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Tips on getting killer tones on your bedroom setup

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Most of us spend a great deal of time playing guitar in either a bedroom or a small home recording studio. Limited space, grumpy neighbours and a patient family makes it hard to really crank that amp. Still, we all want a big and fat tone that has all the qualities of playing on a [...]

The sweetspots in your tone

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

What is a sweepspot? The term is often used by musicians and engineers but what does it really mean? Is it just a hype? In this feature we’ll examine the myth and look at different ways to locate and achieve the sweetspot in different situations and environments. The sweetspot is very real. However, it’s not [...]

Buffers VS True Bypass

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Few topics seems to stir up so much controversy and opinions as whether true bypass or buffered pedals are the best solution for your tone. In this feature we’ll have a look at what’s really going on as well as a few tips on how to arrange your pedalboard. This is a rewritten and updated [...]

The Buyer’s Gear Guide (part 2)

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Here it is! The second part of the all new Buyer’s Gear Guide! Lots of new pedals reviewed, with a versatile David Gilmour setup in mind. Whether you’re an experienced musician or just playing in your bedroom, you’ll find all you need for creating your tones and expanding your rig right here! The guides are [...]

The Buyer’s Gear Guide 2013!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

At last! The new Buyer’s Gear Guides are here! Lots of new guitars, pickups, amps and pedals in all price ranges for all kinds of setups. Whether you’re an experienced musician or just playing in your bedroom, you’ll find all you need for creating your tones and expanding your rig right here! The guides are [...]

Sustain

Monday, December 13th, 2010

We all want it – that rich violin like sustain David is a master at achieving. It can be a challenge though and a real inspiration killer trying to make your guitar sing and all you end up with is a choked dead tone. In this article we’ll look at some tips and tricks for [...]

Dealing with noise (part 2)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

In part 2 of the Noise feature I’ll be covering pedals and pedalboards. Lean how to make your pedals silent and how to combine different gain effects like a Big Muff and Tube Driver without getting a lot of hiss and feedback. You’ll also get some tips on how to use noise gates. Please use [...]

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