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Tube Amp Vs Modeling Software Shootout Part 2: Peavey 5150/6505

Tube Amp Vs Modeling Software Shootout Part 2: Peavey 5150/6505

In part 2 of my amp vs modeling shootout, we put the high gain capabilities of several amp modeling software products to the test by pitting them against a venerable hard rock and metal favorite, the Peavey 5150/6505 tube amp.

High gain amps like the 5150/6505 typically rely on the preamp stage to generate a heavier-sounding, more harmonically charged distortion.

In my previous round of listening tests (see Tube Amp Vs Modeling Software, Part... Read More


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Tube Amp Vs Modeling Software Shootout Part 1: Fender Deluxe Reverb

Tube Amp Vs Modeling Software Shootout Part 1: Fender Deluxe Reverb

In this amp vs modeling shootout, we compare several popular amp modeling software products against a real Fender Deluxe Reverb and a Peavey 5150/6505 tube amp.

Has amp modeling finally come of age? Or does software just provide a “close-enough” approximation?

While recently gearing up to record a new batch of songs, I thought about all the prep work I’d soon be involved with before I could even hit the “record” button. Dialing in... Read More


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String Gauges of 50 Legendary Guitar Players

String Gauges of 50 Legendary Guitar Players

Choosing which guitar strings to use is one of the biggest decisions a guitarist can make regarding how their instrument plays, both in terms of tone and feel. Some players prefer thicker, heavier gauge strings for greater projection and durability, while others rely on the pliability of thinner-gauge strings to allow for “fast action” (lower string height) to better accommodate speedy note runs and frequent use of string bending techniques. Additional factors to consider when choosing one’s guitar strings include... Read More


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Beginner's Guide on How to Read Guitar TAB (with Video)

Beginner's Guide on How to Read Guitar TAB (with Video)

Guitar tablature depicts musical performance using a visual representation of the guitar’s neck, strings and fretboard. The bottom line of the tab staff represents the thicker low E string, while the top line is used to illustrate the thinner high E string. Numbers appearing on the lines indicate which fret(s) you need to press to sound a note for any given string. Tab numbers appearing stacked on top of one another indicate they should be played or... Read More


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Learn to Read Guitar Tablature with Guitar Tab Tutor App for iOS

Learn to Read Guitar Tablature with Guitar Tab Tutor App for iOS

Professional guitar transcriber Jeff Perrin this week announced the release of Guitar Tab Tutor, a free iOS app designed to teach beginning players how to read and play tablature notation for guitar.

Guitar Tab Tutor is designed to be the ultimate reference guide for any and all techniques you might encounter when learning to play songs on guitar. Accompanying video lessons, available via a single in-app purchase, provide an even greater in-depth look into... Read More


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