Getting good tones out of a Gibson Les Paul Style Guitar

Getting good tones out of a Gibson Les Paul Style Guitar

In this video I show you how to get a much better rhythm guitar tone as well as a better lead guitar tone using the volume and tone controls on a Gibson Les Paul style electric guitar.  This particular guitar is a Tokai but it doesn’t matter which brand you have, you can apply these tips and get better tone quickly and easily.  Most people don’t do this when they first start using a Les Paul so I hope it helps.

Les Paul vs ES-335 – Do They Sound the Same?

Les Paul vs ES-335 – Do They Sound the Same?

In this video I am showing you the differences between a Les Paul electric guitar and an ES-335.  Both of these guitars are Japanese Tokai guitars and are basically references of late 50’s Gibson electric guitars.  Tonally, there’s a not as much difference as I thought but there still is just enough to notice it – especially on clean.  When you add some overdrive into the mix, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference to the untrained ear.

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INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast Feb 16, 2016

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast Feb 16, 2016

This podcast covers a range of topics from what’s coming up on my channel, the recording process, swapping to a mac from PC, a sample of a new song from my next album, and the benefits of learning to record if you’re a musician.

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast Feb 16 2015

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast #23 – Google+ Hangout

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast #23 – Google+ Hangout

This is the last half of the YouTube live stream I filmed today.  I tried the Google+ hangout today and we had guests Wayne, David, MrKareem, Kerry, and myself.  This was a lot of fun and I’ll be doing more Google+ hangout’s in the future rather than the solo live streams.  Enjoy!  The full video is available on my YouTube channel. http://www.YouTube.com/intheblues

Podcast #23 – Google+ Hangout

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast #21

INTHEBLUES Tone Podcast #21

This episode of the podcast Will from Will’s Easy Guitars on YouTube joins Shane on a diverse discussion including building custom guitars, pickups, tone chasing, YouTube trolls, the flat Earth movement, technical vs feel players, and more.  This is one of my personal favorite podcasts yet due to the subject matter. I hadn’t spoken to Will prior to doing this podcast and it was a lot of fun.

Podcast #21