Keep your instruments pristine and protected with Dunlop’s new Platinum 65™ series of professional grade care products. We took a cue from the automotive care industry, harnessing Montan wax—its latest innovation—as the Platinum 65 line’s key ingredient. Montan wax is a fossilized plant wax prized for its ease of use and deep glossy shine.
So you’ve managed to yank the Velcro off the bottom of your pedal, but it left behind a gunky residue. Fear not—it’s fairly easy to remove. We’ll show you.
Your first instrument mod should be installing a set of Straplok Strap Retainers. Guitars and basses ain’t cheap, so protect your artistic investment—don’t rely on stock strap buttons to keep your instrument from falling straight onto the floor. Many a player has left the stage with their head hung low and a busted instrument in their hands because their strap just wasn’t secure enough.
If you’re a bass player, and you want control over your sound whether on stage or in the studio, you need a preamp/DI box in your gig bag if not on your pedalboard. We’re not talking about the kind of control you get from a 45-band parametric EQ rack piece. We’re talking about maintaining sonic integrity and being able to fine-tune your way through various situations with little fuss. Stuff that every bass player needs to understand about playing outside of the bedroom or the garage. Let’s get right down to it.
For this Dunlop Strings Tip of the Week, we’re going to talk about pickup height, which has a lot to do with the overall sound of your instrument.
It pays to learn how to make basic adjustments and tweaks to your instrument. Otherwise, you end up spending a ton of money to have someone else do minor work you could have done yourself with a little time and patience. It also pays to have the right tools for the job. For this Dunlop Strings Tip of the Week, we want to let you know about a company called Cruz Tools.
Everything you put in between your instrument and your amplifier affects your tone, including your instrument cable. The farther your signal has to travel, and the more circuitry it has to pass through, the more it loses some of its high end. Players who want to avoid this signal loss have a few options, the most popular of which is to use pedals with “true bypass.” But is “true bypass” the be-all, end-all answer to signal loss?
The number of pedals now on the market offering some flavor of distortion is staggering. Players and manufacturers generally group them under overdrive, distortion and fuzz. How can we distinguish one from another?
One of our guys recently found this Hamer guitar in a storage facility and brought it into the Dunlop shop for some TLC. It’s an early 2000s Hamer Newport Pro, a US made semi-hollow body beauty that was suffering, not so much from abuse, but just from lack of use. We decided to give it […]
We often find ourselves backstage when our artists are on the road. We had the privilege to hang out behind the scenes at a recent Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost show, and it got us thinking about backstage conduct. Below are three important guidelines to follow if you find yourselves backstage at a gig. 1. Let […]