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  • Boutique Guitar Effects Pedal Makers You Need To Check Out

     

    When guitar players think of boutique effects pedals, one word always seems to come to mind -- expensive. And while it's often true that these effects tend to retail at a higher price point than those from massive pedal makers (often not by much), what is lost in the dollar amount is the unique, high-quality experiences they bring. If you've been ignoring these lesser known brands, you're doing yourself and your sound a disservice as boutique effects pedals tend to be meticulously designed and feature a unique take that the big guys just don't offer. With that said, we'd like to share a few of our favorite boutique pedal brands that show their gear is well worth the price.

     

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  • 5 Tips To Improve Your Guitar Solo Technique

     

    Try to imagine the scenario - you are on the stage and everyone's attention is focused on you. You are about to play your guitar solo and gain the appreciation of people for doing so. However, you might feel rather anxious and uncomfortable in front of the huge audience. As a result, everything you play seems to be terrible. Consequently, it might lead to frustration and disappointment. Fortunately, in the subsequent paragraphs, we will throw some light on some essential lead guitar solo tips which should be able to make you a much better guitarist.

     

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  • The Worst Music Industry Contracts Of All Time

     

    At the point when artists sign contracts, they're more often stripped of their rights in some genuinely unusual ways and basically sold into subjugation to a name that can do whatever the hell fire it need. Here is a presentation on the The Worst Music Industry Contracts Of All Time

     

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  • A Few Of Our Favorite '50s Rock Guitar Pickups For The Fender Stratocaster

     

    While there the modern age of music gear has brought us a ton of innovations many of us can't live without, there's just something about that classic 1950s rock and roll that will live on forever. And while many guitars can stake a claim to carving out that signature tone, few take as much credit as the Fender Stratocaster. I mean, it was released the same year that the term "Rock and Roll" was first coined -- that has to be more than a coincidence! With that said, we'd like to take a look at a few of our favorite Strat pickups tailor-made for that classic '50s sound. Check out a few of our favorites below!

     

     

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  • Best Effects Pedals For Vocals

     

    In regards to music, psychology teaches us that the most contagious effect is the emotion created in a room. When singers sing to their lyrics, an emotion is created, but more emotion can be added by adding a vocal that will improve the music and create a great impact. Vocal effects are used to add effects and processing in a floor pedal. The secret to create and make good musical effects is to know the right tool. A singer can take their sounds to a better level by using vocal effects pedals that enhance their voice, hence achieving good music when performing live. In order for singers to transform their voices, they need an instrument that adds atmosphere, space, and creativity. Some of the general effects used are reverb, compression, harmonize, auto tuner, distortion, octave, chorus, and vocoders.The following are the best general effects used:

     

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