This Week in Gear – 11.28.2013

Happy Thanksgiving to Daft Paragon readers in the US.  Everyone else?  Please bear with us while the states try to turn invasion and genocide into a celebration of bland white-people food1 and door-busting sales events.2 There’s a lot of action in the MI world...

Judging Books By Their Covers Pt. 4

As we approach the Ides of Debtcember1 and embark on the last time Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving for some five digit number of years2 we look at multi-effects processors. The Digitech IPB-10 Digitech decided that it would be awesome to harness the power of iOS by...

Beck’s Songreader Contest Comes to a Close

Just under a year ago, Beck released his “Song Reader” album, which really isn’t an album at all, but instead a collection of sheet music meant to be interpreted and performed by fans.  It’s the next mainstream evolution of crowdsourced music, after NIN’s Remix...

From Around the Web 11.25.13

This week Daft Paragon dives deep into the world of two handed tapping.  There’s more to it than the Van Halen thing you know1 Let’s start out with Guitar Interactive mag giving you some advice on how to create a chords + tapping piece. Some more tips in...

Watch This: Crybaby Documentary

I’ve never cared about the history of the Cry Baby, but Joey Tosi does.  And he tells a pretty compelling story about probably the most recognizable effect in the guitar world.1 Over the course of an hour, “The Pedal That Rocks The World” tells...