Category / HowTo

  • April 18, 2016 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    The Ultimate Guitar Set-Up Guide

    ModGuitar.com Ultimate Guitar Set-Up Guide

    Follow along and learn how to set-up your guitar from start to finish beginning with: Adjusting The String Height, followed by: Adjusting The Truss Rod, and finishing up with: Setting The Intonation.

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  • December 12, 2015 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Buying A Guitar: Budget & Recommendations

    So, you’re looking to buy your first guitar? There are so many models, options, and features to compare, I thought it would be beneficial to outline some of the features to look for, some of my personal picks, and market trends. Depending on your goals; wether you intend to dive in and learn yourself, take […]

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  • August 4, 2013 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Logic Pro X and Reason – How to Rewire

    Logic Pro x, a 64 bit app requiring OSX 10.8.4 introduces new routing options for rewire apps. Reason 6.0 is required for 64bit computability. 1. Launch Logic Pro X. 2. Launch Reason 2a. Reason should launch into 64 bit (rewire 1.8.1) mode – as indicated in the master routing section. *graphic* 3. Set-up your Reason […]

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  • April 20, 2012 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Used Guitar Buying Guide

    Prices of new guitars keep going up. A used guitar can be a great value. Use this ten point guide to evaluate your used guitar or bass purchase before buying.

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  • December 27, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Apple Garageband Virtual Guitar

    Apple GarageBand Virtual Guitar

    Watch Apple’s iApp Garageband Virtual Guitar in action.

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  • December 20, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    iTunes Playlists, Export and Import.

    Share your playlists or save them. It’s easy to do, and fun to share with friends and family.

    Watch the Tutorial Video Here.

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  • November 20, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Fender Strat Plus Bi-flex Truss Rod Fix and Pick-up Swap.

    Making a temporary fix for the infamous Bi-Flex truss rod – and a bonus pick-up swap walk through.

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  • September 10, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Mandolin Fret Dress and New Nut

    I acquired this Fullerton “A” style mandolin a few years ago when one of the big retailers was closing out the brand. It’s a nice instrument overall, well constructed and for the price was a great way to learn some mandolin. What I’ve found lacking was the fret-work. So here we go, getting down to brass-tacks and doing a pretty thorough fret dress.

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  • September 2, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Mod The Ramen!

    Just for fun, today I’m cooking up a spicy “mod” to ever popular and economical Ramen noodles!

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  • Simple play this video and match your Bass pitch, string-by-string and you’ll be tuned up in just a few minutes. The videos can be played full screen, so you can follow along from across the room. Turn it up and get it tune!

    Four string Bass in standard tuning from low to high E, A, D, G.

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    Tune Your Mandolin

    Simple play this video and match your mandolins pitch, string-by-string and you’ll be tuned up in just a few minutes. The videos can be played full screen, so you can follow along from across the room. Turn it up and get it tune!

    Mandolin 4 sets of dual strings tuned in unison. The strings are tuned from the 4th (thickest) string to the 1st G, D, A, E.

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  • September 1, 2011 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Tune Your Guitar

    Play the video and match your guitar pitch, string-by-string and you’ll be tuned up in just a few minutes. The videos can be played full screen, so you can follow along from across the room. Turn it up and get it tune!

    Standard Six String Guitar Tuning & 1/2 step down “Eb” Tuning!

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  • February 24, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Basic Tool Kit

    Every mod, repair, set-up, or build project begins with the use of tools. Some specialized some common. Here we run down the basic Luthier’s tool chest as well as additional tools required to do mods, set-ups, wiring, building and making guitars. Doing your own set-ups and seasonal adjustments requires a basic set of tools.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Modder's Tool Kit Essentials

    Wiring and other mods require a few more tools than the basic tool kit.

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  • String winding is the kind of thing that, done right, can have a real impact on how your guitar plays, and more importantly – stays in tune.
    Follow along and learn how to change your strings, wind them on the posts and then snap them to remove slack for the best tuning stability and long string life.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Tuning The Guitar

    Explore the tuning methods shown in this tutorial, and decide which method works best for you. This tutorial covers the basics of tuning by fretted notes, using an electronic tuner, and using natural harmonics.

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Quick Nut Fix

    If you’ve ever worked on your nut, you know how easy it is to go a little too far in the search of comfortable low action ending up with some string buzz. The nut can waer down in time, or you may notice a pinging sound when tuning up or playing. Fortunately, there is a quick fix that can get your guitar up and running again in just a few hours

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  • - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    ModGuitar Custom Midi Guitar Build

    Follow along as I design, build and finish a custom MIDI capable guitar, complete with a Ghost piezo MIDI saddle pick-up system.

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  • Hidden away in the workshop we found a semi-vintage Gibson EBO bass. The headstock couldn’t seem to keep from snapping off. It had been repaired a few times already and was missing some parts and crucial components like the pick-up. It also just happened to not play or sound very good. Vintage SGs fetch high prices, and this SG body was still intact…so The SG BASS-GUITAR MOD is born.

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  • February 14, 2010 - ModGuitar Senior Editor

    Beginning Guitar Lesson. Fretting Notes

    Ready to begin learning to play the guitar? This is the Beginning Guitar Lesson 01. We’ll be starting with the very basics. First, you’ll need a few things to get started… Come on in and let’s begin learning

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