If you buy counterfeit guitars, you are supporting modern day slavery. Now that I have your attention. With all of the hullabaloo surrounding Gibson's video threatening to sue "counterfeiters" and urging customers to #playauthentic, I think a major travesty is getting swept under the rug. Sure, I've had a blast poking fun at Gibson for... Continue Reading →
If you follow my social media, you'd know I picked up a Silver Stripe Peavey Bandit a few weeks ago at a bargain. I have a special place in my heart for Peavey Bandits. I spent most of my formative years playing through my dad's Teal Stripe Bandit. I also "borrowed" a Silver Stripe (with... Continue Reading →
I keep having more and more fun making these memes, so I'm going to try to keep them coming! Huh? Seriously, wear some hearing protection folks! Thanks, Musician's Friend I had fun with this format. Who else spent hours drooling over Musician's Friend catalogs in the pre-internet days? I would just read it front to... Continue Reading →
This week in the blog, I take a realistic exploration of how many watts I think you really need for your guitar amps.
So you're in your first band and playing your first gigs, what should you upgrade first on a limited budget?
I know, I know, punk rock (however you want to define it) is seldomly associated with guitar virtuosity, great tones, or even talent in general. Some of the "biggest" punk albums of all time really are a bit rough sounding by today's production standards. Hell, half the time you'd be lucky if the guitars were... Continue Reading →