I'd adore having a Marshall tube guitar amplifier and cabinet, but there's no way I can afford it, at least not without my wife castrating me if I bought one. Currently, I'm using a Line 6 Spider III modeling amp which has served me well for about 15 years. It pushes 75 watts through a … Continue reading Constructing A Guitar Effects Pedalboard – Cheap!
The Rock & Roll Gods do indeed smile down upon me from time to time... My Niece Megan and her Husband Jeff gifted me a Peavey DW-3 acoustic guitar they ran across, since neither of them play. They've both seen my t-shirt which reads, "You can never have too many guitars", more than once. True story, … Continue reading A Guitar Resurrection…
The blog's "Studio Photos" page has received an overhaul, both for new equipment and instruments recently added, as well as getting rid of some older stuff that's no longer in use. If you're into musical instruments and associated gear, you might enjoy this trip into the Black Hole, for a short tour of some of my studio … Continue reading Journey into the Black Hole of Cygnus
A new device designed by drummer Arti Dixson and marketed by Evans caught my eye on Amazon, called the "Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift" (or EDBL for short). As a "Vine" member, I was able to order it for basically zip in exchange for a review there, so I thought I'd give it a try. Up front, this … Continue reading Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift
I purchased a new Fender Telecaster about a week ago. After sitting it in my guitar rack next to my Strat and Les Paul, I never realized just how much oxidation had built up on the frets of the latter two guitars over the years. A common practice to take care of this is taping … Continue reading Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit
I really love listening to isolated music tracks. You can most certainly learn a lot as a musician and/or studio engineer by doing so, plus it's simply great fun for the average music lover. I've no idea how the hell the creator of the example video I'm about to present got his hands on copies … Continue reading Advances in Recording Technology: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper
I posted a review few days ago about the "Music Nomad Premium Work Station". While setting up a few additional guitars on it, I realized I was pretty tired of using a 6" steel rule for the job, not to mention it's fairly easy to scratch your fret board and pickups with one of those … Continue reading Review: SIREN String Action Gauge