Five New Year’s tonal resolutions for guitarists


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Everyone likes to try new things when a new year comes around, and we at the Blog of Tone are no different! Today, then, we present five little guitar and amp-based tips for you to give your music a fresh new start. Read on, give them a try, and share your own New Year’s guitar […]

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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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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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Voodoo Gear and the price of your individual sound


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The constant search for newer, better and more expensive gear is a common thing among guitarists. After all, we’d all sound miles better if we got that amazing new amp, wouldn’t we? Most definitely! But we’d only do it justice if we remortgaged the house and got that late ‘50s guitar to go with it. […]

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How to get killer guitar tones in a live band context


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There’s no easy way to say this, so we’re just going to spit it right out. Guitarists: unless you’re Steve Vai, 90% of the time you spend on stage you will be playing rhythm guitar. It’s not that your guitar is unimportant, because it is. But people have probably come to hear you and your […]

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