I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon Dialtone Pickups. But I know when I did, I thought “WANT!” The more I see and hear as the company continues on what surely has to be an amazing journey the more I begin to think “Shut up and take my money!”
Now to convince my wife that another guitar related purchase is justified. … Dialtone Pickups—complete tone control at the fingertips
Recently I wrote my first ever music semi-review for the Evangelos Koudonas album Into the Blue. A semi-review is when I honestly review music I most likely have a biased opinion on. Most likely biased? Well I have come to know the artist through social media. This time I’m reviewing Alpha Rhythm Generators which is a double release by David Oakes. This isn’t some random music that my editor throws on my desk to review. This is music I already like and need to inform other people about while explaining why. I should mention now that I don’t really have a desk. Or an editor. But I sure did sound important for a second there.
To the second semi-review! … Alpha Rhythm Generators (double album release by David Oakes)
Back in 2010 I wrote an article for another website of my own which was dedicated to any subject I chose to write about. I guess realistically the theme of that website was no theme. Recently events have unfolded that have reminded me of that article once again. In fact, these events are now the reason I’ve decided to re-post that article’s content here (read on for more). Hopefully you’ll also see why I believe it’s now relevant on this website (dedicated to my ongoing fascination with all things music/guitar related).
Before I share the article, I’ll quickly let you know the events that have brought me here. … The ultimate guitar lesson
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
On Boxing Day—or post-Christmas as I sometimes like to call it—I purchased my first bass guitar. It was a cheap bass guitar, but I’m not a professional bass player so I don’t need much. Truth be told, I’m very happy with my purchase. So happy I decided that I needed to play this bass on a guitar track of mine. It was time to dig up an old riff and add another layer to it. Seeing as how the song now has guitar and bass, I decided to call the tune Black and White (the track was previously called Drop D because it is played in drop D tuning—ingeneous). I love both of those non-colours just as much as I love guitar and now, bass. … Black and White—my first recorded riff with bass
Sometimes I’m drawn to a guitar purely because I find the design to be incredibly beautiful. I’m not just talking for a guitar beautiful either. I’m talking all things considered beautiful. The Collings SoCo 16 LC is such a guitar. It’s simply beautiful. From the guitar body shape to the wood grains that are so wonderfully captured in this design, this guitar looks amazing. … 52 Guitars, week 50—Collings SoCo 16 LC
I love guitars. I also love metal (the heavy kind in particular). Imagine a guitar that combines those two loves into one awesome piece of music making gear. Imagine no more! The James Trussart SteelDeville is that piece of gear. It’s also the guitar that is more than one guitar. Spend a few moments watching the gallery cycle through on the official website and you’ll see what I mean. Each guitar is a unique piece of metalwork mastery. … 52 Guitars, week 49—James Trussart Steeldeville
This is another article that features a manufacturer I’m proud to have purchased from. I don’t have this model, but what I do have, I love. So I imagine I’d absolutely love the Jeff Loomis JLV-7 NT by Schecter Guitar Research! … 52 Guitars, week 48—Schecter Jeff Loomis JLV-7 NT
This week’s guitar falls into the category of I don’t own this model, but I own a guitar from this brand. Fender may be primarily known for their Stratocasters and Telecasters, but what a range those two powerhouses have. At the time of writing this article, the Fender website has 144 Stratocasters and 106 Telecasters. Given unlimited funds I’d probably want at least half of them. At least. … 52 Guitars, week 47—Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Around this time last year I hoped to get a custom guitar with a reversed headstock, Floyd Rose tremolo and a pair of kick-arse pickups. That’s right … Here in Australia we say arse. Unfortunately that guitar fell-through. That hasn’t stopped me wishing for such a guitar. I liked the concept last year and I still like it today. Guitars like the Buddy Blaze Guitars K2 Model 2H make it easy to want such a guitar. … 52 Guitars, week 46—Buddy Blaze Guitars K2 Model 2H