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Phrase Looping Pedals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Read Jul 30. 7 Replies

I've just ordered a Boss RC50 Loopstation pedalboard.  My primary use for this will be for personal use at home - working out guitar…Continue

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Joe Aiken left a comment for Nigel Wiggins
"Hey Nigel, can you help? Check out this discussion... http://www.worshiptherock.com/forum/topics/we-are-one-translation"
Jul 22, 2014
ML Rocky Jones commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"A Dunlop 208 (2.0mm) gives me the best tone, for flattop or electric. That said, I believe the main consideration is in the hands and how the pick is held; after that, the actual pick (thickness, material, shape, etc). Strumming, flatpicking,…"
Sep 26, 2010
Nigel Wiggins commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"Thanks for the links! I really want to try one of those JelliFish picks :-)"
Sep 22, 2010
Wayne Pau left a comment for Nigel Wiggins
"Cool blogs. A lot of great info. Thanks for sharing! I was in Paris (Suresnes) a few weeks back for work. =) Beautiful city. Even better food."
Sep 22, 2010
Wayne Pau commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"Wow. What a Pandora's box. Not sure if this in the scope of the blog, but I think just as important as the pick is how it's used. I mean Edge is famous for using Herdim picks "sideways", so the non-slip part grates at the…"
Sep 22, 2010
Nigel Wiggins commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"Hi Guys Thanks again for you feedback and encouragement! Nigel"
Sep 22, 2010
Toni commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"I agree with the general thrust of the article, except that in my experience thick picks result in a thin, brighter sound and a medium pick (like the 0.73 nylon you mention) will give a fatter tone. This is an area where everyone's experience…"
Sep 15, 2010
Benjamin Sealey commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone'
"Completely agree with this article. I'm always banging on to people about the importance of the right pick. I have gone though hundreds of makes and sizes to find what I like for each different style."
Sep 15, 2010
Nigel Wiggins posted a blog post

The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone

Controlling Your ToneThere are numerous factors which contribute to a guitarist's sound: guitar, strings, pickups the amp, effects, etc. However, it's the pick (or plectrum) that produces the initial attack which generates the sound. It is often overlooked, perhaps due to it's size and low cost, when guitarists look for ways to vary their tone. Experimenting with different types of picks is cheapest and easiest way for a guitarist to achieve a varied sound. Personal preference, comfort &…See More
Sep 15, 2010
Al Hilgendorf replied to Nigel Wiggins's discussion 'Phrase Looping Pedals'
"I recently purchased a Digitech Jamman and it's great for solo work and backing tracks, but I haven't used it with other musicians yet. I will eventually use it to add percussion loops to some of our songs, but the key is that everyone…"
Sep 11, 2010
Toni commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'Guitar Tuning'
"Hi Nigel. Point taken about referencing the E, but it also relies on accurate fret work. In this era of CNC machines I guess there's a good chance they've got it right, provided intonation has already be set properly. I'd not trust…"
Sep 10, 2010
Wayne Pau commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'Guitar Tuning'
"Nigel, Sorry, when I read the line about tuning up, I assumed that it just applied to the true Temperament Tuning method (and not if you're using a electric tuner, etc). I guess I was pointing out it applies to any time you're adjusting…"
Sep 10, 2010
Nigel Wiggins replied to Nigel Wiggins's discussion 'Phrase Looping Pedals'
"Thanks to everyone for the comments :-) I've got the pedalboard now and will be spending some time over the next few weeks exploring the possibilities. I spent about 30 minutes using it last night and was really pleased with it. It's…"
Sep 10, 2010
Nigel Wiggins commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'Guitar Tuning'
"Hi Toni Thanks for all your comments. I agree with a lot of what you're saying and I'll work some of these ideas into a new version of the blog post. The tuning method described which is advocated by True Temperament actually reduces the…"
Sep 10, 2010
Nigel Wiggins commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'Guitar Tuning'
"Hi Wayne Thanks for the feedback - I totally agree about tuning up and it's mentioned it at the end of point 1. Perhaps it's significant enough to be made into a separate point togther with an explanation why it's important to tune…"
Sep 10, 2010
Toni commented on Nigel Wiggins's blog post 'Guitar Tuning'
"Good thoughts. Wayne's comment about tuning up to a note is essential for more 'ordinary' guitars, and will fix many of the nut deficiencies mentioned above on a temporary basis. In theory a well set up guitar shouldn't need…"
Sep 10, 2010

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The Pick - The Guitarist's Key To Achieving A Great Tone

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 11:00am 6 Comments

Controlling Your Tone

There are numerous factors which contribute to a guitarist's sound: guitar, strings, pickups the amp, effects, etc. However, it's the pick (or plectrum) that produces the initial attack which generates the sound. It is often overlooked, perhaps due to it's size and low cost, when guitarists look for ways to vary their tone. Experimenting with different types of picks is cheapest and easiest way for a guitarist to achieve a varied sound.…

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Guitar Tuning

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 2:44pm 6 Comments

Here's an excerpt from an article which I wrote a while ago covering various tuning problems encountered by guitarists.



There’s nothing more frustrating than a guitar that won’t stay in tune. Here are twenty suggestions relating to the instrument set up and the guitarist’s technique which will help you to play in tune and stay in tune!

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1. Tuning Technique. Most guitar instruction books teach the 4th/5th… Continue

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At 6:36am on July 22, 2014, Joe Aiken said…
Hey Nigel, can you help? Check out this discussion...
http://www.worshiptherock.com/forum/topics/we-are-one-translation
At 3:54pm on September 22, 2010, Wayne Pau said…
Cool blogs. A lot of great info. Thanks for sharing!

I was in Paris (Suresnes) a few weeks back for work. =) Beautiful city. Even better food.
At 3:35pm on November 10, 2009, Martijn Haaijer said…
Good to see you on his webiste my friend :-)
 
 
 

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