Category Archives: Misc

How To Organize Your Pedalboard

Rare is the guitarist these days whose rig doesn’t include effects. If you’re only using a pedal or two, your signal path is still pretty straightforward and relatively uncluttered by modern standards. Plenty of guitarists, however, use many stompboxes, rack-mounted devices, etc., and if you’re one of those guitarists who has more special effects than Avatar arrayed…

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Why Screw Ups Make The Best Guitar Players

There’s something that I’ve noticed about GREAT guitar players. Most of them are what I call, “high functioning screw-ups.” And these screw-ups always end up being the best guitar players. Here’s what I’m talking about…   Listen, you MUST stop demanding perfection from yourself! Let me repeat that just in case you dozed off… STOP…

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The Best Guitar Courses of 2014

As 2014 comes to an end and the holidays are upon us, that means a lot of people will become first time guitar players and many will find a renewed love with the instrument. Whether you are dusting off the guitar you’ve had in the back of your closet for years or are unwrapping one…

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What To Look For In A Guitar

Tis the season to be shopping for a guitar for either yourself or a loved one.  The choices are endless and you need to be informed to ensure you get a quality guitar that you will be happy with. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed wrote a great article to help you make wise decisions…

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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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Five Ways To Improve Your Electric Guitar Tone

We all want perfect tone. Some of us spend our lives pursuing it. We scrutinize every note with painstaking detail, and we look to our guitar heroes with godlike admiration. Most of the time, perfect tone is an upper-echelon goal we only dream of reaching. Some say perfect tone is a mindset. Indeed, confidence and discipline are…

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Win Zakk Wylde’s Gear

EMG is running a cool holiday giveaway where you can win some cool gear from the Berzerker himself- Zakk Wylde ZW BULLSEYE LES PAUL(AUTOGRAPHED) + ZW PEDALBOARD(AUTOGRAPHED) + MXR BLACK LABEL CHORUS + MXR WYLDE PHASE + BERZERKER OVERDRIVE + DUNLOP ZW-357 WYLDE ROTOVIBE + DUNLOP ZW-45 WYLDE CRY BABY Click the image below to…

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To Look Or Not To Look

You know a common question lately has been whether or not to look at your hands while you practice and play your guitar. The simple answer to this is to look at your hands every chance you get. But in practical terms, that’s not always so simple. I’ll explain… When you first learn a piece…

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What Level Blues Guitar Player Are You

As guitar players we are always trying to figure out what “level” we are at. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed did a great article for blues guitar players to help them define where they are at in their playing and how to move to the next level. If you are a blues guitar player…

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Guitar Practicing Tips From Steve Stine

I thought this was a great video and wanted to make sure the readers of Six String Madness saw it. This video comes from Steve Stine’s Songfire course where Steve offers some very profound advice on how to make real progress on the guitar. I cant stress how important the points are that Steve makes…

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