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  • Top 12 Distortion Pedals In 2023 - Guitar Gear Review

    Distortion pedals are essential tools for guitarists seeking to shape and enhance their tone. In this guide with YouTube video demos, we'll explore the 12 best distortion pedals available today (sound, build quality, specifications, pros, and cons), each offering its unique sonic character and versatility.

    Whether you crave the warmth of vintage overdrive, fuzz or the searing aggression of modern distortion, you're sure to find the perfect pedal to take your guitar playing to the next level.

  • Best 11 Pedal Reverb For Guitar In 2023

    Welcome to our comprehensive buyer's guide for the best 11 pedal reverb options designed to take your guitar playing to new heights. Whether you're a professional guitarist or just starting, finding the perfect reverb pedal can be a game-changer for your sound.

    In this guide, we'll explore a diverse range of reverb pedals, including classic spring and modern ambient tones, each offering its unique set of pros and cons. Our detailed specifications for each pedal will help you make an informed decision that suits your playing style and preferences.

  • Best Jazz Guitars - Top 12

    Jazz guitars are renowned for their smooth tones, responsiveness, and versatility. In this article, we present a curated list of the 12 best jazz guitars available today.

    Each guitar comes with a short description, highlighting its unique features, followed by the pros and cons to help you make an informed choice.

  • The 11 Best Amps For Jazz Guitarists

    When it comes to playing jazz guitar, having the right amplifier can make a world of difference in achieving that smooth, warm, and articulate tone.

    Jazz music demands clarity, dynamics, and a touch of elegance, and a great amplifier can bring out the best in your playing.

    In this article, we present the 11 best jazz guitar amps that are renowned for their exceptional sound quality, versatility, and suitability for jazz guitarists.

  • LAVA Guitar ME 3 Review - All-new Finish: Golden Hour

    Guest post by Lava Music

    LAVA MUSIC Pushed out LAVA ME 3 in an All-new Finish: Golden Hour Just Before The Season

    On November 22, 2022, LAVA MUSIC introduced an all-new finish, Golden Hour, to their most revolutionary guitar LAVA ME 3, taking the product’s color options to seven.

  • Guitar Strings Comparison - Latest Updates & Review 2020

    Guest Post By Leo NGuyen

    When have you changed your guitar strings last? Just like everything else, guitar strings can grow old gracefully as well, and as they grow old your guitar starts feeling it even before you do. Our guide to Guitar strings comparison along with the latest updates and reviews of 2020 will tell you all about the guitar strings.

  • 19 Essential Jazz Guitar Books - Buyer's Guide

    The world of jazz guitar books can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for the beginning guitarist. There are literally thousands of books on jazz guitar, many with similar content and information.

    Some books are better suited to learning chords, while others are designed to enhance reading skills, still others are meant to teach improvisation concepts. Some books attempt to cover all of these bases. Some of the most useful are collections of transcribed solos and etudes.

    Fortunately for you, I have been studying jazz guitar for 15 years and have practiced and taught from many of the best jazz guitar books available on the market.

    Whether your focus is developing a strong sense of rhythm, building your improvisational skills, mastering a wide range of chord voicings, progressions, and substitutions, or understanding the theory that ties all of it together, you can use this list of the best jazz guitar books to help guide your path!

  • GuitarSim - App & Smartphone Accessory For Guitarists

    GuitarSim is the smartphone accessory that turns your phone into a mini digital guitar with tons of features. It’s not just your average guitar; Guitarsim leverages your phone to give you a powerful and portable gadget to jam with, and its foldable so you can throw it into your bag without hassle.

    Guitarsim app for guitarists

  • How to Make Sure Your Guitar Is Setup

    How to make sure your guitar is setup 1Taking care of your equipment is essential.

    Guest post by Glen Parry

    Whether it’s your car, PC, or your guitar, in order for it to work properly and as for long as possible, you need to make sure that everything’s in order. Sure, you could take your guitar to a professional and have them do it for you, but why not learn to do it yourself? Not only will you save money and time, but you will also learn a thing or two about your instrument. Here are some quick and straightforward tips that will make setting up your guitar a piece of cake!

  • How to Buy the Best Jazz Guitar Based on Body Type (Guide for Beginners)

    Guest post by Aaron Schulman

    While there is no absolute best jazz guitar for everyone, there are definitely a few jazz guitar models that would be a best fit for you.

    The trick is to learn enough about the different body styles and electronics to understand the sonic qualities that each jazz guitar expresses.

    You’ll want to educate yourself both on the different jazz guitar body styles and manufacturers.  The more homework you do, the more your understanding will grow and the more confident you will be in your final purchase decision.

  • Is Amp Simulation the Cure for GAS ?

    Amplitube 3 pedalsAs a guitarist, it’s tempting to spend a lot of time and money on gear. All of us suffer from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) to some degree. The never-ending search for the ‘perfect’ tone will plague us all. At some point, though, this obsession with gear can distract you from what matters.

    For most guitarists, their tone starts with their hands. Guitar choice, amp choice, pedals and everything else comes second to technique. So, I propose an alternative - rather than focusing on GEAR, focus on SKILL. That doesn’t mean tone isn’t important, though. It shouldn’t be disregarded entirely. There is an efficient, cost-effective way to find the right tone in seconds - without ever visiting your local Guitar Center...



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