Jackson Audio Golden Boy Black on Black and in 3 Colors

Six String Sensei Guitar Resource Since 2005

Six String Sensei has been a guitar resource since 2005. That’s right. I started this project back in the days of Myspace and before Facebook or YouTube had even set a proper foothold on the internet. I initially used this site as a tool for my own progression as a guitarist. Remember, this was back when there wasn’t that much guitar information on the web.

Today, Six String Sensei continues to be a passion project. I work on it for fun because I love music and I love the guitar. Currently, I cover a lot of topics but I focus quite a bit on guitar effects pedals. I love pedals just as much as any guitarist so I’m constantly trying new ones and coming up with elaborate pedalboards. Come enjoy this journey with me.

Guitar Articles

Should I Build a Partscaster?

Should I Build a Partscaster?

You may be thinking of building a Fender Partscaster. You’re looking at various listings for cool Fender Telecaster necks and maybe various bodies and pickup combinations. In this article we’ll look at the pros and cons of Partscasters to help you decide. So, should you build a Partscaster? Let’s find out!

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Strymon Flint Limited Edition Black Knobs

Is the Strymon Flint Still Worth It?

The Strymon Flint is one of the most respected reverb pedals in the world. Many true professional guitarists depend on it for their classic reverb and lush tremolo sounds. It’s been out for a while now… Is the Strymon Flint still worth it after more than a decade?

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Favorite Analog Chorus - MAXON CS-9 Pro Stereo Chorus

Favorite Analog Chorus Pedal?

What’s your favorite analog chorus? I’ll tell you a little bit about mine and why it has become my favorite. I’ve owned this analog chorus pedal for over 20 years and it has become my benchmark and yardstick to measure up others.

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Jackson Audio Pedals Switch Latency

Jackson Audio Pedals Switch Latency?

In this article I attempt to shed some light as to whether or not there really is latency when switching on Jackson Audio pedals and how that might compare when pressing the foot switches as opposed to engaging the pedals with MIDI control.

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Analog Dry-Through Delay Pedals

Analog Dry-Through Delay Pedals vs Fully Digital

Let’s talk a little bit about analog dry-through delay pedals and how they compare to fully digital delays – those that convert the entire signal to digital and back to analog. This is a hot topic and one that always comes up in forums and online discussions when comparing popular delay pedals.

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SixStringSensei Guitar Playing Monster

My View On Effects Pedals and Multiple Guitars

Let me tell you something about guitar gear, particularly guitar effects pedals. I believe the most important thing regarding playing guitar and improving daily, is to play a often. Essentially, play daily. I understand that some guitarists are against pedals and effects. I also understand that there are guitar players who like pedals, but are pretty minimal about them. Same goes for guitars themselves. Some guitarists have three guitars, and some have twenty. It’s just a matter of preference.

The one great benefit of experimenting with various guitar pedals and effects is that it can inspire you to play more often. Having various guitars in a collection can also inspire you to switch things up and try new tones. This combination can yield many more practice hours. This inspiration can get you lost for hours savoring new sounds. More time on your instrument usually equates to a huge leap in improvement. That’s my argument towards varied guitars and effects.