Thomson Course Technology Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound

Guitar Tone Book by Mitch Gallagher | A Guide to Equipment Choices and Tone-shaping Techniques - Paperback
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Zero In on Your Signature Tone

Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound helps you get there. Filled with the considerable acumen of tone guru Mitch Gallagher, this book takes you on a guided tour of gear choices and examines the tone-shaping techniques of guitar luminaries. Vintage vs. new, boutique vs. mainstream, modern vs. retro - all is laid bare for your consideration. Throughout, Guitar Tone strives to separate fact from myth and inspects each component's contribution to the overall tone of your guitars and other equipment. In your quest for the ultimate tone, it's essential to have a trusty roadmap. Let Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound be yours.

About the Author:

Mitch Gallagher, Editorial Director here at Sweetwater Sound, has over 30 years of professional experience in the music industry. His background includes a degree in music as well as extensive graduate studies in electronic music composition and classical guitar. A well-respected author, teacher, touring and studio musician, recording engineer, project studio/multimedia production company owner, studio consultant/technology expert, and Grammy-winning composer, Mitch hosted hundreds of studio recording, live sound, and MIDI seminars and classes prior to being named Senior Technical Editor of Keyboard magazine in 1998. In 2000, Mitch assumed the Editor's chair at EQ magazine, and he joined Sweetwater in 2005. He's published well over 1,000 articles in music, guitar, and recording publications, and his monthly column, "Guitar Tracks," currently appears in Premier Guitar magazine. In addition to freelance writing and editing, he is an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne. Mitch possesses a rare gift for wringing the last ounce of tone from stringed instruments.

Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound Features at a Glance:
  • Explores all the gear
  • Vintage vs. new
  • Boutique vs. mainstream
  • Modern vs. retro
  • Examines the tone-shaping techniques of famous players
  • Separates the facts from the myths
  • Inspects each component's contribution to overall tone
Guitar Tone: Pursuing the Ultimate Guitar Sound - your resource for serious tone!

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Great book vey informative. Lot of cool tidbits that are a huge help
Music background: Guitar

Guitar Tone by Mitch Gallagher

I have really enjoyed reading this book! It is a very well thought out book.

Buy this book before you buy any more gear.

Excellent book on how guitar tone is affected by the many parts of the signal chain; I will definitely consult it before adding any new effects or guitars. The chapters on individual players, and how to reconstruct their signature sounds was great as well; I know that much of a player's tone comes from their own hands, but it was very helpful in creating a "pro-level" tone with the gear I have now. Thanks, Mitch! Go, Dragons!
Music background: I play for fun.

A valuable tool for anyone learning guitar

If your Just learning for a hobby or Going Professional this book is great for better understanding the science and art of guitar tone, while it might not cover the newest type of gear coming out such as the Fishman guitar Pickups, but it still cover's everything from the wood used in the guitar to all the small things such as picks. ( the Fishman guitar pickup is a new design, look it up at Sweetwater's websight.)
Music background: just learning

Guitar Tone

Super book I thought I knew what there was to know about Guitar playing. I was so wrong this book really opened up my eyes. Mitch laided it out really good so every could understand. Thank you sweetwater for this book and the great service. Anthony B
Music background: Student Hobbyist
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