Thomann's Cool Online Guides
Here's a list of our current Online Guides. Each one extends over several pages and explains a specific product area in simple terms with the aid of pictures and diagrams, covering their history, use, and different types. Some documents cover complete setups, and others specific techniques of use. If youre unsure of how to go about choosing the right product for you, or you just want to know more about any of these topics, read on!
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
The following pages give an overview of the various types of guitar amp available.
The steel-strung acoustic guitar has a range of sounds that are unmistakeable and not easily replicated with any other type of guitar.
Amp modellers are guitar DSP effects units that emulate the sound of a range of amplifiers and speaker cabinets.
Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.
We investigate some of the many accessories available for both guitar and bass.
Modulation Effects Pedals
The term modulation in its broadest sense covers a range of sonic effects, from the subtlest chorus to ear-bending ring modulation.
Without strings, guitars and basses produce no sound, yet most players know very little about them.
Our aim is to explain the basic process of recording the electric guitar!
Guitar Multi FX
The multi-FX concept has been around in various forms since the mid 80s - It is therefore no surprise that there is a huge range of hardware available.
Until recently, the classical guitar represented the most popular route into guitar playing.
Guitar Amp Heads
Though there are other options, the stack remains a rock icon, and is still the most flexible form of guitar amplification.
Bass Effect Pedals
Effects processors designed for use with bass guitars are now more popular than ever.
Guitar Wireless Systems
Its time for more guitarists to take advantage of the freedom of movement provided and strut their stuff!
Distortion Effect Pedals
A classic Ibanez Tubescreamer or Colorsound Tonebender can fetch many times its original price from guitarists in search of the ultimate killer tone and sustain.
Often underestimated and thought of only as a holiday instrument, the ukulele is experiencing a revival - and by no means only on Hawaii
Acoustic Guitar Amps
Before buying an acoustic amp, its important to consider exactly what you want it to do.
Choosing a Beginner's Instr.
The first hurdle though, is to decide on which instrument to learn?
There is nothing mysterious about the basic principles of the electric guitar pickup.
Microphone preamps, are analogue devices that will remain important even as most other equipment is superseded by digital alternatives.
Delay Effect Pedals
Delays offer a simple and convenient method of creating a sense of space around your sound.
Reverb is an essential ingredient in almost all pop and rock music.
Modern electronic tuners are generally accurate, reliable and fairly inexpensive.
Racks & Cases
If you take good care of your equipment, your pack it up carefully - and this means getting a proper case!
7 String Guitars
In this Online Advisor, created in conjunction with planetguitar.net, we explore the key features of the instruments that have redefined power chords.
After a bass player has bought a great instrument and a suitable amp, they still need a proper speaker. What should you bear in mind when looking for one?
It would be fair to say that the development of the wah-wah pedal has been somewhat experimental over the years.
Your guitar needs care and attention, and by that we mean more than simply cleaning and polishing it. Read this tutorial to find out more.
Baritone guitars are the dark side of the guitar world - without them, there's almost nothing you can get done in the rock and metal scene.
Guitar players in particular should know something about potentiometers
E-bass pickups influence the sound of your bass decisively.
Recording Acoustic Guitars
The acoustic guitar is one of the most frequently recorded instruments in the studio, but it is often recorded poorly.
MIDI and Modelling Guitars
We delve into the digital technology bridging the gap between guitars and synths in several exciting areas.
EQ is perhaps the least noticed of all types of audio processing, but also the most important.
We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.