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G.A.S. stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The G.A.S. section has all kinds of links from guitar, effects, drum and amp companies you never knew existed. Good for day-dreaming, drooling or doing research on your next purchase. In the sidebars on the right you will find just a few of the G.A.S. Links. You know big names like Fender , Gibson or Marshall are easy enough to find on Google or Bing, but there are hundreds, even thousands more guitar and amp makers out there. Head to the G.A.S. Links section to see several hundred links of builders, retailers and other cool websites. So if you’re tired of just looking at the same old boring guitars, bases, amps, effects or drums, jump in and start browsing. We even have a few Vendor links as well for you to check out.

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Digital Tailpiece Sensor may replace standard pickups

Digital Tailpiece Sensor may replace standard pickups

We are familiar with digital guitar and amp modelers.  Here is a brand new way to convert your guitar to digital.  Researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films are currently developing a somewhat neater, and potentially more accurate, solution that also holds the promise of replacing the humble guitar pickup. A thin [...]

Jam Jam Jam

Jam Jam Jam

I love jamming with friends.  Gigs are fine, but jamming with a group of friends that don’t care if I make mistakes makes it more fun and to be honest, I usually play better.  When playing a gig, I can be self conscious about playing the part perfectly.  All that pressure usually means I will [...]

Gear Acquisition Syndrome Annonymous

Gear Acquisition Syndrome Annonymous

Hello, My name is Larry and I am a Gear-Acquisition-Aholic. I guess it all started in about 1977.  Not long after buying my first Heit guitar and Montgomery Ward amp, I was wanting something better.  Not too long after that, once my Dad was sure this guitar thing was gonna stick, he brought home a [...]

The dirty truth about trade ins.

The dirty truth about trade ins.

We have all wanted to trade some old gear in on some new gear.  Many of you have done it.  Sometimes the dealer gives you an O.K. deal, but many times you feel cheated or maybe their offer was too low.  Why is that?  Well here is the reality.  Let’s pretend we have a guitar [...]

Setting Up Your Electric Guitar.

Setting Up Your Electric Guitar.

Setting the intonation and action is key to playing in tune and staying in tune. In this post I will try to help you understand how you can make these adjustments on your own to get your guitar to play better. You will need to check your truss rod, bridge height and saddles.  I would [...]

The Forum

The Forum

The Guitar Forum is a community of musicians who gather to discuss their common interests. We all share a passion for guitars and music, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing we talk about. We may talk about our favorite artists or guitars or we may be talking about raking leaves in our yard [...]

What is G.A.S.?

What is G.A.S.?

by Walter Becker I have decided to break my long standing editorial silence to draw the attention of the musical community at large and guitar players and guitar owners in particular to a grave situation whose tragic dimension is constantly expanding and is in fact threatening to engulf us all. Picture this: I am in [...]

Avoiding G.A.S.

Avoiding G.A.S.

by Brett Ratner You’ve all seen the commercials where some celeb sportin’ a white mustache says “Got Milk?” Among my musically-inclined cohorts, we’ve modified that phrase to read “Got GAS?” Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a common disease found particularly among, but not limited to, guitar players. A loose definition of GAS would be the [...]

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