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Electric guitars are used for many different kinds of music, each with a particular style that requires that guitar to sound a certain way. A band playing metal music would use a guitar that has high output to it. Each genre is just slightly different, and the biggest way to make a change in the sound of your electric guitar aside from a different amp

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We talk a lot about acoustic guitar repairs. The main reason is that they are more delicate and the repairs are just as delicate. We like to continue work  on our series regarding acoustic guitar repair… the saddle. The saddle sits directly in front of the bridge pins on an acoustic guitar. The position of the saddle affects: Intonation (the guitar’s ability to play in

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Traveling with electric guitars is much easier to than acoustic instruments. Electrics are generally thinner and more rugged, which makes them easier to pack into airline overhead compartments and vans full of gear. There are practical considerations to hauling instruments to gigs, regardless of how well built an instrument can take a beating. Choose Wisely Your favorite axe might not be the best instrument to

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If you’re are gigging musician and you have ever hear heard of musicthinktank.com, you are missing out on some amazing info by music professionals for music professionals. Many go to share their experiences and knowledge on the music industry on this open user forum and literally anyone can post their $0.02. It really has an endless library of contributions to help musicians with insight on

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Truss rod adjustments are made to alter the straightness or flatness of the neck. Truss rods often require adjusting after changing string gauges or when temperature and humidity change the amount of bow in the neck. Checking your Neck Relief Relief is figured out with the instrument tuned to pitch so we can measure the curve created by string tension. Checking Relief With a Straightedge

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Martin Clive Atkins is an English drummer and session musician, best known for his work in post-punk and industrial groups including Public Image Ltd, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface, and Killing Joke. I had a chance to look over a book he wrote which was very impressive and felt the need to share this. Atkins had some great advice from his recent book “Tour: Smart”

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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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