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Beginners Guide to Choosing an Electric Guitar

by matt5409

In this article we are going to point out a few things that you should consider before you buy your electric guitar, offering tips from where to buy to playing the instrument.

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1.Electric guitars are best for beginnersContinue reading Beginners Guide to Choosing an Electric Guitar

The Art of Microphone Placement When Recording Guitar

By Richard Marples

The biggest problem with many amateur guitarists is poor tone, and that’s the first thing you might want to correct before you start placing a microphone for recording. Get down and listen to your amp and guitar combination on microphone level – that is where the microphone would be placed when recording.

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Adjust your tone so that you’re happy with it, but remember one thing: the low-end will be increased with a microphone placed close to the source, which is known as proximity effect.

Like any other piece of kit, the same microphone can give tremendously different results depending on how it is used. To get the sound you are looking for takes a bit of expertise and a lot of experimenting. Even the best microphones available can sound “boomy” and unusable if not used correctly.Continue reading The Art of Microphone Placement When Recording Guitar

What is the Difference Between Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar

Choosing the right guitar for you can be quite an ordeal. You want it to look cool hanging from around your neck, but you also want it to be comfortable and unique. You see the many different types on television and that makes it even more difficult to decide.

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The first decision that you have to make is between an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar. Knowing a few things about both might help you to make an informed decision.

The difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar is simply amplification. An electric one needs an amplifier, but they are much easier to play. The electric guitar will cost more because you will have to purchase a good amp, and they both cost quite a bit of money.Continue reading What is the Difference Between Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar

How To Reduce Feedback When You Play

Written by ELMORE MUSIC

If you’ve performed live on stage or even a casual jam with your friends at band practice — one of the most annoying things guitarists have is a thing called FEEDBACK!

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If you don’t know what feedback is — it’s that terrible high pitched sound that comes from speakers.

It usually happens when you place your microphone too close to the speaker or play your guitar directly in front of the amplifier.Continue reading How To Reduce Feedback When You Play