Cage Match: 6 Vs. 7/8 Strings

These days we see a bunch of 7 and 8 string guitars next to the Ol’ Faithful 6 string on the shop walls. What is with these crazy things, anyway? Why do we need one or two more strings? Are those extra strings really gonna be used? This article will unravel this battle, which seems…

Cage Match: Few Controls vs. Many

Guitars can be made many ways these days. Some provide one or two sounds from the guitar itself, with nothing more than a pickup and a volume knob. Some players like a huge palate of sounds available at all times, covering the face of their guitar with switches and knobs. This article will explain both schools of thought as well as some ways to achieve those sounds without all those holes on your purty guitar’s top. Finally, I will explain what I like (and need) in a guitar’s control layout, and how I make it work for me.

Katatonia Gets Seymourized: Seymour Duncan Welcomes Anders Nystrom of Katatonia to the Family

“I have finally found the perfect configuration for my guitars to go from a loud, fierce bite to a mellow, warm sparkle in the blink of an eye.”—Katantonia’s Anders Nystrom

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