The Ultimate Guitar Tone School Course
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The Ultimate Guitar Tone School Course

How to get any guitar tone from your rig and model your favorite Guitar Hero
4.7 (282 ratings)
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1,324 students enrolled
Created by David Wills
Last updated 12/2017
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • NONE
  • You should be an electric guitarist who wants to learn how to master guitar tone
Description

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
  9. GRADUATION!


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn about Guitar Tone
Course content
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21 lectures 05:02:21

INTRODUCTION

Breakdown of course subjects
History of the Electric Guitar
Variables in Signal Chain

Preview 14:22

WHAT IS TONE?

What is Sound?
Understanding Standing Waves & Harmonics
Nodes and Antinodes
Harmonic Content on Guitar String
Harmonics produced by Distortion

What is Tone?
16:01

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

Main Guitar Types (Part 1)
15:43

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

Main Guitar Types (Part 2)
17:29

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

Amps (Part 1)
17:41

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

Amps (Part 2)
23:13

SPEAKERS / MICS

Overview
Specifications
Series / Parallel
Impedance Matching
Miking up Amps
Microphone Positions and Blending

Speakers and Mics
09:40

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

Effects (Part 1)
19:05

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

Effects (Part 2)
14:32

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

Effects (Part 3)
11:00

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

Effects (Part 4)
14:33

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

Effects (Part 5)
14:51

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

Effects (Part 6)
13:39

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

Effects (Part 7)
15:17

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

Effects (Part 8)
15:23

RIGS

Overview
Pedalboard Design
True Bypass Loopers
Effect Loops
4-Wire Setup
Wet-Dry Rigs
Wet-Dry-Wet Rigs

Rigs
14:19

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

Iconic Tones (Part 1)
19:15

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

Iconic Tones (Part 2)
13:45

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

Iconic Tones (Part 3)
15:14
Graduation
02:06
Guitar Tone Promo
05:13