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Monday, February 27, 2012 | 1 Comments

It All Started with a Partscaster ... Recently I got into my head to build a partscaster, and since I had two telecasters, I decided that I needed some Stratty goodness in my life. I got a crash course in the art of shopping for pickups, a world of hype marketing, arcane vintage mojo like fiberboard... [More]

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Monday, February 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

If there's any indication this has been a mild Texas winter, I had to mow the yard last weekend. My typical yard work routine is to punch up one of my custom Pandora stations and get to it...this week's artist: Eric Johnson. Around four or five songs into the station stream, Stevie Ray Vaughn came o... [More]

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

I typically can't stand hearing DLR speak for more than 30 seconds, but this is a very cool story behind the myth and insight into what it takes to put on a big touring show. [vph:36615187:Van Halen and Brown M&Ms]

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 1 Comments

Alright, if you've never heard David Grissom, then you don't know what you've been missing! He's a studio cat/sideman who just oozes tones from every orifice. Recently, I stumbled across an absolutely incredible vid of him on YouTube from a PRS roadshow demoing the new PRS amps. I was so inspired by... [More]

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Monday, February 6, 2012 | 1 Comments

Do you love getting a deal on something you bought as much as I do? Do you take the "hunt" for bargains seriously? Can you feel that tone monster tube amp you wanted, or that Olympic White, Fender Strat ala Hendrix taunting you? Challenging you to find it for a super marked down price somewhere out ... [More]

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

When I first started playing years ago, I grabbed the thin no name pick I found in the bottom of the box housing my Father's acoustic and had at it. It was an afterthought. If I hadn't seen people playing guitars with picks before, I probably wouldn't have even known what it was. After I moved to e... [More]