GUITAR TUNERS: THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE GUITARIST’S TOOLKIT

It seems like electronic guitar tuners have been around forever but of course in relative terms they are something of a new innovation. Traditional methods like pitch pipes and tuning forks span centuries, but in days of yore and even in more recent times, there was less emphasis on tuning to concert pitch. When bands […]

8 TYPES OF GUITAR PEDALS – AND WHAT THEY DO

Pedals are used by guitar players to experiment with effects, learn an instrument’s sound capabilities and, most important of all, create unique sounds. They are the ultimate tool a modern player will use to shape their tone and produce those noticeable sounds that riff lovers know and love. Regardless of whether you’re an experienced player, […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT REPLACEMENT STRINGS FOR YOUR ACOUSTIC GUITAR

The strings on an acoustic guitar affect how it sounds and plays. Some steel strings are easy on a beginner’s fingers while some are not, and some strings go well with a particular guitar while some don’t, making the sound either too tinny or lackluster. In these cases, it’s recommended to change the strings to […]

ARE PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS WORTH THE MONEY? HERE’S OUR GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

A quick search for “online guitar lessons” will reveal thousands of results for how to play the guitar. Although there certainly isn’t a shortage of lessons out there, for many students, it can be exhausting to sort through countless video guitar lessons to find the one with the useful information they are looking for. Being […]

INTRODUCING THE NEW & IMPROVED GUITAR FX DIRECT WEBSITE

Update: We have now change the website again!  to make it faster, easier to use and more responsive With thanks to Littlewitch Media for the design and build and to Sycamore Communications  for ongoing help with all things marketing and PR and keeping up with Social! At Guitar FX Direct, we’re all about making the […]

BEST GUITAR ACCESSORIES FOR INTERMEDIATE BEGINNERS

It is exciting for every guitar lover to have a brand new guitar. When you buy a new guitar, you need some accessories to play it easily and comfortably. Some must-have accessories enable users to hold and play the guitar conveniently. Accessories help guitarists to play the guitar quickly and focus on the technique of […]

HOLOGRAM ELECTRONICS – KNOXVILLE’S SONIC SCIENTIST’S

It hasn’t taken long for Hologram Electronics to get noticed on the audio effects scene. Having launched in 2015, the relative newbies have already seen their pedals described as mind-blowing and extraordinary by Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien. Understandably, it’s got plenty of guitar enthusiasts curious about the self-described “wild ass handmade audio effects” company from Knoxville, […]

WELCOME 2016

It’s been a busy old December, we hope you all enjoyed the holiday season! We’ve added a few new brands over the last month or so and also started to expand our range of accessories so wanted to keep you guys up to date:   Deep Trip pedals out of Brazil are all about that […]

RED PANDA RASTER HAS LANDED

Red Panda are renowned market leaders when it comes to innovative new sound. Their granular delay/pitch shifting pedal, the Particle, has been blowing peoples minds for a couple of years. The Particle chops your signal into small grains, using the techniques of granular synthesis in real time. Results range from radical pitch and delay modulation […]

EXCITING TIMES FOR 2015 AT GUITAR FX DIRECT

A lot of exciting things have happened at Guitar FX Direct since our last blog post. We have moved into a new shop premises, launched an upgraded website with an additional mobile friendly version available, all the while continuing to add new exciting brands to our ever expanding line up such as Pedal Projects, with […]

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