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  • Ernie Ball Music Man Launches the DarkRay 5-String Bass & the Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass
    by PRESS RELEASE on May 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    An all-new DarkRay 5-string bass featuring dark glass electronics, plus the latest collaboration with guitar virtuoso Jason Richardson.DarkRay 5-String BassThe all-new DarkRay 5-string bass unlocks a new range of sonic capabilities thanks to a growing collaboration with world-renowned bass accessory manufacturer Darkglass Electronics. Available in two new striking finishes, Starry Night, and a limited-to-100 White Sparkle. Starry Night will be available at retail while the White Sparkle is […]

  • Hooked: Des Rocs on Queen’s “We Will Rock You”
    by Premier Guitar on May 17, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Daniel Rocco explains how the News of the World track deconstructed the rock-song formula, compares the opening to Jaws, and praises Brian May’s wizardry.

  • Blackstar Introduces the St. James Amp Series
    by PRESS RELEASE on May 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.The St. James series offers amps in two formats: an EL34 design creating classic British rock tones and a 6L6 model with crystal clean tones and higher gain, both available as Celestion-equipped combo or amplifier head with matching vertical 212 cabinet. Designed to be simple to use but highly versatile, these amps offer an intuitive two-channel setup that delivers Blackstar’s best-ever […]

  • SolidGold FX Ether Review
    by Charles Saufley on May 17, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    A lot of cruel fates can befall a gig. But unless you’re a complete pedal addict or live in high-gain-only realms, doing a gig with just a reverb- and tremolo-equipped amp is not one of them. Usually a nice splash of reverb makes the lamest tone pretty okay. Add a little tremolo on top and you have to work to not be at least a little funky, surfy, or spacy. You see, reverb and modulation go together like beans and rice. That truth, it seems, extends even to maximalist expressions of that […]

  • Xabier Iriondo’s “Energy from My Fantasy”
    by Tzvi Gluckin on May 16, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Italian guitarist and sonic adventurer Xabier Iriondo has an affinity for the Basque term, metak—which literally means, “pile”—and he often incorporates it into the names of his various projects. His custom-built experimental guitar is the Mahai Metak (or “table pile”). Some of his unconventional musical collaborations also include the term, as in PhonoMetak and PhonoMetak Labs. And Sound Metak was the name of the eclectic shop he ran for about a decade in the early 2000s, which […]

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  • Guitar Pro 8 Review (With Step-by-Step Tips and Tutorials)
    by Aaron Matthies on May 4, 2022 at 12:35 am

    In this in-depth review of Guitar Pro 8, learn how to use the new features and how GP8 has improved over GP7. Learn to import audio files, add scale diagrams, and more. The post Guitar Pro 8 Review (With Step-by-Step Tips and Tutorials) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • Best Audio Interfaces for Guitar in 2022 (With Tutorials)
    by Aaron Matthies on April 25, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Learn what to look for in an audio interface and check out the best audio interfaces for guitarists in this comprehensive guide. The post Best Audio Interfaces for Guitar in 2022 (With Tutorials) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • 14 Best Sweep Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB)
    by Aaron Matthies on March 22, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Learn how to sweep pick on guitar by following these 14 exercises. These sweep picking exercises teach you the skills you need to sweep pick any arpeggios. The post 14 Best Sweep Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • 8 Best Economy Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB)
    by Aaron Matthies on March 15, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Learn economy picking in 8 exercises with TAB. Find out how you can improve your economy picking technique as well as build up your speed and picking accuracy. The post 8 Best Economy Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

  • 17 Best Alternate Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB)
    by Aaron Matthies on March 4, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Develop a solid alternate picking technique using these 17 essential exercises. Each alternate picking exercise builds you picking skills in different ways. The post 17 Best Alternate Picking Exercises (Easy to Hard with TAB) appeared first on Guitar Gear Finder.

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  • New volume pots [NEWBIE] [QUESTION]
    by /u/marshallwestjett on May 18, 2022 at 4:08 am

    I bought new guitar pots, and they came with a separate baggy contain a round metal thing, a nut, and a washer. As well as a red thing with wires coming out. What im I supposed to do with these extra bits? submitted by /u/marshallwestjett [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR][QUESTION] JasonRichardson 7
    by /u/JonnyBoii7555 on May 18, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Has anyone played the Sterling by Music Man JR 7? Was thinking about getting one. I noticed the tremolo system is different from from the Music Man one. How well does it hold tune and how well does it work? Any other experiences with this guitar would be welcome. submitted by /u/JonnyBoii7555 [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] Guitar for a toddler & avoiding blisters
    by /u/Cipami on May 18, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Full disclosure: I know absolutely nothing about guitars. However, my spouse has one and my 19 month old is obsessed with it. One day I made the mistake of taking it out and letting him strum to his little heart’s content and he kept at it until he got awful blisters that took days to heal. That’s my total ignorance for you. Since then I have been careful to keep him away from it, but he remains obsessed and will sprint for where he knows its hidden any chance he gets. I really just want to get him one of his own. I know he’d love it, but is there any way to avoid blisters? He’s too little to understand technique or keep any kind of finger protection on. Are toy guitars just as likely to cause this as real ones? Are there certain types of strings (or anything else) that would be gentler on his fingers? Or would it just be up to me to carefully limit how long he’s allowed to play with it? submitted by /u/Cipami [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] New tubes in amp, biasing?
    by /u/throbordie on May 18, 2022 at 2:55 am

    So I have a Hot Rod Deluxe and put in two new power tubes and rebiased it. Brought it over to my practice space and noticed a tube wasn’t lighting up, wiggled it around and it lit up again. Question is, do I have to rebiase it every time this happens? Or is it like a one and done type thing? submitted by /u/throbordie [link] [comments]

  • [Question] is there are an easy/helpful trick for quickly knowing what note you are playing on the fretboard wherever on the fretboard it is?
    by /u/Guggenhein on May 18, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Hello, jazz pianist here. I am new to guitar, but not new to music. I am used to improvising on piano, which would come very naturally to me because it was really easy for me to know what notes (and by extension, what chords) I was playing. I would love to have the same capabilities on guitar, but it seems way, incredibly difficult particularly because there are 6 stings that are all tuned differently, so, even though I can play a random chord and eventually figure it out, it seems very difficult to be able to play a random chord and instantly know what it is, like I can with piano. This is essential to how I improvise, so are there good ways to make this task less daunting? submitted by /u/Guggenhein [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION]Do You Hold On a Note Fretting Another Note On Minor Pentatonic Scale?
    by /u/Maximum_Ticket_9564 on May 17, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Pardon for this trivial question as I am a beginner with Scales. Let say I fret 6th string on 5th fret,, should I not let go of this while fretting 6th string on 7th fret? I have seen video not letting go of a note freting another note on the same string submitted by /u/Maximum_Ticket_9564 [link] [comments]