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  • FLAMMA FS06 Preamp Pedal Review
    by Aaron Matthies on December 2, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Find out how the FLAMMA FS06 Digital Preamp gives you access to 7 interesting guitar amp models in this review. Find out how to use this pedal with your amp or in an ampless guitar rig. The post FLAMMA FS06 Preamp Pedal Review appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • FLAMMA FS02 Stereo Reverb Pedal Review
    by Aaron Matthies on December 1, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Find out how the low-cost FLAMMA FS02 Stereo Reverb pedal compares to other reverb pedals and whether it might suit you. Includes video demo and unboxing. The post FLAMMA FS02 Stereo Reverb Pedal Review appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • Does Music Theory Kill Creativity? Bite-Size Guitar Podcast Episode 19
    by Aaron Matthies on November 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    If you’ve heard somebody say that music theory kills your creativity, you might be hesistant to learn it. This podcast will look at this topic and why music theory is often misunderstood by guitarists. The post Does Music Theory Kill Creativity? Bite-Size Guitar Podcast Episode 19 appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • Black Friday for Guitar 2020: Deals and Offers
    by Aaron Matthies on November 23, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Check out some of the best Black Friday guitar deals covering pedals, guitars, amps, plugins, and more. This page will be updated as more guitar deals pop up. The post Black Friday for Guitar 2020: Deals and Offers appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • How NOT to Learn Guitar: Bite-Size Guitar Podcast Episode 18
    by Aaron Matthies on November 20, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Hear a story about two technically accomplished musicians who weren’t able to improvise a basic solo. Once you learn how this can happen, you can avoid the same trap. The post How NOT to Learn Guitar: Bite-Size Guitar Podcast Episode 18 appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

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  • [QUESTION] Should I tighten or loosen my guitars truss rod?
    by /u/Martinjadre7 on December 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Ive read multiple articles and comments from people saying different stuff. If my guitar sound weird on the first and second fret only, should I tighten or loosen (spin clockwise or counter-clockwise) the truss rod? submitted by /u/Martinjadre7 [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Is the Squier Affinity Telecaster a good guitar?
    by /u/MartinDisk on December 3, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    I’m new to the electric guitar world, and I’m looking through some guitars (my choices are a bit more limited, since I’m left-handed and I’m looking for left-handed guitars) and I find a Squier Affinity Telecaster (that has a left-handed version) for a reasonable price. It’s my main choice right now and I’m thinking about buying it this Christmas, but since I don’t know much about guitars, I’d like to know your thoughts on it. submitted by /u/MartinDisk [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Starting to learn pentatonics, any good sources to use?
    by /u/filipmo on December 3, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    *This is my first ever Reddit post by the way* I recently went back to playing my guitar, I’m loving it. I’ve started looking up pentatonics as I’d love to improvise to some background music, but I can’t find any good places with all the information neatly served, is it just me?? what’s your experience been like in looking for this?? What did you use and what do you recommend? Keep on rockin submitted by /u/filipmo [link] [comments]

  • [Question] Exotic scale suggestions?
    by /u/Matty2716 on December 3, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I was looking for suggestions for exotic scales. I know the modes, the 3 minors and the double harmonic major but i am looking for more new amd interesting sounds. Any suggestions are much appreciated! submitted by /u/Matty2716 [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] I found some issues you might want to consider if you are thinking about getting a Boss Katana
    by /u/YooHooJew on December 3, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Here’s my take on the overtly popular Boss Katana, hoping it can be helpful if you are considering buying one. I got a Katana in march (I think), after seing it advertised everywhere, reviewed everywhere and suggested everywhere by anyone. I just upgraded my guitar, and I wanted to get a nicer practice amp too, and since I was in quarantine and the guitar stores where closed I decided to trust the internet and just got one. At first, I was happy as a clam, I spend a week just playing around with effects and stuff, and it was really fun and intuitive. Also, it seemed just fine sound-wise, and had some cool features (input oux, register out ‘n stuff) that I really enjoyed. But some 9 months later, I’m just full of it, it has I think some fairly serious flaws that you should be aware of. – Sound. It sounds just fine, big deep cleans, and nicely voiced overdrive-gain settings. It has a good sound, nothing to argue. The problem is: it just sounds like itslef. This hit me when I plugged in my father’s HH super cheap Ibanez. Compared to my high-end telecaster, they just sounded way too similar, they both just sounded like the amp itself, and not like the guitar. this becomes way more obvious as you add effects, even an overdrive or a fuzz just makes the guitar disappear almost completely. – Pedals. I read everywhere that it takes pedal incredibly well, and I believe that’s true, provided you are on the clean setting with no built-in effects on. The moment you put in an effect from the amp itself, everything just becomes overtly messy, noisy, and uncontrollable. Also, it has the same sound problem as with the guitars: the effects just process the sound of the pedals and makes them al sound the same. I have an Ibanez TS9, a Boss Bluesdrive 2, and a chinese 15$ crap kokko overdrive, and you could hardly tell the difference. – Too many features. Now this is a utterly subjective and personal point: I think it has way too many features. I was really excited by the idea of having all those effects available, but I soon realized that I don’t want them, they are just distracting me from playing. I would sit there to play, plugged in my guitar, and then start just playing around with different fuzzes, choruses, flangers and so on, just to realize I spent an hour without basically playing anything. Also, I don’t think it is a good thing even from a creative standpoint, I think that it is much more inspiring trying to get the best sound you can from what you have, than having everything in the palm of your hand and not know what to do with it. Now, all this does not mean that I think it is a “bad” amp, as I said it sounds fine, has some cool features, and I can definitely imagine the type of player for which this could be perfect, I just hope this will make you understand better if you are that type of player or not. If you don’t care too much about having the best sound, and just want something fun to play with, or even want to start record something specific without having to buy tons of pedals, a proper mic and so on, this could be perfect for you. Anyway, I decided to sell my katana and I’m going all valve baby. What do you guys think? Cheers. submitted by /u/YooHooJew [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] My family surprised me with a Gibson SG Modern
    by /u/Qordis on December 3, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    This is my first post here. I had to share this because I’m still in disbelief. It’s been a REALLY rough year. Even if the pandemic didn’t exist, this is hands down the worst year of my life. Today, my local guitar shop called me and said they have my order ready. I didn’t order anything and explained. The guy says, “No man, you don’t understand. There’s a note here that says Merry Christmas and it has at least 20 names on it.” I’m thinking there has to be some kind of mistake and I tell him as much. He says to just get over here when I can and he’ll explain. I get there and the manager/owner/whatever-he-is meets me at the curb. He hands me this big, nondescript, cardboard box. He hands me a card. “We know things have been hard lately. Keep making music and it will get better soon. We love you, signed 33 names” I start looking over the names. It’s my parents, my in-laws, siblings, nieces, nephews, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my wife, pretty much everyone related to me that I know, and a couple old family friends. I’m floored! I can’t image what it would be so I open it up before putting it in my car. I open the box and there is the perfect brown leather Gibson case. Holy shit balls! I’m nearly in tears and my hands are shaking so bad I can barely unlatch it. I open it and this is what I see. SG Modern, compound radius ebony fretboard, Burstbucker pickups with split coil switches, blueberry fade finish, made in September of this god awful year according to the info card in the case. Brand spanking new, and mine! Openly weeping, I load it into my car and thank the store owner guy. Never in a million years did I think I would own something this nice. I’m now furiously writing thank you cards to every name on the list and still fighting back the tears. Hopefully later this evening I can get my tools out and give it a proper setup, fresh strings, and some oil for that thirsty fingerboard. I feel like I’m going to have bleeding fingertips for weeks. submitted by /u/Qordis [link] [comments]