Seven top tips to help guitar players ace band auditions


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Being part of a good band can be awesome. You play great shows, write great songs, meet great people, and have a whole lot of fun doing all of the above. You might even make some money along the way, if you’re extremely lucky. Finding that band can be difficult, though, and getting a place […]

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Five tips on choosing the perfect beginner’s guitar amp


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We all remember our first time. For you more experienced players reading this, your introduction to the world of guitar was probably some abominable catalogue package consisting of an unplayable Strat copy and a mini combo amp that sounded like a wasp trapped in a jam jar. If it worked at all, that is. Lucky […]

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What’s your home amp of choice?


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We get a lot of great feedback from you Blog Of Tone readers, and one theme seems to be recurring a lot at the moment: namely, that we guitarists want smaller, lower powered tube amps that we can crank at home to get those amazing tones at manageable levels. This, as usual, got us wondering […]

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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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