Joey Dunlap

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How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

Your answers: have we reached the point where digital modelling can replace valves?

<b>With the rise of bedroom recording and mobile guitar rigs, it's safe to assume that pretty much every guitarist has have had some - good or bad -</b> …

Gibson's American Sniper guitar features bullet shell from real firefight

Introduction<p>Based on a 1950s Reissue Les Paul, the guitar features a hand-carved skull and crosshairs, finish with the same camouflage colours as …

Go Ballistic with This Booming Ammo Can Wireless Speaker

2.9K<p>SHARES<p>Having encountered seemingly every manner of wireless speaker—including those fashioned from old suitcases and integrated into ice coolers, …

The Golden Rules Of Buying Your Second Guitar [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Because buying instrument number two isn't as simple as you'd think...

Guitar

Incorporating Tapping Into Minor Scale Patterns

In this edition of Secrets of Shred, I’ll be taking you through my favorite way of incorporating tapping into minor scale patterns.<p>The following …

The Recording Guitarist: Electric Guitar Recording for Total Beginners

<b>Image 1</b><p>Last time we covered the basic gear needed to record guitar on your computer or tablet. Now let’s talk technique!<p><b>Dial in your DAW.</b> Install …

Music Production

Understanding Frets and Fret Wear

<b>Fig. 1. Fretwire is measured by the crown’s width (A) and height (B), as well as the size of the barb (C) and depth of the tang (D).</b><p><b>Fig. 2. A dented</b> …

Five Things You Need to Know About Gain Staging Your Tube Amp

<b>PHOTO: Shane Gorski | Creative Commons</b><p><b>1. WHAT THE HECK IS “GAIN STAGING”?</b> <br>More commonly used in the professional audio and recording worlds, the term …

Music Production

Chapman Guitars: Ghost Fret | Reviews @ Ultimate

Rob Chapman himself used a Ghost Fret on his last tour and you can see why. It's just a strong, meaty, war machine.

Everything You Need to Know About Changing Guitar Strings

Changing guitar strings isn't a complicated task, but try convincing a new guitarist of that. It can seem plenty intimidating to a beginner.<p>Some …

How to Improve Your Telecaster (Or Any Guitar) for Just $3

<b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Did you know you can make a significant improvement in your Telecaster by swapping a $3 part.<p>In this video, Phillip McKnight …

How to Tell If Your Guitar’s Neck Needs to be Adjusted

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>One of my recent columns dealt with some of the things that can go wrong with your guitar’s top nut. Big slots, thin strings; the perfect …

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (May 2016)

Earthquaker Devices Sea Machine V2<p>Here, we look at everything that appeared on MusicRadar in April, starting with the Earthquaker Devices Sea Machine …

Speaker Cabs, Drivers and Impedances: a Guide

It's amazing, in the scheme of things, how little we guitarists are prepared to experiment with our speaker cabinets.<p>Many players will change to a …

Music Production

Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Amps

<i>Schlepping a heavy amp from home to practice to gig to home is not likely on any guitarist’s list of favorite things to do. So what to do? Technology</i> …

How to play eight-string guitar

Introduction: eight-string chords<p>Eight-string chords<p>Eight-string tuning (low to high): F# B E A D G B E<p>The creative potential for chords on the …

How To Sweep Pick: Beginner's Guide [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Master the foundations for this sought-after technique. Learn the sweeping motion, correct muting, how to transitions cleanly …

Guitar

Michael Kelly Guitars Unveils Mod Shop Options

<b>Anaheim, CA</b> (January 11, 2016) -- Great pickup brands like Bare Knuckles, Lindy Fralin and TV Jones often are the pickups of choice for high-end …

Mod Garage: Dealing with Knobs and Pots

Who knew that something as seemingly simple as replacing pots or swapping knobs could be so tricky?

Guitar

Get the Guitar Sound You Want: Cheat Sheet for Dynamic Effects (Boost, Compression, and Noise Gate)

One of the most crucial categories of effects is actually one of the less apparent from the audience perspective. Dynamic effects are often dialed in …

Eddie Van Halen Reveals the Secrets Behind His Live Rig: Guitars, Amps, Effects and More

Here’s just a small taste of Guitar World‘s latest exclusive cover story. For the full interview—and all the intricacies, details and secrets behind …

Guitar

How Fender amps work

<b>Tube vs transistor amps</b><p>If you’re struggling with discovering a sweet tone, it’s time you get yourself a proper Fender tube amp. It doesn’t have to be …

No Aim Required: Building the Z6 Riot Control Baton from Episode VII

When I saw the previews for the new Star Wars, I got pumped for several reasons. Obviously, the whole thing just looked kick ass, but there was one specific stormtrooper that caught my eye.<p>In the preview we see one of our main characters unleash a lighsaber while looking at a stormtrooper. What …

Eight Guitar Cables You Need to Try

29<p>SHARES<p>It’s easy to get into the mindset of not thinking too much about your guitar cable until it goes dead at some inconvenient moment. In …

Making a Captain Phasma Chrome Helmet

As you <i>might</i> know, there’s a new Star Wars film in theaters. Shawn Thorsson had told himself that he wouldn’t make any props from <i>Episode VII</i> until he’d actually seen it. For better or worse though, as he puts it, “When images of the chrome stormtrooper started popping up online, I started getting …

Building and Flying a 15′ Remote Control Star Destroyer

Star Destroyer — it’s the iconic Star Wars ship that you would probably be least likely see on YouTube. Since the release of the new Star Wars movie was imminent, we decided to take a stab at creating the world’s largest flying R/C Star Destroyer!<p>The Design<p>Generally before investing in such a large …

Woodworking