While playing the guitar, conversations such as "That guitar sounds good" are common occurrences.
Also, if you have multiple guitars, there may be some instruments that feel like "this guitar doesn't sound".
Even if you only have one, I think there are many people who feel that they want a guitar that sounds more.
At times like that, some people impulsively look for a new guitar, and before they know it, their home is overflowing with guitars.
If you are dissatisfied with the sound of your current guitar, before buying a new guitar, first check "How a guitar sounds".
Maybe you can get a satisfying sound without buying a guitar.
try to make it sound well
First, let me show you the easiest way to do it.
try changing picks
Because the material, shape, thickness, etc. of the picks are different, the timbre, touch feeling, pushing force, etc. will change.
Each pick has its own characteristics, and it is important to choose them according to the style and music genre you are using.
Also, your playing style will change depending on the pick you use.
For example, if you use a thin pick, you can play a soft sound with a light touch.
Thicker picks, on the other hand, will push more and produce a clearer sound.
Therefore, by changing the pick you use, you can change the timbre and playing style, which is effective for enjoying playing.
My recommendation is to start by finding a pick that suits your playing style and taste.
That's why it's important to experiment with picks of different materials, shapes, and thicknesses.
In addition, it is effective to choose according to the music genre and performance style to be used.
try changing the way you play the strings
Changing the way the strings are plucked and the way the force is applied is very effective in making the guitar sound good. Because the method of plucking the strings and the method of applying force are different, the timbre, volume, and playing style change.
For example, by increasing the force with which you pluck the strings, you can increase the volume and produce a clearer sound. Also, by plucking the strings lightly, you can play a soft sound with a light touch.
The same is true for how the strings are plucked. For example, by plucking the strings with a pick instead of your fingers, you can get a clearer sound. On the other hand, you can play soft sounds by plucking the strings with your fingers.
Therefore, by changing the method of plucking the strings and the method of applying force, the timbre and performance style can be changed, which is an effective way to enjoy playing.
Start by finding a way to play and apply force that suits your playing style and preferences. For that reason, it is important to try various ways of playing and applying force. In addition, it is effective to choose according to the music genre and performance style to be used.
change string type
Changing the string type is very effective to make the guitar sound better. Since the type of string is different, the timbre, volume, playing style, etc. will change.
For example, the stiffer the string, the higher the volume and the clearer the sound. On the other hand, the softer the string, the lower the volume and the softer the sound.
The type of string also changes the tone. For example, nickel strings have clear highs and a warm midrange tone. On the other hand, steel strings have a strong low range and a clear tone.
Therefore, by changing the type of string, you can change the timbre and playing style, which is effective for enjoying playing.
Start by finding a string type that suits your playing style and preferences. For this reason, it is important to experiment with different string types. In addition, it is effective to choose according to the music genre and performance style to be used.
tune the guitar
Next, I'll show you how to adjust the guitar itself so that it sounds.
Instead of leaving it at a music store, here are some easy ways to do it at home.
Change bridge pin
It is effective to change the bridge pin to improve the sound of the acoustic guitar.
The bridge pin is the part that supports the string, and has the role of ensuring that the string is properly attached, vibrates, and produces sound.
Bridge pins vary in material, shape, size, etc., so the timbre, volume, playing style, etc. change.
Materials for bridge pins include wood and metal. The wooden bridge pin has a soft tone and clear high register. Metal bridge pins, on the other hand, tend to have a clearer tone and stronger bass.
The same goes for shape and size. For example, a smaller bridge pin has a softer tone, while a larger bridge pin has a clearer tone.
Therefore, by changing the bridge pin, you can change the timbre and playing style, which is effective for enjoying playing.
Change bridge or nut
The nut is the part where the string comes in contact with the string pillow and supports the string. As a result, the material, shape, and size of the nut vary, resulting in changes in tone, volume, and playing style.
Nut materials include wood, resin, and graphite. A wooden nut has a soft tone and a clear upper register. On the other hand, a resin or graphite nut has a clear tone and a strong low end.
The same goes for shape and size. For example, a small profile nut has a soft tone, and a large profile nut has a clear tone.
Install parts that make a good sound
Developed by Fender, the FAT FINGER GTR is one of the accessories for improving the sound of your guitar.
By attaching it to the head and increasing the mass of the neck part, the purpose is to make the strings longer and louder and resonate with good balance.
However, the FAT FINGER GTR is just one accessory, and it cannot improve the sound by itself, so it is necessary to consider various other factors and improve them.
Analog reverb that improves the resonance of raw sounds and does not require a power supply
Don't you think you need expensive pickups, effectors and amplifiers to improve the sound of your acoustic guitar?
Did you know that there are items that add natural reverb to live sounds just by putting them inside the body and fastening them with magnets?
The natu-reverb is a patented product developed in Japan that does not require any processing of the guitar and generates reverb in the live sound without using electricity.
Please check it out.