What are some good picks?
Info / October 22, 2016

Share This: Picks Picks aren’t really a hot subject in the guitar world but they should be. A lot of people that are starting to get into picks are the ones that are starting to play faster and faster licks. That is when you notice how much a pick really matters. It matters when you want to play fast, and it can even change your sound for other things that are played slowly. When you’re playing an acoustic guitar and you want the raking sound, it really matters what kind of picks you use. You want a pick that isn’t too thin but also isn’t too thick. Now you can see that picks are actually something that matters when you really start getting into guitars. This is why I don’t get why I don’t hear about picks being talked about more. The picks I use My personal favorite picks are Dunlop Jazz 3 picks. These picks never bend on me so when I want to play something fast, it doesn’t bother me. I can also use Dunlop Tortex picks, but I’d much rather play Jazz iii picks. Jazz III Picks Jazz III picks are the choice of many guitarists like…

Motivating Yourself to Play Guitar
Advice , Beginners , Info / October 13, 2016

Share This: This is a different kind of post. I remember when I first picked up the guitar. I had dreams and aspirations of the things I would do with that guitar. I wrote a note to myself to never quit and never stop playing and trying to go pro. I totally did  what I told myself not to. I used to sit down playing guitar and wondering if I could be a famous musician before I would graduate college.  wanted to be rich and famous. I used to watch the Rich and Famous episode of Motley Crue and I wanted to be just like them. They had so much money in their day that they didn’t know what to do with it. I used to think about them when I played and they’re a big influence on my playing. I used to look up questions I had about being a professional guitar player but I ultimately decided not to. I thought hard about it. Nobody buys music anymore. I can find any song I want to on YouTube these days (except Prince songs, it’s pretty hard to find his music online for free). I thought about it and I…

Tube Amplifiers vs. Solid State Amplifiers
Info / September 21, 2016

Share This: “You need to heat the tubes up first man, then you crank it all the way up.” These sound like the words of many people out there including people like Eddie Van Halen and Zakk Wylde who famously use tube amplifiers. The debate between tube amplifiers and solid state amplifiers is pretty much a one sided argument, most people usually favor tube amps over solid state amps. Why though? Let’s dive deeper into it. This is a very technical subject so you will hear a lot of snobs talk about this in such detail, but this post will try to make it simple enough for you to understand. Tube Amplifiers Tube amps use one or more vacuum tubes to amplify an electric signal. The tubes in the guitar amp are a lot like light bulbs, there’s a glass housing that seals the components in a vacuum. I won’t get too into it, but I’ll try to make it so that it’s understandable. There’s a cathode in the tube that produces electricity that is a lot like a part inside of  a light bulb that is part of that metal apparatus you see. The more electricity, the louder the sound…