Acoustic Guitar String Gauges

Acoustic Guitar String Gauges

In this episode of gear tips, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barrett Brooks answers questions and provides some insight on string gauge for acoustic guitars. Most acoustic guitars will come standard with 12 gauge strings. While 12’s are a great choice, you...
Henriksen Amplifiers: The Bud vs. The Blu

Henriksen Amplifiers: The Bud vs. The Blu

In this episode of Gear Tips, we discuss the differences between The Bud and The Blu from Henriksen. To compliment their series of transparent amplifiers, Henriksen announced the addition of The Blu to their model line, which differs in several ways from the popular...
Torrefied Guitars Explained

Torrefied Guitars Explained

Torrefaction, all in all, is the process of baking the woods used in the construction of the guitar, most often the top. This process is typically done with high-quality pieces of wood such as Adirondack Spruce or Sitka. The pieces of wood are placed into an oven or...
Humidity and Your Guitar

Humidity and Your Guitar

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Derek Lebo answers questions that are frequently asked regarding humidity and guitars. The best range to keep guitars in is 45-55% relative humidity. 40-60% is the wide range you want to be in and if...
Eddie’s Corner: Using a Graphic EQ to Reshape Your Solo Tone

Eddie’s Corner: Using a Graphic EQ to Reshape Your Solo Tone

In this installment of Eddie’s Corner, electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman shares some tips on using a graphic equalizer after your overdrive pedal to adjust your guitar sound. To demonstrate the changes you can make using a graphic EQ pedal, Eddie used an Xact...
Changing Strings with Locking Tuners

Changing Strings with Locking Tuners

In this Sound Pure Gear Tip, guitar specialist Michael Buckley runs us through his process for changing strings using locking tuners. Michael explains that the most important thing about changing strings is making sure everything is taught and running in line. You’ll...
The Basics of Nut Width and String Spacing

The Basics of Nut Width and String Spacing

In this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips, acoustics specialist Barrett Brooks runs us through the basics of nut width and string spacing. Nut width refers to the width of the guitar’s neck at the nut. String spacing is the distance from the low E string to the high...
Eddie’s Corner: 5 Slide Guitar Tips

Eddie’s Corner: 5 Slide Guitar Tips

Playing slide guitar might seem difficult at first, but our electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman has five helpful tips to make it easier. 1) Learn how to mute with both hands.  A lot of people automatically drag their fingers behind the slide or play with an...
Eddie’s Corner: 6 Tips For Better Guitar Tuning

Eddie’s Corner: 6 Tips For Better Guitar Tuning

Tuning guitars is easier than ever. Players are now relying more and more on electronic tuners, rather than tuning by ear. But there are still many factors that can affect the outcome. “If you are tuning by ear, your ear is king,” says our very own electric guitar...
Single Coil vs. Humbucker Pickups

Single Coil vs. Humbucker Pickups

One of the more important aspects of your electric guitar choice is your pickups, so it’s good to keep in mind their tonal and practical differences. Using the Tyler Studio Elite Retro guitar with the JTS2 Hot Laura Single Coil Pickups, and the Nash T-72 DLX...
Understanding Frets to the Body vs. Scale Length

Understanding Frets to the Body vs. Scale Length

A question we often get is how scale length relates to the number of frets to the body on guitars, with a common misconception being that short scale means 12-fret-to-the-body guitars, while long-scale means 14-fret-to-the-body guitars. In order to clear things up,...