Have you used our patented guitar pickup tone database yet? You really should check it out. There are hundreds of pickups there to choose from, pickups we have sampled with our Pickup AnalystTM tool. This video introduces the pickup tone database and shows how to use it, explaining the three methods available to compare pickups […]
When does Eight Inches Equal 10 Feet?
We purchased some premium guitar cables to test against our ZEROCAP cables, and you can see and hear the results in our Tone Shootout article. Just for fun, we cut up one of the more expensive cables to see how short it would have to be to equal the capacitance of our ZEROCAP guitar cable. […]
Series Capacitors Cut Low End
Just a few years into playing guitar, and simultaneously learning about electronics, I was experimenting with all sorts of ways to get different sounds from my electric guitar. I had a tiny transistorized practice amp that had a great fuzz sound when cranked all the way up. Probably less than a watt. But I knew […]
Fix that Boring Pick!
On my quest for interesting guitar sounds, I found that I liked brighter, shimmering tones at times, and more muted tones for softer passages. Experimenting with picks was fun. I tried all sorts of materials from brass to aluminum, to steel, various plastics… basically anything I could cut into the shape of a pick. Laminating […]
Better Electric Guitar Playing Through Unplugging
Do you ever play electric guitar unplugged? I used to like to play my Strat unplugged because, as we teenagers noted, a Strat sounds like a Strat whether it is plugged in or not. And it avoided the whole messy scene of the neighbors banging on the floors and walls of my apartment building! Try […]