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 →
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 →
This week in the blog, I take a realistic exploration of how many watts I think you really need for your guitar amps.
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 →
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 →
Welcome to the inaugural installment of "New Gear That Excites Me." As gear companies release new gear, I'll try to share with you the gear that catches my attention and gives me a major case of GAS. Today Boss announced their new Nextone line of amps. It utilizes Roland's "Tube Logic" technology, a marriage of... Continue Reading →