The Tone in your Head

On my travels I bumped into an article from Premier Guitar magazine, The Psychology of Tone.

Though not, at this stage (this is the first of three parts) hugely revelatory, it’s worthy in its attempt to provide psychological explanations for our endless, never-quite-satisfied tone quest; why it’s more in our heads than our gear.

The psychologist interviewed for the piece is also a guitar player.

At the end of the series I suspect we will be left with something feel-good and agreeable, along the lines of ‘the journey is the destination,’ but as the first step in taking this discussion out of the NOS tubes, magic windings and coded paper cones, and into our noggins — the true end of the tone chain — it’s certainly worth having a look.

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