40 Quick Guitar Tips! #8: Natural Tone
You need to work on your basic unplugged sound. Does it sound like you hear it in your head? If you are fluffing notes, you need to sort that. Do you need to sort any buzzing frets? If you do, either find out what to do or visit a local tech who will be able to solve that problem for you.
Remember your guitar amp is just there to make the sound you currently have louder. If what you’re starting with is bad, no amount of tone shaping, pedals or expensive gear is going to change that. However, practice will – let’s get working!