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Tip of the week (18) – Tone (part 4), Pedals

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

In this 4-part feature I’m going to look at the grandest and most difficult topic of them all – tone. Just what is tone? What is a good tone and how do you achieve it? I’m sure there are as many answers to this as there are guitarists. In this fourth and final part of [...]

Tip of the week (17) – Getting ready for a cold season

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

We’re approaching the end of a, hopefully, warm and sunny summer. It’s time for giving your guitars, amps and pedalboards an overhaul and checkup before the busy autumn and winter season. Good maintenance will ensure long life and proper working gear. Here’s a short list of features I recommend that you revisit. A humid and [...]

Tip of the week (16) – Tone (part 3), Amps

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

In this 4-part feature I’m going to look at the grandest and most difficult topic of them all – tone. Just what is tone? What is a good tone and how do you achieve it? I’m sure there are as many answers to this as there are guitarists. In this third part of the feature, [...]

Tip of the week (15) – Tone (part 2), Guitars

Monday, June 11th, 2012

In this 4-part feature I’m going to look at the grandest and most difficult topic of them all – tone. Just what is tone? What is a good tone and how do you achieve it? I’m sure there are as many answers to this as there are guitarists. In this second part of the feature, [...]

Tip of the week (13) – Tone (part 1)

Monday, June 4th, 2012

In this 4-part feature I’m going to look at the grandest and most difficult topic of them all – tone. Just what is tone? What is a good tone and how do you achieve it? I’m sure there are as many answers to this as there are guitarists. I in this first part we’ll go [...]

Tip of the week (14) – Amp troubleshooting

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Every guitarist’s biggest fear is that you turn up at a gig and the rig you’ve borrowed is either complete shit or stone dead. The frustration and desperation flows through your head and veins as you try your best to think of a solution. Nothing kills your inspiration more but there are ways to solve [...]

Tip of the week (12) – Preparing for the show

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Every week I’ll present a little tip that’ll hopefully help improve your tone and technique. Please feel to comment and share your experience on the topic. Preparing for the show. I often get asked how I prepare for an Airbag show. How do I set up the pedals and amp? How do I keep the [...]