Getting The Most Out Of Guitar Lessons 1
Music & Life

Getting The Most Out Of Guitar Lessons

Many guitar players of all levels consider taking guitar lessons. Lessons can be a wonderful thing and can move a student quickly along their musical path, very often at a much faster rate than independent […]

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Guitars

How To Spot Fake Fender Guitars

It’s easy to get bamboozled if you’re purchasing a vintage Fender guitar. Because these instruments are bolted together, their parts can be swapped, stripped or replaced faster than you can say “rip-off.” A buddy of mine who has been in the vintage game for years recently estimated that between 15 and 20 percent of the “Sixties Strats” out on the market are bootlegged. […]

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Guitars

11 Guitars That Sound Like the Future

People in the 1950s thought that we’d all be wearing jetpacks and driving flying cars about now. But did they bother to predict what kind of guitars we’d be shredding on? No, they didn’t. Probably because they couldn’t imagine just how hard these eleven axes would rock. From robot-tuning to synth access, these guitars will have you dreaming of the possibilities […]

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Amplifiers

History of Marshall JCM800 Guitar Amplifiers

Marshall had introduced the MV or Master Volume Series which they called JMP; this new feature gave the guitarists more control over the Volume. Apart from the Master Volume, this series of amplifiers also added an effect loop. Marshall soon started calling this series the JCM800 after their deal with Rose-Morris ended. The name came from Marshall’s own initials and the number on the number plate of his car! Most notable in this range were the 2204 (50 Watt) and the 2203 (100 Watt) series. The look of the Amp unit was also redesigned with a grille cloth replacing the vinyl in the front. […]

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Tech Ed

Electric Guitar Pickups 101

An electric guitar’s sound is deeply influenced by its pickups. For a musician who has little or no knowledge of electronics the matter can often seem to be incredibly complicated. When it comes to electronics […]