1. Famous Electric Guitar Body Designs

    Famous Electric Guitar Body Designs
    Designs for an electric guitar body have heavily evolved over the years, the most famous of which inspired a whole slew of imitators and admirers alike. Whether they came about as a reaction to the era or simply an evolution of previous iterations, there are a great number of iconic designs in the world of electric guitars. Below, we take a look at a few famous guitar body designs that graced the music scene over the years.     Continue reading →
  2. Guitar Nut Materials Guide

    Guitar Nut Materials Guide
    A guitar nut is extremely crucial when it comes to the playability, tone and the overall performance of your guitar. A well-constructed nut with quality materials will have an amazing effect on the effectiveness of your instrument. A worn out or poorly built guitar nut can influence your tone for better or worse. This essential little contact point between the strings and wood of your guitar can be constructed from many different materials according to the tone and quality of sound you want to achieve. The materials are discussed below.   Continue reading →
  3. Guitar Tips: Dealing With EMI Noise

    Guitar Tips: Dealing With EMI Noise
    EMI, or Electro-Magnetic Interference, is a problem that can plague your guitar as well as your other audio equipment, causing a particular buzz or hum that can sometimes be impossible to get rid of depending on the source. If you’ve ever experience a particular hum or buzz coming from your guitar, amp or other audio equipment, you’re not alone. In this article, we take a quick look at what is EMI and how to keep it from ruining your guitar tone.   Continue reading →
  4. Quick Tips: Use Buffer Pedals To Combat Tone Drain

    Quick Tips: Use Buffer Pedals To Combat Tone Drain
    Before we get to buffers and buffer pedals, we need to start with the True Bypass - a term you have probably seen highlighted on virtually every single pedal that features it. With so many pedals featuring it, you’d think it was hands down the best way to go. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that. In fact, they might be causing you tone problems.   Continue reading →
  5. The Difference Between Nitro and Poly Guitar Finishes

    The Difference Between Nitro and Poly Guitar Finishes
    A guitar’s finish might seem to be only a cosmetic feature of the instrument but unbeknown to some it can either make or break it. The guitar’s finish is as important as all the other details in ensuring that the desired sound is what comes out of the instrument. The guitar has evolved through the years however the finish has stayed mostly the same with the main types having been nitrocellulose Lacquer, polyurethane and polyester which are still the standard. Guitarists and musical technicians are somewhat split in as to which is the best finish while the types continue to rival one another and when finishes are correctly done the competition is fierce running neck and neck.   Continue reading →

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