Category Archives: Guitar & Bass

Guitar Delay Pedals: Which is Right for You?

No guitarist’s pedalboard is complete without a delay pedal. Delay effects, like echo or reverb, have been around since the early days of rock & roll and continue to evolve today.  While delay effects can be used by themselves, they are most often used along with other pedals in the guitar’s signal chain to create a fuller, more colorful sound.  Luckily for us, a variety of delay pedals is available with a full range of effects in stompboxes, rack-mounted units Read More...

Guitar Modulation Pedals: Which is Right for You?

Understanding Modulation Effects for Your Guitar Modulation effect pedals vibrate, wobble, shift and spin your guitar’s signal to create new and interesting sounds.  Unlike gain-based effect pedals, modulators change the amplitude and frequency of the waves in your guitar’s signal to create their unique sounds.  Modulators add layers and depth to the mood and texture of your guitar’s tone.  You’ll only be limited by your imagination, as some modulation pedals have a subtle effect, while others can be quite crazy. Most Read More...

How to Use a Guitar Amplifier’s Effects Loop

What is an Effects Loop? You may have noticed two jacks on the back of your guitar amp labeled “Send” and “Return” before.  Some brands may also label them “Pre-Amp Out” and “Power-Amp In”, or something similar, but it’s the same set-up, with different names.  The Send/Out is the jack where the signal leaves your amp before traveling through your effects pedals and the Return/In is where you route the signal back to your amp.  You’ll be using your existing Read More...

Guitar Distortion Pedals: Which is Right for You?

With so many guitar effects pedals to choose from, which one is right for you?  One very popular category of pedals is the type which increases the gain or signal strength from your guitar.  The most well-known of these is the distortion pedal.  But don’t worry; you don’t need to be in a death metal band to appreciate this type of effects pedal.  Many of these gain-boosting pedals are designed to mimic the sound of an overdriven classic tube Read More...

Optimizing Your Electric Guitar’s Sound

Looking to improve your electric guitar’s sound?  It’s important to understand all the components involved.  It all begins as your pick strikes the guitar strings.  The electric current created by your guitar’s pickups travels along the cables through any effects pedals and into your amplifier for final massaging.   Each piece affects your final tone and sound. All these components combined are known as your guitar’s sound chain or signal chain.  By reviewing each part, you can optimize your sound. Guitar picks:  Read More...

Choosing the Right Acoustic Guitar for You

In order to know which acoustic guitar is right for you, it’s important to understand how differences in construction and components may alter the sound or tone.  Someone playing classical guitar music will not want to use the same acoustic guitar as someone playing rhythm in a classic country band. When you strum the strings of your acoustic guitar, the vibrations travel from the strings through the saddle and into the soundboard.  From the soundboard, or top face of the Read More...

Welcome to On Stage Music Supply’s BLOG

  Welcome to On Stage Music Supply’s BLOG Everything we do at Onstage Music Supply started with a love of music. From beginners to professional musicians, we’re all about helping everyone experience to fun of playing an instrument and the thrill of live music. We’re musicians too and we understand you don’t want to spend all your money on your gear. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right product from our line of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, live sound, DJ, Read More...

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