Guitar parts knowledge?
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Your Guitar?
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Know your gear? Do you know about any gear? What about guitar ? Do you have an idea of what parts go where? What they do? Rules, are made to be broken. So break some rules and learn a little more about your guitar. Know your gear well enough so that it works for you, and is there when you need it. It really helps to know about crucial parts in your guitar. Here is a short quiz from Haywire Custom Guitars that may help you better understand the name for some of the various parts. These are some of the most used and recognizable parts of a guitar. These parts may or may not have all come from one guitar.
The important question is…..how many of these can you get exactly right? It’s much easier to communicate with you guitar tech if you both speak the same language. The toggle switch maybe the clicker thingy to you but your tech knows it by a different name. If you suspect a bad part then what? It’s great to be able to verbalize the problem part to the guy that can repair it. One of the best ways to do it is learn the names. Guitar parts have a specific job. Learn them.
You can carry spares
Try and learn about as many parts on your guitar as you can. Learn what the parts do and their approximate shelf life. Maybe you can even go a step farther. You can carry spares of the most used and most unreliable parts. Just put a few spares in your guitar case and if you need the part-it’s there. Try your luck on this quiz. Answers below.
1) Hard Tail Guitar bridge 2) Output jack 3) Toggle switch 4) capacitor 5) nut 6) Humbucker Pickup 7) Stratocaster Pickup 8) Telecaster neck pickup 9) Potentiometer (volume control) 10) Telecaster pick guard