“When I talk to pro players, we often discuss “finding the slot,” both stylistically and sonically. It’s better to find a sound that makes you comfortable and able to play with your bandmates while taking up only the bandwidth allotted to the guitar’s part of the puzzle. If a guitar’s sound is big enough to stand on its own, there won’t be much room for the song. That’s why it’s important to have an instrument that responds to my musicality as opposed to simply nailing a “tone,” even if it sounds a little thin or weak on its own. It’s the sum of the parts that counts, which is hard to remember when picking out a guitar.” - The Signal Chain In Your Mind, Jol Dantzig, Premier Guitar, January 2011 issue
“I don’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off.”- Jeff Beck
“Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not be separated from the man” - Andres Segovia
Those quotes from a famous guitar builder and two very different guitarists define the purpose of TuneYourSound.com.
Most of the guitarists see more in the guitar than just a piece of wood with some metal parts. The guitar is an extension of the guitarist's personality, which allows to express the creativity which is burning inside. This can take different tones and shapes depending on the mood, time in life,..
So the guitarist is in a constant search for the ultimate guitar sound of the moment fitting his musicality.
We are guitar players and collectors at TuneYourSound.com. Collectively we have personally owned and played over 1800 guitars. And we have seen guitar players play-from Jimi using his teeth to Jimmy using his bow.
And now, we want to tell you what we have learned over the years and under the stages.
- First: There should be two primary guitars in your life. The one you start with (by choice or coincidence) and the one you finish with (once you find it, you'll know it and keep it). But of course, humans are acquisitive by nature, so we are prone to own more than we need-but a guitar player must have what he really needs.
- Two: Sometimes it's better for a guitar to be heard than seen and other times it's better for a guitar to be seen than heard. So, play it both ways. Buy a guitar that does both.
- Three: Avoid the hype. Especially now with the Internet overloading us with data. Buy a guitar that you trust from someone you trust.
- Four: Make it personal. Establish a relationship with your seller. That way you will never be disappointed-nor abandoned. After all, it is still about money-your money. And you deserve to get more than you give.
To assist any amateur or professional musician to find an instrument that responds to his/her musicality is the aim of TuneYourSound.com. We help get the musician inside the music – helping match the player's personal style with the instrument that will make the result: MUSIC.
With a large collection of vintage and artist owned guitars as well as master luthiers build guitars and amps, we can give the guitarist the possibility to find his Sound. Is it to find the right sound for your recording project or acquire a vintage guitar or a guitar made for you based on your specifications, TuneYourSound.com can create the environment to do so. Direct contacts with the instrument builders can be arranged to get the specifications detailed out.
|Pat 'drummer' Mirgaine
Your direct contact is Pat 'drummer' Mirgaine. Semi-pro musician he is at your disposal to give you answers to your questions and host you when visiting us.
In the shadows are TuneYourSound.com glimmer twins: Richard and Luc with their love for guitars and Rock'n Roll. They can tell the stories behind the guitars you can see, play and eventually buy from us!
You may contact us directly or use our general information e-mail adress (email@example.com) or phone number.
For the Margate Collection, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the TYS Collection, you may contact email@example.com.
As we are a big family, it is clear that we have intensive contacts with our builders. You have a direct question to them; we make the necessary to get them answered. You want to pay them a visit in their work shops; we arrange them.
TuneYourSound.com has locations for demonstrations of our material in Luxembourg and France.
Demonstrations will be done only on appointment basis to give the necessary time to get things right. TuneYourSound.com is investing in personalized customer relationships.
Please contact us under: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer your queries within 24 hours.