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How My GAS is Helping Me Through the COVID-19 Lockdown

GAS, or Guitar Acquisition Syndrome is a seemingly not-so-serious condition that afflicts guitar players, but those in their circle will vehemently disagree that it is a not-so-serious condition.  GAS describes the state in which a guitar player’s dopamine levels rise exceedingly fast and trigger states of consciousness that usually results 🎸

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Eric Clapton Videos

My son reminded me that he’s seen every Eric Clapton video I’ve told him about at least twice. But for those of you with no time to waste on, here are some of my faves.

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How to Sound Like SRV – Tube Screamer Settings

If you’re a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan, you’ve probably wondered how he gets that unique sound. In this post, we’ll show you how to sound more like SRV and emulate his tone and, (hopefully) play like him. With just a few simple adjustments to your guitar setup and playing 🎸

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How to Relic a Guitar: Part 2

What Guitars Can Be Aged? Pretty much any! Even though this booklet concentrates in Stratocasters and Telecasters, you can use any of the information here to age any brand or type of guitars including basses. If you want to get that real vintage look and make people wonder where the 🎸

How to Relic a Guitar

How to Relic a Guitar

Why do we have this fascination with vintage guitars? Different people will give you different answers, but we can all agree that the sound, the look, the feel, the history is what attract us to vintage guitars. Let’s be realistic, how many people have $5,000 to $50,000 to buy an 🎸

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The Importance of Guitar Lessons

How My First Guitar Lessons Greatly Shaped My Playing Today I remember my first guitar lessons.  We learned “baby chords” like G, D, D7, A, Em, C, F – then B7, Am, Bm. This is what my teacher taught us.  I had a one hour lesson per week and I 🎸