17 Best Overdrive Pedals in 2022 (All Price Ranges)

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The three most impactful aspects of a guitarist’s rig are their chosen guitar model, amplifier, and which effects pedals are present on their pedalboard. In the following article, we’ll discuss overdrive pedals and explain what makes them a worthy addition to your setup. Each model varies in capabilities, controls, and the tones they produce. Purchasing …

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24 Songs with GCD Chords (with Lesson Videos)

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You don’t need to be a guitar virtuoso to start playing songs on your guitar. In fact, there are countless amazing songs you can play with just 3 easy chords: G Major, C Major, and D Major! Today we are going to show you exactly how to play these three essential chords, and share 24 …

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17 Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups in 2022 (All Price Ranges)

Some of the Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups

There are two basic options when it comes to amplifying or recording your acoustic guitar. The first option is to position yourself properly in front of a microphone. This option can have its advantages. However, it is often more practical to install a pickup to allow you to plug in your guitar via instrument cable. …

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Open G Tuning Guide: 17 Songs, Tabs, and Videos

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If you’ve never played in Open G tuning before, this article has everything you need to get started! I will cover everything from how to tune your guitar to Open G tuning, lesson tips on what to keep in mind when playing this tuning, and 17 awesome songs in open G tuning with video lessons …

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10 Common Guitar Headstock Shapes Explained (Acoustic and Electric)

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While not quite as major of detail to consider as factors such as tonewood or pickup, the headstock of the guitar is something you’ll want to consider. Although the main function of the headstock is fairly obvious, it affects the sound and playability of the guitar in numerous other ways, as well as provides an …

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20 Best Wah Pedals in 2022 (All Price Ranges)

Some of the Best Wah Pedals

The sound of an electric guitar interacting with a wah pedal is one of the most recognizable tones in rock music. Since their initial creation in the mid-1960s, wah pedals have stood the test of time, and continue to grow in popularity over fifty years later. One of the interesting qualities of wah pedals is …

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10 Essential Guitar Strumming Patterns (with Printable PDF Charts)

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Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned guitarist, playing various guitar strumming patterns is crucial to building your sense of rhythm as a musician, as well as enable you to play all kinds of songs! In this article, we’ll be teaching you the most important patterns, and we’ve even included a printable Guitar Strumming Patterns …

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25 Easy Guitar Duet Songs (with Videos and Tabs)

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Part of the magic of being a guitarist is getting to jam and collaborate with our fellow musicians! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned guitar player, playing guitar duels and duets is a great way to polish your skills while having some fun. If you’re a guitar novice, don’t worry – there are plenty …

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14 Parts of a Song and Song Structure Explained (with Videos)

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When I first started releasing my original music, I had no professional experience or knowledge about songwriting in any way, all I knew was what I wanted to say and express through my music! As time went on and I started writing more and working with other musicians and music producers, I realized the importance …

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17 Best Vibrato Pedals in 2022 (All Price Ranges)

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When we think of modulation pedals, the effects which commonly spring to mind are chorus, phasers, and flangers. I believe that vibrato is the unsung hero of the modulation family, and many brilliant pedals provide this effect. Over the years our team at Guitar Lobby has owned and tested dozens of these pedals, and in …

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