Stratocaster TONE Secrets [The Versatile Guitar - How To Get All These Tones]

Tommaso Zillio

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Fender Stratocaster tone secrets

Today we are going to find out secrets about one of the most popular guitars ever invented: The Fender Stratocaster (“Strat” for friends)

Yes, I also like other guitars, but this video is for Strat nerds like me :-)

One of the things I like in the Strat is its versatility… think for instance at how different musicians like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and Jeff Beck can get such different sounds from it.

(Keep in mind these three for a moment…)

Now, how do your find your own personal sound out of a Strat?

How do you leverage its incredible versatility?

The first thing is: know your instrument. And I’m always surprised at how even very simple things about the Strat (or any guitar) are virtually unknown.

To the point that I could call them “tone secrets”… simply because only a handful of people knows about them. Yes they are so simple!

So in this video we are going to take 3 different Strats and we are going for a tour of their secrets.

We are going to explore settings on the guitar that sound great… but only if you know the trick to them!

And best of all: we are going to use one amp only (and never touch its settings) and a super-simple signal chain.

So not only you can hear all the differences in tone that come from the guitar…

… but you can replicate exactly what I do at home with your own gear.

Do try this at home!

P.S. Yes, we are going to see the guitar settings of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and Jeff Beck. And many more!

Your guitar will also sound way way better if you set up her pickups correctly.

So grab a screwdriver, and follow along with these instructions… and your guitar will sound like nothing before:

That said, the best way to sound great on a guitar is still to know how to play and what to play. You better start practicing!… and play the great chords and progressions you find in the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course


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