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Supercharge Your Stratocaster With Graphtech

March 9, 2011

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The saddles on your instrument are a bit of an unsung hero. You don’t really notice them until they cause a problem. Either you begin to break strings at the saddle which usually means you have a bur or sharp indent which catches your string (common on a cheaper import strat copy) or you need […]

Classical Guitar Vibrato Technique

March 9, 2011

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Vibrato is an expressive technique which emulates the sound of the human voice. There are many ways to create vibrato on the guitar. We will call the most popular approach “vertical vibrato” because it involves modulating the pitch of the note you are playing by shaking the string vertically towards the floor and/or the ceiling. […]

Seven Heavenly Guitar Effects

March 9, 2011

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Every guitar player knows that incredible feeling when he finds a new sound for his sonic arsenal. And once the most important part, (I’m of course speaking of “tone”) is achieved, a guitarist can begin to use other weapons to shape his sonic attack. These tools are effects, and there are more versions out there […]