Every guitar player can agree upon one thing: we always want to sound good. In the world of the electric guitar, it’s a widely accepted fact that in order to achieve “good”, we need to play loud! Perhaps you’re not the person who has a soundproofed studio in their basement to record your hottest new […]
To many, recording music can seem to be a mystical thing. The incredible sounds and balanced mixes that pulse through your speakers can both inspire and intimidate the novice musician into getting the best possible sound in their recordings. While there do exist “magicians” in the realm of engineering, producing, and mixing and mastering songs, […]
Tips on Tone: issue 6 by Vince Schaljo Here in the great white north, winters can be… well… pretty great and pretty white! Unfortunately they can also be pretty annoying for your everyday commute, just trying to get from point A to point B. One thing that can really help keep you safe and make […]
Owning well-made equipment is a great way to ensure that what you put into the guitar comes out naturally through the amp. In order for that to happen, however, it is necessary for all the knobs to be set the way you want for the sound you want. Tone and timbre vary from guitar to […]
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 […]
Today, we have the long overdue follow-up to the “10 Classic Guitar Amps” article by Ben Fargen of FargenAmps.com. Ben’s first post has become one of the most popular articles ever published on this site, so we asked Ben another list of definitive amps and songs. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Hey everyone! Ben Fargen here from Fargen Custom Amps & Mods. I was asked to write a post for MyRareGuitars.com, so I thought I’d write about some famous songs and amplifiers. I’m really looking forward to your comments, so let me know which songs and amps you would include in this list. Thanks!
As promised, this month we’ll take a look at the results of The Tone Survey. Last month, I published a survey that asked questions about the state of electric guitar tone as it is today vs. what I called the “golden age” of rock and roll.
Is electric guitar tone better now than it was in rock’s ‘golden age’ in the 60’s and 70’s? A recent article titled “Is It Tougher To Get Good Tone Now Vs. Then?” on Jay Kumar’s fantastic Woody Tone site explores that very question. Quoted from the article, guitarist and producer Dave Cobb, who recently recorded a new album with Black Robot, believes that “Everything was better back then.”
It’s good to know what components of your electric guitar connection need replacing so you can prevent yourself from spending money on something that wasn’t actually necessary. Here is a basic order for troubleshooting the connection between your electric guitar and amplifier.
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