Help us shape the future of the guitar amp!


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When we switch our amps on and watch those tubes getting all toasty, we’re often reminded that our guitar tone’s being blasted out through some of the most outdated technology around. Tubes have been phased out of pretty much every industry, so why do we guitarists still insist on them? But hold that thought, please, […]

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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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Should you record your music at home or in a ‘proper’ studio?


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Technology has given us musicians the freedom to record our masterpieces from home, and for little money. With nothing more than a guitar, amp, microphone, computer and a few connectors, it’s possible to bring whole pieces of good quality music to life from the comfort of your bedroom. What’s more, this home recording lark is […]

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AC/DC and the no gain, no pain secret for great guitar tone


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We all love a bit of gain, don’t we? Indeed we do, but it’s amazing how overused this one little control on our amps has become these days. In fact, gain has become an essential tool for every 21st century guitarist, as well something of a mask for sloppy players to hide behind. Now, we’re […]

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Master the Technique of Tone with these eight easy guitar practice tips


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Here on the Blog Of Tone, we’re always banging on about amps and gear. And that’s completely natural, because we’re guitar players, and we love our instruments and all the related accessories that come with them! But, as we wrote the other week, and as many of you have told us, it’s not all about […]

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