• [GEAR] Can I do Something with My Old Setup?
    by /u/Tall-Guy on December 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Hi everyone, I been learning music and playing/practicing daily in both Piano and Guitar during my youth. I even learned in a special school for musician. At some point I decided not to follow music as a profession, and when real-life and a full-time job caught up with me, I started to play less and less to a point I only play casually now once/twice a week for the sake of fun. I use my Classical Guitar for that. I still very much enjoy music and listen to a lot of music, even though I don't practice at all those days. My folks moving to a new house and asked me what I want to do with my old Electric Guitar setup. While I enjoy playing with my Classical Guitar - playing hard rock/metal with my classic is just meh 🙂 So I decided maybe it's time to use that electric guitar again and setup it in my own home. Here's some pictures of the Guitar, the old small amp (I sold the bigger one) and the multi-effect. With a new-born child, I am being realistic about me going back into the hobby seriously. I don't see myself practicing every day, but I do see myself playing some power chords along with metal music I enjoy, and improvising some solos one-twice a week. So here's the deal: Because I won't invest much time in it at the moment, I want to use as much of the old gear as possible. I don't mind upgrading small things like Pickups for example (I gave away my old Humbucker, and those are just Single Coils that came with the guitar - and I prefer Humbuckers for this 'Metal' sound). But I don't want to spend tons of money here. Also, I plan to use Amazon - I live overseas and Amazon is the only good option to buy things without and insane shipping cost). When I back, the baby is already asleep, and I'm not sure he will appreciate the noise 🙂 I need to do it with Headphones. So I plan on playing music from my computer and playing along with it. I'm not sure if I can even connect headphones to the amp, and if this will output a decent sound - I probably need an external unit to make everything sounds like a real setup? Years of listening to music has spoiled me, and if the whole setup going to sound very very bad, I'm not sure if it's worth it. Thank you guys! submitted by /u/Tall-Guy [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Looking for the right kinda amp that will last!
    by /u/luvmepIs on December 9, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Im starting to play shows and my little fender practice amp is NOT cutting it and im tired of using my friends amps! Im in a psych rock band so im looking for a nice bigger amp that can play clean LOUD with a juicy tone. I have a relatively flexible budget $200~$400+?? It just depends how worth the purchase will be because i need to play shows and i need it to last!! submitted by /u/luvmepIs [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] My tone knob fell out after dropping my guitar.
    by /u/sk8_fat_eat_ass on December 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I recently dropped my guitar due to not having strap locks. It didn't even drop from a big height, but I still got lots of damage. There is no visual damage, but my tone knob (which also acts as my coil split knob) fell out of the guitar and I don't know how to fix it. The problem is, that it's not only the knob that fell out, but the whole metal pin, where the knob is placed on, which means I now can't use my tone knob or my coil split anymore. If someone knows how to fix this then PLEASE help me, I would be so thankful. Picture: https://imgur.com/a/j83mc4J submitted by /u/sk8_fat_eat_ass [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] How do I build finger dexterity and avoid string noise when swapping chords?
    by /u/MonkeyKing501 on December 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    How do I reduce string noise when swapping chords? When I swap chords I can hear a very quick buy obvious buzz or string noise. The pauses in between my changes (although short) are infuriating because I feel like the music doesn’t flow even with a .5 second pause submitted by /u/MonkeyKing501 [link] [comments]

  • [DISCUSSION] How to never lose a guitar pick ever again
    by /u/ChrisWhiteWolf on December 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Buy obnoxiously expensive guitar picks. I used to lose picks like crazy, as most guitar players do, but I wanted to try nicer picks and got a set of two for $15 a piece (ouch). That was over a year ago and I still have both of them. Once the pick has substantial value and you know you can't just replace it for less than a buck, you'll find it a lot easier to keep track of it at all times. submitted by /u/ChrisWhiteWolf [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] NGD 2: The Spending
    by /u/AlexSaintXXX on December 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    After receiving the Helix Rack and Controller on Friday, I was teased with the other half of my order remaining in Germany... until this morning! https://imgur.com/a/kxmuq2l A shiny new Charvel DK24. I've always hated gold hardware, but I think it works nicely with the white paint job (not as bling as a Jem 7V). The maple neck is really, really nice. Neck pocket is solid and no flaws (tiny nick by one of the neck screws, but who cares?). Swapped in my preferred DiMarzio strap as soon on as it was out of the box. I'm used to really thin necks, but this has a lovely feel without getting too chunky. I'm loving the jumbo frets; pristine and well-finished. I ordered an SKB case to keep it all in one piece (not pictured... the case behind it is full of commercial video lighting). https://imgur.com/a/J5pgPB9 I added a Mission Engineering expression pedal to go with the Helix Controller. Almost over-engineered; it won't be on a stage anytime soon, but I've no doubt it would hold up well against heavy use and the sweat/blood/beer that ends up on every piece of live kit I've ever used. As the cables I ordered also arrived, I finally got to fire up the Helix (after updating to the latest firmware). Like any other unit, the pre-programmed effects are a little over-the-top (to really show off in the, um, showroom). An hour or so trying some different presets, and there's some really useable sounds with some tweaking to bring things down from 'kill' to 'incapacitate'. I received a Tremel-no too, but will have to wait until I get a soldering iron. I love Floyd Rose trems, but for €70, I'm willing to try it out (or start buying some guitars with fixed bridges). Overall, I'm thrilled with the new haul. I might even stop playing to eat sometime this week! submitted by /u/AlexSaintXXX [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] Boutique Offset Guitars
    by /u/Gloomy_S on December 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Hi everyone! I’m a pop punk guitarist in search of a new guitar. I’m really into jazzmasters jaguars and stuff like that. Does anyone have any advice on boutique offset guitars like these or others like them? submitted by /u/Gloomy_S [link] [comments]

  • [Question] When bands make songs, why do they record separate layers instead of just copying and pasting?
    by /u/TheDarkFlash810 on December 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    So for example, I heard that on Master of Puppets, every riff had a minimum of 4 layers to it, and some were as high as 8. That's a lot of time and precision needed to make all those recordings, why don't people just record one and then copy and paste it? submitted by /u/TheDarkFlash810 [link] [comments]

  • [DISCUSSION] How would you go about learning the lead guitar part of this?
    by /u/Ezechiell on December 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I'm talking about this perfomance of Cortez The Killer, by Neil Young and Crazy Horse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-XnPXL_HMA To me, it's a really inspiring perfomance, and I would love to be able to play that myself, both rythm part and lead part, and also be able to make my own little version of the song. But I'm not sure how to go about it. I could try learning it by ear, but I have never done that before, so that seems kind of intimidating to me. submitted by /u/Ezechiell [link] [comments]

  • [question] with the year almost at an end what were some of your best trigger pulls of 2019?
    by /u/RealEnergyEigenstate on December 9, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Any piece of gear make you think damn... good aim McRee I hit the target with an EH 720 looper use it everyday submitted by /u/RealEnergyEigenstate [link] [comments]

  • [Question] modifying my guitar
    by /u/gaprats on December 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Do you guys think these components would work in epi sg g-400 pro? Grover locking tuners, Dimarzio liquifire neck, dimarzio super distortion bridge, gibson stop bar tailpiece with fine tuners, speed knobs (~$410 total) I'm still not sure if i can but these are the parts i'm considering submitted by /u/gaprats [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] [NGD] Fender Player Stratocaster MN BK
    by /u/laszlov on December 9, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I was planning to buy this beauty for so long now. I had a hard year, working all day and practicing almost all night long. So it's my christmas present for me from me. Anyway it's my first real Fender and it's love at first sight, I'm so stoked I cannot sleep. She plays unexpectedly great and got all of the famous tones out of the box (almost, she needed a little care and a setup though). There are great options in color and neck as well - so much beautiful and cool stratocaster to choose from. I was hesitating for a couple days between the sunburst and this. I wanted a classic piece and I love Clapton and David Gilmour, so I thought, why don't have both?! - so I just ordered a black pickguard as well. Next one will be some active electronics maybe, I don't know yet, I'm happy for now. Fender Player Stratocaster MN BK https://imgur.com/gallery/nIYtOY8 submitted by /u/laszlov [link] [comments]

  • [question] good subreddits/forums for DIY Guitar stuff (amps, pedals, guitars, cabs)?
    by /u/ausstieglinks on December 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    So I've been getting really into building pedals and just finished my first amp. I'm looking for places to talk about DIY guitar gear. What are some really good places to check out for this topic? submitted by /u/ausstieglinks [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] Got a used 2005 Epiphone Les Paul Custom, but something's not right.
    by /u/PLSG08 on December 9, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Good day everyone! Recently I saw a listing locally for a relatively beatup 2005 Epiphone Les Paul Custom in Alpine white. Looks beautiful even if it was missing its pickguard. IMGUR LINK! I got it for a steal around $180 because the guy selling it was the 2nd owner and he too got it in a relatively beat up state. He was just collecting guitars but he needed to sell the ones he didn't rarely used. Lucky for me I'm more interested in old guitars so I figured why not. Upon getting home I inspected the guitar thoroughly. Pickups were both replaced with a '59 Neck and a Distortion bridge from Seymour Duncan and the neck sounds amazing. Smooth and really full. Fell in love with it the moment I played it. Bridge pickup sounds very thin and nasal compared to my other Les Paul. Could be a solder going bad. Serial number according to The Guitar Dater Project checks out as a 2005 model made in Korea. But here's where the weird things start. Tuning peg holes aren't inline. Namely the low and high E strings are weirdly misaligned for some reason. The truss rod cover may say gibson, but upon removing it there was another hole under it, so I assume it was replaced at some point. Another is that the Bridge pickup replacement was off center, making the pole pieces not lineup with the strings. Now, that could be the reason why it sounds nasal but I dont think that it should. Knob placement is kinda weird as well as they seem too close to each other. Overall i love the feel of the guitar so far, but its these small little things that are kinda off putting, making me doubt this is a real Epiphone. I kinda wanna hear what your thoughts on this guitar are and if there's anyone that could help me point out if this is a fake or not. I do plan on flipping this guitar a bit and make it some sort of a secondary guitar. IMGUR ALBUM LINK submitted by /u/PLSG08 [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] Daddario Players Circle code inside, if anyone wants
    by /u/companyja on December 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I live in a country which is not eligible for registration at the site, so I might as well throw this out there if anyone is collecting these points H135D-7C2E-1626-123079 Got it on a pack of EZ900 I may should have sent it in PMs because of bots collecting codes and all but I doubt it's a big value, if a bot gets it I hope it's enough to restring BooBass Cheers submitted by /u/companyja [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Looking to switch the pickguard of my squier bullet strat
    by /u/maxinated on December 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I'm deciding between the white pearl and tortoise shell pickguard for my white-out strat. I was wondering if the fender 11-hole modern style pickguards are any good and whether they would fit? Also any suggestions for which colour pickguard would be great. submitted by /u/maxinated [link] [comments]

  • [NEWBIE] Guitar tone help
    by /u/SamMuspratt on December 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Hi. Just a beginner here. Looking to get a simple clean tone like the one in this video: [video - 2:55](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D606oWxwhtI) ​ If you look at 2:55 it has the tone i want to achieve. ​ I am currently using a really cheap fender like guitar. behringer di100 di box to a focusrite solo which i have guitar rig installed. Any help getting the tone would be appreciated and if you could recommend any parts i should upgrade that would be helpful. Thanks submitted by /u/SamMuspratt [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Boss GT-100 and Reaper
    by /u/annduguay on December 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Anyone using the Boss GT-100 and Reaper? Admittedly I'm new to both.. Just wondering why I'm not hearing myself play through my monitors when using the GT-100. It's connected via USB and I've selected the Boss as my input in the DAW. No problem with the monitors when my input is the Focusrite but no sound when I use the pedal. I'm hoping there's a simple fix. submitted by /u/annduguay [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] sequenced Major 7th Arpeggios with modulations (and tabs!)
    by /u/LiamOrynthia on December 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    exercises Let me know what you think! Try it out submitted by /u/LiamOrynthia [link] [comments]

  • [Discussion] Reminder of something you have probably heard a million times: USE STRAPLOCKS!
    by /u/SumaniFumani on December 9, 2019 at 6:02 am

    I have straplocks on my guitar usually and thought the dreaded guitar drop would never happen to me. Well lately I have been having trouble with the button and had just been putting the strap on temporarily to move it around easier. I had almost had a dropping incident previously but stupidly still did the same thing. Today I picked it up and, you guessed it, guitar goes straight off my strap, down to the floor. Now thankfully, it was only a small distance to fall and the floor is carpeted and so my guitar is undamaged and fine. But this is a big lesson for me. No matter how much you think it won't happen to you, it can, use straplocks always, all of the time, on all of your guitars. submitted by /u/SumaniFumani [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] HELP IM FREAKING OUT I JUST GOT MY FIRST GIG
    by /u/borpsnorp on December 9, 2019 at 3:05 am

    So the (popular) kids at my school started a band and are going to perform in the talent show they want to do the song Yellow by Coldplay. They asked me to do the electric lead guitar part and I hesitated but accepted because you only live once and if you want to get good you got to play in front of people. But I am also somewhat introverted and a “bedroom” guitarist I’ve only played in front of a few people and did poorly. Any advice to prepare for the gig and really blow it out of the water. As well not to freak out and stay cool. submitted by /u/borpsnorp [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] Wanted to share my year old HSS player series strat!
    by /u/dirtdigglr_ on December 9, 2019 at 1:10 am

    My partner is the best woman ever! She bought me a Mexican tele 2 years ago and then last Xmas she bought me a new player mim HSS strat . I had been talking about the old red strat I used to gig with when I was younger that I regretted selling. She knows I hate red so opted out of red. Ive been down the past few weeks with a surgery so I took the opportunity to do some mods and aesthetic tweaks. I love purple and play in a funk/soul/r&b thing so it only felt right to go with the pearloid Royale purp. Went chrome to replace the parchment knobs. Installed a new tusq xl nut Tusq string tree Fender locking tuners Installed a treble bleed on the volume put. (Highly recommend a treble bleed on all guitars) Made the 5 way into a 7 way with a push pull tone pot New switchcraft jack. I swear this guitar is amazing stock but the jack felt like it just didn't have a secure hold on the plug. Noticably longer sustain with the tusq nut and the 2 new pickup combos are def fun to play with. I don't like the bridge bucker alone so this def remedied that for me. It's way too thin and tinny and only 7.4k output. I'm looking for a new bucker to replace it if anyone has any recommendations! The single coil are amazing for the price and I have no intentions on replacing them. submitted by /u/dirtdigglr_ [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] How long were you playing before you felt like you were good at guitar?
    by /u/Laker_Nurse on December 9, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Pretty straightforward question. When did it "click" for you. I've been playing since April, and I have certainly made progress. I can play cowboy chords, strum some easy songs, and play things like Identity Disorder by Of Mice and Men or Sweet Dreams by Marylin Manson (minus the solo) but I don't feel like it has clicked. I often find myself feeling like I am never going to improve beyond where I am or be a good player. submitted by /u/Laker_Nurse [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] The 'Oreocaster', a guitar that I made from my Grandpa's favorite tree after it was knocked down during a storm
    by /u/grizzlywalker on December 8, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I thought you guys might enjoy my unique guitar! I call it the Oreocaster ​ Back in the 1980's, my Grandpa's favorite tree (Black Walnut) was knocked down during a storm, and my Dad and uncles cut it up to use for future projects. The original plan was to make a grandfather clock out of it, but we never really got around to that, plus we didn't have any space for it. Fast forward 30-so years and we have had these slabs sitting in our shed collecting dust, so my Dad and I decided to make a guitar with them. The resulting product is a mixture of the original Walnut tree and store bought Maple, and we call it the 'Oreocaster': Two slabs of black walnut sandwiching one of Maple, with a flamed maple neck and black walnut skunk stripe down the back. And I fitted it with Fender custom 69 pickups. When cutting the body, I messed up, and the correction resulted in what I call the "Wabi-Sabi Cut" after the old Japanese concept of 'Perfectly Imperfect'. It's our first guitar job and I am really satisfied with the results. I have quite a few guitars, but this one is my main, and the one I love most. Here is an album of the rough process of creating the guitar, with the beginning and end product submitted by /u/grizzlywalker [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] This is my Strat
    by /u/Dirty_Blaz3r on December 8, 2019 at 5:05 am

    There are many like it, but this one is mine. She turned 5 this year, and still in love. Happy Straturday! 🤘 submitted by /u/Dirty_Blaz3r [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] First-Take Friday! 6 December 2019: 80's Melodic Rock in Bb Minor
    by /u/bouncerate on December 6, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Hi all, It's bouncerate with another First Take Friday. Hope everyone has had a great week and a great start to December. For this week we've got some 80's style rock. We've done some more traditional rock tracks in the past, but I believe this is the first 80's sounding one. Hope you enjoy it! If you're recording a video, don't forget the long hair with hairspray wig. 🙂 This week's backing track: https://youtu.be/zN_SinQO-nQ This one is in Bb ("B Flat") Minor. As always, throw the youtuber a like or comment to let them know if you enjoyed jamming over it. Happy playing! RULES One take only, thought you can give it a listen once before recording over top of it. These posts are meant to provide feedback and thoughts on your musical ideas from improvisation, not to post something that's 100% polished. This is not a competition. Listen to other people's takes and share constructive criticism. There are no winners here, only people that want to improve their playing. Again, we're going with One-Take Friday on this, but there's no need to only record and post on Friday. For those that visit the post a few days after Friday, feel free to sort by New so you can see those that may not have any feedback yet. submitted by /u/bouncerate [link] [comments]

  • 5 Ways to Play the Pentatonic Scale
    on December 6, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    The pentatonic scale is a five-note musical scale used by guitar players to solo, improvise, create riffs and licks. It may also be the most popular guitar scale because the box pattern is movable and playable all over the neck. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Lyndsey Parker and Mindi Abair announced as co-hosts for the 2020 She Rocks Awards
    by Sponsored Content on December 5, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces Yahoo Entertainment music editor and SiriusXM radio host Lyndsey Parker and two-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair as co-hosts of the upcoming 2020 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in ...

  • Brian Ray on How He Created His Ultimate SG Junior
    by Art Thompson on December 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Recently, GP sat down with a number of guitarists who've recently collaborated with Gibson or Epiphone on new signature models. One of those was Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray, who kindly took the time to discuss his new signature Gibson, the Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior, with us. The Brian Ray ...

  • Watch Eric Clapton Jam Onstage with Hawkwind
    by Jackson Maxwell on December 5, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    A couple weeks ago, on November 25, Hawkwind played the penultimate show of their 50th anniversary tour at G Live in Guildford, England. For the show's second half, the space-rock veterans enlisted some help from an old friend, none other than Eric Clapton. Clapton joined the band onstage to play ...

  • Lone Star Guitar: How to Swing Like a Texas Playboy
    by David Brewster on December 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Western swing, also known as Texas swing, is a sub-genre of country music that developed and flourished in the 1930s, reaching its heyday during the early years of World War II before becoming overshadowed by other more popular musical styles and fads that emerged in the post-war era. Western swing ...

  • Epiphone Unveils New Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul
    by Jackson Maxwell on December 5, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Epiphone has teamed up with Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer to unveil the Tommy Thayer Electric Blue Les Paul. Thayer's fourth Epiphone signature model, the Electric Blue Les Paul features a mahogany body with a maple cap, and an Electric Blue finish with Les Paul Custom style white and black ...

  • Scott Henderson Plugs in on 'No Guitar Is Safe' Podcast
    by Jude Gold on December 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    With his favorite vintage Marshall cranked up, rock/fusion legend Scott Henderson plays a single note on his signature-model Suhr solidbody, kicks on a Meris Ottobit Jr. and twists the knobs until the pedal is in a state of near sonic meltdown. This results in a pulsating, self-generating loop of ...

  • Add Chromatic Harmony to Your Slide Playing
    by Bryan Clark on December 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    This won't be your typical slide lesson. I will show how you can add more chromatic harmony by fretting behind the slide with your left hand. We’ll also explore the tremendous amount of right-hand dexterity that is needed to pull off this particular type of slide playing, which I’m calling “subtle ...

  • Watch Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Rossington and Charlie Daniels Play "Call Me the Breeze"
    by Damian Fanelli on December 4, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Country music legend Charlie Daniels has been hosting his (sort-of annual) Volunteer Jam concerts in Tennessee since 1974. As you can probably imagine, there have been scores of kickass shows and guests over the decades, including the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, ...

  • GP Presents the Allman Family Revival December 7 in San Francisco, CA - Win Tickets!
    by Jimmy Leslie on December 3, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Honoring Gregg Allman’s birthday has become a tradition at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The Allman Family Revival is hosted by his son, Devon Allman, a periodic contributor to Guitar Player who has joined forces with fellow Allman Brothers Band legacy players Duane Betts, Barry Oakley Jr., the ...

  • Mithans Guitars Debuts New Kyoto Explode Model
    by Jackson Maxwell on December 3, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Slovenian boutique builder Mithans Guitars has debuted its new Kyoto Explode model. The latest addition to the company's Kyoto line of guitars, the Kyoto Explode features a striking maple burl wood top and Häussel 1959 humbucker pickups, which are controlled by individual volume ...

  • The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz on How Pummeled Guitars and Ambient Miking Colored His Band's Powerful New Album, 'III'
    by Jim Beaugez on December 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    When inspiration springs from difficult circumstances, Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers isn’t afraid to venture into the depths. The Platinum-selling folk-rock band’s new album, III (Dualtone), unravels the intertwined stories of family members lost to addiction and the ways it affects those around ...

  • Pedalboards: How to Build the Perfect System from Start to Finish
    by Barry Cleveland on December 3, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Back in the mid Sixties, guitarists had a choice of maybe three or four pedals, and the players who were far out enough to use them all at once connected them together with cables several feet long, and used 20-foot coiled cables on each side of the pedal chain to go between their guitar and amp. ...

  • Ozzy Osbourne Hears Randy Rhoads’ “Crazy Train” Solo for First Time in 36 Years
    by Christopher Scapelliti on December 3, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    A few years ago, on an episode of Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour - the History TV show featuring Osbourne and his son - Ozzy Osbourne heard the raw, unmixed master tape of his hit song “Crazy Train” for the first time since he recorded it on March 22, 1980. And by all appearances, ...

  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Cooks Up the ‘Fish Grease 2’ Tour
    by Jim Beaugez on December 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram had such a good 2019, he’s itching to do it all again. The newly minted Grammy nominee will kick off Fish Grease 2: A Juke Joint Tour on January 4 in Hattiesburg, Miss., then celebrate his 21st birthday with two nights at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles on January 17-18 ...

  • TrueFire & JamPlay Join Forces to Form TrueFire Studios, An Alliance of Leading Online Music Learning Companies
    by Zach on December 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brad Wendkos, TrueFire Studios Phone: (800) 222-3366 Email: media@truefirestudios.com PDF: Click here Saint Petersburg, FL, December 3, 2019 – TrueFire and JamPlay have joined forces to form TrueFire Studios, an alliance of leading companies in the online music education industry. Uniting their respective online video lesson libraries, mobile and desktop apps, The post TrueFire & JamPlay Join Forces to Form TrueFire Studios, An Alliance of Leading Online Music Learning Companies appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • Artist in Focus: Q&A with Carlos Arévalo of Chicano Batman
    by Ernie Ball on December 2, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    The Los Angeles based Latin-rock outfit Chicano Batman oozes funky riffs and psychedelic soul with every song they make — and the world can’t get ...

  • Vivian Campbell Discusses His Epiphone "Holy Diver" Les Paul
    by Art Thompson on December 2, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Recently, GP sat down with a number of guitarists who've recently collaborated with Gibson or Epiphone on new signature models. One of those guitarists was Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell, who kindly took the time to discuss his latest signature model, the Epiphone "Holy Diver" Les Paul, with us. The ...

  • Three Notes and the Truth: Classic Rock Triads
    by Tom Kolb on December 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Let's face it - the topic of triads can rapidly devolve into a big yawn fest, especially when presented using only boring, textbook-ish exercises with no commonplace applications. This is a sad situation, as many students of the guitar and music theory never fully grasp the powerful ...

  • 12 Awesome Gifts for Guitarists
    by Zach on December 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ‘Tis the season for gift giving, and we want to help you find the best gifts for guitarists. It can be difficult to find a good gift for a guitar player, especially if you don’t play guitar, so this holiday season we are offering up a number of great guitar gifts. In addition to our The post 12 Awesome Gifts for Guitarists appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • The 10 Most Important Electric Guitars
    by Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna on December 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    In their book, Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar, renowned guitar journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna trace the eight-decade evolution of the world's sexiest, most influential musical instrument. Here they spotlight 10 major ...

  • The Best Guitar Amps Under $1000 (2019)
    by Zach on December 2, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    If you’re reading this, you’re likely a serious guitarist looking for a serious guitar amplifier. Whether you’re a living room virtuoso, a recording artist, or regularly gigging performer, you’ve gotten to a point where you need a more powerful amp to perform and practice. Looking for a sophisticated amp that delivers the versatility, power, and The post The Best Guitar Amps Under $1000 (2019) appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • 16 Guitar Effects Pedals Every Guitar Player MUST Have
    by Zach on December 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    If you’re one of those “I plug directly into the amp and don’t need no stinkin’ guitar effects pedals” kinda dude, then godspeed and thanks for stopping by. On the other hand, if you own a pedal board upon which you trip the light fantastic, stick around — this list of guitar effects pedals you The post 16 Guitar Effects Pedals Every Guitar Player MUST Have appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • 10 Guitar Accessories Under $20 Guitarists MUST Have
    by Zach on December 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Most guitarists suffer from what is known as G.A.S. – gear acquisition syndrome – and we’re all on a life-long hunt for the ideal rig. If we all had a dollar for every piece of new gear we’ve purchased over the years, we’d all be playing ukes on the beaches of Tahiti. Checking out what The post 10 Guitar Accessories Under $20 Guitarists MUST Have appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.