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 →
I like to post random noodling guitar solo videos on my social media platforms. Be sure to go give me a follow on Facebook! Cheers, Chuck Support This Blog Each Time You Shop On Amazon.com Or eBay! Doesn't cost you an extra penny! Just click on these pictures below!
For those of you that didn't automatically throw your digital reading device across the room or unsubscribe, allow me to explain. Like it or not, digital modeling has been around for a few decades, it's improving, and it's not going anywhere. Us guitarists for some reason tend to be a cantankerous, stubborn, and contrarian bunch... Continue Reading →
As I've gotten older, it seems like my guitar playing needs to be quieter and quieter. As a teenager, I'm surprised my parents even tolerated the volumes I would play at all the time. When my wife and I moved into our first house, we had very close neighbors. So that was the first detriment... Continue Reading →
We get it. Every time the earth rotates the sun again, people start with the "New Year New Me" or "Out With The Old and In With The New" mantras that make your social media newsfeed intolerable. I'm about to insert that same level of cringe to my blog feed, why not? So what am... Continue Reading →
As talked about in a previous post where I lay out the background to my love of partscasters, here is a rundown of one of my more recent partscasters. It's a combination of a Squier '51 body and an early 90's Peavey Predator neck. As with many of my partscasters, there really wasn't a master... Continue Reading →
Let's talk Clean Boost pedals. It's a relatively simple circuit, usually one knob, and it's main goal is to take whatever signal is being fed to it and, well, boost it. You can find boost pedals that have have EQ controls for further tone sculpting, or boost pedals that only boost the treble. For purposes... Continue Reading →
The quest for tone is neverending. I've had my fair share of rigs over the years, some great, some crap, but they have all been part of the journey. Sometimes I'll show up to a gig with an amp just to see if I can get away with it. Whether it's just the "dirt cheap"... Continue Reading →