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Bass Pickups: Breaking Down the Different Types

Bass Pickups: Breaking Down the Different Types

Bass guitars have come a long way since their inception in the 1930s. What were once essentially oversized acoustics outfitted with rudimentary electronics have evolved …

Man playing one of several acoustic guitar body shapes

Acoustic Guitar Body Types: The Complete Guide to Acoustic Shapes

Depending on how long you’ve been in the business of making music, you may or may not know that there is quite a wide variation …

45 Guitar Tone Tips

The Ultimate Guitar Tone Guide: 61 Tone Tips to Take Your Playing to the Next Level

The biggest, most thorough list of guitar tone tips ever assembled. These tips will help you improve your guitar tone, whether you mainly play on stage, in the studio, or just in your room.

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This year has been so insane that we’ve gone ahead and made a page to regularly update our company status and lead times amid everything …

In Defense of Heavy Guitar Strings

Top 6 Benefits of Heavy Gauge Guitar Strings

Are heavy strings right for you? Maybe. Maybe not. There are always tradeoffs with lighter or heavier guitar string gauges, and no gauge is right …

What's the Deal With DADGAD Tuning?

What’s the Deal With DADGAD Tuning?

DADGAD doesn’t get the respect it deserves. If you ever went through anything resembling a Rock and Roll phase, you’re probably familiar with DADGAD tuning. …

How High Can You Tune a Guitar String Before it Breaks?

How High Can You Tune a Guitar String Before it Breaks?

Is Up is the new Drop? Definitely not. But what’s wrong with tuning up above the highest E on a guitar? We talk about what happens when you do it, and how high you can go before you break a string.

New Standard Tuning

New Standard Tuning: Robert Fripp’s Alternate Tuning Explained

Robert Fripp’s New Standard Tuning has one of the strongest cult followings among alternate guitar tunings. What is it? Where did it come from? Why’s it good or bad?

Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

It’s shootout time! Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound or Nickel-Plated Steel Guitar Strings. We had our buddy Jay Leonard J take a look at both …

Cheap Alternatives to Classic Guitar Pedals

Building a pedalboard is one of the most fun and challenging experiences for guitar and bass players, regardless of skill level. Space, money, and tonal …

8 Alternatives to Popular Electric Guitar Models

8 Alternatives to Classic Electric Guitar Models

While there is nothing wrong with plugging a Strat into a vintage Marshall and getting after it, some of us just need something a little more…personal.

Professional Musicians Who Play Inexpensive Guitars

10 Professional Musicians Who Play Inexpensive Guitars

Regardless of how many albums you sell or how much money you make, sometimes the perfect instrument for your needs is an off-the-shelf, inexpensive model. …

8 Unique Electric Guitars Brought Back from the Dead

8 Unique Electric Guitars Brought Back from the Dead

Whether they ceased production due to financial ruin or a lack of popularity at the time, several beautifully weird guitars and guitar brands have re-emerged in the past decade. Let’s take a look.

Types of Acoustic Guitar Pickups

Acoustic Guitar Pickup Types Explained

There’s no shortage of types of acoustic guitar pickups available to today’s guitarist—piezo, contact, vibrational, microphonic, soundhole and more.

Types of guitar pickups: Humbuckers on a PRS

All the Types of Electric Guitar Pickups Explained & Compared

With so many types of guitar pickups out there, how do you pick the right one? Check out our guide that explains and compares the major pickup types.

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