Guitar Preamp Tone Explained – by Phil Taylor / Effectrode

Guitar Preamp Tone Explained by Phil Taylor For images and entire article: http://www.effectrode.com/blackbird-vacuum-tube-preamp/guitar-preamp-tone-explained/   During the research and development of the ‘Blackbird’ vacuum tube preamp I undertook a thorough investigation into tube preamp circuits in a quest to discover just what factors are important in creating great guitar tone. The following article is a result of … Read more

How to set your intonation correctly, and always play in tune

In this guitar lesson I go over everything you need to know about setting your intonation on any guitar. It works for hard tails, tune o matics, floyd rose, all bridges. You will use this information for the rest of the time you play on your gibson, fender, Ibanez, or any guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3phxqPP9UTU

Tonewood and resonant frequency myths debunked

In this video I debunk that the nut and bridge lose their independent resonant frequency when attached to the guitar, and become part of the guitar bodies and neck. I also prove that a guitar’s body and neck have multiple resonant frequencies. tone wood can only exist if a body has a very narrow window … Read more

The Sound of 3D Printed Guitars

I got a friend and incredible guitarist, Nadav Tabak, to do a little video clip of my 3D printed guitars in action in a range of different styles of music, and showing off some of the different designs. The clip goes through chords, finger picking, funk, blues, heavy rock, progressive, and alternative rock. The bodies … Read more

Tonewood – Does it make a difference in Electric Guitars

This is an attempt to question the validity of ‘Tonewood’ in electric guitars. Many will tell you that it doesn’t make any difference what the body of an electric guitar is made from. Others, generally those who want to sell you guitars want you to believe otherwise. So I’ve taken a perfectly decent guitar and … Read more

Blues and the Tuning of the World: Gary Lucas

“The voice of God speaks through a bent note. Howling. Wailing.”   Content Published on May 23, 2013 Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s most popular Avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist … Read more

Celestion, on building guitar cabinets

Content   September 16, 2011 A 1×12 comboAs guitar speakers are different, so their cabinets are different. The box design is acoustically less critical than that for hi-fi or PA systems, but proper construction is essential. Primarily, the cabinet is a convenient way of housing the speaker, so it should be solidly built to ensure … Read more

GAGA and the Wet Dry Wet Rig, by Dave Garfinkle

Abstract Recently I wanted to join the ranks of those who play their effects signal separately from their main signal, the benefits include a better control of the volume of the two signals as well as a huge sound stage…   Content GAGA is an excellent front end for a Wet Dry Wet rig. Here … Read more