First up, thank you so much to all those who have supported our launch in late 2020. It's been a very interesting year heavily impacted by COVID-19 and we are so thankful for all of your support. Let's hope 2021 sees our world return to normal activity and live music!
For now, here are some Happy New Year Guitar tips to help inspire some creativity for the next 12 months.
Happy New Year Guitar Tips
1. How to improve your low volume tone
We recommend running with a clean boost effects pedal and a compressor to help improve your tone. Especially if you're trying to keep the noise levels down at home during the Christmas / New Year break. Clean boost will bring your tone forward and a compressor pedal will curtail front attack.
2. How to make your solo cut through the mix
If you're playing a New Year's Eve show and your setlist contains songs with solos, you'll want them to stand out. After all, it's great to take the attention away from your lead singer ;). Again, a clean boost pedal will do the job! We stock some Anarchy Audio and Baroni pedals that will make sure your solo brings the house down.
3. Make use of a loop switcher
Do you have a huge pedalboard that features many different pedals? If so, you may have noticed that your tone degrades due to what we call capacitance.
With this in mind, add a bypass pedal to your pedalboard.
4. Make the most of your venue soundcheck
No doubt your tone sounds amazing in the rehearsal studio at your jam. We bet it also sounds amazing through your practise amp at home. The trick is to make sure you take into account the venue PA and acoustics. You may need to adjust your tone accordingly. We recommend you get off the stage and wander down to the front of house. That way, you'll get an idea for what your audience will hear, not to mention your friendly and helpful sound engineer.
Maybe a wireless kit will help you out here.
5. Power supplies are your friend!
For that perfect tone, get your hands on a robust power supply. We stock Voodoo Lab and Strymon power supplies to ensure you get a consistency in your sound.