Take Inventory and Clean House!

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Identify The Problem and Fix It!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been going over my guitar rig to get it all fixed up and ready for an upcoming tour. As I was soldering wires, velcro-ing pedals down, and getting all of the buzzes out of my axe after a good restring, I realized how much the preparation of the gear is much like the preparation of the player.

Life’s Like A Box Of… Screwdrivers?

Much like our gear, sometimes things get a bit tweaked, misaligned, and ultimately out of tune. Sometimes we just need to take out a screwdriver and see what’s going on for ourselves. For example, I fixed a Wah pedal just by looking inside and finding a little piece of cardboard misaligned. When you think about it, that was kinda like learning a solo then checking it against the music to tweak it back to perfection. I also re-wired an electrical plug. This was something that I hadn’t done before, but I looked at it, figured out how to make the repair and fixed it (without causing a fire too!). That was much like when you listen to a song and want to learn it but you think you can’t play it. Once you try and realize you can, then you have the power in your hands!

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