Tech Tips - Page 6

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy Part 2

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 2

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How to troubleshoot preamp and rectifier tube problems and solve other common tube amp concerns

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

Ronan Chris Murphy’s Tips for Creating a Great Demo with a Hand-Held Recorder

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Expert advice on how to produce a low- to no-cost demo that’ll get your band gigs and social media attention

The Care and Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

Tech Tip: The Care and Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

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Martin experts offer advice on how to keep your acoustic guitar in great condition, maintain playability and correctly install a new set of strings

Tech Tip: Polarity vs. Phase

Tech Tip: Polarity vs. Phase

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Learn the difference between these two critical concepts that are often confused with each other

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 4

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 4

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Learn what compressors, limiters, expanders, noise gates and sustain effects do and how to use them to produce better sound onstage and in the studio

Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy: Part 1

Tech Tip: Keeping Your Tube Amp Healthy—Part 1

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How to get the best performance out of your guitar tube amp and keep it pumping out great sound

Care and Maintenance of Orchestral Stringed Instruments

Tech Tip: Care and Maintenance of Orchestral Stringed Instruments

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Critical advice about how to keep your violin, viola, cello or bass in excellent condition while maintaining its playability

Tech Tip: Compressors Demystified

Tech Tip: Compressors Demystified

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How to harness the power of compression to give your recordings the punch and sheen of a professional audio production

Your Best Bets for Writing a #1 Song

Your Best Bets for Writing a #1 Song

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A songwriting veteran offers essential songwriting advice based on analyzing traits that top songs share.

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 3

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 3

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Adding crunchy goodness to your guitar sound with distortion, overdrive, fuzz and boost effects.

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