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Tube Screamers (Review-ish thing)

A few years ago I finally broke down and decided to pickup a Tube Screamer. I picked up the roughest looking 808 I could find off of ebay at the time and patiently waited. When it arrived,  I immediately plugged it in and was fairly impressed. Like some musicians
I had been avoiding giving into buying into whatever hype was around Tube Screamers. Even though I think at the time I still had my JHS Morning Glory that, of course, I bought be cause of hype…. I cant answer for what 21 year old me did… I still question Continue reading “Tube Screamers (Review-ish thing)”

Donner Yellow Fall Delay

I must say I was actually pleasantly surprised with this little guy. I mainly bought it as a gag gift to myself since one of my favorite video game series is Fallout and Fallout 4 had been out for a month or two. I told myself if it sucked it’d at least make a nice addition to my Fallout collection. BTW, My wife judged me on my reasoning for buying it. And for getting a blue knob to add to the effect… Like I said, gag gift.

Anyway, before I ordered, I figured this would be a crap pedal and would probably just sit on my board until I got a Memory Man or the Chase Bliss Tonal Recall came out and didn’t get my hopes up. When it came Continue reading “Donner Yellow Fall Delay”

So you think Klons are over hyped?

Have you ever thought, ” ohhhhh there are sooooo many Klon Klones out there… It’s getting ridiculous.” With it’s semi large hoof print and transparent tones, It is a pretty sweet overdrive. Having personally played one and a couple of Klones, Id say it’s right up there with the best of them. The hype is real. Clones or Klones are becoming more and more popular. But Let me introduce you to the old kid on the block: Continue reading “So you think Klons are over hyped?”

My Nose Pedals Experience…

I had been debating on not posting this topic so I could keep a bad review off my site for as long as I could but I felt I needed to make people aware. I placed an order for a multi tap tempo switch on January 13th. The site stated that in stock items shipped withing 4 days and customs with in 7-10 days. I wasn’t sure which this fell under so I figured it would be about two weeks. Two weeks went by Continue reading “My Nose Pedals Experience…”

Matthews Effects Astronomer

After a few months of not having a reverb, the Matthews Effects Astronomer was a welcomed addition when the owner, Rick, first announced it late last year. Even if you weren’t wondering why I didn’t have a reverb on my board, I’m going to tell you any way… I simply couldn’t find one that I liked and met my needs Continue reading “Matthews Effects Astronomer”

Strymon DIG Dual Delay

As a recent Strymon convert, let me start off saying for the LONGEST I had the mind set of many others of “avoiding Strymon because of the hype.” (sorry Strymon guys if you read this for “old me” being like that…) Also, to be honest, they’re expensive for effects pedals.

So now let me try to convince you other wise. Let’s take the subject of delays for this with a backstory of my personal history of delays: Continue reading “Strymon DIG Dual Delay”

Gear Supply Co. Review

Strings. Strings to guitarists are either the one of the least thought about tone element, or it’s one of the many key parts that make your tone, yours. Over the years I’ve used many strings from Boomers to Rotosounds. I used to be dead set on D’addarios for most of my guitars and Rotosounds for my Stratocasters. I first learned of Gear Supply Co back in February or March of 2015 while trying to find monthly subscription boxes geared towards musicians. I toyed around with the idea of signing up for a few months and finally just ordered a set of strings to try out. Continue reading “Gear Supply Co. Review”

NGW: New Gear Week

This last week has certainly been an interesting on for me in the world of gear. I really don’t think I’ve done this flipping/selling/trading/buying/whatever since I’ve been playing guitar.

Saturday or Sunday my favorite Guitar Shop in town, Revolve Music Shop, got in a ’76 Gibson Explorer Reissue and posted it on Craigslist. Natural Finish of course! I knew I had to get it because lets face it, it’ll be a while before I get my hands on a real 1976.  At the time I owned a Black Explorer that I just Continue reading “NGW: New Gear Week”

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