Who Is Your Favorite Bassist?

Legendary Guitar Playing

Who else hated the sound of their alarm ringing this Monday morning? Calm your nerves back down with a soothing bass solo. 

Check out bass legend and 5-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten, who proves you don't need 6 strings to have a heartfelt performance. In this video he plays a short rendition of his original composition "The Lesson." 

Without further adieu, check out Victor Wooten's incredible solo in the video below!  

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Are You Using Your Locking Tuners Correctly?

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Locking tuners are an incredible invention that allows your guitar strings to "lock" inside the post, which means better tuning stability. Is it possible that you have been misusing this time-saver?

Trey Xavier from YouTube channel Gear Gods points out how he has seen many guitarists use locking tuners incorrectly, defeating their purpose

Find out if you're one of many offenders in the video below, and watch how to use locking tuners the right way. 

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What Is The Hardest Installation You Have Done On Your Guitar?

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Been curious to try out the  Ghost Modular Pickup System, but the installation process intimidating you?
 
Don't let this hinder you from getting studio-quality acoustic tone or the infinite world of MIDI! See this detailed (and well-labeled) step-by-step installation video below: 
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Would You Repair Guitars For A Living?

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Ever wonder what it's like to work on guitars for a living? Or how people get into such a niche profession in the first place?

Check out this short documentary (6 min) by Poison Oak Productions, on Jay Cannava, a luthier in Allston, MA who also doubles as the guitar tech for Dropkick Murphys. 

Watch the video below to see why Jay calls his work "very gratifying." 

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What Classical Instrument Sounds Best With Guitar?

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If you're into cross-genre instruments, you're in for a little treat. Start your Monday right with this kick-ass blend of the old meets new. 

Guitar-lovin' YouTuber Charlie Parra del Riego welcomes guest Faridde Caparó onto his popular channel to have an epic heavy metal battle of the strings: Her weapon of choice? A violin.

While rock violin is nothing new, it is still a rarity especially when it comes to quality cross-over. See what you think of this one in the video below!  

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How Do You Hold Your Guitar?

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You can tell a lot about a guitarist or the music they play by the way they hold their guitar. In some cases, the pose may even turn into a faux-genre meme (think crabcore). 

From the classic Power Stance to the "Music Major," YouTuber Jared Dines has covered 10 different ways you can hold your beloved 6-string. 

Watch all 10 below to find out if your favorite has made the cut.   

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What Has Helped Improve Your Sound?

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Don't waste the untapped potential of your guitar by using parts made from cheap plastic or inconsistent organic materials! Guitar manufacturers around the world choose TUSQ as their go-to material to add harmonics and tone to their top-end guitars. You too can achieve that pro sound by simply upgrading your parts.

Precision engineered under high pressure and heat, TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are designed to deliver the optimum frequencies from the strings to the guitar top, producing richer and fuller tone. Unlike organic materials like bone and ivory, TUSQ parts are consistent throughout and don't have any "dead spots."

Find out more about this superior material in the video after the cut!  

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Which Guitar Hack Do You Wish You Knew About Sooner?

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Annoyed by your noisy tremolo springs? Worried about tuning stability and string breakage? 

Paranormal Guitar Channel shares 5 tricks to ease your guitar playing experience in this video. There is also a part 1 if you haven't checked that out yet. 

Are any of these hacks applicable to you? Find out by watching the video below: 

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Whose Guitar Would You Love To Play?

Legendary Guitar Playing

Any musician has daydreamed about being pulled up on stage by their favorite artist to perform with them. Well, for one Keith Urban fan this became true at his New Hampshire show. 

This fan, named Rob, stood in the front row with a sign that read, “Can I play your guitar?” and his girlfriend Lex holding  “It’s my boyfriend’s birthday!” Apparently this was enough to catch Urban's eye, as he pulled Rob up on stage and has him join for his hit "Good Thing." 

Watch the video below to see what happens next! 


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How Do You Expand Your Repertoire?

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As you reach the intermediate / advanced level of guitar playing, it's easy to feel complacent with what you already know. While there's nothing wrong with perfecting a skill or a sound you like, it's also advisable to step out of your comfort zone and learn something new. Here's one way to expand your repertoire-- and funkify your melody!

JustinGuitar teaches 10 chords that you can use to substitute the E7 or E9 to "add to your funk vocabulary." You can start incorporating on songs you already know to personalize it! See how in the video below. 

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