Miscellaneous Electric Guitar Articles

On this page I put the links to articles on different topics related to electric guitar:

Changing Electric Guitar Strings - Step by Step Tutorial
Here you can learn how to restring a guitar with a stoptail bridge (installed on guitars without a whammy bar, like on a Les Paul Standard guitar), with a synchronized vibrato bridge (like on Fender Strats) and a locking vibrato system (like on many Ibanez and Jackson guitars). + get valuable tips along the way.

Maintaining the Shape of the Strings with a String Cleaner
When the strings on your instrument become dirty or rusty, it affects the tone making it sound duller, using a guitar string cleaner on a regular basis mitigates this problem and makes playing faster with more ease, especially when you're gliding around the fingerboard or performing bend notes.

How to Improve Guitar Tuning Stability When Using a Whammy Bar
Along with the cool sounds a vibrato bar produces, it can also be a source of endless tuning issues that may even prevent you from using the bar. In this a must read article I will explain how to fix this problem.

How to Get a Video From the Net and Play It in Slow Motion...
This article will help you download your favourite video clips from a number of video hosing websites like vimeo, dailymotion, youtube and some others, and play them back with the VLC media player, using its useful functionality and key bindings.

Free Guitar Software for GNU OS, Windows and Mac
Here you'll find where to download a metronome, tuner and a tab editing program.

Muting unused strings when playing power chords
A few tips on how to decrease the noise that often comes out of unused strings when you use a high gain distortion effect.

Types of Electric Guitar
A soft introduction on the topic, discussing conventional solid body and hollow body instruments, as well as more exotic ones like 'V Fly'

Cool Stuff!

Mix your guitar practice with video game fun. 'Rocksmith' is a similar to "Guitar Hero" game with one huge difference, it needs your real guitar and your skills to rock on!
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This article was last updated on January 18, 2024