11 Best Online Resources To Learn How To Play Acoustic Guitar
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11 Best Online Resources To Learn How To Play Acoustic Guitar

Online learning resources, be it courses, videos, written content, one-on-one coaching, apps, et cetera, provide fantastic opportunities to learn (and teach) acoustic guitar and understand music more generally. Though nothing truly beats dedicated in-person guitar lessons, there are plenty of excellent alternatives online. Note that by “resources,” I’m not only referring to video tutoring and…

Top 11 Benefits Of Learning & Playing Guitar
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Top 11 Benefits Of Learning & Playing Guitar

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world (it’s my main instrument, too). There are a surprising number of benefits associated with learning how to play guitar and practicing/playing regularly. Whether you’re interested in taking the first steps in becoming a guitarist or you’re already proficient with the instrument, I…

Top 5 Tips To Prevent Guitar & Bass Pickups From Rusting
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Top 5 Tips To Prevent Guitar & Bass Pickups From Rusting

A good-quality pickup can last decades without a hint of damage. This could lead to the belief that pickups can resist every human or environmental action. However, magnetic pickups are composed of various metal components that can potentially oxidize or rust. These Are The Top 5 Main Tips To Keep Your Pickup From Rusting: In…

How Do Different Types Of Guitar/Bass Pickups Affect Tone?
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How Do Different Types Of Guitar/Bass Pickups Affect Tone?

The tonal values of a guitar’s sound can be affected by tons of factors. One of those factors is the type of pickup(s) installed, specifically in the case of electric guitars and basses. How do different types of guitar/bass pickups affect tone? The tonal impacts of pickups are caused by different internal and external configurations…

Why Do Some Guitars Only Have One Pickup?
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Why Do Some Guitars Only Have One Pickup?

Solid-bodied guitars normally contain two or three pickups. With such a design, manufacturers aim to add range to the tonal palette and endow sound with more personality. Though somewhat uncommon,single-pickup guitars are cherished and played around the world. Why do some guitars only have one pickup? Some guitars are designed with a single pickup (often…

Is It Bad/Damaging To Touch Guitar Pickups?
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Is It Bad/Damaging To Touch Guitar Pickups?

People who set the pickups of their guitars too high may find themselves touching them regularly during a performance, either with a pick or with their fingers. If you’ve ever experienced this or are wondering whether making contact with a pickup may be detrimental to you or the pickup, keep reading. Is it bad/damaging to…

Should All Guitar Pickups Be Level (At The Same Height)?
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Should All Guitar Pickups Be Level (At The Same Height)?

Guitar pickups are often discussed in terms of their build quality, performance, and architecture. Players sometimes overlook one important aspect, which is how pickups interact with one another and work together. Their level or height is ordinarily an undervalued parameter that even manufacturers can take for granted. Should all guitar pickups be level (at the…

Upgrading Guitar Or Bass Pickups: Is It Worth It?
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Upgrading Guitar Or Bass Pickups: Is It Worth It?

The subject of guitar/bass pickups is a hot topic in many guitarist circles but not a topic that most intermediate or amateur guitarists would even think about, let alone discuss. Upgrading pickups can be tricky if you are not equipped with the correct tools and don’t have experience in electrical wiring. This leads to the…

Top 3 Factors That Give Guitar Pickups Their Tone/Sound
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Top 3 Factors That Give Guitar Pickups Their Tone/Sound

No two electric guitars sound the same. This is due to a wide array of variables, but one of the most important ones is the pickups. Even pickups of the same model, brand, variety, and technology can vary depending on certain parameters and values. What factors give guitar pickups their tone/sound? The three main factors…

Complete Guide: Guitar Pickups Vs. Bass Guitar Pickups
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Complete Guide: Guitar Pickups Vs. Bass Guitar Pickups

Pickups are common to solid-bodied guitars and basses, but not all carry the same pickup configuration. This is to be expected, considering each instrument’s general sonic qualities and construction. What are the differences between guitar pickups and bass guitar pickups? There are no differences in the mechanism. Bass pickups could theoretically be installed on guitars…

Ceramic Guitar Pickups Vs. Alnico Guitar Pickups
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Ceramic Guitar Pickups Vs. Alnico Guitar Pickups

In the world of electric guitars, there is a myriad of variables to look for, and one of the most important among them is the pickup, which takes the place of the resonance chamber of acoustic/electric guitars. Pickups function through magnets, which can be made of various materials (including ceramic and alnico), and it’s reasonable…