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 →
Street Price: $219.99 Overview Vox made a splash a few years ago with the release of it's MV50 series of amps. Touting a new technology they call "Nutube," they are an all-analog 50 watt compact tone machines. I'd say it's the smallest amp head I've ever encountered without being in a pedal format. With a... 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 →
Street Price: $189 OverviewOrange really revolutionized the amplifier market with its original Orange Tiny Terror series of "lunchbox" style guitar amps. Typically about the size of a lunchbox, simple controls, lower power, "lunchbox" amps are great bang for the buck as far as portability, tone, and power. Every manufacturer has a "lunchbox" amp now. So... Continue Reading →
In addition to guitar, I love comedy too. Every now and then I try my hand at memes. Here are some of the ones I've made. Anyways, be sure to follow my social media's to catch these puppies fresh out of the oven when they pop in my mind. Cheers, Chuck Support This Blog Each... 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.
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 →
In this gear review, I'll go over the DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion pedal. This pedal has actually become my main live tone. In 2018, for some reason a whole bunch of them were around at a $30 blow out price when they're normally $99, so I jumped on it. They can still be found around... Continue Reading →