A reader asks about modifying the Fender Mustang tone knob so that it only affects the bridge pickup
I would like to modify the wiring of my Fender Mustang tone knob so that it affects only the bridge pickup. It’s a newer model and I have attached the wiring diagram from Fender. Is this an easy mod? Is it even possible?
Continue reading “Fender Mustang Tone Knob Only Affects Bridge Pickup – Is This Possible?”
Fender’s Mustang GT 100 100W 1x12 is a modern combo amplifier made by one of the greatest amp manufacturers in the world.
This single-channel 100-watt amp can be split into 50-watt stereo. It features 21 unique amp models and 46 built-in studio quality digital effects. Continue reading “Mustang GT 100 – Fender’s 100W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amplifier”
Are you a huge fan of the Fender Telecaster Guitar, looking for more information? Well, we have answers to five of your most written and asked about topics.
Telecaster FAQ 1 – Which Fender Telecaster is the best?
There are many models of the Fender Telecaster, and there are just as many types of players that will argue over which particular model is the best so the answer is entirely subjective. Continue reading “Telecaster FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about the Fender Telecaster”
Look for Jimi's tricks and inventiveness, as you learn how to play his classic Purple Haze, which introduced the world to his amazing talent, back in the '60s.
Purple Haze was written by Jimi Hendrix in 1967 for the record “Are You Experienced.” This was the first single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience that was written by the band. An earlier single titled “Hey Joe” was (possibly) written by Billy Roberts, but Purple Haze became an instant hit and introduced the world to Jimi’s amazing playing, inventiveness, and psychedelic imagery.
Continue reading “Purple Haze, by Jimi Hendrix – How to Play”
Voodoo Child, has, over the years, been one of the most popular songs around, encouraging many different versions, but here, you can just make it your own.
Voodoo Child, by Jimi Hendrix, was first recorded in 1968 for the record Electric Ladyland, and is said to have evolved from the song Catfish Blues, which Jimi played regularly, to honor Muddy Waters.
Key And Scale
E Minor Aeolian is used for the bulk of the song. E Minor Aeolian is a mode of the G Major scale and it is one from which both the Pentatonic and the Blues scales are created. Jimi uses the Blues scale for all of his playing in this song.
E Minor Aeolian = E, F# ,G, A, B, C, D,
G Major = G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
E Minor Pentatonic = E, G, A, B, D
E Minor Blues = E, G, A, A#, B, D
Continue reading “Voodoo Child, by Jimi Hendrix – How to Play”
Do you want to add a 'Tele' sound to your Strat? How about all three pickups at once? Try this Seven-Sound Stratocaster Modification.
The Seven-Sound Strat Modification is an easy mod that you can make to your guitar to give you more tone versatility, and despite its name, you can make this mod on any type of guitar that has three pickups and a five-way switch.
The five-way switch gives Strat players plenty of versatility in tone. Position 1 is the Bridge pickup, Position 2 is Bridge + Middle, Position 3 is just the Middle pickup, Position 4 is Middle + Neck, and Position 5 is Neck. What the five-way switch does not provide is a way to select the Bridge + Neck pickup, or a way to select all three pickups at once. This is exactly what the Seven-Sound Strat Mod (also sometimes referred to as the Gilmour mod) provides for us.
Continue reading “The Seven-Sound Strat Modification”
If you want a vintage Strat pickup that is extra hot, these are seriously worth considering.
It’s hard to believe that Fender Texas Specials just celebrated their 20th anniversary. They made their debut in January 1992 as the stock pickups in the Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster. Not too long after, Fender Texas Special Stratocasters became available as standalone products. Since then, they have become quite popular.
Continue reading “Fender Texas Special Stratocasters”
Don't worry too much about claw mounting screws. Set them so your string tension feels right, then you can pretty much leave them alone.
Can you please tell me the what’s and hows of the claw mounting screws on the tail of the bridge? That is, when you’re putting a screw in and the thread of the screw is facing the neck and the head of the guitar, and the head of the screw is facing the rear of the body. I have some adjusting to make with the action and need to adjust each string to the curvature of the neck. I have a pretty clear understanding of how to do this, but have not yet gotten the idea of the claw mounting screws mentioned. Continue reading “Reader Question: Strat Bridges and Claw Mounting Screws”
Ok, so they pretty much invented the analog guitar amplifier. They perfected it and pretty much any guitarist would agree that few are better. So, why the heck would anyone use a Fender digital modeling amplifier? ...'cause it's a great amp, that's why.
I’ll admit that I really resisted this stuff, I really really did. In principal, it just goes against everything I believe in. But then again, when the “Frying Pan” guitar was first put out by Rickenbacker, I’m sure it was met with the same disdain. Same for the solid body electric, the Flying-V, The Explorer, the Parker Fly, etc. So, I decided to lighten up and just try the Cyber Twin SE, and as it turns out, there’s a lot to enjoy.
Continue reading “Fender Cyber Twin SE Amplifier”