Multi-scale guitars and Fanned Fret guitars are becoming more and more popular these days, and they offer some interesting advantages for modern players.
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 is the venerable Warped Vinyl…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
From country to metal to classical, there is a guitar out there for everyone. Check out this interactive graphic to listen to some of the most common (and some of the most outlandish) types of guitars from music history.
Can you play an acoustic guitar through an electric amp? Can you run it through effect pedals? You bet you can! Should you do it? Well, we’ll let you decide…
The height of your guitar strings—commonly referred to as action—has a big effect on how your guitar feels and plays. But what does it do to your guitar’s tone?
Compression is a subtle effect which often gets overlooked. When used properly, it can shape and enhance your guitar tone in some rather significant ways. Today, we’re going to look into what a compressor pedal can do for your guitar.
What is a clean boost pedal, and why should you use one? We answer those questions, and recommend 5 great budget clean boost pedal options.
Today, distortion and the electric guitar are nearly synonymous, but it wasn’t always that way… Here’s the story of the best accident to ever happen to the guitar.
With all options of guitar pick thicknesses, size, shape, and materials, it can be a lot to take in. Check out our guide to picking the perfect guitar pick.