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Routine Guitar Maintenance/Repairs

Routine Guitar Maintenance/Repairs

Just like any instrument, guitars need some love from time to time to keep them up and running. While you may be able to scrape by with changing the occasional string when it breaks, this is not ideal. Basically, the more you learn to take care of a guitar the better it will treat you in return. While most of the topics discussed below are not the difference between your guitar...
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How to Become a Better Guitar Player

How to Become a Better Guitar Player

The journey of learning guitar can be filled with struggle and frustration. So many players, at all skill levels, become static in their progression from time to time. And it does take a lot to have the discipline to improve, but if you’re reading this then you probably agree that the end result is worth it. So, what does it really take to get better? Well, the simple answer is always going...
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What Ernie Ball Strings Should I Get?

What Ernie Ball Strings Should I Get?

Ernie Ball is without a doubt one of the most well known and iconic guitar string manufacturers to date. While the company makes amazing guitars, basses, and other accessories as well, their string lines are what most people know and love them for.

With the Slinky series being as popular as it is, plenty of guitar players have used this brand from day one. However, because EB has quite a few series of strings under their Slinky moniker, not everyone is sure what string set is right for them. Furthermore, there was recently the addition of several...

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7 Myths About Learning the Guitar

7 Myths About Learning the Guitar

Coming in right behind the piano, the guitar is the second most popular instrument in the world. This obviously means a lot of people are familiar with the instrument and probably knows someone who plays or is learning to. With common place this instrument is in our culture, there...
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10 Unique Guitar Picks

10 Unique Guitar Picks

Guitar picks, along with most things involving the instrument, matter. I would even go so far as to say that not having the right pick can significantly impact your playing. Everything including thickness, size, material, and grip makes a difference in the way you pluck the strings. With all these factors...
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Product Spotlight: Fender Paramount Acoustics

Product Spotlight: Fender Paramount Acoustics

Fender. When you hear this company's name what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us I think the answer would be a Strat, Tele, J Bass, or anyone of the other ultra-iconic guitar/bass models that the company is associated with. However, for almost as
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Guitar Companies That Cater to Lefties

Guitar Companies That Cater to Lefties

Being a southpaw myself, I can affirm that for lefties, finding your dream guitar can be a near-impossible task. While there are plenty of entry-level instruments available in both left and right-handed options, once you get into a higher price point things get sketchy. Usually, if a company makes any lefties at all, you really only have one or two models to choose from. Additionally, these models rarely share the same customization or color
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Breaking Down Guitar Fretboards

Breaking Down Guitar Fretboards

Understanding the fretboard is an important part of getting into what makes a guitar sing. After all, it is the place where your fingers spend most of their time playing. Many players have a strong preference for one type of board or another. For those in this boat, a dark or light fingerboard material can make or break the aesthetic of the guitar. But this all actually goes a little bit deeper than just looks. While changing out materials on the board is not going...
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Loopers: All You Need to Know

Loopers: All You Need to Know

Loopers. Regardless of genera or skill level most of us have a use for one. Practicing, performing, or for just playing by yourself, these sound on sound devices can make the guitar much more interesting. If you’re in the market for your first or next looper there are a few tips and specific...
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