Tips for Buying an Electric Guitar

you want to buy an electric guitar? Well get ready to drown in a sea of confusing options like body styles, pickup choices, hardware options, manufacturer differences and modeling capabilities just to name a few. If you walk into a decent size music store these days you will be confronted with more options than what the latest luxury SUV offers. Or you might be thinking about browsing an online music store. Now you have even more choices than your local store.
Fortunately, it is possible to group these choices together in a list of options that you can bring to your music store salesperson...

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How to Record an Acoustic Guitar in Stereo

There are a lot of guides on the Internet explaining how to record an acoustic guitar, but many home studios have a problem when the acoustic guitar is the main focus of the song; it sounds flat, lifeless, or simply not full enough to stand with some of the great acoustic recordings of all time.

One way to solve this issue is to record the acoustic guitar in stereo. Here’s a quick guide for making a perfect stereo recording of an acoustic guitar.

Selecting Microphones – Before you start setting up microphones, it’s important to note that when making a stereo recording of any instrument, in...

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Shopping for a New Guitar Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Many new guitarists aren’t sure of what kind of guitar they should buy when they decide to purchase one. Myself, I spent months and thousands trying to find the right guitar. Five guitars later, I found the right one and decided that nobody else should have to go through that ordeal. Here is a list of things to look at when you are trying to decide which guitar is right for you.Tone

This is probably the single most important thing to look at in a guitar. Whether you are playing electric or acoustic, country, rock, blues, or jazz, you need to have a tone that fits your musical genre...

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Tips for Making Your Guitar Strings Last Longer

Every guitarist loves the feel of brand new strings on a good axe, but if you’re switching out your strings too often, you might start to feel as if you’re spending more time restringing your guitar than actually playing it.

Strings can break or become rusty and unplayable for a variety of reasons, and many guitarists don’t look into the reason for their strings’ lack of longevity. If you’re switching out your guitar strings too often, here are a few tips to help you make them last longer.

Towel Down – Your hands are covered in all sorts of gross gunk-oils, dirt, sweat, skin flakes...

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How to Get Faster with Guitar: Increase Riff Your Speed Easily

Learning how to get faster guitar playing can be a challenge to anyone, especially if you do not understand an efficient manner to achieve faster speeds. It requires an enormous amount of dedication and, depending on the riff or song you are trying to learn, it could take a long time. However, if you understand how to spend your practice time efficiently, the results you are looking for can be reached in a matter of days. If you follow the method described in this article, you will most likely get the results you are looking for in only a couple of days, not weeks and months.

In order to get f...

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Choosing a Guitar Amplifier

When you play electric guitar sometimes it’s easy to forget that you are also playing the amp. An excellent guitar will sound bad played out of a bad amplifier. If you remember this you will be able to balance sound and budget and end up with the best sounding amp for you’re budget.

The first thing you should do is to make a list of your requirements and expectations of this amplifier. What style do you play? How much money do you want to spend? Are you planning on re-upgrading at any point? Are you planning on playing in a band at any point, or just by yourself?

There are two main categor...

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ESP LTD F-2E Guitar Review

In today’s metal guitar market, it’s hard to find a truly unique design. There’s a ton of body styles based not so subtly on models like the Flying V, the Stratocaster, and the Explorer. But, there are few name brands that make genuinely different looking instruments. The ESP LTD F-2E is a distinct exception. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at it to determine whether it has more than looks to attract serious musicians.

Features: The body of the ESP LTD F-2E is made of mahogany wood...

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What You Need to Know About Acoustic Guitars

The acoustic guitar may be the most familiar type of guitar for many people. With its curved sides and steel strings, the acoustic has a look and sound that makes its presence known in folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and even some popular music. Many people, however, are not as familiar with the beauty of the acoustic guitar design, or the varieties of acoustic guitar that are available.

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An acoustic guitar is designed to be heard without any type of external amplification...

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Learn to Play Guitar in the Detroit Downriver Area

Live Downriver? Been wanting to learn how to play guitar? Downriver is full of great guitar players. A lot of them will be willing to teach you for a reasonable price. It doesn’t matter if you want to shred like Van Halen or serenade somebody like Jason Mraz, you can learn.

Here is a list of places you learn to play guitar in the Detroit Downriver area:

  1. A&R Music – This store in Lincoln Park is a family friendly place that caters mostly to the academic music crowd. Most of the teachers have studied their instruments at a college and play professionally...
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Tips for Learning to Play Guitar

So you’re thinking about learning guitar? Maybe your in your first few days and can’t quite get your fingers to reach all the strings at the same time. Perhaps you are having trouble getting the rhythm you want. Well in this article I am going to give you a few key tips for beginning guitar players that will hopefully help you.

Playing guitar is something that most people would like to be able to do. Just about everyone likes the sound and anyone who can play, instantly becomes popular simply because of that...

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