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10 Metal Bands That Play In Standard Tuning

10 Metal Bands That Play In Standard Tuning

Most metal bands tune down their guitars. But is it essential? No. Here are 10 metal bands that play in standard tuning…

Gigging On A Budget: Building A Guitar Rig For $1500 or LESS!

Gigging On A Budget: Building A Guitar Rig For $1500 or LESS!

Recording With The BOSS Katana Explained: THE Tone Studio V2 Guide!

Recording With The BOSS Katana Explained: THE Tone Studio V2 Guide!

Recording With the BOSS Katana has never been easier with the Tone Studio V2 Update. Today we go over the easiest ways to get a great tone recording!

Intervals For Beginners: The #1 Way To Unlock The ENTIRE Fretboard!

Intervals For Beginners: The #1 Way To Unlock The ENTIRE Fretboard!

Minor Scale & 6th Mode Explained: Guitar Theory For Beginners

Minor Scale & 6th Mode Explained: Guitar Theory For Beginners

We have talked a lot about music theory for guitarists, today we look at the Minor Scale for the first time, and talk about how to use it!

Major Scale & 1st Mode on Guitar Explained (The Easy Way)

Major Scale & 1st Mode on Guitar Explained (The Easy Way)

Getting into basic music theory can be confusing, but we are going to make this much easier! Today we check out the Major Scale, and how it works!

The Pedals Jack White Used To Make Elephant

The Pedals Jack White Used To Make Elephant

Wanna dial in Jack White’s iconic guitar tone? You’ll need a very specific selection of pedals – here’s everything you need to know...

Jack White Guitar Tuning – Here’s What He Uses Most…

Jack White Guitar Tuning – Here’s What He Uses Most…

What guitar tuning does Jack White use? Here’s a look at all the different tunings he used in The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, and The Raconteurs, as well as his solo records…

10 Beautiful Chord Progressions For Guitar – No Theory Required!

10 Beautiful Chord Progressions For Guitar – No Theory Required!

Want to get better at writing music on guitar? Learn these 10 beautiful chord progressions. They're simple, effective, and will help you to start creating you're own great-sounding music...

22 Frets VS 24 Frets: We Explain The Fascinating Differences!

22 Frets VS 24 Frets: We Explain The Fascinating Differences!

You have probably heard the arguments regarding 22 frets VS 24 frets when it comes to guitars. Today we break down the science of why, and how it all works!

Getting Started With REAPER DAW: A Beginner’s Guide…

Getting Started With REAPER DAW: A Beginner’s Guide…

The Reaper DAW is often recommended as a great beginner Digital Audio Workstation, but it can be a little confusing for any first timer. Let's learn the basics!

Adam Jones Pedalboard: What Does TOOL Guitarist Use?

Adam Jones Pedalboard: What Does TOOL Guitarist Use?

Adam Jones has a killer, near-instantly recognizable guitar tone that is built on very specific amps, cabinets, and, of course, pedals. Here’s a complete breakdown of Adam Jones’ pedalboard…

Guitar Pickup Positions 101: Which Pickup Should You Use For…

Guitar Pickup Positions 101: Which Pickup Should You Use For…

Your Guitar’s Tone Knob Explained: What It Is, And How To Use It Like A PRO!

Your Guitar’s Tone Knob Explained: What It Is, And How To Use It Like A PRO!

The tone knob often gets looked over on guitars, especially when playing metal music. But it may be more beneficial than you think!

Spark Amp Amp List – All The Amps & What They’re Based On

Spark Amp Amp List – All The Amps & What They’re Based On

Positive Grid’s Spark Amp comes with a huge range of simulated amp tones, as well as effects. Here’s a full breakdown of ALL the amps you get access to inside the Spark Amp

Is The Spark Amp Worth It? My Thoughts After 2+ Years…

Is The Spark Amp Worth It? My Thoughts After 2+ Years…

Guitar hardware – pedals, amps, effects processors – is pricey as heck. So how to do you get killer guitar tones on a budget?

How TOOL’s Adam Jones Practices Guitar

How TOOL’s Adam Jones Practices Guitar

Adam Jones is one of the most influential guitarists of the last 20 years. But how does Adam Jones ensure his chops stay nice and frosty? Here's his practice routine...

Is EZdrummer 2 Worth It? My Personal Experience

Is EZdrummer 2 Worth It? My Personal Experience

If you play guitar and regularly write and record songs, but you don’t have access to a drummer, EZdrummer 2 will quickly become your new best friend – here’s why…

Eddie Van Halen’s Guitars: Exploring The Models, Myths, & Legends…

Eddie Van Halen’s Guitars: Exploring The Models, Myths, & Legends…

Eddie Van Halen changed the face of rock and metal with crazy designs. Today we take a look at his biggest accomplishments.

John Frusciante Explains How To Play “Can’t Stop” Properly

John Frusciante Explains How To Play “Can’t Stop” Properly

John Frusciante explains why 99.9% of guitarists are playing “Can’t Stop” completely wrong…

The Guitar Pedals Jimi Hendrix Used To Create His Iconic Sound

The Guitar Pedals Jimi Hendrix Used To Create His Iconic Sound

Jimi Hendrix had an iconic guitar tone, a deafening, heavy, fuzzed-out sound that redefined an entire genre of music. But what pedals did Jimi Hendrix actually use?

Beginner Music Theory For Guitarists: The #1 Way To Level Up Your Playing!

Beginner Music Theory For Guitarists: The #1 Way To Level Up Your Playing!

Jimi Hendrix’s PREFERRED Guitar Tuning – And Why He Used It…

Jimi Hendrix’s PREFERRED Guitar Tuning – And Why He Used It…

What guitar tuning did Jimi Hendrix use? Here’s an overview of Hendrix’s preferred guitar tuning and why he used it…

Fender Price Tiers Explained: All You Need To Know In 2022!

Fender Price Tiers Explained: All You Need To Know In 2022!

The Fender price tiers have been confusing for a lot of guitarists since the latest revamp. Today we set the record straight!

Best Strings For Drop D Tuning: Get Perfect Tension & Tone

Best Strings For Drop D Tuning: Get Perfect Tension & Tone

If you’re tuning down to Drop D from standard tuning, you might want to think about switching up your strings. But what are the best strings for Drop D tuning? Let’s find out…

The EASY Way To Play An F Chord on Guitar

The EASY Way To Play An F Chord on Guitar

How to play the F chord? Said EVERY BEGINNER KNOWN TO MAN! Minor, Major, ASUS – here are all the different ways you can play an F chord on the guitar

Best Strings For Drop Tuning: From D Standard To Drop A…

Best Strings For Drop Tuning: From D Standard To Drop A…

Here’s a handy table that details all the best strings for drop tunings – from D Standard to Drop A….

What Guitars Do Ghost Use? A Ghoulish Guide…

What Guitars Do Ghost Use? A Ghoulish Guide…

What guitars do Ghost use? In this guide we’ll look at what Tobias Forge uses to record Ghost albums and what his nameless ghouls use when they’re playing live

What Guitar Tuning Do Ghost Use? A Quick Guide…

What Guitar Tuning Do Ghost Use? A Quick Guide…

From the brain of Tobias Forge, Ghost – previously known as Ghost BC – has produced some of the biggest metal albums of the past few years. But what guitar tuning do Ghost use? Let’s find out…

How To Sound Like KYUSS: Dialin’ In The Desert Sound

How To Sound Like KYUSS: Dialin’ In The Desert Sound

If you play guitar and you’re after a guitar tone similar to KYUSS, you’ll need to know how Josh Homme set up his guitar and what gear he used – here’s everything you need to know…

What Pickups Does James Hetfield Use? A Quick Overview…

What Pickups Does James Hetfield Use? A Quick Overview…

James Hetfield is arguably one of the most influential guitarists of all time. His right hand is legendary, as are his riffs. But what pickups does James Hetfield use? Let’s find out…

What Pickups Does Josh Homme Use? Let’s Find Out…

What Pickups Does Josh Homme Use? Let’s Find Out…

Josh Homme has many guitars, most of them odd choices, and plenty of chops. But what pickups does Josh Homme use to dial in his iconic guitar tone? Let’s find out…

Installing A Speaker Upgrade: The #1 Guide To Enhancing Your Guitar Amp’s Tone!

Installing A Speaker Upgrade: The #1 Guide To Enhancing Your Guitar Amp’s Tone!

I hear people ask all the time about making their tone better, and sometimes it can be as easy as a speaker upgrade. Today we tell you how!

10 Bands That Play In D Standard

10 Bands That Play In D Standard

D Standard – AKA DGCFAD tuning – is one whole step down from standard tuning. It sounds lower and heavier. And here’s 10 metal bands that play in D Standard

Dissecting The 7 Best Guitar Solos Of All Time: What Makes Them Great?

Dissecting The 7 Best Guitar Solos Of All Time: What Makes Them Great?

We may not all agree on what the best guitar solos of all time may be, but what makes the timeless solos on this list so amazing?

Guitar Fretboard: How To Learn The Notes (The EASY Way) – No Theory, Just One, Simple Actionable Hack…

Guitar Fretboard: How To Learn The Notes (The EASY Way) – No Theory, Just One, Simple Actionable Hack…

If you only know the low E string, this guitar fretboard hack will show you how to find notes all over the neck using one simple principle that ANYONE can follow

Starting A Band Part 2: Essential PRO Steps After You Conquer The Basics!

Starting A Band Part 2: Essential PRO Steps After You Conquer The Basics!

We have already talked about how involved it is when starting a band, and what you need to do to get ahead and be a professional. Today, we discuss the future!

3 Essential Guitar Muting Techniques That’ll Blow Your Mind

3 Essential Guitar Muting Techniques That’ll Blow Your Mind

One of the main reasons why your playing doesn’t sound professional is that you’re muting sucks. Use these four amazing guitar muting techniques to improve your playing and sound by 1000%…

Drop D vs Drop C – What’s The Difference?

Drop D vs Drop C – What’s The Difference?

A lot of metal bands use Drop D or Drop C tunings. But what is the difference between Drop D vs Drop C tuning on the guitar? Let’s investigate…

Sustainiac Pickup Fixes: The #1 Guide To Troubleshooting This Amazing Pickup!

Sustainiac Pickup Fixes: The #1 Guide To Troubleshooting This Amazing Pickup!

This is the #1 question I get. Sustainiac pickup fixes may seem complex, but it is easy! Your pickup will be working perfectly in no time.

Fuzz vs Distortion: Which is Best / What’s The Difference?

Fuzz vs Distortion: Which is Best / What’s The Difference?

When it comes to pedals, things can get messy quickly – and expensive. But what is the difference between fuzz and distortion? And which is best for certain styles of music? Let’s find out…

Locking Tuners 101: The BEST Guide To This PRO Upgrade!

Locking Tuners 101: The BEST Guide To This PRO Upgrade!

What are locking tuners? Are locking tuners worth it? How do they benefit my guitar? Today we will go over all of this and talk about the best brands!

What Are P90 Pickups Good For? Let’s Find Out…

What Are P90 Pickups Good For? Let’s Find Out…

When it comes to pickups, you have lots of options. Humbuckers are very popular. Ditto single coil pickups. But what are P90 pickups good for? Let’s find out…

What Is Line 6 Edit? The #1 Guide To Crafting Amazing Tones!

What Is Line 6 Edit? The #1 Guide To Crafting Amazing Tones!

What is Line 6 Edit? Today we take a look at the HX Edit Software, and show you how simple it can be!

Queens of The Stone Age Guitar Tuning: A Guide…

Queens of The Stone Age Guitar Tuning: A Guide…

Killer riffs, catchy licks, swagger, and a complete disregard for the rules. These are just a few of the things that make up Josh Homme’s guitar style. But what tuning do Queens of The Stone Age actually use?

12 Guitar Fretboard Hacks That Every Beginner Should Know

12 Guitar Fretboard Hacks That Every Beginner Should Know

Learning the guitar fretboard is almost like learning another language. Today, we break down some of the best shortcuts to leaning the fretboard!

The 7 Most Common Guitar Tunings Used In Music

The 7 Most Common Guitar Tunings Used In Music

In this guide, we’ll take a look at the seven most common guitar tunings used by the greats – from standard tuning to Drop A and Open G, we cover all the most-used tunings since the 1960s...

Drop D Tuning on Guitar Explained (For Absolute Beginners)

Drop D Tuning on Guitar Explained (For Absolute Beginners)

Drop D tuning on guitar is an alternative tuning. Used predominantly in rock, metal, and blues, drop d tuning is great tool to have in your arsenal. Here’s everything you need to know about drop d tuning…

What Is A Trembucker? Don’t Worry, We Didn’t Know Either!

What Is A Trembucker? Don’t Worry, We Didn’t Know Either!

I had seen the question come up on several forums before. "What is a Trembucker?" in regards to a Seymour Duncan Pickup model. Today, we learn why!

Must Have For Recording Guitar: The 4 Essentials For PRO Results!

Must Have For Recording Guitar: The 4 Essentials For PRO Results!

Must have for recording guitar: all of the elements you need! Today we take a look at the bare minimum to getting started.

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