There’s a common myth that a lot of people believe in is “Only Expensive gears sound good, and everything else sucks” which is not true at all .. Okay! WAIT!
Expensive gears do sound really good , that’s why they are “expensive” but that doesn’t mean non-expensive Guitars sound bad .
There are ways to improve you Tone.
Know Your Instrument and “YOU”
This means, Try finding out whats best for your particular instrument and Your playing style. eg: What Strings are best, What string gauze feels better , Alignment etc . A better feeling guitar will ultimately make you sound good, Because You will feel good .
And yes Please Clean your instruments regularly ( Something that I regret not doing regularly in the past 🙁 )
Change Strings regularly
Fresh strings has a huge effect on the tone . If you rub the strings with a soft cloth after every time you play , Strings will last much longer .
You can boil your strings , and yeah they do work.
This is very important if you are down tuning your guitar , or You guitar has a Different scale length than standard . So choose wisely.
This will help you stay in tune and privide the necessary tension for the strings
What I use :
E Standard : 8-46/9-46
Standard D# : 9-46 / 8-46
Drop c# : 10-46
Standard c# : 10-48 / 9-52 :3
Drop B : 10-52
Experiment with a few different guages and see which one fits your need,
If you want to sound tight, Play tight
If you are a metal guy, I would suggest , Do not ever pick “softly” (at least when playing Riffs ) . Pick harder . Palm mutes will sound huge . Also, Clarity is the key here.
Practice to a metronome . and that is a must! . This is will help you get tighter
By Taawkir Tajammul Nisshobdo