For reasons of clarity: when I use the word “guitar” in these posts, it almost always refers to the bass guitar as well – and often even to any other member of this large, happy family of ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, lap steels etcetera. No discriminating here!

Due to lack of time, no new posts will be added. The existing ones remain here for your reference, though.

20 May 2016
Guitar Setup - Guru Ate Tips

The REAL ‘One And Only’ Sensible Setup Sequence – finally!

  Dear readers, After this post I’ll be going into recess for the Summer. Writing these articles has taken up a lot of my already scarce […]
22 April 2016
Wrong order, big difference!

The REAL ‘One And Only’ Sensible Setup Sequence

  A couple of weeks ago, Understanding Guitars reader Marjoline used Suggest a Topic to drop me the following line: “How to ideally line up the […]
17 March 2016
Upward view of a stringed headstock

No-Slip Knots: A Word or Two about Stringing

  I had been thinking about my next subject to cover and had some trouble deciding (there are so many!). The problem sorted itself out, though. I don’t really […]
19 February 2016
string gap

How U2 Can Buy Guitars without Worrying – part III

  Last month we covered high frets, and other possible reasons for fret buzz. We then went on to discuss several flaws that cause high notes […]