Buying Your First Guitar Effects Pedals!

2022-03-18T10:10:06+00:00

Starting your guitar effects pedal journey can be an overwhelming process for some, due to the excessive amounts of products available from companies all over the world. Over the past 50 years or so the popularity of guitar pedals has been rapidly increasing, first seen in regular use by the late great Jimi Hendrix with his use of fuzz boxes and wah wah pedals. With a million different flavours of effects in all different categories it can be hard for some to pick what their first guitar pedal will be, so where should you start? Where Do I Start? Looking back [...]

Buying Your First Guitar Effects Pedals!2022-03-18T10:10:06+00:00

How Jimi Hendrix’s Playing Is Heard All Over Modern Pop Radio!

2022-03-18T10:08:37+00:00

The influence of Jimi Hendrix has been heard throughout all generations of guitarists since he burst onto the scene in 1967, even being heard today on some of the most popular songs of the past few years. Listeners of what is currently trending in the charts are regularly hearing Hendrix’s influence, even if they don’t realise it. What is The Hendrix Playing Style? Jimi Hendrix is considered a pioneer of the electric guitar. Before Hendrix became a household name in 1967 following his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, the guitar was seen as a very different instrument. Previously it was [...]

How Jimi Hendrix’s Playing Is Heard All Over Modern Pop Radio!2022-03-18T10:08:37+00:00

5 Things You Can Do To Care For Your Guitar At Home

2022-01-19T20:27:16+00:00

Don’t place in direct sunlight It’s a simple tip, but you would be surprised at how bad direct sunlight can be for an instrument. This is not only the case cosmetically, causing the paint to fade and crack, but also the functionality of the instrument could be altered. Warm temperatures and direct sunlight will result in the strings of the guitar expanding causing them to sound flat or lower than usual, which is not ideal to keeping the instrument sounding consistent. Not only is direct sunlight bad, but also placing any instrument next to a heater of any sort (radiator, furnace, [...]

5 Things You Can Do To Care For Your Guitar At Home2022-01-19T20:27:16+00:00

Multi-Effects Pedals vs. Standalone Stomp-Boxes

2021-11-24T15:56:22+00:00

The decision to buy multiple stomp-boxes or to just stick with one multi-fx unit for all of your sounds is a decision that most guitarists will encounter at some point in their musical journey. Often there is some stigma surrounding multi-fx pedals in comparison to multiple more specialised single pedals, although as we will discuss there are many multi-fx units that have proved to be very popular amongst guitarists of all abilities and statuses. Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Let’s start with the obvious. Having a decent multi-fx unit on your pedalboard or as your entire pedalboard will have loads of [...]

Multi-Effects Pedals vs. Standalone Stomp-Boxes2021-11-24T15:56:22+00:00

How to approach electric guitar after learning on acoustic

2021-03-15T12:33:40+00:00

It is very common for those guitarists who start out on an acoustic instrument to want to branch out and try something a bit different to see what it’s like on the dark side, and by the dark side we of course mean the electric guitar! There are many factors that will be consistent across both instruments, although there are some differences to keep in mind such as technique, volume, tuning, and the tone of the electric counterpart. Technique The first thing to consider when moving to the electric guitar from the acoustic is if you will need to make alterations [...]

How to approach electric guitar after learning on acoustic2021-03-15T12:33:40+00:00

Importance of electric guitar tone

2021-03-10T13:38:18+00:00

Matching The Song You Want To Play Have you ever sat down to practice one of your favourite songs on the electric guitar, but found that although you were playing the correct notes and chords in time, it just didn’t sound like the original? One reason for this could be that your tone isn’t matching to the song. So what is guitar tone anyway? Guitar tone is the sound or timbre of the guitar which could mean the effects that are being used, what pickup selection is being used, is it played with a plectrum or fingerpicked, and many other factors. [...]

Importance of electric guitar tone2021-03-10T13:38:18+00:00
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