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Study type: Online

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Overview

Learn EXACTLY how Guitar Tone is made.  How Pickup Placement, Valve Choices, Effects Order and a myriad of other parts of your signal chain create the Guitar Tone that you crave.  With HD Graphics and Animation to show you what’s happening inside your signal chain…you’ll never be left guessing at how to create the epic tone that’s in your head.

  1. INTRODUCTION
    Breakdown of course subjects
    History of the Electric Guitar
    Variables in Signal Chain
  2. WHAT IS TONE?
    What is Sound?
    Understanding Standing Waves & Harmonics
    Nodes and Antinodes
    Harmonic Content on Guitar String
    Harmonics produced by Distortion
    Understanding Modulation
  3. GUITARS
    Main Guitar Types
    Pickup Demonstrations (all positions)
     – Fender Stratocaster
     – Fender Telecaster
     – Epiphone Les Paul
     – Epiphone 335 Dot
     – 1967 Gretsch with FilterTrons
     – 1961 Fender Jazzmaster
     – 2007 Duesenberg Starplayer TV
     – 1969 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with Lollar Imperials
    Guitar Controls
    Guitar Woods
    Necks
    Scale Length
    Pickup Placement
    MIDI Pickups
  4. AMPS
    Overview
    DIY “Lamington” Tube Amp
    How do Tube Amps work?
    Tone Stacks
    Reading Schematics
    Building the “Lamington” Tube Amp
    Gain Staging
     – Fenders
     – Marshalls
     – Hi Gain
    Amp Effects Loops
    Amp Switching
  5. SPEAKERS / MICS
    Overview
    Specifications
    Series / Parallel
    Impedance Matching
    Miking up Amps
    Microphone Positions and Blending
  6. EFFECTS
    Overview
    Gain (Overdrive, Distortion & Fuzz)
    Dynamics (Compressors & Noise Gates)
    Flangers
    Phasers
    Chorus
    Tremolo / Vibrato
    Rotary Speaker Emulators
    Ring Modulators
    Wah-wah
    EQs
    Pitch Shifters
    Delays (Slapback, Rockabilly, Ping-pong, Patterned)
    Reverb
    Loopers
    Effect Order
    Buffers
  7. RIGS
    Overview
    Pedalboard Design
    True Bypass Loopers
    Effect Loops
    4-Wire Setup
    Wet-Dry Rigs
    Wet-Dry-Wet Rigs
  8. ICONIC TONES
    Fender Era
     – Chuck Berry
     – BB King
     – Keith Richards
     – Stevie Ray Vaughan
     – Brian Setzer
     – Brent Mason
    Marshall Era
     – Jimmy Hendrix
     – Eric Clapton
     – Jimmy Page
     – Joe Perry
     – Billy Gibbons
     – Slash
    High-Gain Era
     – Eddie Van Halen
     – Randy Rhoades
     – Zakk Wylde
     – Eric Johnson
    Vox Era
     – Gretsch / Vox Combo
     – Duesenberg / Vox Combo
     – Brian May
  9. GRADUATION!

Expected Outcomes

  1. Build their own Tone from scratch
  2. Deconstruct famous Guitar Tones from your favorite Guitar Heroes through Rock History
  3. Understand how Guitar Amps work
  4. See exactly how Tube Amps are made and see one built from scratch