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Hacks For Guitarists

Sometimes being a musician is hard, especially if you are a guitarist. Thus, when we came across an article that mentioned seven great hacks to make our lives easier, we needed to share it with you!

November 12th, 2019

According to Micky, from rockmyworld.com, a lot of  you guys will have seen a few of these. But, many others are not that obvious or popular! Thus, keep on reading…

1. Hack One: Use a pencil to tune

Just to be clear, there is no way to tune a guitar with a pencil. However, using a pencil to mark the nut slot can help you to prevent your guitar from going out of tune.

2. Hack Two: Velcro

If you’re using battery-powered pedals, this one applies to you. There is nothing worse than being halfway through a gig only to notice your pedal is out of juice. Getting out the screwdrivers is time-consuming and will hold up the performance. Avoid this scenario by ditching the pedal’s screws and replacing them with velcro beforehand.

3. Hack Three: Shoelaces

Easily remove your knobs to clean or replace them by taking a flat shoelace and slipping it under them. Once the lace is securely wrapped around the knob, all you need to do is pull.

4. Hack Four: Warm Your Strings

You may have noticed that your guitar drops out of tune faster after a restring. To avoid it, wrap a cloth around the string and run it up and down to create some warmth while you stretch it.

5. Hack Five: Gate Check Your Guitar

If you’re flying with your guitar, you can gate check. By doing so, it will be with you up until you board and is one of the last things to get put on the plane.

For more cool hacks like the ones mentioned above, go to the full article. 


This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “7 Life Hacks For Guitarist” an article published on rockmyworld.com

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