I have a 15-ish year-old Mexican Stratocaster and a 5-ish year-old Fender Super Champ XD amplifier. Together this combination sounds... not good. I would like to fix that somehow. [more inside]
Over the weekend, I was blindsided by a powerful urge to buy an acoustic bass guitar (not stand up bass), mostly for noodling around the house without plugging in my electric or an occasional acoustic jam with friends. Can you give any buying advice or perspectives? [more inside]
Does a guitar FX pedal or computer program exist that let's me plug in, select a song, and then start playing my guitar with the exact FX the original guitarist used?
TubeAmpFilter: my 1970 Fender Twin Reverb started smoking when hooked up to a generator. Still works. Opened it up and can't find the culprit. What's the mostly likely diagnosis? [more inside]
Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
I'm thinking of getting a new amplifier! [more inside]
When purchasing a vintage electric guitar, what are the primary things I should be looking at to judge quality in terms of both value AND playability? [more inside]
Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
I purchased a used guitar several years ago (Pictures). I'd like some helping ID-ing it and finding more info about its various features. At first I thought it was a '72 American Fender Telecaster Custom, but a few things don't match up. The serial number only reveals its age range, nothing more. [more inside]
$1000, and I want to buy an electric guitar + accessories....what guitar should I get? [more inside]
Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
Is a Fender Hot Rod (1x12) the best (tube) amp I can get for the amount of money I want to spend (~$400) and the power I want (>15 watts)? [more inside]
I just bought my first electric guitar (Fender Telecaster Mexican) and I absolutely love it. Ever the gearhead, I really want to upgrade the pickups to get a better, tailored to me sound. I've searched around to find some kind of guide, but I have come up empty. I'm looking for a really clean, sharp and twangy sound with less extra noisy buzz than I am getting now. Any suggestions/resources?
Gearheads and axe-masters, hear my plea: I want to go from a standard Strat to an ideal guitar in an affordable and sensible manner. [more inside]