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How to record your electric guitar

Recording electric guitars is different from recording acoustics – you’ll probably be using an amp to start – but many of the same ideas can apply. An electric guitar amp produces fairly high sound pressure levels (SPLs). Therefore, if you are using a proximity mic with your angled amp, you may want to consider using […]

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Gear review: new Taylor GTe electro-acoustic guitar lives up to its slogan

IIt was a fairly easy decision to make when I was asked to review the new Taylor Guitar GTe (Grand Theater). In a nutshell: this is the biggest, newest, smallest and biggest guitar that I have had the opportunity to play. It’s just a smaller guitar that was designed after the Grand Orchestra model: not […]

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6 tips for playing the electric percussion guitar with Manuel Gardner Fernandes

Untreated Manuel Gardner Fernandes is one of the most exciting contemporary players we’ve heard in quite some time – and a big part of that is his forward-thinking approach to percussion electric guitar technique and the synergy between his left and right hands. Manuel was happy to offer us some advice on how to get […]

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Manuel Gardner Fernandes takes the percussive electric guitar to new heights with the stunning Right Hand King

In late 2019, unprocessed guitar luminary and Instagram star Manuel Gardner Fernandes made headlines when now-friend Jared Dines claimed that “hands don’t slip like that.” We’re here to say, uh, yes, they definitely do, and this jaw-dropping performance from new track, Right Hand King, is definitive proof of that. In the single-take video, Fernandes takes […]

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Modular, foldable, Reveho’s Slite just might be the ultimate travel electric guitar

Reveho has developed probably the most portable electric guitar we’ve seen it in the form of the Slite – a fully modular design that packs into a compact travel case. Remove the Slite from its case and you can reassemble it in about 20 seconds, with “little to no readjustment” required. Not only that, but […]

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What is this cassette deck-electric guitar hybrid?

Ah the ’80s, who could forget the shrill vocal melodies, the thumping sound of stadium drums, the rack towers and, of course, the guitars that double as cassette players? Well maybe you missed them back then. But in the early ’80s, Casio totally had a cow and designed the EG-5. As a clear product of […]

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WDET 101.9FM WDET is Detroit’s public radio station

WDET staff Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win an electric guitar handcrafted with wood from century-old Michigan trees and featuring custom artwork of famous guitarists. Meta Stange/WDET Enter to win a dynamic musical instrument that’s not just a work of art, but a piece of local history. Gabriel Currie of Echopark Guitars […]

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This Crazy Electric Guitar Is Built From 50 Pounds Of Salt – But It Sounds Pretty Good

YouTuber BurlsArt — the one of colored-pencil Strat, electric guitar, and paper epoxy resin fame — has built another jaw-dropping six-string creation…and even he credits it as his most popular idea. weird so far. For his latest build, Mr Art sourced 50 pounds of pink Himalayan salt and turned it into a fully playable electric […]

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Yiddish psychedelic rock band Forshpil bring the electric guitar to the shtetl

WEIMAR, Germany (JTA) — What if Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amplifiers in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and her bandmates Forshpil asked themselves ten years ago in Latvia when they began their transition from traditional klezmer music to psychedelic rock. “When people see a Jewish or Yiddish band, they […]

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Netflix’s ‘ta-dum’ sound features an inverted electric guitar sample that was created using ’90s effects processors

Netflix’s “ta-dum” sound has become one of the most distinctive and well-known audio logos in the world, reaching millions of content-hungry subscribers worldwide. Now in his Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcastanimator Dallas Taylor uncovered the sound design secrets that led to its creation. Development of the logo was led by Netflx VP Product Todd Yellin, who […]

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SASO will perform Pete Fine’s Electric Guitar Concerto | Music

You could probably count on one hand how many times the electric guitar has been part of a symphony concert, and the number would be equal if you consider how many classical composers have written for the instrument. This weekend, we experience that rare marriage of symphonic concert and rock spectacle when the Southern Arizona […]

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Watch: Fender’s Extensive 2020 Electric Guitar Lineup Revealed | Guitar.com

NAMM 2020: Fender has drawn the curtains on its collection of electric guitars for this year. Building on the success of its American Ultra series, the brand unveiled a multitude of goodies for its fans, including retro models like the Lead and the HM Strat. Likewise, Fender’s Parallel Universe Volume 2 will feature reissues of […]

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Electric Guitar Week on MusicRadar

The world of electric guitar is an incredibly diverse source of sounds, gear, and players. It’s also a deep well of inspiration that we’ll be diving into this week to bring you the best of advice, lessons, insights and history from the world of six-string and beyond. From classic gear to timeless tips and legendary […]

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How to Record an Electric Guitar and Bass

WEEK OF REGISTRATION: Electric guitar the amp speakers are loud enough, and the sound you normally hear is from the amp and room combined. The close-up pickup of a guitar amp speaker is great for bright and edgy, yet tiny sound microphone the changes can greatly influence the sound. By following the steps in our […]

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Guitar Maintenance: 10 Ways to Keep Your Electric Guitar in Top Condition

Guitar maintenance is an extremely important topic. It is often overlooked, because we guitarists want to get straight into the game! But you need a working guitar in good condition to play in the first place. Taking maintenance seriously means you get the most out of your instrument, that it sounds its best at all […]

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Review: Rotosound Ultramag Electric Guitar Strings | Guitar.com

Founded in 1958, British string brand Rotosound is responsible for defining some of the band’s greatest dedicated guitar and bass sounds, from Hendrix to The Who, Guns N ‘Roses to Florence + The Machine. Rotosound’s strength lies in the fact that everything is made in-house, often on proprietary machines, and the new Ultramag range of […]

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Fender LE Mustang PJ Electric Bass Guitar Nearly $ 200 Off + Free Shipping

This offer has expired! Make sure you follow us on Twitter for the latest offers and more. Subscribe to our newsletters and receive our best offers daily in your inbox. Adorama offers the Fender Limited Edition Mustang Bass PJ Electric Guitar for $ 379 shipped. Regularly $ 575 at Amazon and Pure water, today’s deal […]

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What is the secret to the unique sound of an electric guitar?

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to receive the best stories of the day straight to your inbox. Vulcanized fiber is widely used in the manufacture of everything from suitcases and […]

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How the Electric Guitar Changed Acoustic Guitar Design

As said to Chris Vinnicombe Having built and restored guitars, enjoyed and played many instruments, I have somehow assembled my own timeline of instrument history. Many of us talk about pre-war guitars and post-war guitars. Really, from a builder’s perspective, other than quantity, not much has actually changed with the guitar itself. Sure, there are […]

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The easiest way to record your electric guitar

You’ve spent countless hours practicing your technique, tweaking your sound, changing pickups, and trying out pedals. You’ve arrived at a tone that sings, shimmers, bites, or crushes just the way you want it to…now what? If the prospect of learning to familiarize yourself with recording equipment, techniques and software sounds a lot less fun, you’re […]

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Take your electric guitar to a luthier

“No, I’m just trying to make it look pretty here,” Pope said. In a few minutes, the Parsons guitar repair the workshop rang with the rising plinks of guitar strings tuned to pitch. “Rob is the closest thing I have to an apprentice,” Parsons said, pulling a 1938 Gibson Archtop out of one of dozens […]

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Product Review: Darco Electric Guitar Strings, D930 Extra Light

I have the Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon 1965 Casino Outfit that has been lying around for a while because I’m struggling to get a sound that I really enjoy. I picked up a pair of the revamped Darco strings at the Martin booth at Winter NAMM, so I decided to try them out on […]

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Electric guitar sales have fallen 23% since 2008

Sales of electric guitars have fallen 22.7% since 2008, in part due to declining demand from younger buyers. Surprisingly, acoustic guitar sales are an entirely different story. Last year, the Washington Post reported that electric guitar sales have dropped 33% over the past ten years, from 1.5 million units per year to 1 million currently. […]

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FALSE: Einstein plays the electric guitar

Claim: The photograph shows Albert Einstein playing the electric guitar. FALSE Example: [Collected via the Internet, 2013] Did Albert Einstein play the electric guitar or is this image a fake? Origins: We tend to think of Albert Einstein only as a man of science, the towering genius of the 20th century who spent most of […]

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FENDER® LAUNCHES 2018 ELECTRIC GUITARS AND BASSES AT WINTER NAMM

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (25 JANUARY 2018)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) launched its 2018 electric guitar and bass offerings today at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California. promising and established guitarists and bass players; An innovation Artist Signature Series model by venerable guitarist Eric Johnson; the limited edition Parallel Universe Collection; as well as new American Special guitar […]

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Get a Better Electric Guitar Tone: 50 Secret Tips

PRO TIP: Learn more about pickups With a tremendous reputation in high-end hand-wound pickups to suit nearly every playing style imaginable, who better to ask about pickups? How does the magnet at the heart of a microphone influence the sound? “A magnet has no tone per se – you can’t put it in your ear […]

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Review: Taylor Academy 10e Acoustic-Electric Guitar and Taylor GS Mini-e Acoustic-Electric Bass

Taylor Academy 10th Acoustic-Electric Guitar The first thing that stands out from the Taylor Academy 10th Acoustic-Electric is the confidence the neck exudes. A strange word to use about a guitar neck, perhaps, but the feel of that neck instantly projects and confidence that will help anyone with their hand around them produce great music. […]

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You can buy an electric guitar made from a vintage oil can

If you are a guitarist and a car enthusiast, we at The reader have found a perfect instrument for you. There is a company called Hayburner Guitars making electric guitars, bass guitars, banjos (which they call CanJos) and ukuleles using vintage oil cans for the body of the instrument. The handle and all hardware are […]

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Reverb Classic Electric Guitar Shootout

When we discuss the sound of microphones, we are left searching for hopelessly imprecise words. Warm. Jangly. Chimney. Of meat. Picked up. Of butter. Dynamic. Twangy. Box. Glassy. Rather than providing a guide that offers vague adjectives like a pick-up sommelier, we let the pick-ups themselves do the work. Cover the screen and quiz your […]

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CRAZY WEDNESDAY | “Rococo Variations” for orchestra and … electric guitar

LIVE FROM BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – WITH CONDUCTOR IVAN FISCHER AND THE BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA August 30, 2021 | Conductor Iván Fischer received his third COVID-19 vaccine during the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s open-air concert while conducting | The world-renowned conductor aims to encourage vaccination in Hungary and raise awareness of the importance of fighting the epidemic […]

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How the world got plugged into the electric guitar | Classical music

MMusic, like politics, is the art of the possible. Because we are human beings, we tend to think of music as a story of musicians, of people making music, but it’s really a story of machines, musical instruments, technology that channels people’s imagination. Music is also an evolving art, an art of survival; entrust your […]

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Here is the first electric guitar: the “frying pan” of 1931

The names Leo Fender and Les Paul will forever be associated with the electric guitar’s explosion in popular culture. And rightly so. Without the timeless designs of engineer Fender and musician and studio magician Paul, it’s hard to imagine what the most iconic instruments from decades of popular music would look like. They might look […]

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Electric guitar, contrabass clarinet and drums: Gorecki’s 2016 makeover | Classical music

VSolin Stetson is an American saxophonist generally more comfortable with session work for America’s smarter indie bands – Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV on the Radio – than with a symphonic score and a classically trained soprano. But this month, his latest release is a recording of a 40-year-old symphony that, 15 years after it […]

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John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

Widgets Amazon.co.uk John Patitucci is a versatile bass player who I first met with Chick Corea’s band Elektric in the mid-80s. Looking back on such a significant career as both a frontman and sideman (including his current gig in Wayne Shorter’s band), those days of thumb-jumping bass amid mules and Korg synthesizers seem so far […]

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Book Review: The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book

The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book60 Years of White Hawks, 6120s, Jets, Gentlemen and MoreBy Tony Bacon The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book: 60 Years of White Falcons, 6120s, Jets, Gents, and More is yet another book about an iconic American luthier in what seems to be a growing line of such literary homages to American-made electric […]

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NAMM 2011: Lodestone Pulse electric guitar and Primal Instinct SPI bass unveiled

Picture 1 of 2 The Pulse in metallic gold finish Magnetite Pulse Picture 2 of 2 The Primal Instinct SPI in vintage cream finish Lodestone Primal Instinct SPI NAMM 2011 PRESS RELEASE: British guitar company Lodestone heads to NAMM with some distinctively refreshing new alternatives to the plethora of “me too” guitar and bass designs […]