GE & Jay Complain About Innovation and Bad Gear Reviews

Everyone is away from the office so distraction levels are running high. Time for another email exchange that is waaaay too long. Jay: I was thinking of what amazing things we can expect from all our favorite guitar companies in 2016. Here’s the list I’ve got so far. Gibson: Selling the same guitars as 2015 but… Continue reading GE & Jay Complain About Innovation and Bad Gear Reviews

Our Christmas Wishlist – 2015 Edition

It’s the end of yet another year, and credit cards continue to be maxed out all over the country as guitarists everywhere hope for a new pedal or amp or whatever it may be. Here at Daft Paragon global headquarters, we’re less concerned about what is under our trees. We want to look out for… Continue reading Our Christmas Wishlist – 2015 Edition

Charting Your Musical Taste Progression as a Mixtape

Amazingly, mixtapes are still a thing. They may exist as Spotify playlists, but plenty of people are still making 60ish minute compilations of songs they enjoy. And it’s not an old people nostalgia thing as far as I can tell. It wasn’t too long ago Drake was making big news releasing a mixtape on iTunes.… Continue reading Charting Your Musical Taste Progression as a Mixtape

Learning vs Memorizing

It’s a debate that’s been going strong for probably 30-40 years. Do you really need to learn any music theory in order to play guitar? Of course the answer is “no” and there’s boundless evidence. The greater question is, “should you?”. That is far more interesting and valid. Most musicians who firmly plant themselves in offshoots… Continue reading Learning vs Memorizing

Coming Back Soon

Hey all, we’ve been real quiet here lately because it’s been way too busy everywhere else. This is not a dead site though! We’ll be back in March with a lot more activity. Stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by!

Warmoth – Finally Taking the Plunge

Update 2.8.2015: Got all my parts and assembled – photo & details added below. There are so many ways to get a “custom” guitar these days that it’s hard to keep track.  There are so many small builders, big companies offering mass-personalization, and even better building tutorials.  But for some reason, I’ve always gone back… Continue reading Warmoth – Finally Taking the Plunge

Band Auditions: Rarely Done Right, Usually Hilarious

I once auditioned a singer, and it didn’t go well at all. He needed to be picked up from a bus stop, which is fine but I don’t live near a bus stop. That should’ve been a sign1 that holding regular practices would be rough, especially since the busses don’t run late by us. We… Continue reading Band Auditions: Rarely Done Right, Usually Hilarious

Gear Selfies Gotta Go

I belong to several busy guitar forums, guitar facebook groups and guitar subreddits.  They’re generally great, but increasingly I’m seeing the annoying trend of people over-sharing gear photos. If you do a Google Image Search for “my pedalboard” the results will scroll for about six weeks.  And it’s impossible to really distinguish any of them.… Continue reading Gear Selfies Gotta Go