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TC TECH: BASICS - REPLACING VACUUM TUBES
 » TC Staff - 2018-12-05 00:00:00

Tube Replacement Basics

There is a lot of hype floating around about how often tubes need replacement. As a result, too many good tubes are replaced unnecessarily, and not a...
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TC TECH: PRINCIPLES OF ROCK GUITAR TONE
 » TC Staff - 2018-11-26 00:00:00

Principles of Rock Guitar Tone

Tube amps sound good. Solid-state amps sound bad. Try to play tube amps
near their saturation point -- this brings out the power tube so...

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F.A.Q.: WHAT KIND OF EFFECTS ARE THERE?
 » TC Staff - 2018-11-23 00:00:00

Effects are usually based on some facet of the human ear''s abilities to figure out from amplitude and frequency content variations what a sound source is doing. This was critical when the sound so...
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CHORDS: TC CHORD CHART
 » TC Staff - 2018-11-20 00:00:00

Here''s some of the more common chords (done with A as the root):

A B C# D E F# G# A B C# D
1 2 3 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

major [A]: 1 3 5 A C# E
minor [Am]: 1 3b 5 A C E<...

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EFFECTS: SECRETS OF TONE - PRE-DISTORTION EQ!
 » TC Staff - 2018-11-07 00:00:00

I have been on a wild tone ride lately, actually probably for the past 7
years, ever since I bought my first boogie, I have been looking for answers
to my tone dilemma. Now, the end to ...

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EFFECTS: SECRETS OF TONE - GETTING THOSE 90S GUITAR TONES!
 » TC Staff - 2018-11-05 00:00:00

Secrets Of Tone - Getting those 90s Guitar Tones!

I'm yet another person trying to attain that ultimate
guitar sound for personal recording. I've tried a lot of the
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INSTRUMENT TUNING: TUNING PRIMER: STANDARD, DROP D AND DROP C NOTES ON FRETBOARD
 » punk14uk - 2018-07-29 06:00:00

These are all the notes on the fretboard of a guitar for the 3 Most common
tunings, Standard, Drop D and Drop C.

Tabbed By: Rob
Any correcttions, comments or anything to basspun...

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HOME RECORDING: HOME RECORDING FAQ
 » TC Staff - 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Home Recording FAQ
by Shawn Maschino

2) Home Recording Frequently Asked Questions
2a) What is home recording and why would I want to do it?
2b) What ar...

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HOW TO: HOW TO MEMORISE YOUR FRETBOARD NOTES
 » barret - 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Knowing the notes on your fretboard is as important and know how to play your stringed instrument. It is Very easy to find a way to memorise, or at least find the notes of the fretboard without ...
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: TUBE VS. SOLID-STATE AMPS
 » TC Staff - 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Q: Are tube amps louder than solid-state amps of the same wattage?

I see tube amps like the Fender Blues Jr. (I think) that have 10" or 12" speakers, while solid-state ...
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HOW TO: PLAY PINCH HARMONICS LIKE ZAKK WYLDE!
 » TC Staff - 2017-07-10 00:00:00

Hi,

Right then...pinch harmonics.

I've gathered that I need to touch/mute the string slightly directly after
hitting it with the pick at a nodal? point over the string.....

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INSTRUMENT TUNING: TUNING TIPS
 » TC Staff - 2015-10-10 00:00:00

An electronic tuner may be useful to the novice guitarist for whom tuning their guitar is probably more demanding than actually playing it. Invest in an electronic guitar tuner. Most music shops se...
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: SCRATCHY KNOBS!
 » TC Staff - 2012-10-10 00:00:00

Q: My treble pot on my clean channel is really noisey. This is on a Marshall 8040 valve state amp. Why does this happen? What is a good replacement pot for this amp? Or should I just send the a...
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INSTRUMENT TUNING: DROP D TUNING EXPLAINED
 » TC Staff - 2011-10-01 00:00:00

The Drop "D" tuning produces some of the richest and most vibrant chords possible on the guitar. They fill the room with a warm powerful sound. Your guitar will never have sounded so good...
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INSTRUMENT TUNING: ALTERNATE GUITAR TUNING
 » TC Staff - 2004-04-10 00:00:00

Instead of tuning your guitar to standard tuning: EADGBe (low to high), you can tune your guitar into an alternate tuning and this will permit you to finger new chord forms (inversions) that have u...
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HOW TO: READ & WRITE GUITAR TABS
 » TC Staff - 2002-10-10 00:00:00

TAB or tablature is a method of writing down music played on guitar or bass. Instead of using symbols like in standard musical notation, it uses ordinary ASCII characters and numbers, making it ide...
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