Guitar Tricks Blog

Posted October 2, 2017

PRS Guitars Bird Inlay Origins

In the guitar industry, one is used to seeing the same dot or trapezoid inlay pattern found over and over again on various guitar brands around the globe. However, the unique PRS Guitars bird inlays are extremely iconic and one-of-a-kind. How did PRS come to create the iconic inlays and where did the inspiration for them come from?

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Posted September 19, 2017

Understanding Guitar Amp Watts, Ohms, and Speaker Wiring

How many times have you plugged your guitar into an amp, and it just works? What if the amp is broken? What do you do? This happened to me a few weeks ago. My younger brother’s combo amp had a mind of its own and often decided to cut the music whenever it felt like it. Worse, he had a gig in just five days. And so, our little odyssey of finding a replacement amp began, but that required a lot of knowledge I didn't have. 

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Posted August 1, 2017

10 Great Pedals Under $100

There are simply too many guitar pedals to list here so I've gathered just a few of my favorites. From overdrives to tremolo and delays, these are some of the best bang-for-your-buck stomp boxes around. And yes, I know there are more than 10 pedals on this list! 10 just sounds better. Read on!  

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Posted July 19, 2017

4 Super Small Amps with Super Big Tone

Have you ever wanted to play sweet slow jams in your bedroom without disturbing the rest of the house? Or maybe you just want a portable traveling amp so that the next time you go camping, you can impress everyone with some outdoor riffs. These are the "Fab Four" of very small amps with surprisingly great tone. 

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