Rise—my entry in the Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest

Did you know there is a Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest going on right now? Well, there is. I know because I decided to enter (plus I like to keep up to date with all-things Pro Tone Pedals on account of my awesome Skumstortion pedal). Anyhow, you’re probably wondering how terrible my entry is. Never fear! My entry (also embedded at the end of this article) is terrible in playing ability, but awesome in tone. I’m hoping that helps me win the third prize of kudos.

Regardless of the outcome, you can learn how I made my recording by continuing to read this article. Rise—my entry in the Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest

Record Picks—Make music out of music

I discovered Record Picks on Twitter. To be honest when I first read about their plectrums I was more interested in the cool factor of plectrums made out of old albums than anything else. I knew I had to get some to improve my own cool factor. I needed to be cool by association. What I didn’t know was how impressed I’d be by the plectrums themselves. Actually, I’ve since forgotten about trying to seem cooler than I am. I’m just happy knowing I’ve got some seriously impressive little picks! Record Picks—Make music out of music

iRig HD—Crystal clear tones for iOS guitar players

Recently I was lucky enough to win a copy of the iRig HD interface. I’ve been following IK Multimedia around the social networks long enough to know that this interface claimed to be the cleanest connection you’re likely to come across as you connect your guitar to your iOS device. I’m very skeptical normally and this time was no different. I’ve tested a few interfaces (I own several of my own) and for the most part they’re all very similar in the sound quality they provide (which is very good). When I played my guitar through my iPad using the iRig HD though, my skepticism was thrown out the window. Damn … The hype was worth it and it took me a year to realise. iRig HD—Crystal clear tones for iOS guitar players

PlecPicker plectrums

For Christmas I treated myself to some PlecPicker plectrums. I discovered PlecPicker on Twitter and was instantly drawn to their glow-in-the-dark plectrums. Do you know how many plectrums I’ve lost in the dark?! Heaps is how many. Not anymore thank you very much. These plectrums glow an awesome green!

Of course you’ll not really see what I’m talking about on this website because green isn’t allowed here. All colours are banned. The black and white image below does show how with the lights out all you can see is the plectrums. It’s that simple. They glow. You don’t lose plectrums. PlecPicker plectrums

GuitarMoose plectrums

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the GuitarMoose offerings. I was drawn to this company by a few things. First, their name. Then their logo (I love an interesting logo) followed by their products—StickyDots, StickyGrip plectrums and SoftGrip plectrums. After trying out all three products, I have to say I’m impressed. GuitarMoose plectrums