A Quick Guide to Pedal Chaining
For some guitarists pedal chaining is an art form or an exact science that should be done correctly. And of course, some do not care what order their beloved pedals are in. It just makes noise, right?
How to Be Prepared For Local Shows: Tools of the Trade for the Gigging Musician
Preparing for your local gigs.. A quick list to remember when preparing your week.
Best Practices for Cloud Storage of Vintage Amplifier Sounds
Techniques And Tools For Capturing The Best Of Vintage Amplifiers. From choosing the right cloud storage platform to safety and accessibily
Beyond The Fretboard: How Modern Tools are Reshaping Guitar Music Collaboration
As we journey beyond the fretboard and into the world of digital technology, it is evident that modern tools are not merely reshaping guitar music collaboration but revolutionizing the music industry as a whole.
A Week in the Life of a Working Musician
A week in the life of a working musician is busy and varied, you never know what your hours may be and when or where the next gig or client will come from. Spend every day of your week taking some time to prepare, practice, or pound the pavement for more work. At the end of the week it will be the hardest you ever worked, and then you hope it’s enough to cover the bills. Regardless of the decade or century we are in, the week of a working musician is harried, luckily music can be relaxing!
Legendary Guitar Series: The Culmination
A walk down memory lane through the history of the most legendary guitars and stories of the people who played them.
F&T Mersen Electrolytic Capacitors for Guitar Amps and AmpTechs
From the electricity in the wall, converted by your power supply and resonating in your output. F&T Merson Capacitors are long lasting and devoted. And that’s why we use them.
Bill Kelliher on Music Economy and Hellbender Pickups
Today we are interviewing Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, talking all things music economy, his Hellbender pickups, and what's next for him.
Amp Settings for Different Musical Styles
Not sure how to dial in the sound on your amp? Here's the ultimate guide for the different music styles
A Chat With Paul Waggoner
These days, it seems more and more rare to find a successful band with the staying power of North Carolina-founded ‘Between the Buried and Me.’ This grammy-nominated band was formed in 2000, and has since released twelve full-length studio albums, along with a number of live albums; they continue to tour regularly and are constantly pushing the boundaries of the metal genre by infusing their music with a diverse array of influences.
PART 4: ON THE ROAD WITH STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN'S STRATOCASTERS
I came right out and told Stevie and his production manager, Byron Barr, that I didn’t know anything about the road. I knew nothing at the time about ohms, about amperes, and all that, because I’d never had to deal with these technical things about electronics at Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas, where I worked beforehand. Charley Wirz had done all the electronic stuff there.
PART 2: SETTING UP STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN’S STRATOCASTER
In the last episode, I talked about the time in the 80s when I was working as the repairman at Charley’s Guitar Shop in my home town of Dallas, Texas. One special day, Stevie Ray Vaughan came into town to play at a local bar and Charley Wirz, the shop’s owner, suggested we should go down and check him out.