The Tone Garage

How To Fix Your Guitar Like a Pro: Solving String Problems

WAIT. Put down that screwdriver. Put down that allen wrench. Quit fiddling with your tuners, and please do not throw your guitar out the window (or up on eBay). You aren’t going insane. We’ve all had frustrating moments with our guitars. I’m not talking about frustration from learning to play or being in a rut; I’m talking about frustration with the guitar itself. Sometimes – and […] Continue Reading

How To Choose An Acoustic Pickup

Seymour Duncan takes all the guesswork and stress out of finding the right pickup for your acoustic guitar.  Let’s face it, chances are if you own an acoustic guitar, are it’s special to you. It feels like a part of you. When you decide to amplify it, you want to capture its tone as best you possibly can. Continue Reading

Friends of SD: Sinuous Guitars

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The guitar above has not been left out in the sun and is not melting. What you are seeing is the ergonomic design of Greg Opatik and the flagship instrument of his new company Sinuous Guitars from Grand Rapids, Michigan. While focusing on the inherent shortfalls of traditional designs, Greg’s background in industrial design combined with his love of guitars in […] Continue Reading

The Jam-To-Record Transition: 5 Tips to Recording Electric Guitar

Virtually every guitarist alive has a go-to sound that they enjoy jamming with on a daily basis. While there are no limits to the sounds we guitarists can come up with, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when we cross the line from jamming to recording. Before we go any further, this article isn’t suggesting that your favorite jam tone isn’t usable for […] Continue Reading

Effects Basics: Tremolo

You know the sound. It has been on thousands of records. It was built into the most popular amplifiers for a few decades. It was the first guitar effect pedal ever produced. Continue Reading