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One of the most confusing aspects related to killswitches is if they're normally open or closed. These two terms seem to be always flopping around as to which is which. You'll find the topic on a forum say one thing, and another post say another. Are you thinking about adding a kill-switch to your guitar anytime soon? We're gonna clear things up for you on how to install each one. At the very least, it's some useful information for those who do their own guitar wiring.   2 Types of Switches The more common types of killswitches you'll encounter are...

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Here's something we're often asked about when it comes to guitar electronics. On the subject of guitar jacks, which one is better? What are their uses, and is there a difference in sound? We'll quickly go over a few key differences for you to settle it once and for all. For those that want to go a bit more in depth, we'll also include some of the technicalities involved & how to wire each one.   Types of Guitar Jacks:First of all, the two most common guitar jacks used in guitar builds are of course, MONO & STEREO.You can visually tell...

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Here's a question that I'm sure many new & aspiring musician have as it's one that often finds its way into my inbox. It's "How do I get endorsed", "Do you offer music sponsorship", or sometimes "Can I have free stuff". The last one usually coming off as irrelevant. So I figure I can give some insight into your question & point you in the right direction. This is from a business owner's point of view and so hopefully it can get you closer to get you that sweet & revered deal. After all, everyone wants to get their name out there,...

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Guitar picks are an often overlooked staple when it comes to fine-tuning your tone. Such a small piece of gear can have a great deal of influence on the way you play, starting on how they feel in your hand, to how they deliver your desired expression to the strings.  While we do have wooden guitar picks already made in our main storefront, we want to show you how you can make a custom pick for yourself or as a special gift for a friend. After all, some things are just more satisfying when you put in the effort to...

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Here's a short How-To by Roxas DemonSlayer for those who've been wanting to learn how to drop tune your guitar. Included are some tips on choosing the right guitar string gauges to accomplish your desired pitch & a short video at the end. We'll skip all the technicalities & get right to it! Here is what you need to drop tune your guitar: 1: The right guitar string set2: The correct type of guitar3: A guitar tuner Guitar Sting Gauges The lower the number, the lighter the strings, .009s being considered a "light string" while .0013's being quite thick. A light string...

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