Categories
Good Finds Reviews

FL Studio Groove Pt. 1

Two things happened this weekend. I turned 40, then I woke up with that familiar pain in my left wrist.  The pain that says “you will be wearing a wrist brace for the next few weeks, it will be almost as annoying is the constant throbbing.” I suspect these two events are related. Either way I […]

Categories
Guitar Store Gospel Reviews

How To Use Reviews

So, a couple of weeks ago the internets (or at least the parts of it dedicated to Windows Phone) erupted in a furor over a review.  Molly Wood, executive editor for cnet reviewed the Nokia Lumia 1020, also known as the best camera phone you can buy.  In her review Molly spent considerable time complaining […]

Categories
Gear Good Finds Guitars Reviews

Reissue Request: The Fender Showmaster

Fender and Gibson have an issue.  I call it the PT Cruiser Paradox. For those of you who live outside of America, and thus possibly escaped it.  This is a PT Cruiser: It was basically a Neon station wagon.  Because of its flat load floor it was classified as a truck by the EPA (I […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Books: How to Write Songs on Guitar

I have a house, and a wife.  We’re 9 to 12 minutes from the urban center of our nearest city, which means we’re in the suburbs.  Thus, I’m required to catch a lot of TV centered around how-to projects.  Most of them are about fixing your house or fixing some dinner. All the shows are […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Books: Drum Machine Programming A Musician’s Notebook By John H. Hinson III

Even though I claim guitar as my passion, drums are my first love.  When I listen to music, it’s always the drumming that I pay attention to.  I almost never play air guitar, but I’ll air drum whenever I’m sitting alone. I even still own the bass drum from the kit that my parents bought […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Books: How To Build Electric Guitars by Will Kelly

I believe that I own a single issue of Vintage Guitar magazine.  My lack of ownership has less to do with the quality, or lack there of, of said publication and more to do with my attitude towards vintage guitars which can best be described as “nonexistent.” Not reading Vintage Guitar means that I was […]

Categories
Pedals Reviews

GAS Gone Bad: Way Huge Ringworm

I occasionally use a ring modulator. I usually use it like a really fast tremolo, or some even slow down enough to kinda be a trem. I really have only used a handful of them, so maybe that is the reason for my problem. My problem is, I bought a Way Huge Ringworm Modulator and […]

Categories
Pedals Reviews

Catalinbread CB30 Review

Note: At the time of publishing, Daft Paragon was a retailer of the product being reviewed.  The manufacturer did not encourage or influence this review in any way. I’m not a Vox guy. It has nothing to do with them being bad amps, they’re quite the opposite.  I just don’t enjoy the idea of being […]

Categories
Pedals Reviews

Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive Review

With a name like “The Barbershop” you may think this overdrive is inspired by that delightful Johnny Depp movie where he plays a murderous barber.  I suppose that would mean the pedal would have to be very raucous and over the top.  Hardly the case here. The Barbershop from Fairfield Circuitry is more like your […]

Categories
Pedals Reviews

Catalinbread Pareidolia vs Fender Tube Tremolo

I’m sure there are other videos out there doing this same thing, but here’s mine!  I play a Fender Pro Tube Pro Reverb amp.  It’s a newer (2003?) blackface-esque 1×12 that has a tube powered tremolo.  This is not a perfect example of what Catalinbread was going for with the Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer, but it’s […]