• Guitarist Jokes

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In December 7, 2010
    The silly season is upon us and what better way than to celebrate with a few laughs. Here is a compilation of a few good guitarist jokes we found. Enjoy! 1. A Guitarist and a Bassist are arguing backstage and the Drummer walks up to them and asks why they...
  • Replacement Pickups: Humbuckers

    By Stefan Vos
    In November 8, 2010
    As discussed in the last instalment of the investigation of replacement pickups, this is a sure-fire way to hot-rod your guitar, injecting your tone with a new lease on life. This time ‘round, we look at replacing humbucker pickups, so let’s begin by clarifying exactly what humbuckers are: According...
  • The Wah-Wah Pedal

    By Richard Globisch
    In October 28, 2010
    The Wah-Wah Pedal is a guitar effects pedal that alters the tone of the guitar by sweeping the peak response of a filter between bass and treble. The first pedal ever created was by Warwick Electronics Inc in November 1966 and has since then become very popular. Today there...
  • Evaluating The Right Guitar Teacher

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In October 5, 2010
    Let’s face it there are allot of guitar teachers out there – some good some bad and some not worth mentioning. We get a lot of enquiries here at Guitar Excellence about our pricing of our lessons and where the lessons are held. Here I will share some insights...
  • Replacement Pickups Single Coils

    By Stefan Vos
    In September 28, 2010
    The replacement pickup industry is booming. Especially for single coils. Aside from the ‘big’ names that have been around for a while, like DiMarzio (http://www.dimarzio.com/site/) and Seymour Duncan (http://www.seymourduncan.com/), there are a slew of ‘boutique’ companies, like Lindy Fralin (http://www.fralinpickups.com/) and Jason Lollar (http://www.lollarguitars.com/mm5/merchant.mvc), making a name for themselves...
  • How Often Should A Guitarist Change Strings

    By Richard Oldfield
    In September 7, 2010
    Like Joe Cocker’s voice, guitar strings wear out with use. Old guitar strings often go out of tune quicker than new ones and may also give you problems with intonation. The older your strings are the more likely they are to break on you, often at the most inopportune...