Author: Ben Smith

Nylon Guitar Strings
Lessons Tips

Nylon Strings on a Steel String Guitar

As an experiment, and after reading lots of things online about why it wouldn’t/shouldn’t work, I thought I’d have a go at stringing up an old steel string with a set of nylons, just to see if it would work. I got a set of ball ended nylon strings, and put them onto my old Yamaha APX acoustic.

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Guitar Multi Tool
Guitar News

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2B

Read Time 2 Minutes“I’m Gonna Fix You Good…” – Tools You Should Have At Home. In the last article we looked at tools you should take with you on a gig – this time we’ll take a look at things that you wouldn’t necessarily take to your regular Friday night gig at the local pub, […]

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Guitar Tool Kit
Lessons Tips

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2

Read Time 2 Minutes “Let’s Get Tooled Up!” – Tools You Should Have In Your Gig Bag. In the last article I gave you a list of spares you should probably have in your bag.  In the next couple of articles we’re talking tools! Since I started playing in bands, I’ve been accumulating tools in […]

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coping with guitar emergencies
Guitar News

Coping with Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 1

Read Time 3 Minutes..Or “AAAAHHHH!! My Guitar’s Stopped Working!” Part One: Spares. We’ve all been there.  You’re half way through a song, about to lift your foot to the monitor for your big solo, you tip your head back so the onstage fan blows your hair back like you’re in a wind tunnel, and all of […]

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guitar intonation
Lessons Tips

Electric Guitar Set Up: Intonation

Read Time 2 MinutesIt doesn’t matter how much time you spend practicing  or how much money you spend on your gear, if your guitar’s intonation is out there will always be something that doesn’t sound quite right. I’m often surprised when I go to a guitar store, or play other peoples instruments how many of them have bad intonation, especially […]

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