Tips on Tones – Issue 7

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When you look at a wall of guitars all built by the same manufacturer, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between models. (Eastwood guitars would be one notable exception!)   Companies like Fender, Gibson or PRS tend to offer few body stylings, but more color palettes or electronic setups. The cool thing is that […]

Vincent’s Guitar Workshop – Issue 6

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If you’ve been following along with my articles, you’ll know that I’m not such a big fan of fret buzz. Then again, who is? Last time, I talked about how to deal with minor fret issues that could cause buzz from one or two frets. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes necessary to have to do an entire […]

Tips on Tones – Issue 4

Fender Deluxe Amplifier

I’ve always found that when it comes to having talks with other guitarists about tone, the conversation inevitably stays within the realm of “the guitar”. It always seems there’s an unsung hero playing on the tone team that just doesn’t get the credit where it’s due. I am talking of course about that box that […]

Vincent’s Guitar Workshop – Issue 3

Martin Guitar Workshop

If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’ve heard or said the phrase “this guitar’s action is too low/high!” It either buzzes all over the neck, or it’s a pain just to fret a note. The reality is… Guitar parts move. With a piece of wood that’s constantly putting up with over 100 pounds of string tension, it’s understandable. Living here in Canada where the weather and humidity is ever-changing doesn’t help either!

Tips on Tones – Issue 3

Guitar Pedals!

Signal processors, effects pedals, stomp boxes… What’s in a name? That which we call a pedal by any other name would sound just as sweet! What would not sound so sweet, on the other hand, would be a-million and-one of the things plugged into your rig not knowing why they’re there or what to do […]