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GN Line 6 Helix ANGL Meteor Free Patch

GN Line 6 Helix ANGL Meteor Free Patch

Here’s a free patch for the Line 6 ANGL Meteor model.

I wasn’t really a fan of the ANGL until I tweaked it but I think it sounds pretty good like this. As always, my patches are made for recording and sound best in a mix. If you want to use it live or on its own it’ll need a little tweaking.

It can be downloaded for free using the link below.

http://guitarnoodle.com/freehelixpatches/gnanglmeteor.zip

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Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor

When Joey Sturgis Tones teamed up with Misha Mansoor, they created one of the hottest plugin releases of the year. Developed by JST and Misha to get his signature guitar sounds, it has proven to be a hugely successful plugin. Let’s take a look and see why it’s so popular. Continue reading →

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STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

It seems like every week a new amp simulator is announced. To stand out from the crowd, manufacturers are teaming up more and more with famous guitarists or amp builders. STL Tones have taken a different approach and have joined forces with award-winning producers Howard Benson and Mike Plotnikoff. Continue reading →

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What Kind Of Guitar Tuner Should I Buy?

What Kind Of Guitar Tuner Should I Buy?

Whether you're just starting out, or have been gigging for 30 years, a guitar tuner is one of the most essential bits of kit you can own.

There are different kinds of tuners available and they all suit different setups and budgets so let's take a look at the main kinds.

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The Standard Chromatic Tuner

There doesn't seem to be a name for this kind form of tuner other than a chromatic tuner. This is the basic kind of tuner many beginners buy as their first tuner.

Simply plug in, or use the microphone if you're tuning your acoustic guitar and tune.

The is a great example of this kind of tuner. Simple and it gets the job done accuratley.

This kind of guitar tuner is great to use at home.

clip on guitar tuner

The Clip-On

Now I Must admit, I was sceptical about clip-on tuners for a long time. I thought they were a bit of a gimmick. Then someone gave me one as a gift and it totally changed my mind. They simply clip on to the guitar's headstock and have a small display to show everything you need to tune correctly. Some of the cheaper ones aren't so great but a decent version is still far from expensive and they work really well.

I actually have a few of these now and keep them in different rooms so I always have one around if I'm going to play unplugged. I also keep one in my guitar case as a backup for gigging.

 

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Pedal Tuners

If you are a gigging guitarist then there's a good chance a pedal tuner is the first part of your pedalboard. This is one pedal you really don't want to skimp on. Buy a good one and it will last for many years and you'll never have an excuse for being out of tune at a gig.

The have been the industry standard for years. They are robust and work well. More recently, pedals such as the and have become well used alternatives. Check them all out and see which one fits your needs best.

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Rack Mount Tuners

The other option for the gigging or studio guitarist is the rack mounted tuner. They have a bigger display so they can show how well in tune you are more accurately. Obviously, the main reason for choosing a rack mounted tuner is if you use a rack for other effects or your pre and power amp.

The is a very good choice but if you have the budget you should look at for the ultimate accuracy.

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I Bought A Line 6 Helix LT- A Short Review

I Bought A Line 6 Helix LT- A Short Review

 

A few weeks ago a lovely new landed at Guitar Noodle HQ.

A bit of background info. I’ve been playing the guitar and various other instruments for around 25 years now. During that time I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money on equipment. I use to be pretty seriously into recording my own music but that got pushed to one side due to starting a family. A scenario I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with. Continue reading →

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