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Take a Crash Course in Open & Alternate Tunings.

For many generations, great guitarists have understood the power of alternate tunings and open tunings — alternate tunings being deviations from standard tuning's tried-and-true EADGBE, low string to high string; open tunings being any tuning which forms a full chord when all open strings are strummed together. More...

Hear Famous Examples of Open & Alternate Tunings.

Great guitarists have often gotten themselves heard by busting out past the norms, and one way to do this involves looking past "standard tuning" (EADGBE) to explore alternate and open tunings. These tunings, which include some time-tested along with some more radical and original configurations, have helped plenty of great artists stand out from the crowd over the years, and can be a quick way for new players to catch the ears of their listeners too. More...

Download Guitar Rig 3 Presets to Emulate Your Favorite Artists.

Among other goodies, a full version of Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 3 comes standard with every Dark Fire. This multi award-winning studio software features authentic emulations of 12 amps, 17 guitar and six bass cabinets, four rotary speakers, nine microphones and 44 effects. Gibson's own home recording guru Jim Dalrymple has created a collection of artist tone presets to use with your Dark Fire. Once you have Guitar Rig 3 on your computer, just click on an artist's name below to download.

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