So does string gauge really make a difference to your guitar sound?

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07 Feb

So does string gauge really make a difference to your guitar sound?

Straight to the chase today - it's about string gauge.  Does string gauge really make a difference to your guitar sound?  For the last maybe 20 or so years I've only used 10-46 strings across all my guitars from Stratocasters to Telecasters and Gibsons to Rickenbackers. They feel right to me (plus I buy them in bulk, so it kind of makes sense to use...

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12 Dec

Why is my electric guitar buzzing? It’s so annoying!

Hey there, Electric guitar buzzing   One of my students today was asking why his electric guitar buzzes annoyingly at home and why it doesn't when he comes to lessons. So I started running him through it.  I started explaining that the buzzing sound is either a Ground Loop or Electromagnetic Interference, usually the latter.  As I watched his eyes glaze over a bit, I thought...

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05 Sep

How do I buy an electric guitar?

I often get asked for advice on how to buy an electric guitar.  Which one is the best one? How much will it cost?  Any particular brands? Well I was going to write an article on that and out of interest I googled 'How do I buy an electric guitar?' and about one million links appeared, all with good info (I'll put some of the links at...