How To Setup Gibson Les Paul Bridge – Installation Guide
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8M ago
The Gibson Les Paul is a classic electric guitar that has been a favorite of guitarists for generations. One of the most important components of the Les Paul is the bridge, which plays a crucial role in determining the guitar’s sound and playability. Here, we’ll be discussing a step-by-step guide on how to set up a Gibson Les Paul bridge, with a focus on the Tune-O-Matic bridge and its components, such as the guitar bridge saddles and guitar tailpiece. Before we get started, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the parts of a guitar bridge. The bridge is part of the guitar that hol ..read more
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How To Choose Recording Microphones For Guitars And Vocals 
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by guitaarr
1y ago
When recording music or audio, the equipment you use can affect the outcome of your production. This is necessary for capturing a clear and crisp sound so that the result is natural and doesn’t need to be overprocessed or edited to fix mistakes.  Thus, choosing the right microphone is key for all types of guitars and vocals whether it’s singing or speaking. The same rules will still apply because you’ve got to consider your recording environment, presets, volume, and even budget in all cases. So, before you start your session, be aware of what mic you’ll need.  Here’s how to choose r ..read more
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The 10 Best Guitars for Gypsy Jazz
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by guitaarr
1y ago
What should you be looking for when buying a gypsy jazz-specific guitar? Well, first of all, hello to you my fellow lover of all things gypsy jazz! This guide is a bit of a fan letter to the times I’ve spent trying to master those pesky jazz scales in music stores up and down the country. From my experience, I’d outline gypsy jazz guitar buying to three main aspects: Size – You’ll find that many of these guitars can be quite bulky, so it’s just something to think about if you’re used to playing smaller guitar shapes Price – These are guitars to largely fit quite a specific genre of music ..read more
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The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $200
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by guitaarr
2y ago
When you start out in what I like to call the incredible world of the guitar, you might immediately assume that you have to spend a fortune to get the right tone or skill level, and that a more expensive guitar reflects this… Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. There are countless ‘cheap’ electric guitars that offer value for money and an incredible playing experience. This guide explores some of the best, specifically those under the 200 dollar price range.   What you need to know about buying a guitar under $200 You might be surprised to see that you can get some incredible brands for fai ..read more
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The 10 Best Classical Guitars For Beginners
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by guitaarr
2y ago
Why are classical guitars a good choice for a beginner player? It’s no coincidence that many first-time players will either buy or be gifted a classical (often referred to as ‘Spanish’ guitars for their first guitar. There are quite a few reasons behind this, but the main ones are: Price – Generally, you’ll find that you can buy a standard classical guitar for a beginner much cheaper than an electrical equivalent. Largely down to the lack of components in comparison to an electric, cheap classical guitars cost less to manufacture and the lower-end ones are produced on a mass scale Availa ..read more
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Can you play guitar with acrylic or long nails?
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by guitaarr
2y ago
The short answer is yes, you can absolutely play the guitar if you have long nails, acrylic nails, fake nails… any types of nails!  Whilst you may struggle to play if you have really long fake nails, it still wouldn’t be absolutely impossible.  Let’s look at the reasons why guitarists actually do play with nails, and what you can do to make your playing a little easier if you’re in the process of growing out your fingernails.   At what point do long nails make playing harder? Acrylic nails exceeding 1cm are naturally going to make guitar playing more difficult because of the add ..read more
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The 10 Best Guitar Cases for Flying
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by guitaarr
2y ago
If you love playing the guitar you will know the feeling of wanting to take it everywhere with you. But spending so much money on a guitar is going to make you hesitant to travel with it. This post will look at the top 10 guitar cases that are perfect for traveling, more specifically flying, so that you never have to worry about if your guitar will get damaged throughout the journey ever again. Also, take a look at our guide on the airlines that allow you to take your guitar on board with you here: https://guitaarr.com/guitars/which-airlines-take-my-guitar-on/   1. GatorTSA ATA Molded Aco ..read more
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How Much Do Session Guitarists Earn? (2021 Poll Data)
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by guitaarr
2y ago
There has been an argument for years now that the era of the session guitarist is long-gone. With nearly every laptop already having Logic Pro or some form of recording software, beginners guitars cheaper than ever and access to low-cost learning software like Fender Play, any budding bedroom musician can make their entrance into the music world. But, it’s simply not the case that being a session musician is not a viable career choice. Okay, yes it helps if you spend the years building contacts and growing your audience online (like it would with any industry), but I know plenty of people who ..read more
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How to protect your guitar from damage and theft
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by guitaarr
2y ago
While your first guitar is unlikely to be worth more than a couple of hundred dollars, as you progress as a musician, it’s possible that your instrument value will rise up into the thousands. For many musicians, their instrument will be the most expensive thing that they own, and its value extends beyond the purely financial! Whether you depend on your guitar as a source of income or as a source of musical joy and inspiration, there arrives a point where you need to seriously consider the steps you’re taking to look after it. This article takes a look at a number of ways of minimising the risk ..read more
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How much are guitar lessons? (2021 USA Data)
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by guitaarr
2y ago
One of the biggest decisions to make while learning to play the guitar is whether you should get lessons or not. As many will be quick to point out, it’s possible to learn the guitar on your own, and you can have a lot of fun just mucking about, learning and developing your style solo. However, some people definitely advance more rapidly with the help of a music tutor, and they can certainly offer a lot, from helping you remain focused to providing their in depth musical knowledge. This article takes a look at 10 different guitar lesson providers, to help you to decide if you can afford the he ..read more
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