Axe Dr. Guitar & Gear Blog — Guitar Shredding

How to Play Guitar like Synyster Gates, Slash, and Herman Li.

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How to Play Guitar like Synyster Gates, Slash, and Herman Li.
...you should try to replicate your favorite artist's licks and solos. It can be a ton of fun, and it can catapult your abi...

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7 Guitar Influencers You Should Be Following in 2020

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7 Guitar Influencers You Should Be Following in 2020
Once again, I just happened upon this guy. Dan McNally is a de-tuned metal rhythm super hero. He posts at least a few newly recorded guitar/bass/drum tracks every week. His guitar tone is brutal, and his sense of rhythm is sickeningly good. Think of August Burns Red meets Meshuggah, and totally original. 

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Breakthrough Technique That WILL Increase Your Guitar Shredding Speed.

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Breakthrough Technique That WILL Increase Your Guitar Shredding Speed.
It didn't matter how many times I practiced it using the chromatic scale exercises with the metronome. My left and right hands just wouldn't sync up, and I didn't know why.That's when I decided to go elsewhere for new exercises. Google lead me to Bur...

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Why You Aren't Improving As A Guitar Player.

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Why You Aren't Improving As A Guitar Player.

Here's the thing about playing guitar. Its a perishable skill. That means it requires upkeep to maintain your skill level. Most of us know and understand that. That's why we try to play every day. The trouble is...

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How To Fix Guitar Buzz...The Right Way

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How To Fix Guitar Buzz...The Right Way

Common Causes of Guitar Buzz

1. Pickup Height (Too High)

- Pickups are too high and contacting the strings and creating a buzz.

2. Neck Relief:

-Your guitar neck is too straight or has a slight back bow thats causing your strings to vibrate against the frets. (This can also create dead spots on the fretboard, where notes don't ring out.)

3. String Action (At the Bridge)

- Your Bridge is a little too low causing the strings to vibrate against the frets.

4. String Action (At the Nut)

-The nut slots are cut too deep allowing the string to contact the 1st,2nd, or 3rd frets.

This style is adjusted via The key here is to find the sweet spot between lowest bridge height and string buzz. (It is common practice to have the treble side a bit lower due to the smaller string diameter, meaning you can have nice low and comfortable action.)

 

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