5 Reasons Why Your Electric Guitar Sound Is Sucking

Electric guitars are a thrill to play, the distortion effects and processors have added spices to it. But the sound of these equipment sucks when they are not in the right hand.

So here are few reasons why your electric guitar is not sounding the way it should sound

  1. Muting techniques

If you have heard this technique for the first time, then seriously, you are missing the most important thing in your guitar learning. Your distorted guitar parts can sound worst, and I really mean it  “worst”, when you don’t use the muting techniques to mute the unwanted strings of your electric guitar, which is very important when you are playing over an effect pedal. You can easily learn it from YouTube, and get your sound much better.

2. Dissonant string bends

String bends are really good if you have that killer ability to use them. You may be trying to be as killer as other guitarists by bending guitar strings, but you may not be sounding that good. A tip for improving your guitar bends would be practicing it by matching the notes on the next high string. You can also use a guitar tuner to ensure that you are hitting that right note when you are bending.

  1. Poor vibratos

I am not supposed to discuss it because I am also struggling to get it the right way, my guitar instructor always gives a bad expression when I do it. Eric Clapton, the legendary blues guitarist is renowned for his bending techniques, try copying him, I would say to improve this essential guitar technique.

4. Intonated or untune guitars

Intonation is the most irritating problem for a guitarist or any other instrumentalist playing a fretted instrument. It is basically the difference of the note of the open string and the 12th fret of the same string, which actually should match when your guitar is not intonated. You can also correct this problem in your guitar, I have done it too on my baby guitar with the use of simple tools.

And untune guitars is the most known thing obviously, you should tune your guitar using a guitar tuner, you may have it in your effect/processor or you can download the pitch perfect software on your PC, or I would recommend strings software on your phone, those are accurate.

5. Poor and old guitars     

You need to buy a more kind of a professional guitar if you think that it is not sounding the right way, although you may be wrong in blaming the guitar for the bad sound, you can also be responsible. take the advice of your guitar instructor who has all the knowledge of the stuff. if your guitar is way too old or you bought a very cheap model, then also you can face issues in your recordings. good guitars generally start from 25k, I am talking for an intermediate guitar player, whereas for a pro guitar player they start from 60k-70k.


Another reason for your guitar not sounding good could be your guitar amplifier. guitar amplifier plays a key role in giving a good sound for your guitar. MARSHALLS, FENDER, LINE6, LANEY ARE some of the best guitar amplifier companies providing really good sound.

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