engineering

7 Ways To Improve Your Tone for Free

by Corey Palmer There are many ways to improve your guitar’s tone without running out to buy new gear. Start with these simple suggestions and you’ll surpris...

7 Ways to Tour (Without Getting in the Van)

by Tammy Brackett Let’s face it. Touring is enticing and exciting, but can also be financially exasperating and emotionally draining. Once the modus operandi...

Amps vs. Amp Simulators

by Rich Tozzoli By now you’ve probably had a chance to run your guitar through one or more of the available amp simulators on the market. With hardware and s...

7 Deadly Session Sins

by Rich Tozzoli The ease and affordability of home recording technology has made it simple to produce music at your own pace, on your own terms, and on your...

Learn The Rules

by Charlie Doom It wasn’t until I started trying to learn guitar, taking guitar lessons, and writing my own songs that my entire perspective on music changed...

7 Cool iPhone Apps for Guitarists

As some of you may already know, we have developed a killer iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app for guitarists, including video guitar lessons, tab, and notation -...
First Electric Guitar

The Evolution of the Electric Guitar

A long and mighty history, owing itself to a lineage of equally mighty individuals, has brought the first electric guitar out of the treetops of imagination and...

7 Basics of a Home Recording Setup

by Rich Tozzoli It doesn’t matter whether you have a $20,000 recording rig or the free version of GarageBand that came with your laptop: You need a comfortab...

New Jimi

by Rich Maloof The new Hendrix release is out today. Valleys of Neptune is based primarily on tracks recorded though never released by Jimi back in 1969. ...

Fireside Chat: Seymour Duncan

While the name Seymour Duncan might be synonymous with high quality pick ups and stompboxes, few know that before he was winding magnets and soldering wires, ...
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