Archive for July 24, 2017

Cool Guitar Update-EMG SPC Active EQ Circuit

The SPC or Strat Presence Control is often called the fat control. For many players it is the most popular upgrade to perform. The original intent of the SPC was to turn the tone of a single-coil pickup into a dual-coil pickup. This is accomplished by boosting the gain in a broad mid-band fashion and…

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The Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar

When my niece was looking to acquire a first guitar for her teenage son, she contacted me about recommendations for guitars. As he is quite a tall guy and had long fingers, I immediately was considering a full-size starter dreadnought or 000 concert sized guitar. As it turns out, the budget for a guitar was…

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3 Simple Blues Soloing Tricks (To Break Free From Scales)

The last thing you want your blues to sound like is a scale. The blues is an art form of the soul. It expresses the deepest feeling of the human experience. Scales, on the other hand, are a structure of the mind. They express the mathematic elegance of the universe expressed through sound. Both are…

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