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Keith Richards: Why I Hardly Ever Use Effect Pedals

In the ongoing—and always entertaining—"Ask Keith Richards" video series, someone posed a doozy to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist: "Why do you hardly ever use guitar pedals?""I aim to get the sound that I want coming straight out of my amplifier," Richards says. "Aware as I am that I was the bugger that started the foot pedal [thing] with 'Satisfaction,' to me that was a one-off effect.... …

Essential Listening: 10 Great Fuzz Guitar Songs

Musicians can still be a little fuzzy when it comes to describing the sound of fuzz. Some guitarists will tell you it sounds like a 2,000-pound bee trapped in a sturdy metal box—perhaps with a potentiometer installed somewhere behind the wings.And while many fuzz guitar tunes and tones did (and do) make the most of the original fuzz "buzz" sound, fuzz actually has many facets, many sides, many... …

Watch Keith Richards Play “Malagueña”

You know that Keith Richards plays with just five strings (no low E). But have you ever seen him set up a six-string for five-string play, and then jam away on it?Take a look at the video below, because you’ll see him do it, and much more. The 71-year-old rocker sat down with Matt Sweeney for a recent episode of Noisey’s excellent Guitar Moves program.The two met at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady... …

That Time Chuck Berry Punched Keith Richards in the Face

It's no secret that the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is one of the late Chuck Berry's biggest—or at least most famous—fans.Richards, who based his initial guitar style on Berry's, has been recording his own versions of Berry's tunes since the Stones covered "Carol," "Around and Around" and "You Can't Catch Me" in 1964. Richards also inducted Berry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986... …

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