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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.

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Category: MXR, Tech Tips, Tip of the Week

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.

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Category: Dunlop Strings, Tech Tips, Tip of the Week

The most common string types available to acoustic guitar players are Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze. What’s the difference, and which should YOU play?

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Category: Dunlop Strings, Tip of the Week

    More and more guitar players are using active pickups these days, and some of the world’s top guitar players—including Zakk Wylde and James Hetfield—have been using them for some time. What’s the big deal? What’s the difference between active and passive guitar pickups?   For this Dunlop Strings Tip of the Week, we’re […]

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Category: Tip of the Week

          We’ve done a few setup-related Tips of the Week, so we decided it was time for give you a little somethin’ for your next setup. With help from our friends at Nordstrand Pickups, EMG Pickups, and Cruz Tools, we put together a killer giveway package. Here’s what’s up for grabs: […]

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Category: Tip of the Week

Let’s break down the three major capo types so you can choose which capo is right for you.

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Category: Accessories, Tip of the Week

Don’t put your capo smack dab between two frets.

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Category: Accessories, Tip of the Week

    A well-oiled fingerboard doesn’t just look nice—it keeps your guitar or bass healthy and sounding its best. During a dry season or any time you use a lot of indoor heating, keeping your fingerboard oiled is particularly important.   In dry environments, any wood that isn’t protected by a finish—such as a rosewood […]

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Category: Dunlop Strings, Tip of the Week

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.

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Category: Tech Tips, Tip of the Week

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.

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Category: Tech Tips, Tip of the Week