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How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

In recent times we have seen the release of some electric guitar models with piezo pickups from the likes of ESP Guitars with their LTD EC-1000 Piezo series and Duesenberg with their Starplayer TV Plus guitars. So the question had to be asked… How does

Tips for When Buying Your First Guitar

Quite often when people young and old get inspired to play the guitar they jump straight to purchasing something that might not be suitable for them. Here are some common mistakes made and some useful tips for when buying your first guitar:   #1. Getting the

My Gear: Emma Russack

My Gear: Emma Russack

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on

Ruokangas Unveil the Valvebucker: A Tube-Driven Guitar Pickup

Ruokangas Unveil the Valvebucker: A Tube-Driven Guitar Pickup

Boutique Finnish guitar company Ruokangas Guitars have made a huge step in guitar pick-up design with the unveiling of the Valvebucker—the first ever tube-driven electric guitar pickup. Initially the pick-up was designed for a “steampunk-influenced one-off custom guitar with an active pickup driven by vacuum

Would You Like a Strat Built Out of Colour Pencils?

There have been many talented people using colour pencils to craft hand-carved sculptures and patterned jewelry but what about a guitar? Yes that’s what an artist who goes by the name of Burls Art has built, an electric guitar, a Fender Stratocaster in fact, out of

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar ?

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar?

When you’re talking about guitars and instruments live onstage, which is better: wired or wireless cabling? The advantages and disadvantages are pretty much the same if you are in a gigging band, playing in a house of worship or just having fun with some friends.
EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

If you don’t know what an ‘EBow’ is, chances are you’ve probably heard it but not realized what it was.  ‘The EBow is a battery-powered electronic device for playing the electric guitar. The EBow uses a pickup – inductive string driver – feedback circuit, including a sensor coil,
My Gear: Luke Shields [Have/Hold]

My Gear: Luke Shields [Have/Hold]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on