So you're in your first band and playing your first gigs, what should you upgrade first on a limited budget?
I'll admit it, I spend all my spare time perusing gear on eBay. ALL THE TIME. As much as I'd love to jump on every deal I come across, my bank account just won't allow it. So I'm going to try this as a cure of my G.A.S: alert YOU of the deals that are... Continue Reading →
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 →
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OverviewAlthough Boss never says it by name brand, this pedal aims to be a "Vox In A Box." It aims for a sound that propelled the British Invasion, and then some. Generally a sound that oozes jangle and creaminess, with plenty of mid-range and chime. All of this housed in Boss's virtually indestructible housing. An... Continue Reading →
Now that the hype and email/youtube/social media hoopla of new gear announcements from NAMM has settled down, it's time to step back and look at the big picture of where I think guitar gear is heading. Impulse Response Loaded AmplifiersThe past few years have seen a bunch of excitement and widespread acceptance of Impulse Response... Continue Reading →
The VHT Redline 20RH Head was a budget amp I had seen periodically, but I just couldn't find much information on it. The whole Redline series has a 20 watt head (which is what I bought), a 20 watt 1x8" combo (which is what most of the information online referenced), 40 watt head and 1x12... Continue Reading →
There is something fun and inspirational about the wide variety of tones available in digital modeling. There is also something visceral and pleasing about the sound and feeling of standing in front of a fire-breathing tube amplifier. For many years, each of these approaches to tonal bliss seem to be at odds with each other. ... Continue Reading →
Hotone Ampero While this was apparently announced last year at Shanghai Music China 2018, it is being announced in the US. It's being touted as a budget competitor to Line 6's Helix series. At an approximate price point of $300 (I can't find much pricing info so far..), It has 24 bit processing, dual processors,... Continue Reading →