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  • Sunny War Finds Magic in Broken Guitars and Wicked Humor
    by Tzvi Gluckin on March 23, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Sunny War cannot resist a great pawnshop find—even if the guitar’s not any good. “There’s always some pawnshop, and you think, ‘That’s an unbelievable deal,’” explains the guitarist and singer-songwriter. “But then the thing is kind of broken, and you think, ‘That’s nothing, that can be fixed.’ But it can’t be fixed, and in the end, you’re just adding to your collection of broken guitars.” Although the point, she stresses, is that each guitar, at least in theory, […]

  • Fender Launches Michael Landau Coma Stratocaster
    by PRESS RELEASE on March 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    The Michael Landau Signature Strat comes equipped with noiseless single coil and humbucking pickups, vintage-Style Hardware and a faded “coma” red finish.The “Coma” Stratocaster’s story begins at Sol Betnun’s Musical Instruments in 1974, a guitar shop in the heart of Hollywood, where during one of Landau’s many visits, a 1959 Stratocaster caught the young guitarist’s eye. The original finish had been stripped and the pickups were swapped out. To his surprise, the modded guitar played […]

  • Fishman and Polyphia Introduce New Fluence Pickups
    by PRESS RELEASE on March 23, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    The Fluence Polyphia Signature Series were developed in close collaboration with Tim Henson and Scott LePage.Tim Henson SeriesThe Fluence Tim Henson Signature Series is a ground-up design developed in close collaboration with Tim, capturing all the voicings he needed in one set of pickups. This Signature Series set delivers a wide array of tones available from spanning the entire range of aggressive lead and rhythm tones to the cleanest of clean single coil combinations, even touching on sounds […]

  • Meet the All-New Taylor 400 Series
    by Taylor Guitars on March 23, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Taylor’s all-new 400 Series acoustic guitars serve up three flavors of warm, high-fidelity tone. Taylor 400 Series GuitarsBlending an all-star tonewood pairing with striking visual appointments, the Taylor 400 Series offers a broad range of musical utility for working musicians of all stripes. Models feature solid Indian rosewood backs and sides paired with solid Sitka spruce tops, yielding a warm low-end character, clear trebles and a slightly scooped midrange that’s ideal for playing in […]

  • How to Ship an Acoustic Guitar
    by Richard Johnston on March 23, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Even if you own only one instrument, if you’re an active guitar player, chances are good that sooner or later you’ll have to pack your guitar for shipment. Although it’s hard for some packers to realize, the dangers of shipping your guitar by UPS or FedEx are essentially the same as putting your guitar on an airline’s luggage conveyor belt when you fly.Of course, thousands of guitars are safely shipped and flown in airline baggage holds every day with no protection besides a hardshell […]

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  • TONEX Pedal Review and Tutorial (IK Multimedia TONEX in a Pedal)
    by Aaron Matthies on February 16, 2023 at 11:03 am

    This review gives a thorough look at the new TONEX Pedal. I explain how to use it, how it integrates with TONEX software, and whether it may suit you. The post TONEX Pedal Review and Tutorial (IK Multimedia TONEX in a Pedal) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • How to Split a Guitar Signal to Two Amps (3 Methods)
    by Aaron Matthies on January 16, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Find out three methods you can use to split your guitar signal into two guitar amps or devices. Run a stereo rig or record guitar using these methods. The post How to Split a Guitar Signal to Two Amps (3 Methods) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • LALAL.AI Review (Vocal and Instrument Splitting Software)
    by Aaron Matthies on December 13, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Find out how you can create your own guitar backing tracks and create isolated instrument stems in this review of LALAL.AI. The post LALAL.AI Review (Vocal and Instrument Splitting Software) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • How to Create Guitar Backing Tracks (4 Methods)
    by Aaron Matthies on December 5, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Find out how to create guitar backing tracks using four easy methods. Create backing tracks for your own songs or other people’s music with these tools and apps. The post How to Create Guitar Backing Tracks (4 Methods) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • Ultimate Guide to Building a Guitar Cabinet (Steps, Diagrams, FAQ)
    by Aaron Matthies on November 21, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Learn everything you need to know about building your own guitar speaker cabinet. Includes step-by-step instructions, wiring diagrams, and advice for different builds. The post Ultimate Guide to Building a Guitar Cabinet (Steps, Diagrams, FAQ) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

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  • [GEAR] [QUESTION] Yamaha Steinberg UR22 Mk1 interface not recognised by Logic Pro X
    by /u/exhale_expel on March 23, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Hi folks. I have Logic Pro X installed on a very new iMac, I have tried to install the driver for an old Steinberg UR22 usb interface however I am getting a flashing USB light on the interface, signalling there is a communication issue between the two devices. As the interface is equipped with USB 2.0 output and I only have a USB 2 to USB cable, I am having to use a USB to USB-C adapter (no regular USB ports on the new iMacs). Can anyone provide any ideas, thoughts or advice? I’ve been out of recording too long because of this stupid problem 😭 submitted by /u/exhale_expel [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Ear training for Improvisation Methods and Timescale?
    by /u/throwaway292737 on March 23, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Hi – I’ve been playing casually for about 6 years, however aim to take it more seriously in the near future. Physically, I can play guitar. I don’t struggle with chords, scales and can pull of reasonably fast licks, really good at finger style. I really dig the improvisation in classic rock of the Zep, Hendrix and Eddie Hazel. But that I just can’t pull off. I Guess more core musicality is what I don’t have. Anyway, I’ve identified that what I think I should work on is ear training. That’s at least how Jazz Improvisers do it. Train their ears then they Basically sing through the guitar. I also heard Clapton say that’s what he does. What are the best methods for developing this? Also, I know it “takes a lifetime” to master, but to become pretty darn good at it obviously doesn’t since it’s not uncommon for people in their early twenties or younger to get there – how long would it take to become decent at jamming? If I was able to focus on it since I don’t physically need to train as much and already have a decent grasp of theory, and used the best methods to train my ear even if it means vocalising 😭. submitted by /u/throwaway292737 [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] How do you play vibrato with only the index finger without getting unwanted noise from the other strings?
    by /u/EggBender93 on March 23, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    So I’m having trouble playing vibrato with only the index finger, without getting unwanted noise from the other strings. It’s much easier doing vibrato with at least two fingers, because then I can use the index mainly to mute the unplayed strings. But when the index finger is doing all the work to bend the string, it’s hard to also use it to mute the unplayed strings. I get like a scratching noise because the index is rubbing against the other strings when it’s trying to mute them and doing the vibrato at the same time. How do you solve this? I tried to explain the best I could and hope you get what i mean. In case you wonder, I’m playing electric with distortion. Thanks! submitted by /u/EggBender93 [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Can’t seem to bend the high E string past the 20th fret
    by /u/HiMyNaemDia on March 23, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Hiya, I recently got a really nice Floyd rose guitar (Warlock) as an early birthday present. It plays and sounds amazing but I’ve noticed I can’t really seem to bend the high e string past the 20th fret. 20th fret bends fine but after that it just kinda loses sound the higher I try to bend. Could this have to do with the fact that my first 3 strings are heavier gauge strings than the last 3? I got that as a tip since I have it tuned down to Drop B so I can play heavier and still nail solos as well. I can’t imagine it really affecting the neck or the bends but who knows haha. I’ve got D’addario XL (light top/heavy bottom) strings on it right now. Or is it just harder to get those bends on FR? This is my first FR guitar so I don’t have a lot of experience with it. Thanks in advance submitted by /u/HiMyNaemDia [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Do you use your compressor pedal before or after your overdrive/fuzz?
    by /u/lightbulb-punk on March 23, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    My instinct tells me to put the compressor first, but when I do, having the compressor and the overdrive on at the same time makes there be a lot of amplified noise in my signal. Not sure if i’m using it in the right order, or what settings I should have on my compressor for the best sound? submitted by /u/lightbulb-punk [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Wiring diagram for HHH guitar layout?
    by /u/pcthrowaway42 on March 23, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    I am modding a guitar to have three humbuckers, but I haven’t been able to find any wiring diagrams that fit exactly what I’ve been envisioning – not sure if anyone has any thoughts or if I should just mess around and see what works. I’ve got 1 push-pull volume, 1 push-pull tone, and a 3-way switch. I’m thinking about wiring it so that the middle pickup can be turned on with one of the push-pulls and all humbuckers can be coil-split with the other to get the following: P1: N P2: N + B P3: B With the middle push-pull engaged: P1: N + M P2: N + M + B P3: M + B I am aware that this layout wouldn’t allow for the middle pickup to be on its own, but I’m good with that. I’ve already got the 3-way switch on hand, so I’d prefer that over a 5-way, anyway. Does anyone have any diagram or something that would work for this idea? Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/pcthrowaway42 [link] [comments]