Stringjoy https://www.stringjoy.com Stringjoy | Custom Guitar Strings, Handmade in the USA Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:30:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://www.stringjoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cropped-Blue-S-copy-80x80.png Stringjoy https://www.stringjoy.com 32 32 Is It Safe To Take All The Strings Off Your Guitar At Once? https://www.stringjoy.com/safe-take-strings-off-guitar/ https://www.stringjoy.com/safe-take-strings-off-guitar/#comments Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:06:06 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=114365 Many people say it’s bad to take all the strings off your guitar at once, that it will mess up your neck or your setup. But is there any truth to that? Here’s our take: Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with more great videos like this one:  Transcription Is…

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We Put Acoustic Guitar Strings On Electric Guitar—So You Don’t Have To. https://www.stringjoy.com/acoustic-guitar-strings-on-electric-guitar/ https://www.stringjoy.com/acoustic-guitar-strings-on-electric-guitar/#comments Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:29:52 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=113837 Have you ever wondered what acoustic guitar strings sound like on an electric guitar? Well, we tried it out, so that you don't have to waste your strings finding out for yourself.

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How to Prevent Guitar Strings from Breaking https://www.stringjoy.com/prevent-guitar-strings-breaking/ https://www.stringjoy.com/prevent-guitar-strings-breaking/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:55:45 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=113242 There's nothing worse than breaking a guitar string—surely there must be something you can do about it! Well, the good news is, there is. In this video, we go over why guitar strings break, and how to prevent guitar strings from breaking in the future.

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How to Balance Out Your Rig With Half Gauge Guitar Strings https://www.stringjoy.com/balance-rig-half-gauge-guitar-strings/ https://www.stringjoy.com/balance-rig-half-gauge-guitar-strings/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:53:33 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=113090 How can half gauge guitar strings help you achieve more even tension between different guitars, and better balance the tension on each individual guitar? Let’s find out! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with more great videos like this one: Want to try a set of Half Gauge Guitar Strings?…

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Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Guitar String Gauges https://www.stringjoy.com/stevie-ray-vaughans-guitar-string-gauges-3/ https://www.stringjoy.com/stevie-ray-vaughans-guitar-string-gauges-3/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:20:21 +0000 http://www.stringjoy.com/?p=750 Yes, they were heavy. But there are a lot of misconceptions about what gauges he actually played, and what he had to do to make them work on his guitar.

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Super Light Electric Guitar Strings: In Defense of 9s https://www.stringjoy.com/super-light-guitar-strings-defense-9s/ https://www.stringjoy.com/super-light-guitar-strings-defense-9s/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:36:37 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=112277 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings – or 9s – sometime get a bad rap, but do they deserve it? We don’t think so...

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The DNA of Classic Country Guitar Licks https://www.stringjoy.com/country-guitar-licks/ https://www.stringjoy.com/country-guitar-licks/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:31:05 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=111367 Many of the great Country Guitar Licks all share the same basic building blocks. Master these simple techniques, and you'll be a country guitar master.

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What Does A Compressor Pedal Do For Your Guitar? https://www.stringjoy.com/what-does-compressor-pedal-do-guitar/ https://www.stringjoy.com/what-does-compressor-pedal-do-guitar/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:44:17 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=108492 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.

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Using The CAGED System To Master Your Guitar’s Fretboard https://www.stringjoy.com/caged-system/ https://www.stringjoy.com/caged-system/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:46:00 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=108261 The CAGED system provides a simple way to visualize the logic of the guitar's fretboard that works for beginners and virtuosos alike.

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Guitar Phrasing Tips and Techniques https://www.stringjoy.com/guitar-phrasing-tips/ https://www.stringjoy.com/guitar-phrasing-tips/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:30:18 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=104228 Searching for that distinctive and personal sound? Make these Guitar Phrasing Tips & Techniques an essential part of your practice regimen.

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Delta Blues Guitar: The Players, Style & Technique Behind The Slide https://www.stringjoy.com/delta-blues-guitar/ https://www.stringjoy.com/delta-blues-guitar/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:08:40 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=104145 Mississippi Blues is all about howling vocals, and the Delta Blues Guitar; a powerful slide-based guitar style. Here's the players & techniques behind it.

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Why Use a Clean Boost Pedal? https://www.stringjoy.com/clean-boost-pedal/ https://www.stringjoy.com/clean-boost-pedal/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:12:04 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=103411 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.

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How to Play Rhythm Guitar Better with 6 Simple Practice Techniques https://www.stringjoy.com/how-to-play-rhythm-guitar-better/ https://www.stringjoy.com/how-to-play-rhythm-guitar-better/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:17 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=103452 If you want to be a great guitarist you can't just be great at lead—you've got to be a top-notch rhythm guitarist. Here's how to play rhythm guitar better.

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Phosphor Bronze vs 80/20 Bronze: Acoustic Guitar String Types Explained https://www.stringjoy.com/phosphor-bronze-vs-80-20-bronze-acoustic-guitar-string-types/ https://www.stringjoy.com/phosphor-bronze-vs-80-20-bronze-acoustic-guitar-string-types/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:39:14 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=76602 Which of the Acoustic Guitar String Types is the best for your playing style? Compare Phosphor Bronze vs 80/20 Bronze Strings to see what's right for you.

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Wound G String (or Wound 3rd): Is It Right For You? https://www.stringjoy.com/wound-g-string-wound-3rd/ https://www.stringjoy.com/wound-g-string-wound-3rd/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:53 +0000 https://www.stringjoy.com/?p=76861 Is a wound G string or a wound 3rd the right move for you and your guitar? We look into the history, usage, advantages and disadvantages to help you decide.

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