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Guitar Scale Length Explained: String Tension & Playability

Guitar Scale Length Explained: String Tension & Playability

How does your guitar’s scale length affect guitar string tension & playability? We talk about the effect of different scale lengths as well as how to adjust your strings to balance it out.

Is Stretching Guitar Strings a Myth

Is Stretching Guitar Strings a Myth?

Do guitar strings actually stretch? Like, do they literally, actually, seriously stretch? Or is it a misnomer? Let’s talk about it…

20 Different Guitar Tones Compared

20 Different Guitar Tones Compared

From country to metal to classical, there is a guitar out there for everyone. Check out this interactive graphic to listen to some of the most common (and some of the most outlandish) types of guitars from music history.

What Do Electric Guitar Strings Sound Like on Acoustic Guitar

What Do Electric Guitar Strings Sound Like on Acoustic Guitar?

A little while back we put Acoustic Guitar Strings on Electric Guitar, and the results were pretty meh. Well, today we’re following it up by doing the opposite.

Which Guitar Strings Wear Your Fret Wire Down More?

Which Guitar Strings Wear Your Fret Wire Down More?

When it comes to their effect on your guitar’s frets, not all guitar strings are created equally. So why do some strings wear frets down more than others? And what can you do about it? Let’s talk about it.

Acoustic Guitar Into Electric Amp with Pedals: Distortion, Delay & More

Acoustic Guitar Into Electric Amp with Pedals: Distortion, Delay & More

Can you play an acoustic guitar through an electric amp? Can you run it through effect pedals? You bet you can! Should you do it? Well, we’ll let you decide…

There's nothing worse than a guitar that just will not stay in tune... Like we always say, time spent tuning is time that could be spent playing. Well, try these easy tips and see if you can't solve those tuning stability issues once and for all.

Guitar Strings Won’t Stay In Tune? Try These Tuning Stability Tips

There’s nothing worse than a guitar that just will not stay in tune… Like we always say, time spent tuning is time that could be spent playing. Well, try these easy tips and see if you can’t solve those tuning stability issues once and for all.

The Heaviest Gauge Guitar String That Fits in a Standard Tuning Peg?

The Heaviest Gauge Guitar String That Fits in a Standard Tuning Peg?

People ask us all the time what the heaviest gauge of guitar string is that will still fit in a standard tuning peg. So, we decided to put them to the test to find out for ourselves.

Does Guitar String Height / Action Affect Tone?

Does Guitar String Height / Action Affect Tone?

The height of your guitar strings—commonly referred to as action—has a big effect on how your guitar feels and plays. But what does it do to your guitar’s tone?

Top Wrapping Guitar Strings on Les Paul Style (Tune-O-Matic) Tailpiece

Top Wrapping Guitar Strings on Les Paul Style (Tune-O-Matic) Tailpiece

What advantages or disadvantages does top wrapping guitar strings on a Les Paul or Tune-O-Matic style tailpiece have? Should you try it on your own guitar?

Learning Jazz Guitar Scales: Beginner's Guide

Learning Jazz Guitar Scales: Beginner’s Guide

Learning how to play jazz guitar scales sounds scary to many students of the guitar, primarily because there is a lack of understanding about what a “jazz” scale is.

Cleaning Guitar Strings With Rubbing Alcohol: Good Idea or Bad?

Cleaning Guitar Strings With Rubbing Alcohol: Good Idea or Bad?

Cleaning guitar strings is a great way to get longer life and better performance out of your strings. But is cleaning guitar strings with rubbing alcohol a good idea, as many have said?

Is a Wound G String or Wound 3rd String Right For Your Electric Guitar?

Is a Wound G String or Wound 3rd String Right For Your Electric Guitar?

Wound G strings—or wound 3rd strings—used to be in nearly every electric guitar string set available, but not so much these days. Why is that, and what can a wound g string do for you that a plain string can’t?

Is It Safe To Take All The Strings Off Your Guitar At Once?

Is It Safe To Take All The Strings Off Your Guitar At Once?

Many people say it’s bad to take all the strings off your guitar at once, that it will mess up your neck or your setup. …

Acoustic Guitar Strings On Electric Guitar | Stringjoy

We Put Acoustic Guitar Strings On Electric Guitar—So You Don’t Have To.

Have you ever wondered what acoustic guitar strings sound like on an electric guitar? Well, we tried it out, so that you don’t have to waste your strings finding out for yourself.

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