Frequently Asked Guitar Questions

We all have certain guitar related questions that go unanswered, and once we find an answer we tend to tell all the players we know about our recent ‘revelation’ (as if we were the first one to make the discovery). Now that I’m little older, having multiple decades of playing under my belt, I realize that most of the questions I have regarding guitar have already been answered. In addition, now that I have experience I find that people often ask me for he answers.

This page is a compilation of most visited question posts that I have written. Some are just age old questions guitar players have, and others are either things I needed to figure out for myself, or questions I’ve seen players asking in forums and groups online.

Before we get to the posts, I’d like to point you in the direction of a few places you can hang out online that are fun interact with other players:

Pedal Boards of Doom

What can I say about this group – over 45,000+ members that share pedal board pics and expertise. There are several nice things about this group. One is that everyone is this group is very nice and friendly. Everyone seems to agree that we all have opinions and different tastes, and that is perfectly fine. Even though this group has tons of posts every day, you can choose to engage yourself (or just lurk) as much or as little as you want. What you will likely find is that looking at all kinds of others pedal boards, and reading about how and why they use different effects is more than a little addictive. It’s always healthy to see you’re not the only one out there with a gear addiction!

Ultimate Guitar Forum

With thousands of people online nearly every hour of the day, the Ultimate Guitar forums are never short of activity. Find everything here from talk about technique and tab, to bands, lyrics, and even recording. There are even sections for guitar building, as well as gear.

Gearslutz.com

Gearslutz is a Pro Audio forum. If you have questions or issues with your PA, speakers, mic’ing or recording techniques, or even DAW or recording software – this is the place to be. I am definitely not a pro audio expert, even though I have owned and used a PA and mixing boards for decades. I was having some issues with feedback and in ear monitors (IEMs), and after a couple days asking questions in this forum most of my problems were ironed out. Even though most of my questions were sometimes open ended, and my expertise level with audio gear at times n00b – everyone was always to gracious and helpful. Great people and good information here.

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