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  • Unblocking The Trem On A Strat - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 4 days ago
    • 36 views
    In this video, Dave asnwers a question sent in by a viewer, asking about how to go about using the trem on a Strat where it has previously been blocked off.

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  • Tone Talk #8 - Emulating Other Guitarists' Sounds - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 41 views
    When building your own guitar tone, it's useful to listen other guitarists - analyse their sounds to understand what you like and what you don't, so you can consider what you might want to incorpor...
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  • Tone Talk #7 - Five Creative Uses For A Boost Pedal (Number Four Might Surprise You) - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 232 views
    The humble clean boost pedal has one simple function, but you can use it in a variety of ways - it's far more versatile than just a thing for making you sound louder. In fact, if you use one in th...
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  • Tone Talk #6 - Types Of Guitar Effect - Duration: 26 minutes.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 58 views
    In this video Dave gives an overview of a number of different types of guitar effect. This is intended to give you a bit of guidance as to what types of effect you may want to consider including in...
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  • Bank Holiday Jamming - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 4 weeks ago
    • 24 views
    In the studio today jamming with some new gear...a Frederic Effects Golden Eagle (a Klon clone, which I'm really enjoying) and a Blackstar HT20 amp.

    Got a question? Ask it here... http://www.phat...
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  • Tone Talk #5 - Tone, EQ and Your Place In The Sonic Spectrum - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 26 views
    It's all about the bass...and mids and treble. How you set up the tone controls is key part to defining your sound, and also determines how your sound interacts with that of the other people that ...
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  • Tone Talk #4 - Making The Most Of Overdrive - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 74 views
    In this video Dave explains the benefits of gain stacking. Instead of using a whole lot of overdrive on your amp, which can lose definition in the sound, try adding smaller amounts of gain from a ...
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  • Ideas For Writing Chord Progressions - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 43 views
    In this video Dave demonstrates an idea which you can use for writing chord progressions, by making slight alterations to chords in order to come up with different chord types. There's no way to t...
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  • Channel Intro (May 2019) - Duration: 91 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 46 views
    Welcome to the PhatPhish Guitar Studio!

    Got a question? Ask it here... http://www.phatphish.co.uk/ask

    Find out more about PhatPhish at http://www.phatphish.co.uk/
    Find PhatPhish on Facebook at h...
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  • Tone Talk #3 - Elements Of Your Sound - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 57 views
    Answering a question that was sent in by a viewer, Dave talks about the various factors which come together to build your guitar sound.

    Got a question? Ask it here... http://www.phatphish.co.uk/a...
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  • Tone Talk #2 - Guitar Controls - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 47 views
    In the second of a series of videos talking about how to get the best tone from your gear, Dave focuses on controls available on the guitar itself. Some uses are obvious, some are often overlooked ...
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  • Tone Talk #1 - Pedal Order - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 56 views
    In the first of a series of videos talking about how to get the best tone from your gear, Dave talks about pedal order. What's the "correct" order for your effects pedals, and what happens when yo...
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  • Funky Dorian Jam - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 55 views
    It's Straturday, so time to break out the Strat and get jamming something funky using the Dorian mode.

    For those who care about such things, gear used....
    Fender Standard Stratocaster
    Peavey Valve...
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  • A Study In 7 Chords - Duration: 86 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 34 views
    An original composition, using purely diatonic 7 chords (apart from a b5 sustitution at the end) played on acoustic guitar. For the gear obsessives, it's a Turner Guitars CE32 into a Yamaha THR5A a...
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  • 6 Chords - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 43 views
    In this video, Dave explains the theory behind adding an extra note to a triad in order to get a 6 chord. This type of chord has its own unique sound, and can be a useful addition to your chord vo...
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  • Guitar Demo/Review - Epiphone Wildkat - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 2,621 views
    Dave's back with another guitar demo/review - this time it's the Epiphone Wildkat. This is a feature-heavy guitar in the affordable end of the Epiphone range, so how does it fare - wild, or a bit ...
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  • Slow Minor Blues Jam (Take 2) - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 41 views
    Another go over a minor blues backing track, just for the heck of it. Thanks for the likes and comments on the first version - all very much appreciated.

    Gear used...
    Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stra...
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  • Slow Minor Key Blues Jam - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 67 views
    Taking it easy with a slow bluesy jam in Dm

    Gear used...
    Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster
    Peavey ValveKing 50 (clean channel)
    Boss Blues Driver
    Fulltone Plimsoul
    TC Electronic Flashback Delay
    ...
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  • Understanding Compressor Pedals - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 53 views
    A number of people have asked about what compressor pedals do and how they work. Do you need a compressor on your pedal board? In this video, Dave gives an overview of what a compression effect d...
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  • Fender Classic Player 60s Baja Telecaster - Duration: 29 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 2,722 views
    In this video Dave delves into the smorgasbord of tonal options on offer from the Fender 60s Baja Telecaster - is this the most versatile telecaster ever?

    Got a question? Ask it here... http://ww...
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  • Baja Telecaster Jam - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 121 views
    Fender 60s Baja Telecaster
    Peavey ValveKing 50 (clean channel)
    JHS Angry Charlie
    TC Electronic Flashback
    Boss RV-6 Reverb

    Got a question? Ask it here... http://www.phatphish.co.uk/ask

    Find out m...
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  • Talking About Trems - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    • 76 views
    In this video Dave discusses the various types of tremolo system (AKA whammy bar) that you might expect to find on guitars. There are quite a few different types, and this video describes the diff...
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  • Odd Intervals And Outside Notes - Duration: 9 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 141 views
    When you study music theory you learn a lot about what notes are "allowed" to be used in a given situation. However, you can open up whole new avenues of creativity by introducing outside notes an...
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  • What's The Difference Between Scales And Modes? - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    • 423 views
    In this video Dave answers a question that was sent in: "What is the difference between modes and scales and how does a player decipher which to use and/or how to use them?"

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  • 6-Screw Strat Trem - Fixed Or Floating? - Duration: 9 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 799 views
    In this video Dave discusses options for how to set up a traditional/vintage 6-screw tremolo system. What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of setting your Strat tremolo as floating or...
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  • Pentatonic Shapes - Duration: 9 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 228 views
    The minor pentatonic is arguably the most useful scale that a modern guitar player can learn. However, it's important not to get stuck in a rut with it, and you need to avoid getting locked into j...
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  • First Jam - Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 124 views
    A new arrival in the PhatPhish Guitar Studio - a 1955 relic Strat from the Fender Custom Shop. Time for a bit of jam to hear how it sounds. Queue the music...

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  • Funky Friday Fazing - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 41 views
    Warming up for the weekend with a bit of a jam through the Flattley Darth Fazer pedal (plus some dirt from the Boss Angry Driver). Have a great weekend everybody.

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  • Options For Playing Over Dominant Chords - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 163 views
    Dominant family chords are derived from the Mixolydian mode, so that scale seems like the obvious choice for playing over that type of chord. However there are some other options, particularly if ...
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  • Yamaha THR5A - Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Demo/Review - Duration: 26 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 7,155 views
    In this video, Dave runs through the sounds available from the Yamaha THR5A acoustic guitar amplifier. This is a little box with a lot of features - some of which might surprise you.

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