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How To Record Electric Guitar At Home: Microphone Techniques

by Justin
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Recording Your Electric Guitar At Home An electric guitar is capable of a wide range of sounds. And, is unique in that the amplifier and the speakers are as much a part of the sound as the instrument itself. This means that to record the “true” sound of the electric guitar, you ideally need to capture the sound coming from the speakers with microphones. The concept of recording electric guitar is completely different from that of recording acoustic guitars for multiple reasons. The frequency and dynamic range are different. Also, the types of microphones and techniques are also different as […]

Gibson Speed Knobs Vs Top Hats

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GIBSON SPEED KNOBS VS TOP HATS Gibson speed knobs vs top hats, which one is the better choice? A seemingly insignificant topic to talk about. Yet, is one that is highly debated and discussed among Gibson guitar (mainly Les Paul models) owners alike. In this post I aim to compare the gibson speed knobs with the Gibson top hats and give you my opinion on which one I think is the better choice for your guitar. Gibson Speed Knobs Gibson Top Hat Knobs

Best Replacement Bridge For Les Paul

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BEST REPLACEMENT BRIDGE FOR LES PAUL I've been a Les Paul owner for over 5 years now and it quickly became my number 1 guitar. As a result, this Les Paul guitar has seen so much use plus wear & tear over the years. This led to me realizing that I had to replace the bridge of my favorite Les Paul. The reason it needed replacing was that the saddles had become corroded from sweat and the whole bridge was rusting. This affected the performance of the guitar drastically in terms of tuning, constantly breaking and changing guitar strings. As […]
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Best Tap Tempo Pedal For Effects

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BEST TAP TEMPO PEDAL FOR EFFECTS So you've got yourself a pedal that requires that has a tap tempo function and you've realised that you're gonna need a tap tempo switch to accompany your pedal. If you're new to the world of tap tempo or if you're accustomed to it, you've come to the right place as I'll be discussing some of the best tap tempo pedal for effects available on the market as well as answering some frequently asked questions when it comes to an external tap tempo pedal. Let's jump right in.. ***Scroll down for full tap tempo […]
Best DIY Telecaster kits for sale

Best DIY Telecaster Kits for Sale

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BEST DIY TELECASTER KITS FOR SALEAt first glance, it might appear that most of these DIY telecaster guitars look the same but when you take a closer look at each of the components of these kits it becomes clear that some are better than others. If you are a newbie and it is your first experience with a DIY guitar build, we suggest going for the cheaper kits to hone your skills. If you are a seasoned builder and are looking for a good quality guitar to make yourself, the more expensive ones are where it is at.What are DIY […]
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Seymour Duncan Phat Cat Review

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Seymour Duncan Phat Cat PickupsThese P90 pickups by Seymour Duncan don't get nearly enough attention and recognition among guitar players. They're the set I never knew I needed. Until I tried them and heard what they have to offer.You see, I had always been under the naive impression that there were only two types of pickups. Being single coils and humbuckers. Having played blues and rock guitar for most of my life, those were the only tones I needed. Or were they?Flash forward a few years later and I found myself, by absolute chance, with a les paul guitar loaded […]

Buyers Guide To The Telecaster Body

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Buyers Guide To The Telecaster BodyThere may be a plethora of reasons one would buy a Telecaster body. You may want to build a custom guitar. Or, you may need to replace your original body due to damage or disaster. Because just like cars, guitars have accidents too. Whatever your reason may be there is definitely an option out there that will suit your needs. We will discuss and guide you through everything you need to know about buying a replacement. Not only will we guide you but we'll also discuss some of the options and things to look for […]