Monthly Archives: August 2014

Amplification Part 2: Pre Amp and Power Amp

As touched upon in part one of my guitar amplification guide, one important thing to understand about guitar amps is the difference between the pre amp and power amp stages. A good understanding of the stages of an amp will

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Amplification Part 1: Different Kinds of Amplifiers

Hello and welcome to the first post in a series of articles tackling the most important thing in the history of guitar music since the invention of the guitar itself: the amplifier. In the following posts I will consider the

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Analogue Vs Digital

As time goes on, one thing is certain; it is an undeniable fact that technology grows and develops alongside humanity. From horse power came steam power. From steam power came oil-based fuel and from that came electricity. We now live

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Pedals Guide Part 5: Noise Gates and Extras

Part 1: Overdrive and Distortion Part 2: Compressors Part 3: Delay, Chorus and Flange Part 4: Phase and Wah Welcome to part five of my beginners’ guitar effects pedal guide! Its been fun, and I’ve considered a lot over the

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Pedals Guide Part 4: Phase and Wah

Part 1: Overdrive and Distortion Part 2: Compressors Part 3: Delay, Chorus and Flange Hello all and welcome to part 4 of my beginners introduction to guitar effects pedals. In this post I will look into two more well known

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Pedals Guide Part 3: Delay, Chorus and Flange

Part three of my beginners guide to all things guitar effects is here, and this time we’re looking at modulation. If you find anything you read here at all interesting or useful, feel free to check out part one on

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Pedals Guide Part 2: Compressors

The first part of my pedal guide concerned distortions and overdrives: if you’re interested you can check it out here! Today, we move on to the next type of effects, and compared to distortions, this one is a little shy. 

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Pedals Guide Part 1: Overdrive and Distortion Pedals

Before getting into reviewing and writing about my personal experiences with specific pedals and amps, I thought it might be a good idea to write in general about different kinds of effects for guitar, the ways in which they can

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Stratocasters For Rock

Fender, Gibson, PRS, Ibanez, Jackson, Schecter… There are lots of great guitars available to enthusiastic rock guitarists. But which one is the right one for your sound? There are two electric guitars which I personally use a lot for gigging,

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