How to Improve the Sound of an Acoustic Guitar

How do you make a decent-sounding, low-priced acoustic guitar sound like a more expensive instrument? If you’re eager to get started learning the guitar but only have a modest budget, fret not. You can go for an acoustic guitar model that costs less than $200 and you won’t regret it. It may not have the sound quality of high-end acoustic guitars made of premium materials, but there are things you can do to improve its sound.

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Here are some simple, affordable and effective ways to make your guitar sound its absolute best.

Change the strings every few weeks

Strings do wear out over time. If you play your guitar regularly – say, an hour or two every day – the strings could be in need of a replacement every three to four weeks depending on how aggressively you play. Daily playing can make dirt, sweat, oil and grime accumulate on your guitar strings and corrode them. Corrosion can make strings prone to breakage and unpleasant to play. It can also affect the tone of the guitar.

Old and dirty strings can also be difficult to get in tune and make a guitar sound dull, flat or lackluster. Changing the strings is one way to make sure your guitar produces the best tone. A new set of strings can instantly brighten up the tone of your acoustic guitar.

Replace plastic parts

Acoustic guitars at the lower end of the price tier would often have plastic bridge pins, saddles and nuts. While these plastic components get the job done, upgrading them to quality materials can make a huge difference in the tone of your acoustic guitar.

For instance, a bone or synthetic bone nut, bridge pins and saddle can give a guitar a warm and soft sound. On the other hand, when you use brass, your guitar would tend to have a bright and punchy tone. Do some research on other materials to determine which type can give you the tone you want.

Upgrade your tuners

Tuning machines don’t directly affect how an acoustic guitar sounds but they do affect the guitar’s ability to stay in tune. Tuners that often come loose can have a frustrating effect while you’re playing – imagine going flat while you’re strumming or picking because one or more tuners won’t stay put.

Some tuners on low-cost guitars can feel flimsy and unreliable. This is why it’s often recommended to upgrade tuning machines to more sturdy ones. With quality tuning pegs, you won’t have to adjust your tuning every so often, allowing you to have a more enjoyable playing experience.

Have it professionally set up

No matter the kind of guitar you have and regardless of the cost, it’s ideal to take your guitar to a guitar technician or luthier for a setup. If you are a beginner, it’s best to leave this to a professional because they would have the tools and know-how to make the right adjustments according to your preferences and playing style.

An acoustic guitar setup would involve adjusting the string action to make the guitar more comfortable to play and eliminate fret buzz, filing the nut and frets, and making other modifications to the guitar. Setting up your guitar would make it easier to play, and the easier it is to play the better you will feel when playing. This would ultimately translate to a better sound overall, so take time to set up your guitar properly.

We hope these tried-and-tested methods will work for you in improving the sound of your guitar. Give these a try and let us know how it goes!

Finding the Best Deals for Fleetwood Mac Concert Tickets

During the 60s and early 70’s, many bands were formed but only a few passed around the one-hit wonder status and came out strong. Fleetwood Mac was one of those bands that took the world by storm with their songs  “Landslide” and “Go Your Own Way.” Their sultry singer, Stevie Nicks, had always made women giggle and scream when he sings.  To these days, the British-American rock band formed in London in 1967 still remains popular with all age groups so finding concert tickets can be a little tricky.

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Reasons of using stereophones

People wear stereophones or commonly known as headphones for different reasons.

  • It is used to ensure private moments when doing   long distance calls to loved ones, family or friend.
  • It is normally one of the important gadgets in Business Process Outsourcing or BPO.
  • Internet Café’s make use of headphones to avoid competing sounds from other computer users.
  • It is best to use when listening to webinars or online seminars and other audio-based learning or lessons.
  • These are fantastic gadgets especially  when listening to music or when watching TV or a movie.
  • It helps to have your hands free to type or make notes during your phone call; you don’t have to hold your phone on your shoulder to get a stiff neck in the long run.
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Headsets like Bose headphones are my husband’s choice when buying earpieces for our personal computers.  Whether loud speakers or headsets, this product is always the family’s preference due to its improvements in noise reduction technology, quality sound, and durability with a long lasting comfortable fit.

Headphones are used to reduce and eliminate external sound to hear clearly what’s going on from your computer or tv. The cool benefits of using an earpiece are amazing yet we have to be aware also of its proper usage because it may harm our hearing ability through improper handling.

Liven up a romantic wedding anniversary date with good music

When planning to go out for a romantic date with your loved one for your anniversary celebration, it is best recommended to plan the occasion ahead. The ambiance of the place to dine in is the first consideration. Scout for a lovely fine dining restaurant which offers good food. Delectable dishes will certainly start your date right. Reserving a table for two will also give less worry, in case the important date falls on a weekend wherein most best eating places are almost full. A fine dining with candle light dinner is undoubtedly romantic. And while eating, listening to good music played through soprano sax or a violin will definitely perk up your most awaited event.

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Grandpa’s favorite Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven

I am having mixed emotions every time I hear this piece. I am happy and at the same time sad missing my dear grandpa who passed away when I was in college. He always plays and listen to Für Elise along with the other Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous musical compositions. The whole house is filled with this music daily, usually in the early mornings while he is at the kitchen cooking breakfast. He is a great fan of the deaf German composer who is a predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras.

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