Without question, phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze are the two most popular acoustic guitar string alloys—but what are the differences between them?
We’ve all got ’em, things about guitars or guitar gear that just get under our skin. Pet peeves, if you will. Well, these are ours.
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 how your guitar sounds. So…
Jazzmasters are some of the coolest, vibey-est guitars out there and we absolutely love them. But what are the best strings for Jazzmasters? Here’s our take… Be sure to…
A lot of steps go into making the perfect guitar string, but in this video, we wanted to focus on one of the first and most important steps in the…
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 guitar rig from our existing…
Can you put 17 gauge strings on a regular electric guitar without making any modifications? Let’s find out what it plays—and sounds—like.
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
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.
There is a TON of misinformation floating around about guitar strings, so we compiled the top 10 guitar string myths we hear most often, and address them each point-by-point, to give you the actual facts of the matter.
We’re big believers in custom guitar strings—heck, it’s our heritage as a company. But with all the hype that can build up about them, we wanted to have an honest discussion about the advantages and the disadvantages of custom guitar strings, so that you can better decide whether or not they might be right for you.
We cover everything from the history of Nashville Tuning, to its uses, the best guitar string gauges to use, and how it sounds in different genres.
What are the best Les Paul guitar strings? That depends on a lot of different factors, but today Scott shares his favorite gauges of guitar strings for Les Paul style guitars.
If you’ve been following us for long you probably know that I’m a big fan of Open E tuning, so naturally I’ve got a lot of experience in experimenting with different gauges of guitar strings for Open E. Here I tell you how to customize any gauge set of strings to build the perfect set for Open E, in my opinion anyway.
People ask us all the time what gauge we recommend for a given guitar, and the truth is, there’s no one correct answer. String gauges depend way more on the player than they do on the guitar. That said, of course we have our favorite ways to set up different guitars for different purposes, so in this series, Scott is sharing his favorite string gauges for a couple of different types of guitars, and today he’s going over his favorite strings for semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars.