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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?

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

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 …

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.

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.

Warped Vinyl HiFi from Chase Bliss Audio | Solid Stomps

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

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 …

Best Guitar Rig Under 600

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 …

Desert Island Guitar Pedal

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?

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?

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.

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.

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