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Dylan McKerchie

The Super Squier Strat

The Super Squier Strat

The Super Squier Strat This has been a really fun build. For those of you just joining us, we have taken a $200.00 Squier Strat and built it into a guitar that anyone could be proud of.    Why Mod a $200.00 Squier There are a couple of reasons why we feel it is important to spend some time looking at mods for less expensive guitars. The first reason is, most of us play less expensive guitars. Some people "peghead surf" and overlook less expensive guitars and write them off as useless, but we think that with a few mods, these...

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What Is The Best Beginner Guitar Amp?

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What Is The Best Beginner Guitar Amp?

With all the options available, we chose the Boss Katana Mini for our series on beginner guitar rigs. There are a few reasons this one made the cut. 

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How To Choose an Electric Guitar For a Beginner

Beginner Guitar Playing

How To Choose an Electric Guitar For a Beginner

How To Choose an Electric Guitar For a Beginner When I was 6 years old my Dad gave me my first acoustic guitar. It was a kid-size Stella. It hurt my fingers, and it didn't sound that great. A few months later I quit playing. I really wanted to be a drummer. A few years went by, and my dad encouraged me to try again. He gave me an import version of the legendary Fender Stratocaster. I was SOLD. 35 years later and I am still playing guitar. I still own that Stratocaster and I will never part with it. Two...

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Guitar Upgrades For Less Than $50.00

Electric Guitar Wiring Guitar Mods

Guitar Upgrades For Less Than $50.00

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Gain Vs Volume...

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Gain Vs Volume...

We have all seen the meme about the kid that thinks he should have been louder because he "turned his gain up". What really is the difference between gain and volume? Gain Gain -the factor by which power or voltage is increased in an amplifier or other electronic device. The purpose of a guitar amp is to take a very small voltage from the pickups and amplify it so we can hear it. The net increase is the "gain"  Volume In this conversation volume is how loud the guitar is. It seems simple. You turn the amp up and the...

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