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Who is Your Audience?

My [super expensive] guitar cable gives me a woody. Just waiting to finalize my pedal needs and I’m making sure my whole signal chain is [super expensive guitar cable]. Having [fancy amp builder guy] wire my new … combo with [super expensive cables] too. If you’re going to spend a couple grand on a guitar, […]

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The Mail Man Brought: Laughter!

Ohhhhhh yes! Hahahahaha… Caption ideas?

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Technology + Creativity

I know it’s been super hip to record with analog technology for some time now – but I can’t help but wonder if it’s more than just the vintage vibes and warm sounds.  It’s a regular topic of discussion with fellow musicians, and I’m starting to wonder if there’s some loose science behind it. Personally, […]

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What Do You Know About Your ‘Boutique’ Pedals?

The term “boutique” gets thrown out a lot in the guitar world.  We wanted a term to help seperate the noise a little bit, and let us prove to our friends that we have better taste in gear.  It helped manufacturers show that they weren’t some giant assembly line using the cheapest possible labor and […]

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GE & Jay Discuss Metallica’s Legacy

The other day, I saw a random YouTube comment of somebody referring to their “least favorite Metallica song of all time.”  This bit of randomness inspired the following dialogue.  If the conversation bores or even infuriates you, I’d like to apologize in advance.

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About Rap Genius (Not Kanye West)

So Rap Genius is a website where people post lyrics to songs.  It’s done community style, and you can add annotations to explain/question the meaning of lyrics.  There are options to buy tracks and watch YouTube clips of the songs.  Here’s an example. So what? I’m writing about this, because I’m always interested in ways […]

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Words of Wisdom

Most of us here on the Daft Paragon Ranch are still bleary eyed from tryptophan comas caused by a week of leftover turkey.  However, before we get back up to speed in 2014, I wanted to leave 2013 on a positive note.  Izzy1 Swan is a wood worker out of South Carolina who has a very […]

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Best Guitar Playing in Movies

I wrote this almost 6 months ago and never published it because these are the obvious answers that everyone picks for these kind of posts… but I thought it would be fun to post it anyway. Guitar playing is in all sorts of Hollywood productions. Usually it’s a completely trivial part of the plot, so […]

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Heavy Metal Jazz

For your Sunday hangover, you need to go on the terrifying journey that is the combination of metal and jazz.  Why?  Because it’s out there and identifying a problem is the first step toward correcting it.

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Judging Books By Their Covers Pt. 3

In this week’s preparation for Debtcember we discuss the low end theory.