• 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...
  • Playing Bass Guitar With A Plectrum

    By Daniel Herber
    In August 19, 2010
    The plectrum, or “pick” as it more commonly known, is a small flat plastic object that is usually no more than two to three centimetres in diameter and available in various thicknesses measured by the millimetre, that has been aiding guitarists for decades in playing our favourite songs. There...
  • How To Accelerate Your Guitar Playing

    By Anthony Bierman
    In August 13, 2010
    The first thing to do when deciding to accelerate your guitar playing in a certain period of time is to set short-term reachable goals within a long term goal. The long term goal here would be to advance your playing in a period of six months. In order to...
  • How To Get A Stevie Ray Vaughan Tone

    By Daniel Widmonte
    In July 26, 2010
    Possibly one of the most sort after guitar tones, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s signature sound is an ongoing debate in the musical world today. Being introduced to SRV and Double Trouble, and after recovering from my face melt by Stevie’s pure natural guitaring abilities, the facet that most captured mine...