top 5 useful guitar gadgets

Top 5 Useful Guitar Gadgets

By Craig Goudge
In Oct 5, 2017

We’ve put together a list of guitar gadgets that we find most useful. We think that every guitarist needs to either own one or at least try it out once in their lifetime. You might just find something you fall in love with and can never live without again!  Here they are below:

The EBow

guitar gadgets ebow

This little beauty allows you to create a sound on your guitar that you can’t get with a pick or your fingers.

Essentially, this gadget uses magnets similar to a guitar pickup, which induce forced vibration of your guitar string. It only applies to a single string at a time, and produces a sound that is reminiscent of using a bow. The creativity is endless with the EBow, giving you access to more sounds on the beloved guitars.

The Roadie Tuner

guitar gadgets roadie tuner

Essentially, it’s an automatic tuner. It comes equipped with 12 preset alternate and open tunings, plus the ability to save your own custom tunings. The benefits range from being able to tune in a loud setting, to changing your tuning in seconds. Who doesn’t love a fancy tuner?

The Pro-Winder by Planet Waves

guitar gadgets planet waves pro winder

This is a tool that every guitar player should have. If you’ve ever been caught without all the tools included in the pro winder, you’ll appreciate the luxury of having it all in 1. A string winder that we all need because nobody has time to slowly turn a tuning peg half a turn at a time. A bridge peg puller for the old acoustic guitar because we all know we have scratched a bridge or 2 trying to pull those things out. Finally, a wire sniper. Boys, keep it clean.

Spider Capo

guitar gadgets spider capo

This one is for the adventurous tuners. The spider capo lets you capo individual strings. This allows you to tune to numerous tuning without actually having to adjust the pitch of your strings. A happy guitar neck is a happy guitar. No more strain on your guitar neck and no more changing your tuning for each song. It’s easy to use and a great little gadget.

Hammer Jammer

guitar gadgets hammer jammer

This is a bit of a flashy little tool and a “weirder” of the guitar gadgets covered here. I’ve never used one but it doesn’t strike me as the most practical gadget I’ve ever seen. However, if you had to imagine how a piano string is struck with a pad when you hit a key? The hammer jammer does the same thing in your guitar strings. Just imagine the sounds you can get out of that.

We hope that these useful and some stranger than usual guitar gadgets can help your playing and unleash some creativity.

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* Plays for the heavy underground band Pestroy * Graduated in top 3 @ Campus Of Performing Arts * Has been gigging for 5 years * He is best air guitar player at Guitar Excellence * Has 3 years teaching experience * Has mastered an ancient form of power stance – “The Crab” * Likes dune surfing

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