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There can be many reasons why a guitar would make noise. Typically players want to mitigate this so that their playing and sound are at their best.  Most of this applies to both electric and acoustic guitar. Today we will talk about type of buzzing and how to fix them on an acoustic guitar. Types of Guitar Buzzing Problems Fret Out or String Buzz This

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Here at Ant Hill Music we see some pretty interesting things come our way. I was looking at training tools for warming up before a gig and came across something bizarre. I found this thing. This crazy guitar is called the Shredneck. It sole purpose is to replicate the playing and “feel” of the real thing. Only they left out the body, pickups, and more

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As I explained in the proper seating of bridge pins article earlier this month, bridge plates can get worn or damaged when strings are not correctly sitting on the bridge. So lets talk about repair and the problems associated with this. Bridge plates are commonly made from maple or rosewood. They can be made of other woods like spruce, but are not common. It depends

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The addition of a 4-way switch to a Tele is one of my favorite mods. Today we had a customer bring his Tele in to have some work done for this 4 way selector mod. Here is how the pickup selector will be wired based on position for this project: Position 1: Bridge Position 2: Bridge and Neck in parallel Position 3: Neck Position 4:

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There have been many advances in MIDI for guitar over the last decade. There is a decent amount of stomp boxes, floor and rack processors, and etc. to show that guitar players still want more audio possibilities from their guitar. Back then the tech was so limited that often players experienced the same headaches as keyboard players did. It was mostly a give and take

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The bridge of an acoustic guitar is where the string is held for playing. When bridge pins are not seated correctly it can cause problems like being out of tune, string breakage, and physical injury. Ever seen a string slap you in the eye due to improper seating? I have. And it sucks. Bridge pins pop out when installing new strings The ball end of

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Living in South Florida has many advantages. Lots of sunshine, beaches to lie on, but the greatest disadvantage is the humidity. It really can wear you out. The relative humidity typically ranges from 49% (comfortable) to 92% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100%. That. Is. Humid. So lets talk about some extremes

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It is common to repeatedly tune an instrument when it goes out. It can be tuned and will play but requires frequent re-tuning. Lets start with tuning for beginners. Electronic Tuners When beginners first learn to play, tuning an instrument properly can be difficult and time consuming. For that reason most of us start out using instrument tuners until we develop an ear for tuning.

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