Acoustic roots run deep, Electrics branch out sky high.

I noticed an odd thing today after getting my new guitar, the very futuristic Teuffel Tesla 6 Hardtail.  Tell me if you see the trend. My Electric Guitars, from oldest to youngest:  1972/5 Gibson LP Custom ’54 RI 1979 Rickenbacker 360-12 Jetglo 2001 Gibson Pete Townshend Signature SG Special 2003 Matt Artinger Blondie Jr. 2005 … More Acoustic roots run deep, Electrics branch out sky high.

How to put together a Five Minute Setup practice rig.

One barrier I’ve found that gets in the way of creative inspiration or initiating some old fashioned woodshedding practice is this: It takes longer than five minutes to set up a rig. When I’m away from home, that’s an obvious barrier. It’s a luxury to have a space away from home that can get all … More How to put together a Five Minute Setup practice rig.

Some Musings about Pedals – Effects, Always On, Utility Tools.

In my mind, there are three types of stompboxes:1) The Effect. this is a box that isn’t part of the natural order of things. You can live the rest of your life totally happy with this box NOT in your chain. You don’t need it to create Your Tone or Your Sound, the signature “thing” … More Some Musings about Pedals – Effects, Always On, Utility Tools.