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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 […]

Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten Continued

February 6, 2011

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The feedback I received  from the 1st interview spoke of what a blessing he is as a teacher and/or friend. There is a very good chance I would find myself on his long list of students if I weren’t 1,000  miles away. The 2nd half of the interview will cover Regi’s philosophy on what he calls […]

The Affect of Effects, Guitar Toys Then and Now

February 4, 2011

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In this modern era, guitarists have more sonic and tonal capabilities at their disposal than ever before. Multi-Effects, guitar synths…the list goes on. Yet still, many of today’s players look back at the pioneers who created sound tapestries that were truly ground breaking to try and catch the subtle nuances, even though today’s “toys” usually […]

Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten

January 30, 2011

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My motives in doing these interviews is somewhat selfish, I want to touch a bit of greatness, and bring it to you as well. That is exactly what I was able to do in speaking with Mr. Regi Wooten.  An incredibly innovative and talented player as well as thoughtful man. I found the same freedom and inspiration in his thinking as I […]