The Ultimate Guitar Tone School Course

How to get any guitar tone from your rig and model your favorite Guitar Hero

  David Wills

   Lifestyle, Music, Guitar

  Language - English

   Published on 05/2022



Learn EXACTLY how Guitar Tone is made.  How Pickup Placement, Valve Choices, Effects Order and a myriad of other parts of your signal chain create the Guitar Tone that you crave.  With HD Graphics and Animation to show you what's happening inside your signal chain...you'll never be left guessing at how to create the epic tone that's in your head.

  1. INTRODUCTION Breakdown of course subjects History of the Electric Guitar Variables in Signal Chain
  2. WHAT IS TONE? What is Sound? Understanding Standing Waves & Harmonics Nodes and Antinodes Harmonic Content on Guitar String Harmonics produced by Distortion Understanding Modulation
  3. GUITARS Main Guitar Types Pickup Demonstrations (all positions)  - Fender Stratocaster  - Fender Telecaster  - Epiphone Les Paul  - Epiphone 335 Dot  - 1967 Gretsch with FilterTrons  - 1961 Fender Jazzmaster  - 2007 Duesenberg Starplayer TV  - 1969 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with Lollar Imperials Guitar Controls Guitar Woods Necks Scale Length Pickup Placement MIDI Pickups
  4. AMPS Overview DIY "Lamington" Tube Amp How do Tube Amps work? Tone Stacks Reading Schematics Building the "Lamington" Tube Amp Gain Staging  - Fenders  - Marshalls  - Hi Gain Amp Effects Loops Amp Switching
  5. SPEAKERS / MICS Overview Specifications Series / Parallel Impedance Matching Miking up Amps Microphone Positions and Blending
  6. EFFECTS Overview Gain (Overdrive, Distortion & Fuzz) Dynamics (Compressors & Noise Gates) Flangers Phasers Chorus Tremolo / Vibrato Rotary Speaker Emulators Ring Modulators Wah-wah EQs Pitch Shifters Delays (Slapback, Rockabilly, Ping-pong, Patterned) Reverb Loopers Effect Order Buffers
  7. RIGS Overview Pedalboard Design True Bypass Loopers Effect Loops 4-Wire Setup Wet-Dry Rigs Wet-Dry-Wet Rigs
  8. ICONIC TONES Fender Era  - Chuck Berry  - BB King  - Keith Richards  - Stevie Ray Vaughan  - Brian Setzer  - Brent Mason Marshall Era  - Jimmy Hendrix  - Eric Clapton  - Jimmy Page  - Joe Perry  - Billy Gibbons  - Slash High-Gain Era  - Eddie Van Halen  - Randy Rhoades  - Zakk Wylde  - Eric Johnson Vox Era  - Gretsch / Vox Combo  - Duesenberg / Vox Combo  - Brian May

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn about Guitar Tone

What Will I Get ?

  • Build their own Tone from scratch

  • Deconstruct famous Guitar Tones from your favorite Guitar Heroes through Rock History

  • Understand how Guitar Amps work

  • See exactly how Tube Amps are made and see one built from scratch


  • NONE

  • You should be an electric guitarist who wants to learn how to master guitar tone

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