Down But Not Out: Drop-Tuning Like a Pro

For those few who may be unfamiliar, drop tuning is the practice of tuning the strings on a guitar to pitches that are lower on the scale than the traditional E Standard (E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4) guitar tuning. This term can refer to tuning all the strings of a guitar down the same…

Guitar Anatomy (Parts of an Electric Guitar)

There are so many little parts on an electric guitar that when you’re a beginner it can be a daunting task to figure out what each part is for! It never hurts to take a closer look at anything, so why not dive into the anatomy of an electric guitar?

Guitar Tech Tasks You Can Easily Do

In many ways, guitars are like a 70s Chevy. Almost anything can be customized, and many of those things are done by the owner. This post will be a guide about maintenance and customisation tasks that any beginning guitarist should be able learn – and those that are best left to someone with a little…

The Action of your Neck: Unlocking Its Mysteries!

Every now and then, friends come over with complaints about their guitar: the tone is wrong, the playability is off, tuning stability issues and sometimes even cosmetic issues are brought to my attention. I’m happy to address all issues, but some issues are so easy to solve that I think it’s wise to write this…

Truss Rod: My Best Friend In Action

Let’s explore the possibilities you have in setting up your guitar – with the trussrod as the centerpiece – so grabbing that key and turning the nut will be less daunting.

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