Changing Guitar Strings

Changing guitar strings is very important, because it is where the notes of our guitar comes from. There are actually tons of guitar strings available these days, and they only differs in very little tonalities. Choosing the guitar strings will depend on the player, and we are free to explore.

Anyway, when is the right time we need to change guitar strings? Actually, it is very simple. If you notice the difference on the intonation on any fret, then that is the time you can change them. Others actually only change their guitar strings if they are not already playable and full of nasty rust. There are times that out of tuned strings can be cured by adjusting the saddles of the guitar. However, if the guitar cannot identify the notes anymore, then change the strings.

There are two ways on how you can identify the out of tune guitar strings. First of all, is by hearing the notes. If you are already a good guitar player and you have played for a very long time, then it is easy for you to notice that. You can as well use a tuner, and most tuner nowadays can determine the intonation of each strings.

There are also different timelines on when you will change the strings. Basically, it all depends on how the guitar is played, whether, etc. There times that strings can be replaced as fast as one week or two days, or maybe shorter. There are as well times that you will need to replace them after two months or so. It depends, and it is only a matter of having a good hearing.


DD-3 problem solved!!!

The Boss DD-3 is a great pedal, and I only found it that way when I solved my problem about it. Delays are one of the best effects pedal, and of course, we need to learn on how to use them properly. Most delay pedals I have used gave me some problem that I know many of you encountered already. The first lesson I have learned is to don't throw a pedal when it does not worked for you. Instead, test it ten or twenty times, and soon you will find their use. The first time I got the DD-3 I want to throw it out the window, because I thought it, was a junk and was a waste of money. However, I realized that I already bought it, so I juts planned of finding its use on my pedal board. Luckily, I found it very useful.

Anyway, you will get problem with your delay pedal if you will place it before the distortion pedal. Never do that my friends!!! Remember that a delay pedal will repeat any notes that are passing through its system. When a distortion is placed after that the distortion pedal will boost the signal "with its repeats". The result is a set of notes having almost the same amplitude. The best thing to do is placing it after the distortion pedal or in the effects-loop (which is ideal).

Now, the DD-3. I experienced a lot of trouble on that certain pedal. It repeats the signal with a nasty noise on all of its repeats. The secret is on the settings of your distortion pedal, the treble. Distortion pedals do have treble, and for others the tone knob. All you have to do is to decrease the treble, and that will solve the problem. DD-3 cannot handle signals with high treble. The next problem would be, "how about playing metal?" Yes, definitely you can do use a DD-3 as well. Boosting the treble should be after the DD-3 pedal. You can use something like an equalizer pedal or the equalizer in your amplifier. Just remember to always place your DD-3 before any pedal that will boost the treble frequencies. I hope this short advice of mine will not make you throw your DD-3 pedal.