Set Phasers to Stun: The History and Uses of the Phase Shifter
What exactly defines a phaser effect? How does a phase shifter differ from other modulation effects? Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Gold Foil Pickups?
You’d think as technology has progressed, guitarists would leave the old ways behind and be happy with our modern electronic marvels. But, as many musicians …
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
Fanned Fret and Multi-Scale Guitars, Explained.
Multi-scale guitars and Fanned Fret guitars are becoming more and more popular these days, and they offer some interesting advantages for modern players.
Solid Stomps: Warped Vinyl HiFi from Chase Bliss Audio
Welcome to Solid Stomps, a collaboration with our friends at Nashville’s Eastside Music Supply where we look at pedals that we think are—well—solid. First up …
Chorus Pedal Order Comparison: Where to Put Chorus on Your Pedalboard
We love chorus. There, we said it. But where exactly you put your chorus pedal in your signal chain can make a BIG difference in …
A Whole Guitar Rig For Under $600? Our Top Budget Guitar Gear Picks.
What if you only had $600 to spend on a whole electric guitar rig? We asked ourselves that very question and picked our ideal $600 …
My Desert Island Guitar Pedal? The smallsound/bigsound Mini Overdrive.
I got an email the other day asking me what my #1 favorite guitar pedal was—if I could only pick one. It got me thinking, so I thought I’d talk about why for me personally, it’s got to be the smallsound/bigsound Mini overdrive
Is Guitar Tone All In Your Fingers?
It’s the oldest saying in the book: Tone is all in your fingers! But is it really? We tackle the age-old question, and talk about how your gear and your fingers both have a dynamic role in creating your tone.
Can You Clean Your Guitar With Toothpaste?
Today we look into a long-standing home remedy for guitar: using toothpaste to clean your guitar’s hardware. Does it work? Is there a better way? Should you try it for yourself? Let’s find out.