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K-Lever Drop D — List: $45.00 Street: $34.99

The K-Lever™ Drop D gives you the sound of Drop-D tuning without having to relearn chords, or change the tuning of your guitar. Place the Kyser® K-Lever™ on the 2nd fret from the nut to cover the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings. In this position you can play regular chord formations in the keys of D and G. Try playing D-G-C-A7-Em. You hear these chords one step higher (E-A-D-B7-F#m) because of the capo, but the chord shapes stay the same. For instance, when playing the D chord, the 6th string is unfretted by the capo, giving you the low D, and a very full 6-string D chord. When playing the Em, use your 4th and 5th fingers for fretting and your index finger to push down the K-Lever™. This gives you the bottom E on your 6th string on the same fret as the K-Lever™. You can "hammer on" or "pull off" with the K-Lever™. Keep the K-Lever™ down and move to A or A7 to maintain a full-sounding 6-string chord with no loss of bass strings.

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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