5 Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Bass, pride of place!   Guitar Stand/Wall Hanger Don’t leave you’re valuble guitars lying around or leant up against the table, thats how headstocks break off and thats how you spend a fortune on repairs!!!           Guitar Capo   Capo Want to play in different tunings/keys without retuning the guitar? Here’s the…

Common Guitar Myths & Misconceptions

Foreword: There is an element of truth, and a great deal of ongoing debate on each of these issues, these are our thoughts from experience and research. Speaker Cables & Instrument cables Many believe these cables are interchangeable, or even the same, but this is simply not the case. Speaker cables contain much thicker wires…

Pickups and Their Differences

Single-coil The Single-coil pickup is probably the most common pickup type. They are renowned for their ‘open and bright’ sound, which can vary from ‘pristine and jangley’ to ‘full and warm’, dependant on where the pickup is placed and whether or not it is used in conjunction with other pickups on the guitar. One downside…

Fingers vs. Plectrum (On Bass)

Let’s start by dispelling this myth; people who play BASS with a pick rather than their fingers are still BASSISTS, not guitarists! There is no wrong or right, if it gets the job done then that’s all that counts. That being said, there are some major differences between both techniques… The most notable difference is…

Lesson 3: The 3 P’s of Hand Technique & Preventing Injury

Pressure: Applying a sufficient amount of pressure to the fret and in the right spot. This is part strength and part hand technique. Posture: Poor posture will make playing uncomfortable and discourage practice Positioning: Hand positioning is important to prevent RSI and carpal tunnel, it also helps comfort. Here are some things to check, they will…

5 Reasons Why Guitarists Buy So Many Guitars

Why do guitarists buy so many guitars? Here are 5 main Reasons. It’s not an uncommon complaint of parents, girlfriends, room-mates and so forth, that guitarists tend not settle for one or two guitars, but 4, 5 or more. To an outsider and even a beginner, it seems barmy, after all, how many guitars can…