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Friday, August 05, 2011

Tone.  It’s the guitar player’s holy grail.  Those who have it are instantly recognizable.  Have you ever listened to a player and say “Man, he sounds so great.  How does he get that tone?”It doesn’t matter whetheryou play acoustic or electric, the sound of a great guitar can turn a few simple notes from blah to amazing. So, getting the best tone from your instru [...]

Achieving Great Tone


Thursday, June 16, 2011

This month's video is all about using a capo. There are tons of questions on the Student Support Forum about capos and lots of different capos out there to use, so it seems prudent to show how to use a capo and what it does to your sound!Enjoy,

June Video Tip: Using a Capo


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guitar players love open chords.  The magical sound of open strings ringing is one of the few things that guitar players can do that no other instrument can replicate.  Open chords easy to play but unfortunately there are only in a few “guitar friendly” keys like G, D, A, & E. So, if you come across a song in a “non-guitar” it helps to use a capo to adjust th [...]

Capo Magic


Monday, January 10, 2011

Each day I spend some time tweeting helpful (at least I think it's helpful!) links, videos and quotes from our Twitter account @GibsonsLMGuitar.  Today I got into a conversation with one of our followers, @ELDogStar.  He thanked me for my tweets and links (told you it was helpful!) saying they keep him motivated to play; sharing that he returned to our guitar cou [...]

Guitars for Troops


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Technology marches on... but when it comes to guitar tone, the customers of technology have consistently preferred Old School over New Tech.  Ahh, the lusty tube amp.  Something about the raw, warm tone created by those glass cylinders of glowing orange magic has kept amp designers (and their guitar-playing customers) spell-bound.  The grit, the grime, the grease [...]

Care and Feeding of Tube Amps ~ Treat Her Right!


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