Category Archives: Guitar Other

5 Tips to Move from Guitar to Bass

5 Tips to Move from Guitar to Bass The guitar and bass might be similar instruments, but you need to know these things to make an easy transition. By Mike Duffy There are many similarities between the electric guitar and … Continue reading

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The Guitar That Launched The Beatles

The Guitar That Launched The Beatles Andrew Vaughan 10.09.2017 “Love Me Do,” The Beatles’ first-ever single, announced a revolution in rock and roll. The fresh-faced Liverpudlians — Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr — sounded like nothing else on British radio … Continue reading

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First Steps: 10 Greats Share How They Began Playing Guitar

First Steps: 10 Greats Share How They Began Playing Guitar Russell Hall 12.27.2017 Any guitarist knows that learning is an adventure filled with discovery, excitement, and – if the player is serious – a heady mix of dedication and joy. … Continue reading

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The Guitar Theory Cheat Sheet

Use this handy reference when you’ve forgotten some of the theory essentials.  Click to Enlarge By Nick Stoubis It’s impossible to memorize everything related to theory. So use this handy guide when you can’t remember your string names or your … Continue reading

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Why Instrument Cables and Speaker Cables Aren’t Interchangeable

Why Instrument Cables and Speaker Cables Aren’t Interchangeable Did you know you can’t just use one in place of the other? Click to Enlarge Two Fender cables. They’re not all the same. By Jeff Owens  You probably know that guitar … Continue reading

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Flying With Your Guitar

Flying With Your Guitar TSA lock on a guitar case. Airline security personnel can open and re-lock these for inspection purposes when you’re not present (they can break non-TSA locks if they have to). If you’re like most guitarists, you view … Continue reading

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CITES Considers Revising Rosewood Rules

THE CITES PLANT COMMITTEE held an open meeting in Geneva last month, offering musical instrument manufacturers the rare opportunity to comment on and criticize the highly disruptive rosewood regulations that were hastily implemented in January of this year. Approximately 25 … Continue reading

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12- and 14-Fret Guitars: Which Acoustic Is Right for You?

Breaking down the differences between these two types of guitars Mathematically, the variance between a 12-fret acoustic guitar neck and one that has 14 frets might only be two, but it goes further than that when talking about sound and feel. First … Continue reading

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What Is Pau Ferro? Will it replace Rosewood

Discover the fretboard tonewood Fender will be using in new guitars and basses. With its infamous “SRV” pickguard, gold-plated hardware and upside-down tremolo system, the Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Stratocaster has its own eye-catching style. But there is one important feature of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cut the Buzz

Overcome guitar buzz with these easy techniques. By Dan Macy #basics  Fret buzz is a common problem with guitars. It’s caused when a string vibrates against a fret on the neck (instead of over it), making an annoying buzzing sound. Here are … Continue reading

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