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5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

Phasers are not everyone’s choice modulation. But for those that enjoy them, they really are a staple of guitar tone. From subtly supporting clean playing or being used as the centerpiece for a tapping extravaganza, there are a number of ways to implement this effect. Yet, no matter how you use it, you probably want to ensure you are using the right one for you. Below I have listed...
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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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Best Headphones for Guitar Players

Best Headphones for Guitar Players

There are a lot of reasons why a guitar player would want to acquire a nice set of headphones. Recording and practicing are the two main ones that come to mind. Especially nowadays with how many great practice amps are being made, more and more people are likely to have a headphone jack...
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Terrific (Non-Fender) S-Style Guitar Models

Terrific (Non-Fender) S-Style Guitar Models

Is there a more iconic guitar body shape than that of the Stratocaster? Maybe a Les Paul… but I would argue that when most non-guitar players think of the instrument, the Strat shape is what pops into their head. Regardless, it is no doubt one of the most successful...
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10 Killer Rock Solo Licks (w/Tabs)

10 Killer Rock Solo Licks (w/Tabs)

Rock guitar soloing contains a lot of riffs that are well known by players of the genre. While some of these are overused, that doesn't mean you shouldn't learn them. So with that in mind, here are 10 rock licks that sound great no matter who’s playing them. To keep things simple, I’ve put all the tabs...
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Strymon NightSky – A New Take on Reverb

Strymon NightSky – A New Take on Reverb

Anytime Strymon comes out with a new pedal the tone-seekers of the guitar community all gather round to listen. In many people’s eyes this pedal company can do little to no wrong when it comes to their stomp boxes. Over the past decade, their TimeLine and BigSky units have become the gold standard for high-end time-based effects. Additionally,
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6 Fantastic Sounding Telecaster Pickup Sets

6 Fantastic Sounding Telecaster Pickup Sets

The Telecaster is one of the most beloved guitar models of all time. Afterall, it is basically the first ever solid body electric guitar; How could you not love it? To this day the T-Style guitar is right up there with the Strat and LP shapes as being the most recognizable. But even more influential than the Tele’s shape is its tone. And the main factor (in terms of parts) that affects this tone is the pickups.

With the 2-single coil configuration of a Tele being so standardized and commonplace, there are literally hundreds of replacement pickup...

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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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