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Quest for Tone – The “Holy Grail” [Part III]

Howdy Kids (since most of you are younger than me, that means all of you in your teen’s, twenty’s, thirties, even…GULP…your forties!!! Yeah, I’m an old fart, but I can still out rock most people ½ my age…smiley face goes here…) I haven’t forgotten about you guys. Been packing stuff up to move my shop, […]

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Quest for Tone – The Holy Grail [Part II]

We left off starting to cover some of the ways to clean up your tone by cleaning up your playing. Let’s face it, theory & technique have more to do with how good or bad you sound when you play. Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes improvement. Or at least it should. Unfortunately, all too […]

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How to Make People Listen

How to Make People Listen

If you go to any YouTube video featuring a skilled guitarist of some degree, there are invariably a large number of comments from people arguing over who is better or worse. Let me let you in on a little secret—it doesn’t matter, idiots! There are many ways to compel an audience to listen to you–none […]

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Quest For Tone – The Holy Grail

All serious guitar players are on a quest. We call the object of our search “TONE”. But tone is an elusive and extremely objective/subjective commodity. I cannot tell you how many of my fellow guitar players, and/or my customers have come to me over the years and said “If I only had X,Y,Z pickups, or […]

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Amp Adjusting: A Walk-through with a Marshall MG100DFX

Grasping all of the features behind an amps settings can be difficult. Many musicians have an okay understanding of what knob adjustments such as EQ and Gain do, but knowledge of the exact function of such adjustments can hold a greater understanding of how to shape your tone, and how each amp is different. These […]

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La Grange Lesson – Solo and Jam [Video]

La Grange Lesson – Solo and Jam [Video]

You know this song. You know this riff. If heaven were a biker bar this song would never end. This song represents all that is awesome and badass in the world and I’m going to teach you how to play it. History ZZ Top recorded La Grange for their 1973 release Tres Hombres. It was […]

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