Posted February 27, 2020
Guitar Mods and Upgrades - For Tuning and Tone
Guitar mods and guitar upgrades can be difficult to pull off if you are not handy, but not all of them require a deep knowledge of the instrument. One may easily install a set of locking tuners, or check intonation, for example. Here are five tips you should consider when upgrading or modding your guitar. Please keep in mind that even though some of these are not easy, they are definitely doable!
Posted January 14, 2020
Guitar Setup - What to do First for Your New Guitar!
Guitar setup is super important, especially for new guitars. New guitars are most likely shipped to your home and have to endure varying temperatures and conditions. Guitars that are not shipped are often sitting inside a store, constantly being played, touched, and exposed. Luckily for you, we have a great lesson on what to do when you first get a new guitar.
Posted December 27, 2019
Guitar Pedal Order Chart!
The guitar pedal order is important because having effects in your signal chain can potentially degrade your guitar’s tone. As a basic rule of thumb is to put the volume and non-destructive effects up front, or closest to your guitar while the modulation and time effects like delay go at the end.
Thankfully, there’s a nifty graphic in this blog post for you so you don’t have to remember which types of pedals go first or last in your signal chain.
Posted November 1, 2019
Little Travel Guitars - Why They're Great!
A travel guitar is usually a little guitar that you take with you when you don’t want to bring your go-to dreadnaught or electric. But of course this is different for everyone. Your go-to guitar is probably a full-sized instrument, but we recommend traveling with a smaller form factor, like a parlor or a mini guitar. Small guitars can sound just as good and sometimes better than full-bodied guitars depending on the style of music you prefer.
Posted September 27, 2019
Guitar Picks - Shapes, Sizes and Materials Explained!
Guitar picks, or plectrums are small pieces of plastic used by guitar players to pick the strings of a guitar. Guitar picks are usually shaped like a teardrop but also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Let's take a look at some the different qualities one can find on guitar picks!
Posted August 13, 2019
Guitar Body Styles - Electric Guitar
Guitar body styles for electric guitar include solid body, hollow body and semi-hollow body. Solid body electric guitars are made of solid pieces of wood, usually glued and pressed together, while hollow body and semi-hollow body guitars have one or two f holes carved out for greater resonance and a fuller, warmer tone. There are also a number of guitar body types for <a href="https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/Guitar-Shapes-on-Acoustic" target="_blank" rel="n
Posted April 5, 2019
Guitar For Beginners - Electric vs. Acoustic Starter Guitars
I've played tons of terrible guitars over the years and just because they have a huge price tag doesn't mean they're any good! Finding the right guitar for beginners is important because when you’re first starting to play, you may not know what to look for in a quality instrument. There are a couple of things you have to take into consideration when looking for a beginner guitar, or your very first guitar. Let’s take a look!
Posted December 28, 2018
7 Must Have Accessories for your New Guitar
So you opened up a brand new guitar for the holidays and you’ve been rocking out, or trying to rock out, the last few days with your new baby. This is great but guitars generally last a lifetime, or can last that long if you take care of it. With that being said, there is so much to get out of a guitar that requires extra gear. Here are seven must-have accessories for your new guitar.
Posted December 14, 2018
Enter for a Chance to Win a Rotten Apple Fuzz Pedal from Keeley Electronics
Posted December 14, 2018
5 Differences Between Tube and Solid-State Amps
Guitar amps are essential for anyone playing an electric guitar, and it's arguable that the amp itself is responsible for more of the tone than the actual guitar. In the world of guitar amps, there are two types to choose from: tube amps and solid-state amps. Here are five differences between the two types of amplifiers.
Posted December 12, 2018
5 Must Know Things About Guitar Pedals for Beginners
Every guitar player eventually makes their way into the world of guitar pedals. Guitar pedals can give your guitar a myriad of new sounds like fuzz, overdrive, echo, loop, and more. That’s exciting. Here are five things I wish I knew when I first started messing around with guitar effects pedals.
Posted December 7, 2018
Earthquaker Devices Artist Talks About Comics and Designing Your Favorite Guitar Pedals
Matt Horak is an artist for Earthquaker Devices and his work can be seen on a number of their guitar pedals. But Matt's also really into comic books, so much that there's even a comic book on the Earthquaker Devices website. He's also worked on Spider-Man/Deadpool and The Punisher for Marvel Comics, as well as. Matt was kind enough to answer some questions about designing the art for guitar pedals, as well as how this collaboration between comics and gear came to be. Read on below for the full interview.
Posted December 5, 2018
11 Perfect Guitar Gifts
It’s the season for giving so here are a handful of great guitar gifts. These gifts range from must have pedals to guitar gadgets and even guitar recommendations, check out the list below!
Posted October 3, 2018
Gretsch Duo Jet Famous Players
Everyone gets a kick out of the Les Pauls and the PRS guitars, the Taylors and the Martins but let’s not forget about Gretsch Guitars either. Gretsch Guitars started in 1883 in New York and since then, the brand has been synonymous with a number of players, including our very own Anders Mouridsen. Besides Anders, here are a handful of great players that have taken up Gretsch Guitars, specifically, the Gretsch Duo Jet.