Category Archives: Misc

Improve Your Guitar Tone Without Spending A Dime

If you’re like most guitar players, you are in a perpetual cycle of chasing the perfect tone.  You spend thousand of dollars on amps, guitars, pedals and thousand of hours reading about all of it.  But somehow the “perfect tone” eludes you. Here are a few things to try that may help you get closer…

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Have You Held Your Guitar Today

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed wrote an awesome article that I thought would be great motivation for the readers of Six String Madness so I wanted to share it with you- I heard this guy on TV the other day and they were talking about eating healthy, dieting, etc., and he said very simply,…

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Check Out The New Six String Madness Facebook Page

Six String Madness Facebook Page Just Launched!   We love to hear from our readers.  The problem is that we got so much spam when we allowed comments to be open on all of the great posts here at Six String Madness.  Sadly we had to close the comments option. Never giving up on our…

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Blacksmith Strings Review

  We recently had the opportunity to test drive some guitar strings from a brand that was new to us- Blacksmith We, at Six String Studios, are always trying out and testing different guitar gear and products and strings are no exception so we were excited to find a brand we havent tried yet.  Blacksmith…

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Slash Documentary On Recording World On Fire

Ernie Ball just released a killer documentary called- “Real to Reel with Slash” documenting the entire in-studio recording process of Slash’s third solo album, World on Fire, along with world-renowned music collaborators Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz collectively called the Conspirators.  Its a great behind the scenes look at how Slash and the…

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Learning Guitar From YouTube Is Hurting You

Listen, if you’ve been “playing around” with your guitar far too long and you’re ready to get serious and really learn to PLAY, then you need to read this Look, don’t get me wrong. I love YouTube. In fact, we promote and share guitar videos from YouTube all the time on Six String Madness.  Those videos,…

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Make $5,000,000 an Hour Writing Songs

Doug Marks, creator of Metal Method recently put together an article that I thought was really good and worth sharing with the readers of Six String Madness. If you have ever dabbled in songwriting, created your own riffs or written a lead line, you’ll find this article interesting. Bands are constantly being sued for copyright…

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The Magic Pill To Guitar Playing

In your quest to getting better at the guitar, have you ever thought, “there must be something I’m missing?”  Like that one thing that will cause all the dominoes to fall and you will have complete clarity and mastery of the guitar I know I did in my early days as a guitar student.. I…

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The Truth About Guitar and Natural Talent

The topic of natural talent and being able to learn to play the guitar comes up all the time.  There are so many beginners out there that have given up their dreams of learning to play the guitar because they feel they dont have the natural talent to play the guitar like they want to.…

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Music Store Etiquette

The next time you are at your local Guitar Center or Mom and Pop guitar shop it’s good to know the proper etiquette when trying out gear. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind the next time you are at your favorite music store so you dont look like a douche or worse…

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