What Guitar And Gear Does Billy Gibbons Play?

January 25, 2024

If you’ve never heard of, or listened to, ZZ Top, where the hell have you been? Fusing Texas Blues, Rock, a bit of Hard Rock, and more, ZZ Top are just one of those bands… and their lead guitarist and singer is Billy Gibbons. Gibbons is known for his killer Blues inspired guitar playing, overdriven […]

Three string cigar box guitars leaning on a wall.

How To Play Blues On A Cigar Box Guitar

January 11, 2024

The three string cigar box guitar is a natural Blues instrument. The evolution of the instrument came about as a cheaper alternative to the standard six string version of the guitar and was used by early Blues and Folk musicians. With that in mind, the tuning of the cigar box guitar lends itself to easy […]

Drop D Tuning On The Guitar: What It Is And How To Tune

January 3, 2024

Drop D tuning is a common alternative tuning for the guitar. Standard tuning, from low to high, is E-A-D-G-B-E. The guitar is tuned that way for a few reasons, but it’s not the only way to tune it. While standard tuning has its advantages for being able to easily play chordsĀ and play melodies, sometimes and […]

Dual distortion and overdrive pedal made by Kink Guitar Pedals

How To Use A Distortion Or Overdrive Pedal

December 21, 2023

If you want to add a little more oomph to your sound, it’s common to use an overdrive or distortion pedal. The two affects have similarities, but there is a difference between overdrive and distortion. But if you’re using a distortion or overdrive pedal, do you know and understand what the different knobs do? Are […]

What Is A Baritone Guitar?

November 9, 2023

Put simply, a baritone guitar is just like a standard guitar, except it’s bigger and tuned lower. In some ways, it kind of sits between and standard guitar and a bass guitar, however, saying that may make some music theorists cringe. All in all though, and to further stick it to music theorists, a baritone […]

What Key Is A Guitar In?

October 31, 2023

You’ve probably heard of a “key” as it relates to music and wondered what key a guitar is in. The short answer is that it’s notĀ in a specific key, that’s not really how it works. The longer answer is, like a lot of instruments, the guitar is more suited to certain keys than others. You […]