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 […]
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.
Have you ever played with a keyboard player or recorded an overdub and found out that you’re not in tune? You check your tuner – everything’s fine there – and try again, but your guitar still sounds slightly off. It can’t possibly be the keyboards, and the guitar track you recorded earlier is dead on. […]
Erik Welo runs his one-man guitar repair shop in idyllic surroundings just outside the city of Drammen in Norway. I went out to have some work done on two of my guitars, and at the same I thought it would be a good chance to write a post on Erik, as I’ve always thought he did […]
Guitar playing is hard enough as it is, so there’s no reason to play an instrument that isn’t set up properly. A properly adjusted guitar is easier to play, yields more sustain, has a clearer tone and plays more in tune. In this post I’ll go through the basic adjustments that everyone should be able […]