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Includes Guitar Amp Modellers, Guitar Combos, Speakers, Pickups, Guitar Accessories plus Guitar-related Techniques/Tips.

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    Creative Uses For Amp Simulators

    Outside The Box

    Used right, amp modelling plug‑ins can sound almost like the real thing. But it's much more fun to use them wrong!

    Techniques . Jun 2020
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    Q. Can I get rid of string buzz?

    I've got a recording of an acoustic guitar that I'm loath to re‑record, but there are several sections in which string buzz is...

    Sound Advice Feb 2011
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    Guitar Re-amping

    Quick Tips

    With the massive strides software has made in recent years, there are now more ways to record the electric guitar...

    Sound Advice Dec 2007
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    Q. What's the best way to connect my guitar to my soundcard?

    I am a regular reader and consider myself fairly well informed, but I'm struggling to find the answer to a really simple...

    Sound Advice Sep 2006
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    Minimising Noise In Electric Guitar Rigs

    Guitar Technology

    Electrical noise — hiss, buzz and hum — is something that plagues every electric guitarist to some degree, but noise comes in a variety of forms and it is important to establish exactly which kind(s) you are experiencing in order to devise an appropriate solution.

    Sound Advice Aug 2006
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    Q. What are the correct input impedances for Guitars and Mics?

    I bought a Boss guitar effects processor the other day and noticed that the guitar sounds a lot better through it than it does just straight into my mixer. Also, could the sound from my mic be similarly improved by getting a stand-alone voice channel for it, rather than just putting it through the mixer?

    Sound Advice Oct 2004
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    Q. How can I stop my guitar buzzing?

    I am having serious earthing problems which are making it difficult for me to record a clean guitar sound. All my leads are good, and I don't have this problem with any of my other equipment — just the guitar stuff. Could it be a problem with my domestic mains supply?

    Sound Advice Sep 2004
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