15 Quick Tone Tips Every Guitarist Should Know

In this Tone Tips, I’m laying out a laundry list of things to consider about tone, gigs, and more. A little bit if a stream of consciousness brain dump that I hope you will find useful! Strings, cables, speakers, gain, volume, no volume, mid-range, and more!

1. Throw away old cables & invest in good ones – 0:29
2. Guitar setup is extremely important & personal – 0:55
3. Playing live is different than playing at home – 2:50
4. Listen and emulate guitar players you love – 3:09
5. Use your ears, not your eyes – 3:36
6. Your room is different from your stage – 4:38
7. It’s all about the mids – 5:20
8. Not every pedal will work with every amp – 7:44
9. Change your speaker – 9:54
10. Dynamic guitar sound playing clean – 11:29
11. Use many different guitar picks – 13:32
12. Practice guitar un-amplified – 14:28
13. Practice through amp at gig volume – 15:00
14. Always have a gig first aid kit – 16:35
15. Invest in a great set of earplugs – 19:22

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