Well, when we last left off, it was with the Final Configuration of a fully stocked pedalboard in 2007: Got to love the Zip Ties. Anyhow, and I’m not sure why, I tried to get back into compression again. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something about that effect I knew could … More All the Pedals. Part Two of The Endless Stages of History.
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.
Here’s a little story for y’all, folks.One Fender Tweed 6G10 Harvard amp. Which is basically a Princeton on steroid iron hiding in a big boy cab, but whatever. Tweed.Play it cranked. It is LOUD for a small room. LOUD. And GLORIOUS.Turn it down and play it clean. Oh so sweet. But it is not loud. … More Klon.
So by happy circumstance, a trifecta of gear landed recently, and my dog sniffed out the one that was most worthy of mentioning (or blogging about): I opened them all up (in the easy bake oven box was an easy bake oven – surprise!) and here’s what was inside! A really bad Hello Kitty acoustic … More New Rig Day – Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.
Get ready folks, this is going to get messy and ugly. From a span starting in the late 80s to today, all the amps that have come and gone (and stayed!) 1970’s Silverface Bassman 100 head and matching monster 4X12 angled cab. Actually bought just the head not realizing i needed a cab with speakers, … More All the Amps I Ever Owned. And some I still do.
http://www.d-labamps.com/ That’s the builder of this amp – as you can imagine, it’s a sneaky build to grab an old 1930’s RCA Victor radio and pop some boutique amp guts in it, muahaha. But for too long the living rooms of the world have not had tube amplification, don’t you agree? I had just enough … More New Amp Day: D-Lab Amps – Electrical Music Interface (EMI)!
Here’s a blow by blow of all of my gear plus links to any New Gear Day threads that originated over at The Gear Page forum for details. All pics are in the NGD links, save for the only gear I had prior to joining TGP in 2007 – which apparently are my J-45 (Head-Fi, … More New Gear Day – Actually, All of my New Gear Days