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Wrap Your Guitar Cables the Right Way!

At some point in every guitar player’s life you will need to wrap a guitar cable.

It’s just a part of life as a player. And not only for electric guitar players, acoustic players will need to as well. Especially if you play an acoustic/electric guitar.

And/or, you might also need to help a sound guy out and wrap cables. You will really make their day if you can do it right!

How many times have we come across a bunch of cables and/or wire where it looks like a giant pile of electronic spaghetti?

And then we try to untangle them…not fun.

Here is a short video of me showing you how we can wrap guitar cables the right way! It will go a LONG way in not only preserving your cables but also make your life a lot better!

Wrapping Guitar Cables

Note that it can work with other types of cables such as XLR, DMX, etc. It could even work for power cables, although there are other schools of thought on how to wrap those. Your choice.

And as always, I’m here to help to!

I hope this helps make you more successful in your playing!

 

PS: I just made my TOP 10 Favorite Alex Lifeson Riffs Video taken from his huge catalog of Rush songs. It was a lot of fun to make! Let me know what you think: Best Rush Songs on Guitar

PPS: I’m also on a roll creating some CRAZY 30-60 sec guitar solos using some exotic scales. It sounds pretty cool:

Hungarian Gypsy Minor in F

Hindustan Scale in G

PPPS: Oh and hey, can you do me a favor? I’m starting a mission to grow my You Tube Subscribers to more than 22 (Ha!). No, seriously, if you can quickly hop over there and “Subscribe”, it would be so very awesome!

I promise that the videos (most of them at least) will be entertaining and/or informative!

Here is the path to arrive there:

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Cleaning Your Guitar

How often do you clean your guitar?

Good guitar maintenance is always a good thing, and cleaning is a part of it.

You really want to keep off any oils or dirt that get on the guitar.

Plus, it just looks better when it is clean! And yes, that even goes for the old, beat up models!

Cloths

I like to always keep a cloth in all of my guitar cases. A good microfiber kind works real well. Simply give the guitar a “wipe-down” when you take it out of the case. At the very least, wipe down the back and front of the guitar neck. Here are some good cloths you can use and they are all very inexpensive. Order them online or go get them at your favorite music store.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MN203–mus…

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/099-0524-0…

Polish/Cleaners

Cleaners that are also polishes work great! Except for the fretboards. I would offer extreme caution there. Why? It can add excessive wax that can affect the tone of your strings, not to mention it will get your fingers dirty!

Here are some good polish/cleaners:

I like this one a lot:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/654–dunlo…

This one I use on my acoustic:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/18A0073–m…

I have used this one too:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PolishPump…

Really, just google what you need and choose one that looks good for you.

Fretboard Cleaners

For your fretboards you will use something that is wax free. Most brands use some kind of a lemon oil mixture. Regardless, make sure it is a fretboard cleaner and not just a guitar cleaner.

Here are some examples:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MN105–mus…

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/6554–dunl…

Cleaning Kits

I prefer to grab guitar cleaning kits (in fact I need to get one soon). They are very inexpensive and are all in one. Some even have extra types of cleaners, like string cleaners, if you really want to go over the top.

This is a very popular one from Dunlop:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/6504–dunl…

Another one from Nomad:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MN140–mus…

I think you get the idea. Look for what might work best for your guitar.

When do you clean?

A good time is when you are changing strings. The guitar is for the most part bare and you have accessibility to all sections of the instrument. Make sure you have it available to use after the old strings are off and before the new ones go on.

Of course you need to be changing your strings regularly, so there is that…

And I will use the cleaner bottle more regularly on the guitar body and the back of the neck, especially when I have an upcoming performance. It simply makes everything look better.

I hope this helps make you more successful in your playing!

Rock On,

Tony G.

PS: Oh and hey, can you do me a favor? I’m starting a mission to grow my You Tube Subscriibers to more than 17 (Ha!). No, seriously, if you can quickly hop over there and “Subscribe”, it would be so very awesome!

I promise that the videos (most of them at least) will be entertaining and/or informative!

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Guitar Lesson: How A Toothpick Saved My Guitar

My toothpick saved my guitar

It’s amazing how some of the smallest things can have an impact on the bigger things

I also learned a little more about resourcefulness

The strap post on my Fender Stratocaster broke. That isn’t good when you need to put the strap on in order to play!

One day this will happen to you. Just wait….

The strap post was actually a strap lock. It literally locks the strap in place on your guitar.

For a small investment, you should look into locks for your electric guitars – and even some of the acoustic guitars (just be aware of the acoustics that have the cord plug in where you put the strap, it doesn’t work for those models). I can’t tell you how many times the strap finds its way off the strap post at the most inopportune times (like a gig….)

So, lucky you! I have a real short video to show you how it is done with a toothpick (thanks to my friend Greg who alerted me to what I found out was an old tried and true trick!)

Yes folks, a toothpick.

You have to see this to believe it

Watch this, and bookmark it for when it happens to you :-)…

Guitar Saved by a Toothpick

Rock On,

Tony G.

PS: Oh and hey, can you do me a favor? I’m starting a mission to grow my You Tube Subscriibers to more than 16 (Ha!). No, seriously, if you can quickly hop over there and “Subscribe”, it would be so very awesome!

I promise that the videos (most of them at least) will be entertaining and/or informative!

Here is the path to arrive there:

Six String Corner