Posts Tagged ‘Shred Guitar’

Amp Distortion vs. Pedal Distortion

Posted: March 24, 2011 by phanson in Tips & Tricks
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I received this question: I was just wondering… what are your favorite distortion pedals? Also do you like to keep your amps clean and use pedals for your main distortion sounds, or do you mix pedals with your amp’s distortion?” Here’s my answer: If I set my amp clean, lately I’ve been partial to the [...]

Sweep Picking Tip

Posted: March 20, 2010 by Paul H in Tips & Tricks
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If you’re having trouble getting a feel for this technique, maybe this tip will help. Think of sweep picking in the same way that classical guitarists use the rest stroke. With a rest stroke you push your finger through a string to pick it, then without stopping the motion, you let your finger bump into [...]

String Muting for Tone

Posted: March 4, 2010 by Paul H in Tips & Tricks
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People often ask me how I get a certain tone. One secret about tone is you need to allow a string to vibrate without interference from the other strings. This is not a big deal on classical guitar or jazz guitar, or any other clean tones. But, this is huge if you have a big [...]