My favorite guitar for over 20 years has been my Tom Anderson Classic. I got it from a friend who really should never have sold it. It’s been through a lot with me and has been tweaked and whatnot to fit whatever whims I’ve had along the way. But the essence of it, as a… Continue reading Trying to Make My Perfect Guitar
It’s been a minute, so I may as well share what’s going on at the moment. Everything below is in order of signal path. Arrows on the photo help make sense of which way it’s moving. Basically a backwards “Z”. Snark Tuner. It tunes. It’s fine. JHS Pulp N Peel. V4 I believe. I don’t… Continue reading What’s With the Pedalboard These Days?
I’m in this band with my daft paragon cohort George. An internet band. That doesn’t make or play any music. It’s a fake band. A fake internet band. This began when George and IG friend @goats_and_motorcycles were chatting about the RigsOfDad account and it auto-corrected to RodsOfDad. As one does in these situations, “new band… Continue reading The Unabridged History of the Daveycaster
I’ve been looking for a telecaster-ish guitar forever, just not very seriously. I didn’t want a Fender because there are too many options and I always convince myself the most expensive one is the best. Surprisingly, I found one on Craigslist, for $200. That’s not that big a deal, but it’s a Charvel Model 7.… Continue reading I Got This Guitar for $200
Chase Bliss pedals are no secret in the high end effects world, but they get most of their credit for the tweakability and sound. Their motto of “digital brain. analog heart” (referring to an analog signal path with digital controls) is not entirely unique, but the degree to which they exploit the possibilities sure is.… Continue reading Chase Bliss Audio – Visually Stunning
[tm_pb_section admin_label=”section”][tm_pb_row admin_label=”row”][tm_pb_column type=”4_4″][tm_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] When this week started, the photo above was my pedalboard. Plenty of folks have way more elaborate boards, but mine was hardly on the minimalist end of things. It was fun though. And heavy. It weighed more than a couple of my amps. If I only played at home, that’s… Continue reading Weight Loss
About two years ago, we did a preliminary inspection of a rather neat and highly engineered take on the pedalboard. Fast forward to very recently and Monarch Monark Pedalboards has finally brought their product to the public. We got our hands on their flagship product, the Mainframe (specifically a 26×16 version with a wedge) to… Continue reading Reviewed: Monark Pedalboards Mainframe
I quit my job in March of 2015 and started working for myself as a freelance marketing consultant. That’s relevant to my overall point, but so are the events leading up to that decision. I’ve been a “top performer” at every place I’ve worked, but not out of ambition. Just because I find most jobs… Continue reading Do You Need an End Game?
Not too long ago, we wished for mass-customization options from guitar makers. Basically the same thing you get when you build a car online rather than buy what is on the lot. And with the launch of the Mod Shop, Fender is doing just that. So is it everything we wanted? I attempted to build… Continue reading Fender Mod Shop: Exactly What We Wanted… Sort of.
It’s time for some short random thoughts and amusing findings from the internet…