The Gear Guide Digital Course

Would You Like to Take Full Advantage of the Absolute Magic That Gear, Settings and Effects Can INSTANTLY Give Your Guitar Playing ...

... But Don’t Know Where to Start?

Well, Look No Further Because We’ve Got The Complete Solution to All Your Questions About:

Finally! A Complete Guide That Eliminates the Distortion (get it, lol?) From the Seemingly Overwhelming Number of Choices and Settings We Have Today ...

27 entertaining, informative video lessons! (That’s SIX HOURS of content)

Yours for $69.95 $37.77 only $18.89

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Get the Digital Version of
This 27-Video Series
for just $69.95 $37.77 $18.89

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No DVDs are mailed to you. These lessons are digital only.

Important Note: This course is for players of ALL abilities and levels. It's also adaptable to anything you want to play — so no matter what genre or style you're into, rest assured this course will help you sound your absolute best.

Hey David here at Next Level Guitar.

Of course you want to sound great on guitar. WE ALL DO.

And you obviously want great technique to pull that off. Which is why we’ve been creating popular courses for years that teach you just that for all sorts of styles and genres.

But what about creating that killer, great-sounding TONE we’re all looking for?

And how about adding some awesome COLOR to our sound by using certain effects?

Or how do you create the exact killer sound that YOU want?

In other words, how can get those awesome sounds you have in your head to ring out through your guitar — the sounds that YOU find pleasing?

For example, let’s say you wanted to create a classic electric blues tone. Or a classic or modern country tone.

How about an awesome sounding rockabilly tone.

Would you know how to do that?

Well, your signal path is how you make all that happen. I’m talking about all the effects, settings and gear that can do this for you ...

... that is: IF you know what to do.

Which is the whole problem, right?

I mean, how exactly do you go about doing that – achieving the absolute best tone that makes you sound amazing?

How do you even know which effects do what? And exactly how do you learn to place your desired effect within the signal path chain to begin with?

And think about the astounding mountain of gear that’s available these days, it’s crazy!

(We all love choice. But too much of it can stop you before you even get started. Don’t let that happen!)

It’s a LOT to know. It can be overwhelming for sure.

And as if that was not enough, there is a confusing universe of opinions and misinformation all over the place. (Thanks, Internet. We love you but we need a B.S. filter sometimes :-)

Here’s How You Can “Tame The Gear Beast” ...

... Or, To Put It Another Way ...

... “What the Heck Are All Those Knobs For??”

So how do you sort through it all? Well, we have the answer for you right here ... All you need is the right information.

Knowledge is POWER.

Once you watch the videos in my brand new product series, then you will be able to produce the exact killer tone you desire, and you’ll be able to do it instantly.

27 entertaining, informative video lessons! (That’s SIX HOURS of content)

Yours for $69.95 $37.77 only $18.89

must use coupon code: FIFTY

Get the Digital Version of
This 27-Video Series
for just $69.95 $37.77 $18.89

must use coupon code: FIFTY

No DVDs are mailed to you. These lessons are digital only.

Important Note: This course is for players of ALL abilities and levels. It's also adaptable to anything you want to play — so no matter what genre or style you're into, rest assured this course will help you sound your absolute best.

Why Did I Create This New Course?
Two Reasons ...

First of all, let it be said: THIS IS THE FUN STUFF!

Am I right? Gear is a blast! Playing with sounds and tweaking the knobs to get that perfect tone is SO much fun.

And you don’t have to be a gearhead to fall in love with what gear can do for your playing, either.

Second, YOU TOLD US! That’s right, we hear you. I constantly field great questions about gear, and for good reason: It’s simply one of the fastest and most effective ways to sound the way on guitar you’ve always dreamed of sounding.

Over and over and over again, we fielded questions like:

  • Which pedals do I put first in the chain?
  • Which pedals do I put at the end of the chain?
  • What is the best method to power my pedals?
  • Which pedals do I place in the effects loop?
  • Which pedals do I put in front of the amp and why?
  • Should I get floor stomp box pedals or a multi effects rack unit?
  • How do I go about setting up my whole rig as far as the signal chain?

And that’s just for PEDALS!

Look, these are all great questions and ones that most guitar players ask themselves in some point in their guitar journey.

If you saw the tons of emails in my inbox asking these exact questions, then you would instantly understand the reason I decided to develop this comprehensive course on gear, effects, signal path, settings, and tone.

In a nutshell, this comprehensive learning curriculum will de-mystify guitar effect hook- ups and get you comfortable and knowledgeable about setting up your own gear and achieving the best possible tones.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Amps ...
But Were Afraid to Ask!

Since the amplifier you choose is also a huge part of your sound, we have a comprehensive lesson on everything you always wanted to know about amp purchasing. You’ll learn all about amplifiers and how to make the best decision possible when shopping for an amplifier, one that will bring you years of joy and no regrets.

Here’s What We Cover About Amps:

  • The six critical tips to help you decide on an amplifier
  • How function plays a key role in amp purchasing
  • How to funnel your amp choices down to a few manageable range of choices
  • All about combo amps versus amplifier heads and speaker cabinets
  • Solid state or tube? Learn the pros and cons of each
  • Amplifier features and extras that effect amp pricing and why
  • Which amplifier features do you really need, and which ones can you ignore?
  • All about the four types of amps on the market today including modeling amps and digital processors

But we don’t stop there ...

Imagine How You’ll Be Able to Unleash Your Creativity When You Discover the Answers to These Questions:

  • What’s the difference between overdrive and distortion?
  • How does spring reverb compare to hall, room and plate reverb?
  • What are the differences in application between a wah pedal and an envelope filter?
  • Should I have my flanger before or after my distortion pedal?
  • How do effects loops work and which effects should go in the loop?
  • What are the differences between analog and digital delay?
  • What’s the difference between tremolo and vibrato?
  • Should I use pedal effects or a multi-processing rack effect?
  • What do all those parameters and knobs mean on my pedals?
  • Why is compression such a critical effect needed to nail down country tones?
  • Which pedals go in front of my amp and which in the effect loop?
  • How can I easily nail down a classic electric blues tone?
  • And so much more!

Introducing ...

The Gear Guide Course: All about Effects, Signal Path, Settings and Tone

This new product contains 27 Digital Lessons Totaling More Than 6 Hours of Video Instruction

You’ll Discover the Killer Power of All These Effects:

  • Boost
  • Overdrive
  • Distortion
  • Fuzz
  • Volume Pedal
  • Chorus
  • Flanger
  • Phaser
  • Tremolo
  • Compression
  • Analog and Digital Delays
  • Wah pedal and Envelope Filters
  • Univibe and Leslie Effects
  • Spring, Hall, Room, and Plate Reverb
  • Octave and Whammy Effects

$69.95 $37.77 $18.89

must use coupon code: FIFTY

Important Note: This course is for players of ALL abilities and levels. It's also adaptable to anything you want to play — so no matter what genre or style you're into, rest assured this course will help you sound your absolute best.

We Narrow All This Down for You So That You Can Start Simple ...

... (and Hey, If You Want to Go Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole, Well, These Videos Will Let You Do That, Too)

This is the FUN STUFF!

Honestly, this might be the most FUN course we’ve ever created. There’s a reason that trade shows like NAMM are so wildly popular — it’s because it’s a total blast to fiddle and tweak with your settings on really cool gear to get the awesome sounds out of your guitar that you’ve always wanted.

We Show and Tell All!

It’s not just the information in this course that’s so powerful. It’s HOW we deliver it that packs such a punch. I say that because we don’t just tell you ... we SHOW you with close-up footage and we give you real-time demonstrations in which you get to see exactly HOW to do all this for yourself, step by step.

Know the Rules to Break the Rules!

When you get down to it, there really are no rules. It all comes down to what sounds good to YOUR ears. Which is great because it’s liberating, but it also makes it tough, right? These videos show you the conventional wisdom and best practices you’ll want to know before breaking the rules and creating the best results for yourself.

Unleash Your Creativity!

Look, this is all about maximizing your own imagination and creative spirit. I know it lives inside you — now go use gear, effects and settings to create it for yourself! Once you get a taste of how this can open doors for your playing, you’ll never look back and your playing will vault forward as a natural result.

Look, There’s Simply No Better — and More FUN — Way to Get That Killer Tone You’ve Always Wanted Than By Learning How to Effectively Use Gear

You can do this! We show you step by step. Plus, these videos are a BLAST to watch.

That’s because we don’t just tell you what to do ... we SHOW you. We give you a fun tour and then we DEMO everything right in front of your eyes.

Grab this course today and see you in the lessons!


Grab The Digital Version of Our 6-Hour
"The Gear Guide Course” for Just $37.77 $18.89
During This Special Limited Time Offer

The lessons in this special video series could easily be turned into a full DVD product that would normally retail for $69.95. But you can grab the lessons right now for only $37.77 $18.89 because of a special promotion we're running as a test. Claim these now before the deadline and take your guitar playing into the stratosphere no matter what style or genre of music you play!

Important Note: This course is for players of ALL abilities and levels. It's also adaptable to anything you want to play — so no matter what genre or style you're into, rest assured this course will help you sound your absolute best.

P.S. Have you ever wondered about questions such as, “Hey what’s going to happen when I turn the gain down versus turn my midrange up?” Or: “What does EQ really do and how can I use that to my best advantage?” Well, then this course is for you.

P.P.S. We have NEVER created a course like this before. And I gotta tell ya, it was a total blast filming these videos, so I KNOW you will enjoy them, too. Give them a try and put them to good use! And always remember, like everything we offer here at Next Level Guitar, your purchase is covered by our rock-solid 100% guarantee.

P.P.P.S. Look, even if you haven’t yet gotten heavily into gear, you should grab this course right now for the low introductory price simply for future reference. It’s a comprehensive video LIBRARY you’ll want to have forever.

Here Is A Quick Summary of the Video Lessons You’re Getting:

Lesson 1
Effects, Gear, Signal Path, and Tone Course Introduction

Here we go over the topics we will cover throughout the course. We also discuss the rules of signal path and how there really are no rules, just conventional wisdoms, and why.

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Lesson 2
Effects Groupings, Order of Effects, Signal path, and Effects Loops

We go over the guitar’s signal path and how effects are generally grouped together. Learn which effects fit into which categories. We discuss signal chain and conventional wisdoms pertaining to the order of effects in both the effects loop in front of the amp. Learn about gain staging effects, frequency effects, modulation effects, time based effects, and others. Learn all about serial and parallel effects loops. Learn how they both work and where in the amplifier they are located. Learn the importance of isolated power for powering your pedals. And throughout this lesson learn tons of pro tips for hooking up and powering your pedals.

Lesson 3
Overdrive and Boost Effects

Learn the differences between the two and how each are utilized. We also demonstrate the sounds of each as well as practical application, parameter settings, and where in the signal chain to try them. We take you through the conventional wisdoms on effect order and how to make the most out of your tone. Learn subtle means to boost the front end of your amp using boost and overdrive effects. Learn how to find the pedal sweet spot and get the pedal to interact best with your playing dynamics. Various types of these pedals are demonstrated using both a single coil electric guitar and a humbucker- equipped electric guitar.

Lesson 4
Distortion, Overdrive, & Fuzz Effects

Discover the differences between overdrive, distortion, and fuzz. We also teach how to set these effects up and dial in killer tones. We demonstrate and teach different avenues for application for each of these effects. We also go over signal path and how to use these pedals to push the front of an amplifier to get killer tones.

Lesson 5
All About Filter Effects Like The Wah Pedal And Envelope Filter

You’ll discover the similarities and differences between the wah pedal and envelope filter, as well as common applications of these two great effects. Learn where to insert filter effects in your signal chain. Learn how you can integrate these effects stylistically into your own playing. Learn common musical applications of the wah pedal and how to sweep the sound with foot control. Learn rhythmic wah pedal techniques as well as funk guitar application. Learn rhythmic wah tricks creating different rhythms by how you rock the pedal. Learn to use the wah pedal to highlight and accent lead guitar runs, and also as a filter sweep. Learn how to use the envelope filter by alternating the dynamics of your playing. Learn lead and rhythm tips and approaches for using the envelope filter.

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Lesson 6
All About Reverb Effects - Spring, Plate, Room, And Hall

Learn how to use reverb as an effect and also as a tool in your playing, production, and recording. Learn as we demonstrate spring, plate, room, and hall reverb effects. Learn which reverb to use, when to use it, and how much to use. Learn where to place reverb effects in your signal chain. Learn how to use reverb for style specific music like how to cop surf/rockabilly reverb tone, experimental reverb tones, old school Motown clean tones, subtle reverb tones, unique spacey reverb tones, pitch shifted reverb sounds, and much more.

Lesson 7
All About Delay Effects - Analog And Digital Delays

In this lesson we examine and demo the differences between analog and digital delay and how to approach integrating delay into your playing style. Learn where to insert delay in your signal path. Learn about delay parameters such as mix, feedback, repeat, tone, and delay time controls. Learn how to set your delay pedal for slap-back delay, a must-have effect for rockabilly, surf, and country sounds. Learn how to create rhythmic variation with your delay pedal. And throughout this lesson you will learn all kinds of tips to create cool delay effects and fun creative sounds. Learn all about the modern multi- functioning digital delays and some of the possibilities possible with these sophisticated units.

Lesson 8
All About The Volume Pedal

No, this is not about how to achieve the mythical “11” volume setting we laughed at in “Spinal Tap”! But this is for real: You’ll discover how the volume pedal works, how to combine it with other effects and more. You’ll also learn about the two most common types of volume pedals on the market today. Learn playing approaches to integrate your playing with the volume pedal. Learn where to place the volume pedal in your signal chain. Learn how to use the volume pedal to have a master volume control in your rig. Learn how to combine volume pedal with reverb effects and delay effects for killer ambient sounds. Learn to use the volume pedal in conjunction with slide guitar playing, with playing harmonics, with pedal steel type licks, and much more.

Lesson 9
All About Phaser Effects And Combining The Phaser With Other Effects

Ah, that popular modulation effect – the phaser! Learn where in your signal path to place the phaser effect, as well as the parameters that control the effect in terms of speed, rate, depth, stage, and mix. Learn to add delay to the phaser for trippy sounds. Learn a bunch of different playing approaches utilizing the phaser for clean funk tones, trippy Pink Floyd-inspired sustained chordal vibes, and fun country tones. Learn how to create killer psychedelic lead tones by combining the phaser with a fuzz pedal.

Lesson 10
All About Tremolo And The Modulation Of Volume

Here you’ll learn all about how tremolo modulates volume. Discover the parameters that control tremolo like depth, rate, speed, volume, tone, waveform, and intensity. Learn about the different types of tremolo. Learn where to place tremolo in the signal path. Learn the differences between tremolo and vibrato. Learn playing approaches using tremolo, such as clean chord arpeggiating, tap tempo tremolo, surf, spy theme, and western sounds. Learn subtle and choppy tremolo effect use, overdriven pulse sounds, harmonic tremolo sounds, univibe type tremolo sounds, and more.

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Lesson 11
All About Chorus Effects

In this lesson you’ll learn all about one of the more popular modulation based effects – chorus. Here we take you through chorus pedal application in both style and approach. Learn about chorus pedal parameters like speed, depth, rate, mix, and more. Learn the traditional methods of where in the chain to insert a chorus pedal. We demo this by placing the chorus at different points in the signal path, as well as tweaking the parameters to demonstrate different sound possibilities. Learn how to use chorus to get that classic ‘80s clean/chorus tones, Leslie speaker emulation, and organ type sounds.

Lesson 12
All About Flanger Effects And Combining Flange With Other Effects

Here we get into another popular modulation effects – the flanger. Learn where to set up the flanger in your signal chain. Learn about the parameters that control flange like speed, regenerate, depth, manual, and more. Learn to get killer tones by combining the flanger with a distortion pedal. Learn to strategically engage the flanger to use as a lead tone enhancement tool. Learn to set up and use the flanger as a rhythm tool. Learn how to get chorus type tones out of the flanger effect.

Lesson 13
All About The Univibe And Leslie Effects And Usage

In this lesson you will learn how to utilize these two fun modulation effects. Learn where in the signal path to set these effects and learn playing approaches to utilize both in your playing. Learn how to set the univibe to instantly get trademark sounds inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower. Learn how to use an expression pedal to control the rate of the modulation of the univibe. Learn how to create organ type sounds and textures using the Leslie simulation effects. Learn to manipulate the speed of the Leslie simulation to create different sounds and more.

Lesson 14
All About Pitch Shifting Effects Like Octaves, Whammy, Pog, And Harmonizer

Learn all about the sounds that are possible when we recreate and demonstrate classic pitch based effect sounds similar to the ones in the Boss OC2 Octave pedal, the Digitech Whammy pedal, and the Electro Harmonix POG. We take you through how to create fun, pitch-based effects in useable playing applications. Learn to thicken your sound with octaves for rhythm and lead playing. Learn to use octave effects to create organ-like sounds. Learn some killer rhythm devices such as chord sweeps by adding a volume pedal to the pitch effects. Learn to add harmonization effects in your single note based playing. Learn how to set up pitch effects for killer whammy pedal sounds and textures as well as synthesizer type effects.

Lesson 15
How To Go About Choosing An Effects Pedal Board (and Why They Are So Awesome)

There are so many pedal board choices on the market today it can be overwhelming! So in this lesson we teach how to go about choosing an effect pedal board that will be right for you and your playing scenario. Learn the positives and negatives of pedal boards. Learn how to funnel your choices down so that you can dial in the pedal board that will work best for YOU. Learn all about the features of pedal boards and how you can customize yours. We also give you all sorts of tips to set up your pedals and pedal board.

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Lesson 16
How To Build A Cable Snake For Your Effect Pedals And Amp

Learn how to build a cable snake with a few inexpensive parts that you can get at any home center store such as Home Depot. Utilizing a cable snake will significantly lessen your setup time and make your rig setup much more simple and cleaner!

Lesson 17
Full Guitar Rig Layout With Signal Path And Effects Explained And Demonstrated

Watch as we examine a complete live guitar rig from soup to nuts! We take you right from the electric guitar to the pedal board, through the effects and switching system, and into the amplifier head and speaker cabinet. Get lots of pro tips along the way in this lesson as we give you a bird’s eye view and demo of a full on live rig.

Lesson 18
Rack Effects Part 1 of 3: Introduction and Overview

We take a close look at a multi-effect rack processor. Learn the positives and negatives of rack effects and how they compare to pedals. Throughout this series of lessons many rack effect samples are labeled and demonstrated. Learn why consider using a rack effect processor over using effect pedals.

Lesson 19
Rack Effects Part 2 of 3: More on Rack Effects

Here we cover connections, tones, and more. You will learn about how to hook up and adjust your rack effects. Learn about the connections as we demonstrate on a multi- effects processor rack effect unit. We also demonstrate some of the combinations of sounds and tones that are possible in this powerful multi effects rack unit.

Lesson 20
Rack Effects Part 3 Of 3: Building, Shaping, And Program Sounds

Check out some of the cool factory presets of one particular multi effect processor rack unit. We take you through the process of building, shaping, and programming custom effect sounds. We examine effect parameters and demonstrate how you can easily shape and program an infinite amount of tones. We also discuss the pros and cons of a multi effects rack processor. Learn also about the routing or order of effects options available in a rack effect like serial, parallel, semi-parallel effect routing. We also demonstrate the MIDI capabilities of this rack unit.

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Lesson 21
How To Get Your Guitar Tone To Cut Through A Live Mix

This video is all about getting your guitar to cut through a live mix in a band scenario. Learn why volume adjustments are not the answer. Learn about how gain affects the mix. Learn about EQ and all about the sonic space available for a band and why EQ is critical in live settings. Learn why the guitar is more a mid-range instrument and how it fits in a live mix. Learn three tips that will guarantee to help your guitar cut through a live mix and sound better.

Lesson 22
How To Get A Classic 60s Electric Blues Tone

Want to dial in classic blues guitar tone? (Who doesn’t, right?) Well, we show you just that in this lesson. We discuss getting that bluesy tone through playing approaches and equipment set up. We discuss tube amps and how amps respond to pick attack, playing dynamics, and how creating emotion is a huge part of this style. Learn about setting guitar pickups in tandem with volume controls. Learn how to use an overdrive pedal to push the amp harder to achieve a responsive bluesy tone. Learn about the use of reverb to create space. Learn how to approach tone using humbucker type pickups as well as single coil pickups. Examples demonstrated on both a Gibson 335 guitar as well as a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Lesson 23
How To Dial In A Great Rockabilly Tone

Here you will learn the types of electric guitars, tremolos, and pickups that work best to achieve great rockabilly tone. Learn how to nail the tone by playing approaches as well as the gear needed in this style. In this lesson we use a very popular guitar in this style – a Gretsch Country Gentlemen with filtertron picks and Bigsby tremolo. Amplifiers are also discussed as well as how much grit or gain is needed to dial in these tones. Learn all about slap-back delay, which is a huge component of this sound. Learn how to use a delay pedal and dial it in to nail the rockabilly tone. Learn some key rockabilly chord voicings as well as some rhythmic devices to nail the rockabilly sounds.

Lesson 24
How To Get A Killer Modern Country Tone

Learn how to do this with your guitar, pedals, amps, playing approaches, and how it all combines together to nail down the modern country tone. Guitar pickup selection, and guitar tone controls are discussed and how you can vary the sounds with different pickup and tone control configurations. Learn about compression and how to use a compressor to dial in this tone. Amplifier choices, gain, amp settings, overdrive pedals, and amplifier tubes are discussed in this style. Distinctions between this modern country tone and classic country guitar tone are also discussed. Learn some modern country rhythmic approaches, open string runs, and some hybrid picked double-stops in the modern country style.

Lesson 25
How To Dial In A Great Classic Country Tone With Compression

How to get that classic country tone through gear and playing approach. This style is all about twang, cleanliness, and vibe. The classic recipe for country guitar often employs using a Fender Telecaster and that is what we use in this lesson. Learn some tricks to nailing that twangy tone no matter what guitar you play. We also discuss amplifiers, guitar pickup output, single coils pickups and how it all affects the twang in this style. Also learn about a key element in this style, which is the use of compression. Learn all about compression and why it’s so desirable for clean country guitar tone. Learn about hybrid picking, chicken picking, and plucking/snapping note techniques. You will also learn some fun pedal steel emulation licks.

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Lesson 26
How To Purchase An Amp

Everything you need to know about purchasing the right amplifier for you. In this lesson we take you through the process of choices when looking to purchase an amplifier that is right for you and one that you will be happy with for a long time. We go over six critical tips to help funnel your amp choices down to a manageable range of choices. We also go over the four types of amps on the market today and teach about each. Learn all about solid-state amps versus tubes amps and the pros and cons of each. Learn about amplifier features and extras and how they effect amp pricing and why. Learn about amp speakers, speaker cabinets, heads versus combo amps and more!

Lesson 27
Course Outro And Final Thoughts

Let’s leave you with some final thoughts and sum up some of the things we discussed throughout the lessons. We also give you the contact info in case you need to get hold of us, as we are always available and easily reachable to answer your questions.

Grab The Digital Version of Our 6-Hour
"The Gear Guide Course” for Just $37.77 $18.89
During This Special Limited Time Offer

The lessons in this special video series could easily be turned into a full DVD product that would normally retail for $69.95. But you can grab the lessons right now for only $37.77 $18.89 because of a special promotion we're running as a test. Claim these now before the deadline and take your guitar playing into the stratosphere no matter what style or genre of music you play!

Important Note: This course is for players of ALL abilities and levels. It's also adaptable to anything you want to play — so no matter what genre or style you're into, rest assured this course will help you sound your absolute best.

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