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Is your fret buzz a problem?

Is your fret buzz a problem?

Most players like their guitar’s action “as low as it can go.” Even a healthy instrument with low, low action can sometimes have fret buzz/noise. In my opinion, a little bit of fret noise should be expected, but how do you know if the fret…

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Should you spring for coated strings, or are they a gimmick?

Should you spring for coated strings, or are they a gimmick?

Most string manufacturers offer some kind of coated or treated string for acoustic and electric guitar in their product line (very few people seem to choose coated/treated strings for electric guitar). The different coatings and treatments can be read about on the manufacturers’ web sites….

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How often should I change my strings?

How often should I change my strings?

As unlikely as it may seem, it is very common for me to meet customers who don’t realize that the strings on their guitar need to be changed periodically, even though none of them may be broken. Even more common are customers that think changing…

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Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

The next time you bring your Gibson guitar to one of their warranty service centers, you may want to exercise caution. A recent telephone discussion with Gibson’s Warranty Services Coordinator, revealed – what to me – are two pieces of shocking and disappointing information: Gibson…

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