Wondering how to get your guitar tuned without feedback or how to fix a guitar strap button? Then this article is for you! Here are some constructive hacks and tricks that some of our in-house luthiers have learned over the years on how to assist with minor annoyances. The best thing about these guitar hacks is that the supplies you need are easily found in your house - or can be found in your junk drawer!
Shockingly Simple Solution
If you’re hearing a snap, crackle or pop when you touch your guitar’s pickguard, it could mean that there’s a lot of static electricity built up. This should be taken care of. It might sound crazy, but you can use a dryer sheet to get rid of static build-up on your guitar. As long as you’re in the laundry room anyway, it might also leave your guitar smelling fresh.
Retune after putting a capo on
Place a capo on the guitar and clip on a tuner. Making fine adjustments to the tuning, be sure to note that the tunings of cords will be affected. The use of a capo can have an effect on the intonation of your guitar. It will only affect the tuning slightly, and certain aspects will depend on the capo you choose, your guitar, and its strings.
Make an Ad-Hoc Humidifier
Acoustic guitars are very sensitive to low humidity and need to be kept properly humidified in dry climates and during cold winters. You can easily make a humidifier using a sponge and plastic bag. Take half of a cellulose sponges, soak it in water then squeeze it out so that no water is dripping.
If you neglect to store your guitar in its case, it might leak or develop other damage. Always store it upright and facing upwards with the opening facing up.
Reuse Guitar Strings
Used guitar strings do not have to be discarded straight away. They may be boiled and reused if they are not damaged and the ends are still long enough to wind them back on. This was common practice "back in the day," and it is still used in various parts of the world nowadays. Boiling the strings will remove dirt and oil buildup and extend their playing life. But note, that this hack will not remove the accumulated wear and kinks in the strings.
Keep your instruments safe with guitar racks
The guitar rack is an important piece of equipment for any guitarist. It not only provides a place to store your guitar, but it also provides a place to rest your guitar when you’re not playing.
There are many types of racks depending on what size and shape your guitar is. The rack also has other features that can be helpful for the guitarist. There are also many different types of guitars that come with a variety of styles and sizes. The rack will depend on the guitar and its size.
We hope you found some useful guitar hacks that will add to your list of how to keep your guitar from damage. To know more about the latest trends in the best guitar racks, guitar stands, guitar holders for walls, and guitar stand accessories, we recommend following our blog and joining our mailing list for all the latest trends.
You can meanwhile check our online store for guitar stands, racks, and accessories, and order them sitting at home. If you need to buy anything related to guitars or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.