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Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

While many guitarists fully embrace solid state clipping when it comes to fuzzes, overdrives, and distortion pedals, solid state amps carry a stigma about them often being described as harsh, cold, and sterile. So how did these seemingly contradictory notions become predominant in the guitar communi... [More]

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

We’ve all read the stories, illegal downloading is killing the music industry and album sales are in the pits. While these truths are undeniable, I have been to the mountain top and seen the light…and that light is music subscription services. For less than the cost of a single CD at yo... [More]

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Monday, August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

We guitarists are such a fickle bunch. I know more than a few people who change rigs more than my wife changes outfits before going out to diner! Well, rest assured you’re sick. But there is a cure! Here are 5 steps to improve your tone without needlessly throwing money at the problem. Change you... [More]

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Stumbled upon a great site while surfing the web recently for all DIY enthusiasts called instructables.com. The site's concept is user submitted step by step instructions to doe...well...anything. Searching for guitar related topics a couple of real interesting pages were returned including maki... [More]

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Monday, August 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Rhett Butler – Rhett has an uncanny two handed technique which can easily be mistaken for two guitarists playing if you’re not watching him. He dropped out of the University of North Texas Jazz Program after a prominent professor told him he’d be quite a guitar player if he would give up the two han... [More]

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

  CompanyPedal NameStylePriceReview Date First Act V-Stack Classic Analog Treble Booster/Amp Emulator $79/$99 5/27/2009 AMT M1 JCM800 Emulator $130 6/8/2009 Tech 21 Character Series British Variable Marshall-esque preamp. $150 6/8/2009 Wampler Plextortion/Super Plextortion Classic and... [More]

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

For those of you who perform for a living (and waited to the very last minute to do your taxes), there's many hidden deductions which may not be immediately obvious such as depreciation on your primary instrument, cost of maintaining your instrument (strings and/or shop expenses), and trave... [More]