Bir aile dostumuzun 8 yaşındaki oğlu, elektro gitara başlamak istiyormuş. Kısa bir piyasa araştırması sonucu, şu anda piyasada bulunan gitarlardan uygun olduğunu düşündüklerimi çıkardım. Genel Bilgiler Seçilen mağazaya gitmeden önce arayıp stok sormakta fayda var; bakmak istenen gitar ellerinde olmasa bile 1-2 güne getirtiyorlar deneyebilmek için. Aşağıda hem küçültülmüş, hem de yetişkin boyda gitarlar seçtim. … Continue reading 8 Yaş İçin Elektro Gitar
Here is my quick, dirty and shameless cheat sheet for jazz modes; which can be applied to guitar and bass. Guide for minor oriented modes: Find the root note on the top string. Example: A. Move two frets up (reaching G), and play the major scale (G major). Those notes build up the A Dorian … Continue reading Jazz Modes Guitar Cheat Sheet
Although I love my Jazz Bass, one of its typical problems was buzzing me off every now and then. Yes, I’m talking about the single coil hum, which is also known as the 60-cycle hum. In plain English; most jazz basses will produce a hum when you emphasize / solo one of the pickups. But … Continue reading Single Coil Hum
Many musicians (including me) buy & sell & trade pedals more than they would like to admit. I occasionally get questions about how & why to choose a pedal. To make things easier, I would like to follow the Two Factor Theory approach and categorize the pedals into two main categories. Hygiene Pedals Those are … Continue reading Effect Pedal Purchase Guide
I have recently purchased a supposedly entry-level humble bass guitar; but it's quality and sound blew my mind. This motivated me towards sharing my opinion on cheap and expensive instruments. My personal opinion is; you don't need anything beyond gear which doesn't dissatisfy you. A guitar to a musician is as important as a pen … Continue reading Do You Need An Expensive Guitar?
In this post, I will provide some solutions to common problems causing pedalboard noises. Problem: Single Coil Hum Although this is not a pedalboard problem, it can easily be mistaken for it. Single coil guitar pickups typically hum when favored or soloed. That's part of their mojo. If you have that issue, you should hear … Continue reading How To Get Rid of Pedalboard Noise
I talk about diminishing returns on multiple posts about expensive basses. I would like to explain what it means. Basically; "diminishing marginal return" means that the difference you get per $ decreases dramatically after a certain price point. I would expect the quality difference between a 500$ bass and a 2.000$ bass to be much greater … Continue reading Diminishing Returns on Bass Prices