighter instrument will resonate better in response to the full spectrum of string vibrations and thereby yield a more musical sound, consisting of brighter highs and a more “open” tone. On the other hand, heavier guitars are generally praised for their richer, fuller sound which is due to the relatively massive size of the wood used to anchor the pickups, strings and in a way, the tone itself.   Continue reading →
  5. Guitar Tips: Balancing Volume And Tone

    Guitar Tips: Balancing Volume And Tone
    Creating the ideal tone is a balancing act, with everything from your gear to the physical environment you’re performing at playing a role. Of all the links in this chain, too many players tend to neglect the impact that cranking up the volume has on their overall tone, performing as if more volume always equals a more powerful sound. Today, we want to share a few ideas that relate to volume and tone which will hopefully give you a better understanding of the relationship at play. It should go without saying that tone is a very subjective thing, and what sounds great to one player might not to another. But with that said, the following tips should be a good starting point for your search.     Continue reading →

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