There are all sorts of options you have as a guitarist without ever having to resort to guitar pedals or fancy electronics. This post gets into one of the most fundamental ways to affect your tone on your guitar: Your guitar pickup switch.
Let's jump in!
The dots on the guitar neck are visual references. They help you jump to a different part of the neck quickly, easily, and with accuracy.
For example, if you were playing Tunnels by the Arcade Fire, you might play a power chord on the 1st fret followed by a power chord on the 10th fret. The dots, being visual references, make a nine fret jump a bit easier.
The rest of this post will go over all the details of the dots on a guitar neck, what they mean, and how you can use them to augment your guitar fun. Let's hit it...
I'm certain that this next piece of advice will register will just about everyone:
Only buy a guitar if you're in love with it.
The trouble is, how do you find a guitar worthy of your admiration? Luckily, this post gets into all of the nerdy details.