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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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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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Small Tube Combo Amps with Big Tone (12-watts or Less)

Small Tube Combo Amps with Big Tone (12-watts or Less)

One breed of amplifier that doesn’t get enough credit are small combo tube amps. In fact, some people don’t even realize that this kind of amplifier exists and has a purpose. To some people, tube amps are supposed to be big and loud and anything that isn’t probably doesn’t sound that good. While I’d like to tell you that this is just some outdated thinking, that’s not...
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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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8 Guitar Exercises for Speed and Dexterity (w/ TABS)

8 Guitar Exercises for Speed and Dexterity (w/ TABS)

Learning song after song is a great way to get better at the guitar. However, if you are struggling or just want to improve quicker, it is also a really good idea to add in some other forms of practicing. A great way to do this is by learning some exercises that challenge your fingers. Now, there are literally thousands...
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