Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Guitar Gear Buying Tips

I love guitar gear – amps, guitars, pedals, slides, picks, strings, straps, cases, cables… you name it, I’m into it. But guitar gear can be a frightening thing if you’re new to the sport… A lot of money can be spent, and like most things there is a point of diminishing returns. Does a $400…

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The Best Way To Learn Songs On The Guitar

If you always practice alone, and only hear what YOU are playing, and you are playing it wrong, it’s going to take a lot longer to play it right than if you play along with someone else who is playing it right. That someone else doesn’t have to actually be there, it could be the…

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The Ultimate Fender Blues Jr Tone Guide

A very popular page here on SixStringMadness.com is the Fender Blues Jr settings. There were roughly 30 settings that were developed that you gave you a wide range of awesome “presets” for your Blues Jr amp. Because that page is so popular, the team here at Six String Madness decided to take it up a…

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The Perfect Gift For The New Guitar Player

If you are shopping for the brand new guitar player this Christmas, here is an awesome deal on a complete guitar learning pack to get them started. The Epiphone Special II Electric Guitar Player Pack is perfect for the brand new guitar player to get them started on their guitar playing journey The Epiphone guitar pack included:…

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Fender Blues Jr Settings Update

If you are not familiar with the Fender Blues Jr, it is a fantastic all tube amp at a killer price point and sounds amazing.  Check out your local guitar shop to give one a a try. We have created an incredible and completely FREE guide that will show you how to get the most…

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Get The Perfect Blues Sound From Your Amp

Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get the ultimate blues guitar tone from your amplifier. Step 1 – Set your bass, treble and mids to noon. Step 2 – Make sure your amp is on the clean channel if you have a multi channel amp. Step 3 –  Turn your volume up to a comfortable level.  Keep…

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Top 5 Tools Every Guitar Player Needs

Tool #1: Songsterr My favorite tool at the moment (and it has been for a while now), is a website called Songsterr If you’re a tech-savvy guitar player, you’ve probably heard of Guitar Pro. It’s a desktop application that improves on standard guitar tabs, turning them into midi-playing note sheets which show the exact duration…

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What Gear Does Your Favorite Guitar Player Use?

Ever wonder what amp James Hetfield uses?  How about what wah pedal Hendrix rocked on?  Want to know what’s on EVH’s pedalboard? Ever wanted to know just what Clapton was using in his days with the Bluesbreakers? The year is 1966 and Clapton is playing his 1950s Les Paul’s Standard through a Marshall Combo. Wanna…

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The #1 Tool Every Guitar Player Needs

I tell my private guitar students that the first thing they should do every time they pick up their guitar is to check the tuning.  No matter how good of a player you are, if you are out of tune, you will sound terrible. Brand new students come to me and ask for suggestions on…

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New Products from GravityPicks.com

A while back I wrote a review on GravityPicks.com and their hand cut cast acrylic picks.  As I mentioned in that review, these picks are awesome!  They last forever, are comfortable and sound good.  I use them myself and have turned some of my private students on to them as well. Owner Chris Fahey is…

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