The Best Strings For Fretless Electric Guitar?

Hey there, here’s a quick comparison video for three different types and brands of guitar strings on a fretless electric guitar.

Before you watch the video and see for yourself, here are some words;

I have tried Elixir 12102 Nanoweb Coated, La Bella Jazz Tapes 800-R Black Nylon Wound and Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing JS111 Flat Wound models on a single day and come up with this video! To be honest, Elixir was used much longer than the other two. I just recorded a sample then restrung my guitar twice more. La Bella Jazz Tapes was clearly my least favourite one as the nylon wound strings did not feel as much OK as the plain strings of the same set. It was much more difficult to achieve slides. Thomastik Infeld one was the best I guess! It was way more balanced and focused than the other two. But I would still go for Elixir if I didn’t have another choice!

By the way, it’s been ages since I played something so please bear with me sounding a bit unconfident 🙂

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Vintage V6 Strat – RME Babyface PRO Positive Grid Bias FX

Here’s what you can get with these pieces of gears; Vintage V6 StratocasterRME Babyface PROPositive Grid Bias FX ’94 Match DC amp + Kurzweil KS-40 Reference Monitors

Microphone Comparison Boss Micro BR-80 vs Canon Legria HF R506

An attempt to compare built-in microphones found in Boss Micro BR-80 and Canon Legria HF R506. Both devices were aimed to my guitar from almost the same direction and location. Which one is better?

SX SST62 LPB Strat Graptech Nut Upgrade

Here’s a quick demo of my new SX SST62 Stratocaster

I have upgraded the stock nut to a Graphtech TUSQ XL and also restrung it with an Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 set of strings.

PS: Tuned down a half step! This sounds much fresher

AMT P2 Test Drive

Here’s a very laid back test drive of AMT P2. You have two analogue amp simulations. When the switch is off, you have a Fender-like clean tones. When engaged you have whichever AMT series you have picked up. In this case, you have Peavey 5150 kind of tones.

AMT is a Russian guitar pedal company and they built great sounding pedals. Please have a look at AMT’s range of pedals and preamps on Amazon!

Covered vs Uncovered Pickups – A/B Test

I’ve been planning to install pickup covers on my Seymour Duncan JB / Jazz set as my Ibanez AR300RE comes with a covered pair of pickups. It is supposed to be a taste thing rather than a strict fact when it comes to covering or uncovering pickups. So I’m not going to judge anything here, instead one can easily claim that I’m quite biased in this post. I have recently started liking covered humbucker look. After I upgraded my pickups to Seymour Duncan JB / Jazz set, I tried to remove the covers from default pickups and install them on my new pickups, but they didn’t fit. In addition, it was almost impossible to find an exact cover for your pickups in my country. I sent a couple of e-mails to Seymour Duncan and SD dealers in Turkey, but so far no reply! If you’d like to purchase covers for your pickups, here is a trusted online shop!

Finally, I found someone selling a pair of pickup covers for Seymour Duncan branded pickups. I can’t say I don’t like zebra pickups but nowadays covered look of humbuckers appeal to me a lot more than a naked one.

I was actually going to prepare a post regarding with installing covers on humbucker pickups but after I went through Youtube videos, I thought they’d already done much better tutorial videos than I could achieve. Here are some great examples;

Here is the final result side by side below;