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10 Ways to Improve Your Guitar Tone for Free

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There are all sorts of ways musicians can spend money, from buying new gear to repairing broken gear to replenishing strings, picks and accessories.

So what if there was something you could do for your tone that wouldn’t cost you a cent? Better still, what if there were 10 ways you could improve your tone without spending anything more than a little spare time?

That’s exactly what the folks at Gear Gods offer up in the video below. Titled “10 Ways to Improve Your Guitar Tone for Free,” the video takes you through a range of tips that include guitar set up, pedal order, care and maintenance, and guitar technique.

The video is more than eight minutes long and worth every second of it.

For more Gear Gods videos, check out their YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.