Guitars articles

  • The Top Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar
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    The Top Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar - The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar


    The overdrive pedal is one of the most timeless and classic effects for electric guitar, and finding the overdrive of your dreams can be a lifelong endeavor. They have become a true cult object and manufacturers have seized the opportunity to expand the offering exponentially throughout the years. Given the saturation of the market, it's not easy …

  • The Top Tremolos for Guitar
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    The Top Tremolos for Guitar - The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar


    Far from being a simple accessory, the vibrato has become an essential element in the playing style of many guitarists. Be it for subtle modulations with clean sounds or dive bombs with fat distortions, tremolo bar fans often look for specific types of vibratos. 403 members of the French version of Audiofanzine took part in a poll to choose their …

  • The Top Electric Guitar Tuners
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    The Top Electric Guitar Tuners - The Best Electric Guitar Tuners


    Is there anything more annoying than a guitar that won't stay in tune? Most guitar lovers will say no. While there are several factors to consider, the quality of the tuning machines plays a crucial role to guarantee stability and comfort. But there are so many options out there that it's hard to make a decision. We polled 427 members of the Frenc…

  • Let's Get Small
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    Let's Get Small - Mini-effects pedals make configuring your pedalboard a whole new ballgame


    One of the great things about pedalboards is that they give you the freedom to choose the effects you want for your rig. There is one caveat: Your pedalboard is a finite size, and you can only add effects up to a point before you run out of space. Without having to buy a larger pedalboard, you can maximize the number of effects you have by adding …

  • Mod About You

    Mod About You - A review of the Keeley Mod Workstation pedal


    At this year’s NAMM show, Keeley Electronics showed off their new Workstation line of pedals, which combine the functionality of several Keeley pedals in one. Although recently released, the pedals are in short supply, but we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Mod Workstation. It’s an analog multi-effects pedal with three independent ef…

  • Kick Start Your Playing Skills
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    Kick Start Your Playing Skills - A practical approach to improving your instrumental abilities — quickly!


    Are you in a rut on your instrument? Do you feel like you’ve been playing the same old stuff forever without any significant improvement? If so, and if you’re willing to commit an hour or so a day to your craft, you can improve your abilities appreciably, and broaden your musical horizons with the multipart strategy outlined in this article.

  • Fab Four Gear!

    Fab Four Gear! - We interview the author of "Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition"


    Did you know that John Lennon’s first guitar was a Gallotone Champion acoustic that he ordered from a catalog, or that George Harrison played a Framus Hootenanny 12-string on “Help," or that Ringo started playing a Ludwig Downbeat drum kit in 1963? You would if you read Andy Babiuk’s book, “Beatles Gear, The Ultimate Edition,” which chronicles the…

  • Spin Doctor

    Spin Doctor - Review of the Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe Rotary Speaker pedal


    One of the new pedals Electro-Harmonix debuted the 2016 NAMM show was a Leslie-speaker simulator called Lester G. Not only does it offer rotating speaker sounds, but also an overdrive circuit and a compressor.

  • The Best Strings for Electric Guitar
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    The Best Strings for Electric Guitar - Top Brands for Electric Guitar Strings


    Every guitarist needs strings, and lots of them, so choosing the right type is important. Despite their seeming simplicity, these metallic threads can guarantee tuning stability, long-term durability and a matching sound for the guitar. We polled 1,223 members of the French version of Audiofanzine to come up with these rankings, and we thought we'…

  • A Chicken in Every Pedalboard

    A Chicken in Every Pedalboard - A review of the Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight pedal


    Wah pedals are useful for more than just the standard “wah wah” effect. Sweeping the pedal’s filter to find a cool tone and then leaving it static as you play is also very effective. Known as the “cocked wah” effect, that’s the basis of Electro-Harmonix’s Cock Fight pedal, along with built in fuzz and a talking wah.