Gain staging and tone shaping refers to the fact that not just the amount of gain, but also where in the circuit it’s generated, has a huge impact on the tone and playing response. I’ll demonstrate this in the accompanying video.
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 […]
The main problem with many guitarists is that they don’t listen to what they play in a musical context. What I mean by that is that we as a species have a tendency to develop sound and gear fetishes – i.e. we base our playing on what feels good instead of basing it on what […]