Tips, Tricks & Licks

GET YOUR EFFECTS IN ORDER

Posted by Kamal lamichhane on June 23, 2014 in Tricks

As modern synths and inexpensive yet feature-rich recording equipment become more standard, guitarists are under increasing pressure to match the keyboardists versatility of sound. While the quality of amps and guitars has improved in some ways, the basic effects used by guitarists have not changed much in the last 20 years.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GUITAR AMP

Posted by Kamal lamichhane on June 23, 2014 in Tips

Shopping for a new guitar amp can be a tough decision. There are many questions that enter a guitarist’s mind when considering a purchase. Which ones sound better? Are tube amps better than solid-state amps? Do I need a stack? All of these questions are important to consider.

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THE CAPO

Posted by Kamal lamichhane on June 23, 2014 in Tips

The capo is most commonly used for the purpose of adjusting the guitar for vocal pitches. For example, if a song that is in the key of “D” is too low for your voice, try placing the capo on the 1st fret. If it is still too low, keep going up until it is comfortable.

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BUYING A BEGINNER ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Posted by Kamal lamichhane on June 23, 2014 in Tips

Acoustic guitars are very diverse in their shape, size, style, beauty, and sound. A great acoustic guitar is usually the one that works best for the player. Although the perfect guitar is usually a matter of opinion, one should still follow several guidelines before making a purchase.

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TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT

Posted by Kamal lamichhane on June 23, 2014 in Tips

Most guitarists cringe when the term “truss rod” is brought up in a conversation. Many would rather seek professional help when making guitar neck adjustments as opposed to doing it themselves.

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