Monday, March 25, 2013

Fellow guitarists! Learn from my mistake!

When you are going to use a whammy bar in performance on, say, a Fender Stratocaster, you should use the following sequence of events to prepare:

1. Screw whammy bar into that hole near the bridge.
2. Tune your guitar.

If you do these things in the opposite order, your guitar (if it is like mine) will end up almost a half step flat just as you are supposed to start playing. Then you will be tuning up while the band runs through its first few songs. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

The things you can learn, even after 25 years of playing guitar.


Memphis Evans is the composer of several pieces of serious music that explore the area between desireable and undesireable sounds.