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How can you tell if a Fender guitar is real or fake?
Okay, how to spot a fake Fender. These tips are listed in the order of the most obvious to the last things you would possibly believe. a. Feel the neck, and slide your fingers and thumb up both ...
by Sparky2
Ktone guitars
Here's what my own experience with Ktone guitars tells me, and it is supported by plenty of internet-based testimony:Ktone guitars suffer from an inconsistent quality control problem at the ...
by Sparky2
Understanding Fender G-DEC 30w 1x10 Combo Amp Possibilities. SD-Card. Backing tracks. Preset Stored ...
Hi! I'd like to discuss with fellow forum members who own and play the Fender G-DEC 30w 1x10 amp, or are investigating reasons to purchase one. I own a Fender G-DEC 30w 1x10 "Blues" amp. I recently ...
by Toppscore
Amplifier Troubleshooting Flow Chart
This is an "Amplifier Troubleshooting Flow Chart" that will assist you in determining the problems you may be experiencing with your amplifier (Solid State & Tube) and the corrective actions ...
by kcbuck
Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Covers
UP-DATE 11-3-2013: Liked the one I got for my Seagull Coastline so much I ordered another one for my Martin 000X-1 in the same style. Lutehole's Web-Page Sample Soundhole Cover. UP-DATE ...
by kcbuck
10 Fantastic Halloween Guitars
Halloween and Sandy are creeping up on us, and although Hurricane Sandy might severely impact a lot of lives, in the interest of refuge and Monty Pythons philosophy of looking at the brighter side of ...
by Ruth
How I Determine Guitar Strum Patterns
NOTE: The strum patterns for some "Soft Classic Rock" songs that I have received from others or have figured out for myself and know they work with the songs have been provided for your ...
by kcbuck
GUITAR GRADING SYSTEM / CONDITION FACTORS
Recent inquiries as to how a guitar's condition is assessed have lead to the creation of this blog post. These condition ratings and explanations have been taken from the "Blue Book of Electric ...
by kcbuck
Electric Guitar Strings on an Acoustic - Why Not? I'M SOLD ON IT....
ANOTHER UPDATE 11-21-2012: Since I'm home for Thanksgiving week and the wife is at work I have plenty of time to mess around and play my guitars.... Just got done putting Ernie Ball Electric Guitar ...
by kcbuck
How to Determine Guitar Values On Your Own
UPDATED 4-26-2011: Since posting this blog a few months back I have purchased; 1) The Blue Book for Electric Guitars, 2) The Blue Book for Acoustic Guitars, and 3) Blue Book for Guitar ...
by kcbuck
Selecting Your Fret Size
Fret size ironically has nothing to do with the distance between the fret wires as a lot of beginner guitarist and some experienced players think. Fret size is all about the width and height or ...
by kcbuck
Identifying Counterfeiter Fenders, Don't Be A Victim....
I've been keeping an eye on these fakes for about 6 years. I do a fair bit of buy&sell on Ebay and I've warned some sellers about what they are actually selling. Some of the Fender fakes are ...
by Stratmanshow
WHAT KIND OF PICKUPS DO YOU USE?
In an effort to assist other guitarists (beginners and advanced alike) I would like to ask you to send me information concerning the type of pickups you are presently using on your guitar(s). What ...
by kcbuck
All About Strings - Classic, Acoustic, and Electric Guitar Strings
I was searching the web and found this excellent article of the various types (Classic, Acoustic, and Electric Guitars) of guitar strings. This article is excellent because it breaks down the ...
by kcbuck
Epiphone Shiner Bock Les Paul Pro
sHey All: Ellen just brought the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro Limited Edition Shiner Bock guitar up to me in Amarillo that I ordered a couple of weeks ago and it's beautiful. The Shiner Bock logo ...
by kcbuck
BASE CHORD RUNS FOR GUITAR
The examples below are of base chord runs that can be utilized for a song to make it sound better when being played by one guitar. An Example would be "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd where as I ...
by kcbuck
Do you suffer from Guitarlcoholism?
I believe that I may need therapy. I’m afraid that I am suffering from Guitarlcoholism. I mean, I have plenty of guitars, and I love the guitars that I already own and play. There’s ...
by Sparky2
Selecting Your Strings.... Electric & Acoustic Guitar
The guitar strings that you select have a direct effect upon the sound and/or tone you get. Below, is a list of strings and the type of tone that will get by selecting that particular string. ...
by kcbuck
Fender Stratocaster Moderation Project
This is a guitar upgrade / mod project i am starting... If anyone read my forum post, you probably think i'm nuts... and i think i'm crazy, buying a Fender Stratocaster Fat Strat MiM without ...
by psp742
Gibson/Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III
If anyone out there is in the market for a new Les Paul, click on the below demon and check out the Epiphone version of the Gibson Les Paul Ultra-III and be in awe. This is a very very versatile ...
by kcbuck
Stolen Guitar? Stolen Guitar Registry
Dear AxeCentral Members & Guests: If you are planning on buying a new or older guitar through a private sale, I would highly recommend that to check out the guitar first. This will ensure you ...
by kcbuck
MCI B-300 Guitorgan - Waco, TX
Hey yall, I was just cruising the inter-net (e-bay) and found this unique guitar, which is basically a guitar with an organ built into it, and it actually comes with an organ pedal to boot. This ...
by kcbuck
Blue Book Valuations on Your Guitar & Amplifier Values
Axecentral Members & Guests: I am ready to take requests from "New Posts" on as to your guitar and amplifier values. Just supply as much information as you can from the below list, ...
by kcbuck
The Band That Shouldn't Be, or A Tale of Some Friends and their Guitars
I began playing music at an early age, about six if I recall correctly. My mother sent me to the fellow who was her high school band and orchestra director for piano lessons. I wanted to play, ...
by GAA III
How often should you restring a guitar?
This is a question that we get just about once a year. The answer is, "It depends".I myself change the strings on my guitars when they exhibit any of a number of undesirable symptoms: a. Flat or ...
by Sparky2
A good budget amp
The Crate XT15R Combo Amp I got a very nice "like new" Crate XT15R Combo Amp off Craigslist for $20 Bux! It's quite the Awesome fun little loud mouth. It has 2 RCA Jacks in front for a CD Input ...
by SickStringGuitar
How to Set Up Your Guitar and Adjust the Intonation
Hi Ya'll: Setting up your guitar is one of the most important things that you can do to your guitar to make it and you sound as good as possible.... It includes the action (string height from the ...
by kcbuck
New Guitar Day (NGD), and it's a weird one
My cardinal rules, and I broke every single one of them this week.1. Never buy a guitar thru the mail, and always play it in person before you lay down the cash.CHECK.2. Not a big fan of Strats, ...
by Sparky2
Review - Takamine G406S New Yorker Parlor Style Acoustic Guitar
UPDATE: 3-25-2013: One of the hard rubber thumb screws on a machine-head broke and cracked so I had to send the guitar back to Musicians Friend for a replacement guitar of the same model (it is a ...
by kcbuck
Buying a used Fender Squier
A Squier by Fender is an student or beginners type of guitar and of medium quality and low value. Most Squiers by Fender are manufactured in Asia with the exception of the early models. Before ...
by kcbuck
How can you replace your guitar pickups?
So you want to replace your electric guitar's pickups. Maybe you feel that the existing pickups lack tone, punch, or volume. Or perhaps you just want to mix things up and explore some new sonic ...
by Sparky2
10-Band Equalizer Pedal Settings: Lows-Mids-Highs
Just thought I would blog yall a tad of information (mainly meant for beginners) on the 10-Band Equalizer (EQ) to assist yall on dialing in the tone you may want to achieve with your amplifier. ...
by kcbuck
GETTING YOUR EFFECTS PEDALS IN ORDER
Up-Dated 3-3-2012 to Include Tuners.... Here is an article I found while surffing the web concerning proper placement of your effects pedals. I hope ya'll enjoy it and it assists ya'll in getting ...
by kcbuck
Aerosmith's Original Drummer / My New England Vacation
During my New England vacation with The Bonehead and while in New Hampshire visiting friends and family, Lee my nieces husband invited Ellen (The Bonehead) and I to go over to his fathers camp on ...
by kcbuck
Turning a wreck into a work of art
Truth be told, I have been driving the wife crazy.Band-mates too.I have been lusting for a semi-hollow-body jazz-style guitar for the past several months. There are some songs that just cry out for ...
by Sparky2
Pick Selection - How The Pick Material Influences the Tone
This blog is intended to assist the beginner and the hobbyist in the selection of what type of pick they should be using to get the tone that they want much as the blog about string selection. We ...
by kcbuck
Zakk Wilde Autographed Guitar Cabinet Finally Mounted with The Bonehead's Guitar
Yes, we finally got the Zakk Wilde Autographed Guitar Cabinet that I bought several months ago back to Texas and had the time prior to Thanksgiving to mount it in the Living Room. Could have knock ...
by kcbuck
Having Problems Keeping Your Guitar in Tune?
If you're having problems keeping your guitar in tune, may I suggest try using nickel-plated steel strings. These work very well for me. Also, keeping the room temperature constant helps a lot ...
by kcbuck
How To Buy or Sell a Guitar On-Line (E-Bay, Craigslist, Etc)
With this wide, wide wonderful world of inter-net access and being able to purchase, order, and/or sell anything on-line from all over the world; if you can't find the guitar you want locally, ...
by kcbuck
A Great meeting of the minds in Texas
Hi gang, sorry it has taken me so long to post this, but I have been unbelievably busy at work and at home lately. Am relaxing now over some Saturday morning coffee now, so here goes; A few weeks ...
by Sparky2

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