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…

How To Tune A Guitar

To guitar players who have been playing a few months or more, there is nothing quite as irritating as listening to an out-of-tune guitar.

Preparing for Your First Gig

You’ve practiced for years. You’ve scoured thrift stores for the right wardrobe. You have a new set of strings, an amp that goes to 11, and you are ready to rock! There can’t be much more than that when preparing for your first gig, right? I mean, how hard can it be?

The Versatility Of The Black Winter Bridge Model

In January 2013 Seymour Duncan announced the Black Winter pickup set. Initially only available in Scandinavia, the Black Winters were designed specifically for extreme metal players, providing players with the ability to go from crushing aggressive riffs to super articulate lead work. The Black Winter set created such a swell of interest from players all over the world that Seymour Duncan recently announced a world-wide general release.

Solving Floyd Rose Troubles With Guitar Surgery!

A buddy of mine bought a replacement guitar for his beloved Strat. The neck was just too worn out and instead of buying a new neck, he just got a new guitar! He chose something very close, a Mexican-made Fender strat, factory loaded with a Floyd Rose tailpiece and a humbucker in the bridge position. Unfortunately he was having major issues with his Floyd: it just wouldn’t return to its neutral point!

Simple Guitar-Related Solutions You Could Be Missing Out On

A few years ago, I was browsing the Seymour Duncan Forum and came across a member who had encountered a problem which had him near his wit’s end. HIS KNOB WAS STUCK! Heh. No, seriously though. He was trying to wire up a new volume pot in his guitar, but he could not get the…

Holiday Gift Ideas (That Don’t Suck) for Guitarists 2012

The air has grown cold, the days grown short, and the time of family, friends, good food and gift giving draws near. My friends, the holiday season is officially underway. Personally, I love this time of year. I don’t always get to see my family very much, but no matter what else is going on…

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