The Les Paul is in many ways the elder statesman of the classic electric guitar models. It’s a more complex design than both the Stratocaster and the Telecaster, with its set neck and carved maple top. Surely a Les Paul into a Marshall stack is an archetypal guitar sound, but is that all it can […]
As a guitarist for the past thirty-odd years I’ve spent my share of hours working on techniques. From the extremely tedious, mechanical, madness-inducing, spouse-annoying picking drills with a metronome, to the more musically fulfilling – and ultimately more useful – endeavours, such as working out songs, learning chords or melodies, and so on. No matter […]
So you’ve bought a Fender Stratocaster, or another strat-style guitar with three single-coil pickups and a non-locking tremolo system, but you can’t get it to sound the way you want it to. Don’t panic — here are some tips on how to make a strat sound good.