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Basic Components of an Electric Guitar

Electric guitar is one of the most famous of all the musical instruments now-a-days. You will find no musicians and musical bands without it. This instrument has given musical industry a new dimension and is increasingly being played in almost all performances. Anyone who is in love with music playing is in love with these electric guitars. So this article sponsored by www.GuitarsVibe.com is going to give you an idea that what an electric guitar is and what are its basic components. Also, it will give a brief overview of the functions of the basic components of an Electric Guitar.

First of all, as the name suggests, an electric guitar is just like an ordinary guitar having the electricity feature. The electric component associated with it gives it a real power. The vibrations of an electric guitar get picked up and are powered by an amplifier. The connection between guitar and the amplifier is established using a guitar cable. When you play this guitar, the waves of vibration travel along the string of the guitar and get picked up by the pickup where these get converted from mechanical to electrical impulses. Normally there are 2-3 pickups which also have associated switches with them. The switches control that which sound effect is going to be produced. Similarly there are many other kinds of knobs, volume controls and other tone dials which are going to be explained here.

  1. Pickups: these pickups are basically interfaces between the guitar and the amplifier. It actually is a coil which is wound around a magnet. The magnet is used to detect the waves which in turn is used to transmit the impulses to the coil. This coil then transmits the impulses in the form of electric impulses to the amplifier. This in result produces the sound which you hear when electric guitar is played. This sound gets higher as the volume is increased and often causes irritation. A hum buckler is the one which is used to control this sound.

  1. The Tuners: the tuners are used to tune the strings of the guitar and are located on the upper head of the guitar. In the guitars where there are whammy bars, these tuners are present on the base.

  1. Knobs & Dials: the electric guitars normally have 3 knobs. The first knob is used to control the volume of guitar. The other two knobs control the base and the treble effects of it.

  1. Whammy Bar: It is used to alter the guitar pitch and is an optional part of the guitar and not an essential one. The pitch can be altered as highest to the lowest.

These are the basic components of the guitar and are necessary to understand because if you want to be a guitar player, you need to understand the basic components. Just like a good driver needs to learn about the basic parts of the car. There might be some more components on the more advanced versions of the guitar but the basic ones remain the same as already briefed in this article.

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Famous Electric Guitar Brands

In today’s world, electric guitar has made its mark. It has become undoubtedly the most important and most played musical instrument out of all. Because it has become so famous, more and more companies are there into its making and you can find a large number of its makes and models out there. One must really be aware about the famous brands so that he can get the best value for his money. This article will give you a good idea about the famous brands and the models that are worth buying, although there is a long list.

  1. IBANEZ: It is a good brand and the company was founded in 1978 by Mr. Hoshino Gakki. This company offers a wide range of guitars which includes Ibanez IJX 40, Ibanez SZ 320, Ibanez GRG 170 DX etc. This company made some new guitars in 2007 which include X Series (XPT 700), RG Series (RG 2228), V Blade (VBT 700). The company is good and the equipment produced by it is of good quality and produces a really good sound quality.

  1. Fender: This name everyone knows whoever is related to this music industry. It is a very popular and famous brand and the company was formed in 1946 by Leo Fender. Since 1946, this company has produced a great number of excellent guitars for the music industry covering the rock, the pop, rock and roll etc. All sorts of musicians and music lovers have like their guitars. Some of the good models produced by them include Stratocaster, telecaster, show master, Deluxe etc.

  1. Gibson: Gibson again is a very big name and probably the biggest of all. This company was started in 1902 by Mr. Orville Gibson. This company has served the music a great deal and is one of the oldest in the guitar making. They have many great guitars built but some of the best are Gibson ES 137, Gibson ES 175, Standard SG and Standard SG for left handers.

  1. Yamaha: Yamaha again is very popular and old company. This company has some other products as well and is not only in the guitar making. They started guitar making in 1946. Their guitars are also liked and loved by the musicians across the world. Some of their best items include AES 420 RM, AES 420 BL, PAC012 Electric Guitar pack etc.

  1. ESP: This company is again very famous and produces good quality electric guitars. Earlier their business was confined to the making of guitar replacement parts only but then they decided to make their own guitars as well. The idea of making own guitars was materialized in 1976 when they started to produce their own guitars. The demanded models of guitars from this company include LTD Standard M100, EX50 LTD Standard, EC1000 LTD Deluxe, LTD H200 etc.

  1. Washburn: This company is again a good one and was started in 1883 in Chicago. The equipment produced by this company is also very famous among the music lovers and some of the great guitars produced by this company include HB 30 with hollow body, WI64DL TBL, WI66 PRO etc.

Why to purchase from Famous Brands

Now we have given you some of the top brands in this article for your consumption. Below is why should you buy from these:

  1. Their products are of good quality, easy to use and durable

  2. Guitars from these companies produces high quality music

  3. The products that you buy are in warranty and if at any stage in the warranty you find any defect, they are responsible to remove it and they do it.

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