Effects 101: Analog(ue) Delay – What's what and what matters?

If any of your buddies wear flannel and smoke American Spirits, you’re well aware that analog is superior in every possible application, including delay.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  There are several flavors of analog delay available, each with its own characteristics, quirks and limitations.  So before diving in, how about… Continue reading Effects 101: Analog(ue) Delay – What's what and what matters?

Effects 101 – Tremolo: What the hell is it and how does it work?

Tremolo, sure you know what it is and what it does (it makes that “whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa” sound), but do you know HOW it does this?  Somebody just figured out how to take the sound a Floyd Rose makes and put it into a circuit, right?  Simple!  Errr… no.  I suppose another research project… Continue reading Effects 101 – Tremolo: What the hell is it and how does it work?

What's with the fancy pedals?

So… what’s the deal with this Daft Paragon thing?  Well that’s a new venture of mine.  My loooong term goal is to own my own guitar store.  Since I’m not crazy enough to just throw every penny I have into a store and hope it works out, I’m starting small.  The first step in this… Continue reading What's with the fancy pedals?

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NAMM 2012

It’s been a few weeks since I got back from NAMM.  My knee still hurts from walking/jogging way more miles than I care to remember (note – don’t decide to jog home from an after-party that included a keg of homebrew, it’s a dangerous move).  No surprise, I had an absolute blast. Some random highlights:… Continue reading NAMM 2012

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