How to approach a gig as a stand-in guitarist


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It’s happened to many a guitar player at one time or another. You’re at home one Saturday afternoon, quietly minding your own business, when suddenly the phone goes. It’s your mate, and he’s in a bind: his band’s rhythm guitarist has had to cancel the gig, and they need a last-minute replacement. So, if you […]

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Guitar effects and when, how and why to use them


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What do you need to create your own signature guitar sound? The answer is, of course, nothing more than an axe, an amp, a dose of inspiration and some crazy fretboard skills. But many of the greatest guitar tones ever were, and are, bolstered with effects too. This week, then, we take a look at […]

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GrandMeister MIDI recording masterclass with Pro Tools


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We know that lots of you guitarists like to make the most of your amp’s MIDI capabilities when you’re playing live shows. After all, MIDI gives you the freedom to access a wealth of different guitar tones at the touch of a button, and it can be much easier than having a big board of […]

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