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What is D Standard Tuning? Tutorial & Tips For New Players

What is D Standard Tuning? Tutorial & Tips For New Players

D Standard tuning is a great option if you’re going for a heavier sound. Mastodon uses D Standard a lot. Here’s everything you need to know about tuning your guitar down to D Standard…

What Are Active Pickups? All You NEED To Know!

What Are Active Pickups? All You NEED To Know!

AADGBE Guitar Tuning (Drop A): Gettin’ LOW N’ DIRTY…

AADGBE Guitar Tuning (Drop A): Gettin’ LOW N’ DIRTY…

What is AADGBE guitar tuning? What bands use it? And what kind of strings do you need to tune down that low? Let’s dig in and find out…

Getting A Pro Guitar Tone: 5 Essential Tips All Beginners Need To Know

Getting A Pro Guitar Tone: 5 Essential Tips All Beginners Need To Know

How do you get great guitar tone? In this guide, we'll show you how to get amazing tone from your guitar. Even if you're a total beginner...

What is An FRFR Speaker Cabinet? A Pros & CONS Guide

What is An FRFR Speaker Cabinet? A Pros & CONS Guide

In this guide, we’ll cover off what an FRFR speaker cabinet is, how they work, how they compare to standard cabs, and the pros and cons of using them in the studio, in a live setting, and at home…

Line 6 Helix Recording Techniques: The #1 Guide To Getting Started!

Line 6 Helix Recording Techniques: The #1 Guide To Getting Started!

DGCFAD – The Guitar Tuning of The Gods…

DGCFAD – The Guitar Tuning of The Gods…

DGCFAD is an alternate tuning you can use on your guitar that is a whole step down from EADGBE. It sounds heavier too which is great for rock, metal, and blues

8 or 16 GB of Ram: Which Is Enough For Modern Music Production?

8 or 16 GB of Ram: Which Is Enough For Modern Music Production?

If you are just getting into recording, there are usually a ton of questions. Is 8 or 16 Gigs of RAM enough these days for regular music production?

BIAS FX Amp List: All The Amps Currently Available…

BIAS FX Amp List: All The Amps Currently Available…

BIAS FX is one of our favorite guitar amp simulators for Mac and PC. BIAS FX 2 is the latest build of the software and below you'll find the complete BIAS FX amp list...

The 3 Best Strings For Drop C Tuning: Get Ready For Some Insane CHUG!

The 3 Best Strings For Drop C Tuning: Get Ready For Some Insane CHUG!

Getting the right strings for Drop C Tuning can be a hard choice. Heck, getting the right strings for any tuning can be a real pain.

Starting A Band And Getting Your First Gigs Part 1: A PRO Guide For Jumpstarting Your Career!

Starting A Band And Getting Your First Gigs Part 1: A PRO Guide For Jumpstarting Your Career!

So you have some equipment, and you have honed your skills. Starting a band is your next goal! But there are tons of things that you could learn the hard way...

The Top 5 Doom Metal Tunings: The Ultimate Guide to Going Insanely LOW!

The Top 5 Doom Metal Tunings: The Ultimate Guide to Going Insanely LOW!

Doom Metal is all about being heavy, slow and foreboding. There are several different Doom Metal tunings that the pros prefer and today we check them out.

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings: Alternate Tunings Used By The Band

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings: Alternate Tunings Used By The Band

Led Zeppelin Guitar Tunings, a complete list – including all of the alternate tunings used by Jimmy Page over the years from DADGAD to CACGCE and more...

How To EASILY Find & Remember Fretboard Notes on Guitar

How To EASILY Find & Remember Fretboard Notes on Guitar

Memorizing the fretboard notes on your guitar is one of the best things you can do. Here's a hack that'll help you quickly find and memorize notes on guitar...

Metallica Guitar Tunings Over The Years: The Complete, In-Depth Guide!

Metallica Guitar Tunings Over The Years: The Complete, In-Depth Guide!

Metallica guitar tunings over the years have actually been pretty varied, although they are known mostly for using standard tuning. You may be surprised!

How Hard Is It To Learn Guitar? Beginner FAQs Answered…

How Hard Is It To Learn Guitar? Beginner FAQs Answered…

How hard is it to learn guitar? How long does it take? Where do you start? Will you ever be any good? Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about starting out...

How To Connect Guitar To MacBook (The Easy Way)

How To Connect Guitar To MacBook (The Easy Way)

If you have a MacBook, an electric guitar and some basic accessories, you can start recording guitar. This guide will show you how to connect guitar to MacBook – and don't worry, it is super-simple...

Humbuckers vs Single Coil Pickups | What’s Best For Metal?

Humbuckers vs Single Coil Pickups | What’s Best For Metal?

If you want to play metal on the guitar, which pickups are best for tone and overall sound quality – Humbuckers or Single Coil pickups? Let’s investigate…

13 Lesser Known Chord Voicing and Extensions For Metal, Doom & Stoner Rock

13 Lesser Known Chord Voicing and Extensions For Metal, Doom & Stoner Rock

Today we explore some lesser known chord voicing and extensions that will spice up your guitar playing. These are perfect for use in metal and rock music

What is BIAS FX 2? The ULTIMATE Guide…

What is BIAS FX 2? The ULTIMATE Guide…

BIAS FX 2 by Positive Grid is an amp and effects processor that’ll turn your PC or laptop into a fully customisable guitar rig – here's how it works...

Essential Electric Guitar Gear Everyone Should Own: A Beginner’s Guide

Essential Electric Guitar Gear Everyone Should Own: A Beginner’s Guide

Today we break everything down to make an easy, concise list of essential electric guitar gear that everyone should own.

How To Buy An Expensive Guitar (FOR LESS): Buying Tips…

How To Buy An Expensive Guitar (FOR LESS): Buying Tips…

If you’re after buy an expensive guitar, but you’re not exactly cash-rich what are you best options? Let’s review the best ways to buy an expensive guitar…

How To Palm Mute (Like A Metal GOD): Our #1 Tips…

How To Palm Mute (Like A Metal GOD): Our #1 Tips…

How To Hold An Electric Guitar Properly: A Pro’s #1 Tips

How To Hold An Electric Guitar Properly: A Pro’s #1 Tips

Everyone has their own style, and that is completely okay! Let's take a look at the most widely-used methods of how to hold an electric guitar.

How To Record Electric Guitar At Home: In-Depth Guide For Beginners

How To Record Electric Guitar At Home: In-Depth Guide For Beginners

You have your guitar and amp. You want to record. But where to start? In this guide, we'll show you EXACTLY how to record guitar at home

Building Your First Pedalboard: The EASY Step By Step Guide

Building Your First Pedalboard: The EASY Step By Step Guide

Building a pedalboard can be exciting because it is the first step to creating your own unique sound and tones.

How To Set Guitar Intonation | The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

How To Set Guitar Intonation | The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

In this guide, we'll show you EXACTLY how to set up your guitar's intonation for the first time. You'll learn how to do it, what tools you'll need, and MORE

The Anatomy of The Electric Guitar: All The Bits Explained…

The Anatomy of The Electric Guitar: All The Bits Explained…

How To Clean Your Guitar (Like a Pro): Our #1 Top Tips

How To Clean Your Guitar (Like a Pro): Our #1 Top Tips

Learn how to clean your guitar like a PRO. In this guide, we'll show you what products to use, how to tackle different wood-types, and how often to do it

How To Tune A Guitar (Like A Pro): The Basics ALL Beginners Need To Know…

How To Tune A Guitar (Like A Pro): The Basics ALL Beginners Need To Know…

In this guide, we'll show you EXACTLY how to tune a guitar like a PRO. We'll also explain how tuning machnes work and what type of tuner you should use...

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