** WARNING! These should be obvious – Funny thing is, a lot of guitarists sometimes overlook these simple things! Not sure if it is just due to laziness, don’t care or just never learned! This may be a bit of a beginner post but you would be surprised on how many advanced players don’t take advantage of some of these things!
There are a number of different ways to tweak out your guitar tone but some of the cheapest ways are probably the most obvious:
1. Change Your Dang Strings!
Play your guitar right now without plugging it in. How do the strings sound – a little on the dead side? Lacking that clarity that they had when you first put them on? How long since you changed those strings? You probably already know how to change your strings but for people just starting, here is a great tutorial:
2. Get Your Amp Off The Floor
Let your bass player’s tone hang out at the floor! You’d be surprised with the change in sound you get by something as simple as positioning your amp correctly. I don’t think that I could play without one now! A good amp stand does wonders and helps get your guitar heard – especially if you are jamming with a band and prefer smaller guitar amps. Makes working with the controls a lot easier too!
3. Setting Up Your Guitar Properly
4. Tune Your Guitar Properly
Finally, you can also consider getting a guitar teacher near you by clicking here to bring your playing to the next level.